Garden Road ESS » Extended Student Services (ESS)

Extended Student Services (ESS)

Friendly Reminders: 

• Please label your child’s belongings, especially jackets & sweaters.
• Remind your child to clean out his/her cubby daily.
• Please inform us of any enrichment or scouting activities that your child will attend during ESS hours.
• Please let us know when your child is not attending. 

THE INTEREST LIST FOR GARDEN ROAD ESS IS CLOSED. Please see flier above for timeline and information regarding registering for the 24/25 school year.
CLICK the link below to be added to the 2023/24 school year interest list. Please note- Garden Road is an early start school and begins at 7:45 am and Garden Road ESS is only an after school program during the school year.
(Enrollment is limited and subject to availability)

Call or email Nicole Cooley at (858) 486-1176 or [email protected] to verify that we are currently accepting registrations for your child/ren's grade level.

*Please Note: 
New Student and TK/Kindergarten Registration for the 2023/24 school year begins April 1, 2023, students must be enrolled at Garden Road School to be eligible to enroll in GR ESS.  After registrations are done online, the school office will begin processing registrations and then notify ESS of enrolled students. . You can go on the "interest list" (link above) at any time.  This generates an email with the day/time you requested ESS in the event we have to move to a wait list.
Please send an email to [email protected] if you have any questions.


ESS Overview

Mission Statement - "E.S.S. is a bridge between school and home where children are encouraged to learn, create, and explore within their school, community, and world."

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.

Voluntary Use Program - ESS is a voluntary use program. All PUSD elementary schools have an Extended Student Services program on their campus. Our organization works diligently to accommodate and serve working families in need of before and after school care. A student's enrollment at an elementary school does not guarantee them ESS enrollment. As a growing organization, each ESS site may experience limitations that factor into the enrollment capacity and may prohibit the acceptance of additional students at any given time.

Program History - The E.S.S. program began in 1980 and is now offered in every elementary school in the Poway Unified School District. 

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.


Payment Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 500527
San Diego, CA 92150

Contact Information

(858) 774-6668  ESS Cell (call or text)
(858) 486-1176  ESS Office
14614 Garden Road, Poway, CA 92064
Garden Road
Interest List
Opens March 18.