The San Anselmo Afterschool Center is a small, intimate afternoon program that is counterpoint to the routine of the school day. A changing daily program of art, drama, cooking, and music engage our school age children from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Afterschool provides activities and materials that encourage creativity and self-expression as well as free-play choices that provide opportunities for group interaction. There is space set aside for children that need to complete homework.

A major goal of the program is to nurture our children’s developing abilities in resolving conflicts with their peers. We encourage the values of fairness and cooperation through examples and discussion as daily experiences warrant. We help our children develop a positive self-image by respecting their feelings and allowing time for private talks about issues important to each child.

Indoor games focus on creative board games and manipulatives that allow for much interactive verbal play, individual time and improvement of small motor skills.

It is the blend of free-choice, interactive games, and projects combined with a warm and secure environment that creates the comfortable atmosphere for both parents and children at the Afterschool.

To qualify for admission to the Afterschool Program, a child must be school-aged. A non-refundable registration fee must accompany your child’s application.

Applications may be submitted throughout the school year, the San Anselmo Afterschool Center admits children regardless of race, creed or national origin.

The San Anselmo Afterschool Center is a non-profit corporation run by a volunteer Board of Directors under the auspices of the First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo. The San Anselmo Preschool Center is our sister program.

The Board is composed of parents (past and present), church members and members of the Ross Valley community. The Board administers Center policies and maintains licensing standards established by the California State Department of Social Services.

The Director implements the policies established by the Board and supervises a teaching staff well qualified and trained in Early Childhood Education.

The San Anselmo Afterschool Center is in the heart of San Anselmo at San Anselmo Preschool located in rooms 201-202. Our site is a spacious and warm classroom with a large outdoor area for large motor activity and organized games and a neighborhood rich in adventures.

Federal and state holidays are observed, and the program does not provide care on those days.

  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day & Friday
  • Christmas Day – New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Lincoln’s Day
  • Washington’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day

2020-2021 School Year


K – 3:00

K – 6:00

1st – 2nd Grade

4 days + Wed.

 $ 194

 $ 647

 $ 502

4 days (no Wed.)

 $ 151

 $ 506

 $ 362

3 days (no Wed.)

 $ 124

 $ 390

 $ 285

2 days (no Wed.)

 $ 87

 $ 283

 $ 207

Wednesday 1:45-6:00

 $ 145