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Blast - Ases

Ruby Garcia – Account Clerk

(909) 398-0609 x41004


Site Contacts

Chaparral BLAST

(909) 398-0305 x. 41608

Teacher: Candice Potter


Condit BLAST

(909) 398-0300 x. 41620

Teacher: Elisa Castro


Mtn. View BLAST

(909) 398-0308 x. 41610

Teacher: Gidget McNeely


Oakmont BLAST

(909) 398-0313 x. 41630

Teacher: Jackie Killam


Sumner BLAST

(909) 398-0320 x. 41609

Teacher: Corrine Southall 


Sycamore BLAST

(909) 398-0324 x. 41629

Teacher: Suzan Ahmed 


Vista del Valle ASES

(909) 398-0331 x. 55018

Teacher: TBA

Expanded Learning Programs (BLAST & ASES)

The Afterschool Education and Safety (ASES) program at Vista Del Valle Elementary is excited to be launching our Virtual Expanded Learning Program. The program will offer virtual homework support and fun enrichment activities for students during Phase 1.

Registration for the Virtual ASES program will open on Friday, September 11 at noon. Space is limited. Registration in the Virtual ASES program during Phase 1, does not guarantee a space during Phase 2.

 The State of California has a Child Care Portal available to assist families in need of child care services. The portal can be reached at  

Welcome to Expanded Learning

Welcome to the Claremont Unified School District Child Development Expanded Learning Program! It is our pleasure and privilege to share in the continuous growth and development of your school age child.  

The CUSD Expanded Learning Programs, better known as BLAST and ASES provides before and after school care to children in grades TK - 6th at each of the seven elementary school sites within the district. 

The Best Learning After School Time (BLAST) program is a self-supported tuition based program. Parents pay tuition fees to cover all the costs incurred for this program.  The program provides care Monday-Friday on all regular school days from 7:00 a.m. until school begins and again after school until 6:00 p.m. A daily healthy snack is provided during the after school BLAST program in alignment with the National School Lunch Program.

A full day BLAST program is offered at selected school sites from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during spring break, and summer vacation. Seasonal programs are contingent upon enrollment and are not a guaranteed offering. 

The After School Community Education and Safety (ASES) Program is a state-subsidized program that is available only to students attending Vista del Valle Elementary School. Families attending the ASES program at Vista pay a flat monthly family fee and are required to attend the program Monday-Friday from the end of school until 6:00 p.m.


The purpose of the BLAST/ASES program is to provide a safe, supportive and active learning environment for elementary school age children before and/or after the regular school day hours. The program environment is structured to reflect the needs, interests and capabilities of children five to twelve years of age. All locations are well equipped and arranged to accommodate children individually, as well as small and large groups. Children have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of developmentally appropriate enrichment activities which include recreation and games, arts and crafts, tennis instruction and a variety of academically related activities in the areas of language/literacy, science, math, history, technology and music. The program also offers homework time and free time for children to pursue their own interests in a safe and positive environment.

Program Goals

The main goals of the BLAST/ASES program are to:

  • Provide a Safe, Supportive and Active Learning Environment
  • Support the Needs of Working Families
  • Provide Learning that is Active, Collaborative, and Meaningful
  • Support Mastery and Expand Horizons
  • Support the Exploration of Interests and the Development of Skills and Creativity
  • Promote Respect and Appreciation for Diversity.  Improve Students’ Physical and Social Skills
  • Foster High Expectations for all Participants.


Registration for the BLAST Program is done on a first come, first served basis, and contingent on space availability at your child's school site.

Priority for ASES registration shall go to students who are identified as homeless youth, as defined by the federal McKinney-Vento homeless Assistance Act and to students who are identified as being in foster care.  

To register for the BLAST / ASES program, please submit a completed registration packet and registration fee to the Child Development Program (CDP) Office. At the time of registration, tuition for the first week of services will also be due; please refer to Tuition Fee Schedule for fee amounts.  

Registration & first week’s fees are non-refundable and non-transferable if you choose to withdraw your child prior to the first date of enrollment. All previous balances incurred and due to the BLAST program must be paid in full before a student will be allowed to register.


For more information on the BLAST / ASES Program, please contact Ruby Garcia, BLAST/ASES Account Clerk @ (909) 398-0609 ext. 41004 or  


register online here