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Practice Name

Village Gate Children's Academy

Primary Location
Post Office Box 1055
Cardiff, CA 92007
Phone: 7608154818
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OWLS NEST - After School Program

Enrichment Programming - Through a combination of micro-lessons and supplementary activities, the Owl's Nest provides a chance for students to dive even deeper into a broad selection of creative projects. 

Most days will include a short presentation and project instructions. When finished with homework, students will have a choice to join in a group project or design their own.  

Participation in the thematic work is optional if another constructive activity of the student's choice is approved, as passion projects are always encouraged and assisted if it remains a productive alternative to the thematic programming.  

Once a new skill or activity is learned and a student is passionate about it, they may keep doing it as long they want, during school and even the rest of their lives.

Physical Activity and Play Play is an integral part of child development.  The Owl's Nest always fosters imaginative and creative activities.  Everyday includes at least 30 minutes of outside physical play, or the time and space to just relax and be themselves. 

Homework and Tutoring After daily free-choice play time, every child will work on homework, engage in silent reading or some work constructively.  Assistance with homework will be available.  Once finished with homework, they may jump right into a personal or thematic project.  

Approximate Daily Schedule

Mon- Weds: Art and crafts

From drawing, painting, and collage to clay sculpture and paper mache, students will have the opportunity to experiment with different art making mediums while using their imagination to design and build their own creations.  

Thursday: Board Games

Children will work with friends or independently to invent their own board games. Students can also choose to play Chess, Checkers, Go, Scrabble, Monopoly, brain teasers, puzzles, strategy games and other brain stimulation. 

Friday- Sewing 

Children will learn to sew by hand and on a sewing machine.  Students will learn embroidery, clothing construction, how to use a sewing pattern, or have the option to design their own sewing projects. 

3:00 - 3:10      Dismissal and supervised free play outside.  

3:10 - 3:15      Kids sign-in/attendance and snack.

3:15 - 3:45      Free Choice outside physical activity and games / Park 

3:45 - 4:30      Homework Help

4:30 - 5:30      Monthly Thematic Lessons / Passion Projects

5:30                Dismissal

HOURS: 3:00 - 5:30 M-F


$2750 - Full Year - 180 days ($6/hour)

Only need one or two days per week? You can purchase a day for $75/Month

                                                    Hourly Rate - $10/ hour

For After Care Guidelines & Registration Form, Click Here

Our Programs The classes are organized into several areas of curricula. A Montessori education has always emphasized a total language approach to teaching language arts, where aspects of this important subject touch all other subject areas. Steps to Admission Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child and your family. Therefore, we've designed our admissions process to support you and our school in determining whether we are the right match for one another. Online Forms Please click to view the links and download all necessary forms for this year. Please make sure all necessary paperwork is in prior to the start of school on September 6th.


  • Mailing/Office Address: Post Office Box 1055 Cardiff, CA 92007
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