General information for College for Kids

About our faculty

College for Kids has chosen its faculty carefully to insure subject matter expertise and skill in working with young people. Many were referred by teachers and administrators in local schools. Other instructors are Diablo Valley College faculty members. All have had practical experience with subjects they teach and years of teaching experience.

Note: All College for Kids staff members (instructors and aides) are fingerprinted and cleared through the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the Department of Justice.

Dates for College for Kids Summer 2016

There are two 3-week sessions of College for Kids.  Both sessions teach the same content in each class.  Session II is not a continuation of Session I.  Classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Generally classes are one hour long, with the exceptions of Photographic Exploration, Dig It! Archaeology and the Spectrum of Science classes at the San Ramon campus.  A student can sign up for one, two or three classes each session, but classes must be consecutively scheduled. A student may not sign up for 1st and 3rd periods only.  College for Kids does not provide supervision outside of class time. 

  • Session 1:  June 14 thru June 30 (9 classes)

  • Session 2:  July 5 thru July 21 (9 classes)

Class times - Pleasant Hill Campus

  • Period 1 - 12:50 to 1:50 p.m.
  • Period 2 - 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Period 3 - 3:10 to 4:10 p.m.

Class times - San Ramon Campus

  • Period 1 - 12:50 to 1:50 p.m.
  • Period 2 - 1:55 to 2:55 p.m.
  • Period 3 - 3 to 4 p.m.

New! San Ramon Campus Welcomes Spectrum of Science!

Spectrum of Science has coordinated with College for Kids to offer six, one-week camps that run consecutively with the CFK dates and times.  The camps are broken into two age groups, 4th-6th grades and 7th-9th grades that run according to session.  All classes are in Physics and students can take one week or all three weeks.  These classes do not build upon one another.  They are simply different lessons and activities each week.  The cost is $150.  Space is limited, so please register early!


All classes are $65 with the exception of Photographic Exploration and Dig It! (Archaeology), which are $130, as they are 2-hour classes and Spectrum of Science (San Ramon Campus), which is $150 per week.

Class size

Classes must enroll at least 10 students and, in most cases, will be limited to 25. All students are enrolled on a first-come-first-served basis. Classes with enrollment less than 10 students are subject to cancellation by College for Kids.  Waiting lists are available for some classes.

Campus and classroom behavior

Students are expected to follow the rules of the campus and to conduct themselves in a manner which facilitates instruction and the learning process. Disruptive students will be dismissed from the program. No skateboards, scooters or roller blades allowed on campus at any time. Parents who must pick their child up early must sign them out at the office (L146).  No excuses!  Please call the office in advance, so a staff member can have your child ready for you.  Visitors in the classroom are not permitted without prior permission of the Director.

Refund policy

Students who wish to drop a class must do so no less than close of business (5 p.m.) 7 days prior to the start date of the class or they will not receive a refund. A class that starts on June 14, must be dropped by 5 p.m. on June 7. A class that starts on July 5 must be dropped by 5 p.m. on June 28. Refunds are processed through our online registration site and will be credited back in the same method as the original payment. College for Kids does not issue refunds once the drop date has passed.

In order to reduce the need to refund credit cards numerous times in the event that you would like to make changes to the class(es) selected, all dropped classes prior to the refund deadline(s) will result in a credit to the account.  In order to use this credit, you must first drop the class(es).  You may then add the new classes in a new transaction and apply the credit to these classes.  If there is a balance, or additional credit, that will be reflected at check out.

Anyone who has dropped the class(es) prior to the deadline and has not used their credit will receive a refund back to the credit card once the deadline has passed.  Please allow up to 15 days for refunds to be processed. 

Transportation and parking information:

Pleasant Hill Campus

  • Parents are entirely responsible for students' transportation. Drop off and pick up is limited to lots 1 and 3 on the Pleasant Hill Campus. Staff members will be at those locations before and after each period to ensure the safety of every student as they arrive and depart. Please keep in mind that College for Kids is not responsible for students who are dropped off and/or picked up in areas that do not have supervision. It is not required that you park your car in a parking space. We have coordinated with Police Services to allow a drive-thru procedure.
  • Parents at the Pleasant Hill Campus are required to have a parking permit displayed in their windshield during drop off and pick up times regardless of whether they park. These permits will be given to each student during the first week of each session. Observe all parking regulations while dropping off and picking up children. Violators will be cited. College for Kids is not responsible for citations.

San Ramon Campus

  • The San Ramon campus is located in the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon at 1690 Watermill Road. The drop off and pick up location is in the north parking lot. Please keep in mind that College for Kids is not responsible for students who are dropped off and/or picked up in areas that do not have supervision. Parking permits are not required at this time.

Parents are expected to pick up their children no later than 15 minutes after their last class. The College for Kids Office closes at 4:30pm. Students left unattended will be escorted to Police Services in LOT 1. For safety reasons, students left unattended more than once will be subject to removal from the program.

DVC: If there is an unexpected emergency which will delay pick-up, please call the College for Kids office at 925-969-4312 or the Campus Police at 925-969-2785. Your child will be notified and will be waiting for you at Campus Police Services.

SRC: If there is an unexpected emergency which will delay pick-up, please call the College for Kids office at 925-969-4312. College for Kids will contact the San Ramon campus to notify your child and provide alternate instructions for pick up.

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