After School Program

Personalized Attention

The Out-of-School Time (OST) After School Program for students K-5 at the Guiding Hands Learning Center located in the Plaza El Segundo will begin Fall registration August 1, 2016 and throughout the school year. Students will receive personalized attention in a safe, secure, and fun learning environment.

Our After School Program (ASP) runs from the time that school gets out until 6pm. Need a later pick up time? No problem - we offer extended care services for parents who may have trouble making it here by 6pm! We also accommodate school holidays and student-free days. During the After School Program, staff will assist children in homework completion and will keep students occupied with organized group games and other education-based projects and activities.

Guiding Principles

Guiding Hands is at it's core an after school program that offers a safe place for kids to learn and have fun. Our center is full of educational games and toys, books for those who know how to read and those still learning, sports and outdoors equipment, arts and crafts, computers, and much more!

Our first prerogative when the children arrive at the center is to have them complete their homework. We strive towards independence in homework, but offer assistance and even tutoring when needed.

We follow this time devoted to homework with a nutritional snack. We cater to all allergies and food restrictions. Furthermore, your child can bring their own snack.

We offer a snack outside, where there is a beautiful space with a fountain, animal statues, and a surrounding hill with various plant life. Here the children have free play. They can play on their own, together, or be part of one of our inclusive and exercise promoting activities.

After snack and free play, we do a range of activities with the students. We play fun STEM games, creative activities that make the children think in new ways, freestyle art and art projects, introductory music learning, and much more!

Our After School Program includes:
  • HopSkipDrive Transportation
  • Tutoring / Homework Assistance
  • Independant Learning Discovery
  • STEM Familiarization (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Instructional Music Workshops
  • Reading Challenge
  • Foreign Languages Introduction
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Fun and Inclusive Sports & Games
  • Computer / Ipad Usage (Parental Controls)
  • Limited Video Game Play
  • Daily Healthy Snacks
  • Supervised Free Play

Fun Friday

Every Friday we offer the option of going next-door to pink berry under a staff member's supervision, to get discounted frozen yoghurt. After our trip we do some fun and relaxing things to usher in the weekend. We do Lego building competitions, limited television or video game time, dance parties, race-car courses and other activities to reward the children for a week well done.

Hop Skip Drive Transportation Services

Guiding Hands Learning Center has partnered with HopSkipDrive for transportation services. Transportation services are separate from learning center program fees. HopSkipDrive has been featured on many news programs and is becoming recognized as the preferred transportation provider for children of working parents.

Guiding Hands have negotiated affordable rates for this safe and secure transportation from school to the Guiding Hands location.

Hop Skip Drive Rates

  • Carpool of 3 or more: $120 Per Month
  • Carpool of 2 Persons: $160 Per Month
  • Single Person Rate: $280 Per Month
  • P/T Rates available upon request

Visit HopSkipDrive to learn more about their services @

After School Program Fees

Grades 1 - 6
  • Full Time: Greater Than 3 Days Per Week $299/month Per Child
  • Part Time: Less Than 3 Days Per Week $220/month Per Child
TK - Kindergarten
  • Full Time: Greater Than 3 Days Per Week $399/month Per Child
  • Part Time: Less Than 3 Days Per Week $299/month Per Child
Extended Care - All Grades
      Extended Care Available Till 6:30pm | Monday - Friday
Program Enrollment
  • Our After School Program is limited to the first 30 enrollees for each session.

- For more information on any aspect of the After School Program please contact us at 310.849.1450

Program Registration Application

Program Registration Application Download

To receive an application by mail please contact us at 310.849.1450

You may also visit and pickup an application in person at the OST Guiding Hands Learning Center located at 2004-B East Park Place, El Segundo CA, 90245 (next to Pinkberry in the Plaza El Segundo)