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Frequently Asked Questions


About Our Program

  1. What are our hours?

    06:30am to 06:00pm Monday through Friday

  2. What are our days of operation?

    We are open 243 days of the year. Our current CDC calendar is available under calendars to your left.

  3. What is the student teacher ratio?

    We pride ourselves on maintaining low teacher/child ratios, which allow more opportunities to provide individual attention to each child. We maintain a:

    14:1 school age student teacher ratio

    8:1 preschool/pre-kinder student teacher ratio

  4. What are the teachers’ qualifications?

    All teachers have a Child Development Teacher Permit or Multiple Subject Credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Programs Offered & Locations


  1. Where are the preschools located?

    Alta Vista Elementary School

    Lincoln Elementary School

    Tulita Elementary School

    Washington Elementary School

  2. What are the requirements to attend preschool/pre-kinder?

    In order to enroll in the preschool/pre-kinder your child must have turned three/four by September 1 of the current school year.

Kinder-5th Grade

  1. Where are the CDCs’ located?

    We are located on the campuses of all eight elementary schools.

  2. Do you offer a program for middle school students?

    Yes, we have a program called “The Zone” at both middle schools

    Summer Program (Kinder through Middle School)

  3. Do you have a summer program?

    We offer a summer program at most of the elementary schools and at one of our middle schools. It is open to all children grades kinder through eighth grade. Enrollment is dependent on space.  

  4. Can you tour the facilities?

    Tours can be scheduled by contacting each center individually and contact information can be found under the “locations” tab to your left.

Enrollment Information

  1. Are you guaranteed a space in the program?

    Unfortunately, we have limited space in our program and cannot guarantee any new family a space until we have an opening. Once a family is enrolled they must re-enroll each year in March to ensure they maintain their space.

  2. Is there a fee for being on the waiting list?

    There is no fee for being placed on the waiting list.

  3. Does living in the neighborhood mean the student will automatically have space available at CDC?

    No, while we would like to enroll all children that require care in the program we are limited in space and cannot accommodate everyone. Enrolling in the program will be dependent on space.

  4. Do you need to be enrolled in the school to attend the program?

    In order to attend the CDC or Zone programs you must be enrolled at the corresponding elementary or middle school. The only exception to this is during the summer. Our summer program is open to all families as long as space allows.


  1. How do I get on the wait list?

    In order to be placed on the waiting list you will need to contact the following:

    Elaine Garcia 310-798-8683 ext. 1312


    Bernardette Fauver 310-798-8683 ext. 1322


    If you are emailing or leaving a message please include your child’s name, grade, and school.

  2. Is there a fee for being on the waiting list?

    There is no fee for being placed on the waiting list.

  3. When is preschool/pre-kinder registration?

    Registration occurs in February and families are contacted from our waiting list on a first come first serve basis.

  4. When is kindergarten registration?

    Our kinder enrollment runs simultaneously with school kinder enrollment in   March. Once you enroll at your home school you will receive a kinder enrollment packet that will include a Child Development Center kinder enrollment request flyer. This flyer must be signed by the school staff indicating you completed enrollment. Once signed, the form needs to be submitted at our main office in order to receive the Child Development enrollment packet.

  5. What if we do not enroll in March:

    Priority enrollment is in the month of March so if space allows we will accept your child at the school he/she is enrolled. If we are full at that site we will place you on a waiting list and contact you if space becomes available.

  6. What if I want to do a school of choice or inter district transfer:

    CDC will not be able to guarantee you a space if you choose to do a school of choice or inter district transfer.

  7. What are the minimum attendance requirements?

    There is a three day (weekly) contract requirement.

  8. Is there a fee to register?

    We require a $150.00 deposit at the time of enrollment. This deposit is applied to your current account balance during withdrawal from the program as long as you provide a two week written notice that you are leaving the program.


  1. What are the fees?

    We have a variety of fee options based on scheduling selection. Please see our fee schedules located on our enrollment page.

  2. How does billing work?

    Tuition is due on the first calendar day of every month. Statements will be placed in your child’s mailbox on a monthly basis. Full tuition is due each month whether or not your child attends the program.  Payment can be made in the form of check, cashier’s check or money order; we do not accept cash or credit card payments. You can set up auto bill pay through your bank and have the check sent directly to our main office.

  3. What are the methods of payment?

    You can pay by check, cashier’s check, money order, or you can do auto bill pay through your bank. We do not accept cash for any type of fees, donation, or tuition.

  4. Do you take credit cards?

    Not at this time, but we are looking into it.

  5. How long does it take for my check to cash?

    Once your check has been received at the main office (checks are not brought over from the centers daily) it is applied to your account. This can take a couple of days as we may only apply it when a deposit is being processed for your specific center. After the deposit is completed it is sent to our main Business office for deposit into the bank. Our Business Office staff goes to the bank a few time a week, so it could take a couple of weeks from the time of submission until your check is cashed.

  6. Do you have sibling discounts?

    In order to keep our rates as low as possible for families we are unable to provide sibling discounts.

  7. Is there a fee to register?

    We require a $150.00 deposit at the time of enrollment. This deposit is applied to your current account balance during withdrawal from the program as long as you provide a two week written notice that you are leaving the program.

  8. Who to contact for billing questions?

    Kris Paulson at 310-798-8683 ext. 1321 or kpaulson@rbusd.org

Contract Changes (Currently Enrolled Families)

  1. Can I make changes to my contract?

    If you would like to change your contract, you will need to contact the main office to confirm there is sufficient space in your child’s classroom to make the requested change. Once this is confirmed, a new contract needs to be submitted to the main office. Any contract changes that affect fees will not become effective until the 1st of the following month. Contract changes that do not affect fees will be processed within 72 hours of submission of a new contract.

  2. What if we need to attend an extra day?

    If you need your child to attend a day he/she is not contracted you will need to contact the main office to confirm space is available. If available you will receive written confirmation via email. Please be aware that additional school days are billed at $23.00 a day and non-school days are billed at $45.00 a day.

  3. How do I withdraw from the program?

    Families must provide a two week written notice prior to the last day of service to the main office, in order for their deposits to be applied.


  1. What is the difference between CDC and “Rec?”

    Parks and recreation is another afterschool program offered by the city of Redondo Beach that is also located at each elementary school in Redondo Beach. While CDC and Rec are different programs you will need to contact the Rec programs directly at 310-318-0610 for additional information on their program.