Welcome to Kids 1st ! 

Del Norte County Schools are fortunate enough to offer FREE after school enrichment programs at the following sites:

(Follow the links above for the websites associated with each program...)

Who We Are:

    All sites are open between dismissal and 6pm every day school is in session.

We offer academically enriching programs for students enrolled at the school sites listed. We provide a safe, engaging, caring environment for students Kindergarten through Junior High.

Because we work in partnership with community organizations, teachers and families; we are able to design after school offerings that encourage social & emotional growth through project-based learning. We are very proud of the staff who have decided to make a commitment to our programs and who have the skills to implement unique activities.

We provide a healthy supper when students arrive each day as well as a smaller snack between 5:00 and 6:00pm. 

What We Offer:


  • We provide the time, the place, and the assistance to ensure your child completes their homework.
  • Homework support is offered at most sites by certificated teachers.


  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math
  • Reading with Relevance- Academic, Social & Emotional Literature Program
  • "KidzLit" Language Arts Enrichment Program
  • Creative Writing & Journalism
  • Crafts
  • Life-Skills
  • Red-Ribbon Week 
  • Anti-Smoking "Kick Butts" Week
  • Multi-media Projects
  • Photo-Voice Projects
  • Civic Engagement Projects
  • Cooking
  • Musicals
  • Holiday Plays
  • Reader's Theater
  • SPARK & CATCH Physical Activity Curriculum
  • Magicians
  • Acrobats

Field Trips/ Service Learning Trips

  • Beach Clean-up
  • Stout Grove & Redwoods National Park
  • Local Hiking Trails
  • Battery Point Light House
  • Elk Creek Watershed
  • City Hall 
  • Art Gallery
  • Museum
  • Indigenous People's Sites