Supervisor: Mariam Ghadimi

Lead: Laura Farace

Lead: Caroline Lois

 Phone: (858) 451-7998
Fax: (858) 451-1006




Welcome to Chaparral ESS Program
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Please visit our site frequently for the latest information about Chaparral E.S.S.!

We will be accepting ESS enrollment for the School Year 2013/2014, beginning August 4th. All paperwork must be submitted by August 15th, for your student to attend ESS on the first day of school. Forms can be found here.






Click here to learn about Incoming Kindergarten/TK Registration Options

Click here for Information on Summer 2014

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  • Program Overview - This extended-day program expands the excellence of each child's school experience into before and after school. E.S.S. is staffed by highly qualified professionals and trained program assistants. The staff provides for the academic and social needs of children in safe and nurturing environments. There is time, space, encouragement, and support for learning good study habits.
  • Program History - The E.S.S. program began in 1980 and is now offered in every elementary school in the Poway Unified School District. All children who attend elementary school in the District are eligible to enroll.
  • Program Activities - Our program is geared toward expanding each child's world through arts & crafts projects, science activities, reading and language arts reinforcement, and math concept development. Our program reinforces the social, motor, and academic skills children learn in the classroom.
  • Hours - E.S.S. is open daily, Monday - Friday, from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm.


E.S.S. Embraces ENRICH, an acronym to include the following areas of enrichment, to use as a Guide for Staff Planning:

E xercise mind & body
N urturing
R eading & Relationships
I nvestigating Interests
C haracter Counts!, Creative Thinking, & the Arts
H aving Fun!

We believe that the children's extended day will be enriched by providing a balanced activity calendar that will support their growth and development. We want to encourage the children to explore their interests, motivate them to achieve their personal best, and relax and have fun with friends.