Each day students in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade can participate in a range of after school enrichment classes through STAR Nova (Grades TK-5), Mad Science (Grades K-5), Theatre 31’s After School Theatre Class (Grades 2-5), Yui’s Japanese Language & Culture After School Program (Sessions 1&2: K-5 / Sessions 3&4: TK-5), LIFT Enrichment Cooking Classes (Grades 1-5), EDS My Classroom Spanish After School Program (Grades TK-5) and our After School PE Program (Grades 1-5).

Ms. Melissa Sirisuk
Ms. Melissa SirisukSTAR Director


Is offered to students in transitional kindergarten through second attend classes. In STAR Nova the first hour after school and students in grades three through five can attend the second hour after school. Students in this latter group can spend the first hour in our library or playing on the yard under the supervision of our Beyond the Bell After School Youth Services Director. Melissa Sirisuk, our after school STAR coordinator, ensures that all students make it to their classes. She also makes sure students get to a care provider after their class.

Times of classes by grade levels:

Grades Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays Tuesdays
TK-2 2:45 – 3:45 pm 1:45 – 2:45 pm
3-5 3:50 – 4:50 pm 2:45 – 3:45 pm

Session Dates 2017/18:

Session 1 9/4/18 – 10/26/18 CLOSED
Session 2 10/29/18 – 1/25/19 CLOSED
Session 3 2/4/19 – 4/5/19 CLOSED
Session 4 4/8/19 – 5/31/19 Registration Starts 3/27 @ 10AM

Mad Science

The Mad Science Program created for schools, recreation centers, childcare sites, and individuals is designed by a professional team of educators and scientists. Our STEM programs are both scientifically accurate and meet the NGSS (New Generation Science Standards). An inquiry-based approach is used that encourages students to learn through self-discovery. Students have the opportunity to learn by asking questions, observing demonstrations, completing experiments, and building take-home projects.

Let’s Get Scientific Grades
Wednesdays 4/3/19 – 5/15/19 2:40 – 3:40 pm Register Now
Let’s Get Scientific K Fridays 4/5/19 – 5/17/19 2:40 – 3:40 pm Register Now

Click here to register for all Mad Science classes!

* Early Bird Pricing is available if you register at least 2 weeks before session start date.

For any questions, please email Courtney Turckel or call her at (818) 909-6777.

Mr. Chad Scheppner
Mr. Chad ScheppnerTheatre 31 Artistic Director

Theatre 31

A fun, non-competitive, and all-inclusive production class in which each child is given an opportunity to sing, dance, and act in a short presentation of “Moana”. In an exciting curriculum focusing on techniques of the musical theatre, children will strengthen their abilities to perform and to collaborate, while building self- confidence, and enhancing their skills of interpersonal awareness.

The presentation of “Moana” will be on May 31, 2019 at 4:30pm (CDA Auditorium).

Session Dates 2018/19:

Moana Grades
Fridays 2/1/19 – 5/31/19
2:45 – 3:45 pm
* 3/8 Minimum Day: 1:00 – 2:00pm
5/31  4:30 pm
Register Now

For any questions, please email Chad Scheppner.

Ms. Shiho Yoshida
Ms. Shiho YoshidaYui Japanese Teacher

Yui’s Japanese Language & Culture 

Yui offers a Japanese language & culture after school program, Mondays 2:45 – 3:45 pmTuesdays 1:45 – 2:45 pm, Wednesday 2:45 – 3:45 pm and Thursdays 2:45 – 3:45 pm. This after-school program consists of fun-filled activities — creating arts including calligraphy, singing and role-playing, while learning about culture and obtaining communication skills for practical Japanese.

The curriculum for each course is different, but all courses are available to K-5 (Session 3&4: TK-5) students at all levels, from beginners to native speakers. If your child is new to the program, your child can start with the Bamboo Course, the Plum Course and/or the Pine Course.

2018/19 – Session 4 Dates:

Bamboo Course Grades
Tuesdays 4/9/19 – 5/28/19 1:45 – 2:45 pm Register Now
Plum Course Grades
Wednesdays 4/10/19 – 5/29/19 2:45 – 3:45 pm Register Now
Pine Course Grades
Thursdays 4/25/19 – 6/6/19 2:45 – 3:45 pm Register Now
Fuji Course * Grades
Fridays 4/26/19 – 5/31/19 2:45 – 3:45 pm Register Now

The Fuji Course is intended for students who have completed the Bamboo, Plum and Pine Course. Parents of students, who have completed the Bamboo, Plum and Pine Course, will receive an invitation to the Fuji Course. You can also Email Shiho Yoshida to have the signup code for the Fuji Course sent to you.

2018/19 – Session 3 Dates:

Fuji Course * Grades
Mondays 2/11/19 – 4/8/19 2:45 – 3:45 pm CLOSED
Bamboo Course Grades
Tuesdays 2/5/19 – 3/26/19 1:45 – 2:45 pm CLOSED
Plum Course Grades
Wednesdays 2/6/19 – 3/27/19 2:45 – 3:45 pm CLOSED
Pine Course Grades
Thursdays 2/7/19 – 3/28/19 2:45 – 3:45 pm CLOSED

The Fuji Course is intended for students who have completed the Bamboo, Plum and Pine Course. Parents of students, who have completed the Bamboo, Plum and Pine Course, will receive an invitation to the Fuji Course. You can also Email Shiho Yoshida to have the signup code for the Fuji Course sent to you.

LIFT Enrichment Cooking Classes

Spring 2019 – 5 Ingredient Feast

Your kids will learn to make EASY, simple, healthy AND delicious foods in our fun, interactive cooking classic.  This session features tasty meals using ONLY 5 ingredients.  5 Ingredient Feasts include: Chicken Teriyaki with Veggies, Spinach, Shallots and Feta Brown Rice Pilaf, Breakfast Greek Yogurt Parfaits with Fruit and Homemade Granola, Quick Chocolate Mousse and more!  Each lesson students will develop their culinary skills while learning about nutrition, culture and even dining etiquette.  At the end of the session, parents are invited to our Kid Restaurant where your kids are the waiters and chefs!  Get hungry to learn the art of cooking.

Recipes Include:    Mac & Cheese, Shakshouka, Chicken Teriyaki with Veggies, Flatbread with Eggs and Yogurt, Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Pancakes, Rigatoni with Brussel Sprouts, Lemon & Parmesan, Chicken Tenders “Milanese” with Arugula Salad, Spinach, Shallots & Feta Brown Rice Pilaf and more! 6 Week session. Price: $179 per student

2018/19 – Spring Session Dates:

5 Ingredient Feast K Tuesdays 4/2/19 – 5/14/19 1:40 – 2:40 pm Register Now
5 Ingredient Feast Grades
Thursdays 4/4/19 – 5/16/19 2:45 – 3:45 pm Register Now

2018/19 – Winter Session Dates:

European Favorites Grades
Tuesdays 2/5/19 – 3/19/19 1:40 – 2:40 pm CLOSED
European Favorites Grades
Thursdays 2/7/19 – 3/21/19 2:45 – 3:45 pm CLOSED

Please visit liftenrichment.com or call (310) 890-8704 to register.

For any questions, please email Lisa Nadasdy or call her at (661) 803-5135.

EDS My Classroom Spanish

English is one of the world’s most-spoken languages, followed by Spanish. Being bilingual in these two languages gives a life-changing opportunity to kids. A better future, anywhere they choose to travel, work or live. EDS My Classroom After School Spanish Program for CDA focuses on language acquisition. We provide a fun atmosphere for kids to enjoy connecting and learning the language. An effective methodology that helps students be engaged and advance their communication and reading-writing skills.

2018/19 – Session 2 Dates:

Spanish Beginner – Intermediate Grades
Mondays 1/7/19 – 3/18/19 2:45 – 3:45 pm Register by Email
Spanish Beginner – Intermediate Grades
Mondays 1/7/19 – 3/18/19 3:55 – 4:55 pm Register by Email
Spanish Advanced All Grades Fridays 1/11/19 – 3/1/19 2:45 – 3:45 pm Register by Email

Click here to download flyer!

For any questions, please email Ana Garate or call her at (310) 351-6171.

Coach Stacey Foxson
Coach Stacey FoxsonAfter School PE Program Director

After School PE Program

Is offered to students on our early release Tuesdays, from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. New sessions are offered in Fall, Winter and Spring and run for 7 weeks each. The program is run by our PE Coach Stacey Foxson and offers a variety of sports games such as Kick Ball, Dodgeball and Basketball. Yoga and Running Club are also offered.

For any questions, please email Stacey Foxson.


After School Language Arts and Mathematics

In addition to enrichment, we also offer extended day classes for students who need extra support in English language arts and mathematics. On early release Tuesdays, our teachers assistants, under the direction of our teachers, work with small groups in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade. In the Spring, we offer 10 weeks, 2 hours per week, of extended day classes for students in grades one through five. We find that through enrichment and extended day classes, all of our students have the opportunity to master grade level standards and beyond.


Beyond The Bell’s After School Youth Services

Beyond the Bell’s After School Youth Services program is for students in Grades 2-5. Students in After School Youth Services can do their homework in the library until 3:30 pm. This program is run on-site and ends at 6:00 pm. The Beyond the Bell program is free and requires an application.

Click here to download the application form.

Ms. Malia FineYMCA Director


YMCA offers ‘for-fee’ care after school until 6:00 pm. YMCA care offers care for students in TK through fifth grade. They use their own bungalow for activities and care and they also use classrooms. YMCA supervises homework and offers a snack. The YMCA programs have an excellent reputation and work in concert with Beyond the Bell’s After School Youth Services program.

Click here for more information!

For any questions, please talk with Ms. Malia Fine.