12321 Ninth Street
Poway, CA 92064-3597
(858) 679-8946
Fax: (858) 679-2776

Michelle Crandall, Supervisor

Melissa Mann, Lead Assistant



Welcome to Pomerado ESS!

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Important Dates:

Friday, May 2, 2014: Last day to fill out a drop form if your child is not coming for Summer 2014. If you do not drop by this date, you will be billed for Summer!


Friday, May 2, 2014: Last day for existing families to register for Summer 2014 Please fill out a new contract and emergency card. Please include annual $75.00 registration fee.


Friday, May 9, 2014: Last day for new families to register for Summer 2014. Please pick up a registration packet at ESS!


*To participate in the Summer Program, all outstanding balances must be paid on or before June 1, 2014.


Pay your ESS Bill On-Line! Go to:

  • Mission Statement - "ESS 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. ESS 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 ESS 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 - Our office hours are 6:30-8:30 am and 12:00-6:00 pm.


ESS 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.