AM-PM Childcare Program
Welcome to the AM-PM Comprehensive Program!
The AM-PMThe purpose of Vista Unified’s AM-PM program is to provide academic support, fun enrichment activities and positive peer interactions within a physically and emotionally safe environment. Families who are in need of before and/or after school childcare should apply to the AM-PM program. Families who previously participated in Elevate, ASES, or AMPM should apply to this program.
Submitting an application does not guarantee placement in the 2023-2024 AM-PM program.
The AM-PM Comprehensive Program is free to the following students:
Students who are defined as homeless youth, as defined in the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Students who are in the foster youth program
Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch based on federal guidelines
For families who do not fall into one of the above categories, the following fee-based structures apply:
AM Care only: $7.00 per day
PM Care only: $15.00 per day
AM & PM Care: $20.00 per day
Multi Student Discount
(each additional student within the same family)
AM Care only: $3.50 per day
PM Care only: $7.50 per day
AM & PM Care: $10.00 per day
Fees are billed by the month at the daily rate.
Application Rating System
Starting in the fall of 2023, students will be accepted for participation in the AM-PM Comprehensive Program based on the application rating system detailed below. Once a site’s AM-PM Comprehensive Program has reached its capacity, students not accepted for participation will be placed on an interest list, in the same order of priority, and will be accepted as space becomes available. Each application will be prioritized using the following rating system:
Student participated in the AM-PM Program
during the 2022-2023 school year.
Single parent household OR families with one
parent/guardian currently on military deployment
(a copy of orders may be required upon request).
All parents/guardians living with the child are
employed full time (40 hours per week) and/or are
full time students (enrolled with at least 12 units).
Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch
based on federal guidelines.
Student receives services for learning English as a
Total Points Possible:
Students verified as homeless or foster youth will receive the maximum number of points possible.
Vista Unified is committed to providing equitable access and resources across the district for all students to reach their full potential.
AM-PM Childcare Program
The AM-PMThe purpose of Vista Unified’s AM-PM program is to provide academic support, fun enrichment activities and positive peer interactions within a physically and emotionally safe environment.