After School / Clubs / Extended Day Programs

A big thank you to our volunteers for coordinating the After School Enrichment (ASE) Program! We appreciate you! 



Before and After School Care - Program Choices



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Program flexibility in hours/days of attendance

Attendance is expected for full range of hours. Those not meeting a minimum of 50% may be dis-enrolled after 3 violations.


Ability to pay

Financial aid available through Greg Furseth at (858) 565-4148 or [email protected].    

If you are on the waiting list for Prime Time, enrollment in SAY SAN DIEGO is recommended.


Total points possible = 5

In program last year or on wait list last year = 1 pt

Single parent or deployed military = 1 pt

Full-time employment or student = 1 pt

Qualify for free/reduced meals = 1 pt

In need of academic assistance = 1 pt


A.M. 7:00-9:15 DAILY 

P.M. 3:35-6:00 (WED 1:30-6:00)

For before and after school care needs, we have two before/after-school programs: our ASES grant-funded Prime Time program is free, but families qualify based on certain criteria and must commit to the full program. 


We also offer a more flexible, but fee-based program through SAY San Diego. These two programs run daily throughout the year from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


In addition, we offer a combination of free and fee-based after-school enrichment (ASE) classes such as garden, soccer, golf, robotics, engineering, Spanish, chess, music and dance. These typically start 3 weeks after the term begins so we can communicate with vendors and provide schedules to families.  Families work directly with the vendors to sign up. 


Birney's After School Enrichment (ASE) Opportunities  

  • Watch email for ASE updates

  • Check PeachJar link and PTA website for info and opportunities

  • Prices, start/end dates and number of classes vary

  • After-school classes do NOT occur during parent-teacher conference weeks


Quick Links for After School Care  


I have a question about before- and after-school programs. I was late to the game, but I did sign up for my child to hopefully be part of any before or after school activities. Any idea when I’ll hear back if he was accepted or not? 

We typically run a waiting list for the first few weeks of PrimeTime. You can contact Ms. Kelly at [email protected] to inquire about your position/existence on the waiting list. We have few kindergarteners in PT due to the way the points system works, but it is advantageous to stay on the WL for the program so that extra point counts in 1st grade when space is more likely available. 

SAY San Diego runs a fee-based program which might be easier to get into, and you can email them at [email protected] or call 858-565-4148. If you need financial assistance, mention that when you call because there may be financial aid available. -Ms. Amanda, Principal

Birney SAY Victoria Hankins - Contact: [email protected] Birney Site Cell-phone 858-405-3238

Birney Primetime Kelly Tawater - Contact: [email protected]

NOTE: Everyone must apply every year.

PrimeTime Extended Day Program Logo

PrimeTime provides academic support and enrichment activities before and/or after school for Alice Birney Elementary School students. These services are available at no cost to participating families through the After School Education and Safety (ASES) state grant funds.

If you have any questions or have not been accepted and want to join please contact Ms. Kelly [email protected].

PrimeTime applications are available at the school office or on the PrimeTime website.

Participants are required to attend PrimeTime every day for the full range of hours. After three violations, students will lose their space in the program.

The PrimeTime program operates daily from 7-9:15 a.m. and 3:35-6:10 p.m (or 1:30-6:10 p.m. Wednesdays).

Families are selected according to the following criteria:

Total points possible =


Based on points awarded for:

1. In program last year =

2 pts

2. On waitlist last year =

1 pt

3. In SDUSD CDC last year =

1 pt

4. Needs academic support =

1 pt

5. Single parent or deployed military =

1 pt

6. Full-time employment or student =

1 pt

Students enrolled in the program can expect homework assistance, cooperative games, music, computers and crafts.

Applications are available online or in the school office. For more information, contact the office.

SAY San Diego Before/After Childcare

SAY BIRNEY Extended Day Program
[email protected] or call 858-565-4148

Program Hours:

AM: 7am to 9:15am (M-F)

PM: 3:35pm - 6pm (M,T,TH,F)

PM Modified Day: 1:30pm- 6pm (Wed.)

The Extended Day Program offers high-quality on-site care before and after school. The program is licensed by the State of California and maintains a ratio of at least one teacher for every 14 children. The program is a fun and rewarding experience for your child, providing a wide range of activities especially designed with your child's age, skills, and interests in mind.

Fees are established to cover the cost of the program. For more information and to register for programs visit or View by Program.

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