Welcome to Community Extension Programs!
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Our Mission and Who we are
We are dedicated to provide high quality learning experiences and foster strong families. To accomplish this, we offer before and after school care, summer, intersession and community education programs at nine school age program sites and two Early Learning Centers. We are licensed by the Arizona Department of Health and Services (DHS) and we accept clients who are accpeted by the Department of Economic Security (DES).Learn more about us
Pre-School Age Care
Our Early Learning Centers (E.L.C.) are welcoming environments for 3-5 year old children where lasting relationships are strengthened and encouraged. Both of our Early Learning Centers prepare children for a successful transition into kindergarten. We participate in the First Things First, Quality First program that evaluates preschools. We are 1 of 11 centers in Pima County to earn the highest rating of 5 stars!Learn More
School age programs are for children enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade. The program is designed to provide enrichment and learning experiences that enhance the school and state curriculum. We offer a stimulating, safe and welcoming environment, with time for physical activity. Qualified staff who meet Department of Health Services strict requirements plan activities and structure the curriculum. The educational opportunities include cultural and environmental awareness through the use of recyclables to create anything their minds can imagine.Learn More
Community Extension Programs, Inc. Offers a variety of Summer Programs for children at several different locations. School Age Summer Program- Summer Program is for children age 5 that have completed kindergarten to the age of 12, and runs from the end of May to the end of July. Open sites are Copper Creek and Harelson S.A.F.E. (short for, “Summers Are Fun & Educational”), offers summer enrichment programs to children grades 1-8 (held at Cross Middle School). For younger children, the Early Learning Centers are for children age 3-5 and run year round.Learn More