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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.

REASONS TO CHOOSE US...

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.
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A TYPICAL DAY

Times & Activities Vary Based On The 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

A Typical Day

EXPANDED LEARNING ACTIVITIES

 

HAPPY MINDS | YOGA

Our Mindfulness & Yoga activities are designed to help students cultivate self-awareness, improve concentration, and learn how to manage stress effectively. Tailored for different age groups, these activities include age-appropriate yoga poses and mindfulness techniques. The goal is to enhance students' emotional, physical, and mental well-being, teaching them a valuable skill set they can carry with them into their daily lives.

HAPPY HEARTS | SEL

The Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) activities foster empathy, self-awareness, and effective interpersonal skills in our students. SEL is an educational approach focusing on developing students' social and emotional competence. These activities involve various interactive tasks, group discussions, and role-plays, allowing students to understand and manage their emotions better, build positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

HAPPY BODIES | MOVE

Movement activities in our program are meant to promote physical fitness and teamwork among students. Ranging from simple games for the younger ones to structured sports for the older students, these activities are designed to improve coordination, foster a sense of camaraderie, and boost overall physical health. By participating, students also learn the values of fair play, cooperation, and sportsmanship.

HAPPY BRAINS | STEAM

The STEAM activity is an engaging and educational component of our program designed to spark curiosity and encourage problem-solving. These activities help students grasp fundamental STEAM concepts, participate in hands-on experiments, engage in design thinking, and practice creativity. As students progress through the grades, these activities become more complex, eventually including areas like coding and advanced projects.

 

HAPPY HOMEWORK | HELP

Homework Support is designed to provide students with the resources and guidance they need to succeed academically. Our dedicated staff help students to understand and complete their assignments, enhance their study skills, and encourage a positive attitude towards learning. This not only helps students keep up with their schoolwork, but also fosters a deeper understanding of the subjects and concepts they learn about in school.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Special Events are an exciting part of our program designed to enhance cultural understanding, foster community spirit, and improve social skills. These activities may involve participating in school-wide events, organizing community service projects, or celebrating diverse traditions. They offer students an opportunity to engage in meaningful civic participation, develop leadership skills, and appreciate the diversity of their community.

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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.

2023-2024 SCHOOL-YEAR

 

BEFORE SCHOOL

GRADES TK-5|7:00 - 8:15 AM

AM ONLY | 5 DAYS $480
AM ADD-O
N | 5 DAYS $90*

*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.

 

AFTER SCHOOL

TK & KINDER | 1:30 - 6:00 PM

5 DAYS $990 | 3 DAYS $780

TK & KINDER | 1:30 - 3:00 PM
5 DAYS $565 | 3 DAYS $370

GRADES 1 - 5 | 2:15 - 6:00 PM

5 DAYS $865 | 3 DAYS $685

GRADES 6 - 8 | 2:00 - 6:00 PM

5 DAYS $735 | 3 DAYS $485 | 2 DAYS $380

 

Rates and schedules are subject to change.

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

FEES

  • Registration Fee: $150

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%

Schedules & Tution

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 for any reasons, including, but not limited to modified quarantine, which prohibits children from attending community programs such as Happy Hall Schools.

  • 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.

 

PRORATION

Happy Hall prorates fees based on the following days of the month, no exceptions.

  • Days 1 - 7: Enrollment - No fee reduction / Withdrawal - 75% fee reduction

  • Days 8 - 15: Enrollment - 25% fee reduction / Withdrawal - 50% fee reduction

  • Days 16 - 23: Enrollment - 50% fee reduction / Withdrawal - 25% fee reduction

  • Days  24 - 31: Enrollment - 75% fee reduction / Withdrawal - No fee reduction

 

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

go.happyhall.com/millbrae

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.

Registration Process
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