SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

Happy Hall believes lifelong habits are formed throughout childhood. We offer before and after school programs. Our programs build strength of character and confidence through a variety of fun and enriching experiences. Happy Hall has been educating children since 1951.

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Choosing who will care for your child before and after school is an important decision. Here’s a quick overview to help you decide if we’re the right fit for you and your family.
 

A TYPICAL DAY

Times May Vary Based On The Elementary School Schedule

 

TK & KINDER SCHEDULE

07:00 - 08:00 | Child Sign In & Enrichment Activities

08:00 - 08:15 | School Preparation & Walk to Class

01:30 - 02:00 | Child Sign In & Group Circle

02:00 - 03:00 | Homework Assistance & Enrichment Activities

03:00 - 03:30 | Wash Hands & Eat a Hearty Snack

03:30 - 04:30 | Outdoor Enrichment Activities

04:30 - 06:00 | Mix of Indoor & Outdoor Enrichment Activities

 

GRADES 1-5 SCHEDULE

07:00 - 08:00 | Child Sign In & Enrichment Activities

08:00 - 08:15 | School Preparation & Walk to Class

02:15 - 03:00 | Child Sign In & Group Circle

03:00 - 03:30 | Wash Hands & Eat a Hearty Snack

03:30 - 04:30 | Homework Assistance & Enrichment Activities

04:30 - 06:00 | Mix of Indoor & Outdoor Enrichment Activities

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SCHEDULES & TUITION

Happy Hall Schools provides care on the 180 days that your child’s elementary school is open. Early dismissal and minimum days that fall within your child's schedule are included in the monthly tuition. Camp Happy Hall may provide care on days your child’s elementary school is closed (separate fee).

 

The schedules and rates below are based on the bell schedule provided by the Millbrae School District (MESD). Our program hours and rates will change to reflect any changes made by MESD.

PROGRAM HOURS

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TK & KINDER | AFTER SCHOOL

1:35 - 6:00 PM | 5 DAYS $855 | 3 DAYS $675
1:35 - 3:00 PM | 5 DAYS $490 | 3 DAYS $315

 

GRADES 1 - 5 | AFTER SCHOOL

2:15 - 6:00 PM | 5 DAYS $750 | 3 DAYS $585

 

ALL GRADES | BEFORE SCHOOL

7:00 - 8:15 PM | AM ONLY | 5 DAYS $415
7:00 - 8:15 PM | AM ADD-ON | 5 DAYS $75*

 

*In order to qualify for the AM Add-On rate, your child must also be enrolled in an After School Program.

AM Programs are 5 days ONLY, regardless of After School Schedule.

We are not offering drop-in care at this time.

FEES

  • Registration Fee: $125

  • Personal Material Fee: $25

Fees apply to all schedules, are collected at the time of registration, are non-refundable, and are not prorated based on enrollment date.

 

DISCOUNTS

Sibling Discounts (applies to additional children)

  • Annual Registration Discount: $50

  • Monthly Tuition Discount: $50

Millbrae School District Employee

  • Annual Registration Discount: No Fee

  • Monthly Tuition Discount: 20%

 

HOMEWORK & ENRICHMENT

 

SCHOOL TEACHER - CHILDCARE TEACHER PARTNERSHIPS

We work closely with your child’s teacher to make sure we provide consistent support throughout your child’s day. We have the ability to meet with your child's teacher in person or virtually, when necessary. We value teacher-to-teacher communication.

HOMEWORK

Homework time is scheduled during the After School Program in addition
to other activities. During this time teachers are available to answer homework questions and provide help. We do not guarantee that all homework is completed or correct. You and your child should review their homework at home.

Happy Hall will provide:

  • General learning materials (lined paper, pencils, erasers, glue, scissors, etc.)

  • Technical support (login, password creation, video conferencing, etc.)

  • Access to high-speed Wi-Fi. Happy Hall cannot guarantee that Wi-Fi will be up 100% of the time; however, our provider, Comcast, is very reliable.

 

Parents must provide:

  • Fully charged Chromebook (if required)

  • Chromebook charger for recharging (if required)

  • Wired headphone with a microphone (if required)

  • All login information

  • Special materials required by your child’s teacher (that we don’t have)

  • Happy Hall is not responsible for missing or damaged items

ENRICHMENT

Children participate in activities that emphasize academic enrichment, character development, and hands-on learning of valuable life skills, including cooperation, flexibility, and mutual respect. Activities include sports, fitness, creative arts, reading, and science, and more.

Science Activities
Children engage in experiments that stimulate curiosity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Our activities explore topics such as Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, Space Science, and Mathematics.

 

Creative Arts Activities

Children explore a variety of materials, textures, and colors as they utilize their imagination and creativity. Our creative arts activities explore topics such as Music, Gardening Painting, Sculpting, Music, and Engineering.

 

Movement Activities

Children participate in physical activities that reinforce the fundamentals of physical movement and health, and teamwork. Our movement activities explore topics such as Teamwork, Sportsmanship, Concentration, and Dance.

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GENERAL PROGRAM INFO & POLICIES

 

ILLNESS POLICY

  • You must keep your child home if they have a temperature of 100.4 or any other symptoms related to COVID.

  • If your child is in our care and has a temperature of 100.4 or any other symptoms, you will be called and expected to pick up your child within one hour.

  • Children must be symptom and medication-free for 48 hours prior to returning depending on the symptoms and severity of the symptoms.

  • If a child or household member has symptoms that are consistent with Covid-19 or has been in close contact with a person with symptoms or diagnosed with COVID-19, you must notify us immediately.

 

MEDICATION: To administer any medication, including over-the-counter items, to your child, State Law Section 101226.e requires that you provide us direction from a doctor and your written authorization on the HHS Medication Authorization Form. Medications are administered at lunchtime only.

 

PHOTOGRAPHS / VIDEOS: We often take photographs and/or video and use these images in various media for educational and promotional purposes (e.g., website, brochures, newsletters, parent events, professional training, and child observations, etc.).

 

STUDENT BEHAVIOR: If your child is unable to safely interact or participate in our program, you will be called and requested to pick up your child within one hour. The Director will work with your family to help address any issues.

 

DISENROLLMENT: If it is in the best interest of the child and/or HHS, we reserve the right to disenroll a child.

 

COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING: The Community Care Licensing Department has the authority, without parent consent, to conduct interviews with children or staff and to inspect and audit records per State Law Section 101200.b.

 

OUTSIDE SERVICES: HHS strongly discourages our employees from providing families any services that are not part of our program. HHS does not authorize such services and is not responsible for any acts or omissions of any employee while providing such services.

 

ARBITRATION: In the event a dispute arises out of or relating to services provided by HHS that cannot be resolved in good faith directly with HHS, all parties (parents, guardians, HHS) agree to participate in mediation by a mutually agreed upon third party.  In the event that mediation does not resolve the dispute or no third party can be agreed to, then parties agree to participate in binding arbitration governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any settlement or award by the arbitrator shall be final and enforceable in any court having jurisdiction over this dispute.

 

SCHEDULE & TUITION POLICIES

TUITION PAYMENT & TERMS

  • Tuition is divided into 9 equal payments from September - May.

  • Payments are due in advance and are processed on the 3rd of each month via Tuition Auto Pay (TAP).

  • You are required to enroll in TAP via the Parent Portal.

  • TAP can be set up with your credit card (2% service fee) or bank account (no fee).

  • Returned payments (insufficient funds or card denials) are subject to a $50 late fee.

  • Enrollment will be terminated if full payment is not received by the 10th of the month.

  • When more than one person is responsible for tuition, each person is responsible for all amounts due.

  • There are no credits, refunds, trading, or making up days for absences.

  • Enrollments between the 1st and 15th day of the month, will be charged the full monthly tuition rate. Enrollments received between the 16th and end of the month, will be charged 50% of the monthly tuition rate.

  • Rates are subject to change.

 

ATTENDANCE BASED FEES

  • Additional HoursIf your child attends our program outside of their scheduled hours, you will be charged $18 per hour (or any fraction of an hour).

  • Late Pick UpYou must call if you will be late to pick up your child. Happy Hall Schools closes at 6:00 PM. After a grace period of five minutes, you will be charged $5 for every minute your child is in attendance. Frequent lateness may result in dismissal.

 

SCHEDULE CHANGES

  • Reduction in Days: A request for a new schedule must be submitted via the Parent Portal. All schedule reductions must be submitted 30-days in advance of requested change of date or you will be charged your current tuition for 30 days from the date we receive the new schedule request, even if your child does not attend.

  • Changing Days: 3-day schedules require that you select 3 weekdays your child will consistently attend. In order to change the days your child will attend, you must submit a Notice of Change Form 30 days in advance of newly requested schedule. Approval of newly requested schedule will be based on availability.

  • Withdrawals: A 30-day notice is required or you will be charged your current tuition for 30 days from the date we receive this notice, even if your child does not attend. Withdrawals must be submitted via a Withdraw Form.

 

ONGOING CHANGES

As local guidelines change, we must adapt to meet the needs of the community, and therefore; our policies and procedures will need to change. We will keep you informed of such changes.

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REGISTRATION PROCESS

STEP 1: SUBMIT REGISTRATION REQUEST

Registration Request:

Note Section:

AM Care

In order to add AM Care to your registration, you must request AM Care in the notes section during the registration process. The center director will add AM Care, if space is available.

Millbrae School District Employee

If one or more of your child's parents/guardians is employed by the Millbrae School District, please include this in the notes section during the registration process. The center director will apply the discount.

STEP 2: DIRECTOR REVIEW

  • The program directors will review your registration request.

  • If there is space available, you will receive an Enrollment Offer email to complete the registration process.

  • If there is not space, you will be notified and placed on the waitlist. You will be notified when a space opens up.

STEP 3: COMPLETE REGISTRATION PROCESS

Click the link in the email and complete the following info:

  • Child Details: Update or add General/Authorization Questions, Allergies, Special Diets, Medication, Authorized Pickup

  • Tuition Auto Pay (TAP): Update or Setup payment account with a bank account or credit/debit card

  • Sign Documents: Electronically sign Licensing Forms and Happy Hall documents

  • Family Portal: New families will be prompted to create a Family Portal Account