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It is the mission of the Newark Unified School District Child Care Program to provide a safe, nurturing environment that supports the efforts of families and schools to help children become lifelong learners who possess the cognitive social emotional skills, ethics, and creativity to reach their full potential as contributing, productive, responsible citizens.

We are currently accepting Enrollment Applications for the 2021-2022 NUSD Child Care  Program!

Please feel free to contact our staff via email or telephone as follows:

Nidia Sanchez, Child Care Coordinator:  Phone:  (510) 818-4159

Kathy Canario, Child Care Administrative Secretary:  Phone: (510) 818-4138

Sharon Tokubo, Child Care Account Tech:  Phone:  (510) 818-4122

Office Hours: weekdays 7:00 am – 3:00 pm  (Our hours during Covid 19 will be staggered)

2021-2022 Morning Child Care at Graham Elementary School

We are offering Child Care Monday to Friday mornings for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Please fill out a NUSD Enrollment Application. We charge $7.29 per hour.  Think Together will handle after school care for qualified families.  You must contact the school for information on Think Together or call Berenice at Think Together: (510) 850-6404 or email  If you have questions regarding NUSD morning child care, please contact Nidia Sanchez at (510) 818-4159 or Kathy Canario at (510) 818-4138.  You can also email your questions or application to Nidia.Sanchez at  You may also drop your application off at our drop-in box, Room # 21 at Musick Elementary near the second parking lot.

Child Care Center Direct Phone
Birch Grove Intermediate

37490 Birch St.

(510) 818-3641
Birch Grove Primary

6071 Smith St.

(510) 818-3141
Kennedy Elementary

35430 Blackburn Dr.

(510) 818-3441
Lincoln Elementary

36111 Bettencourt St.

(510) 818-3541
Musick Elementary

5735 Musick Ave.

(510) 818-4041


Monthly invoices are distributed to the Child Care Centers and placed in the Sign In/Out binder. All communications from Child Care are placed in the clear pocket designated for your student in the Sign In/Out binder.

It is the parents’ responsibility to pick up the invoice and make a timely payment. If someone else is picking up your child, you will need to make arrangements to pick up your invoice on the first school day of the month. In order to avoid a $25.00 late fee, you will need to have your payment made by the due date on the invoice.

Pagos al programa del cuidado de niños

Las facturas mensuales se distribuyen en los Centros de Cuidado Infantil y se colocan en el cuaderno de entrada/salida. Todas las comunicaciones del Programa, se colocan en la hoja/bolsillo transparente designada para cada estudiante. Es responsabilidad de los padres recoger su factura y hacer un pago puntual. Si alguien más recoge su hijo, tendrá que hacer arreglos para recoger su factura el primer día escolar del mes. Para evitar un recargo por retraso de pago de $ 25, deberá hacer su pago antes de la fecha de vencimiento en la factura.