General Information for College for Kids

Parent orientation

Parent orientations are offered for the College for Kids program for the Pleasant Hill campus only due to the size of the campus and logistics. One to two orientations are offered in May and/or June from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The same information is presented at each orientation. Only register for one of the dates, not both. Both parents and students must pre-register.  All College for Kids registration opens on April 10.

For San Ramon, parents will receive information via email regarding procedures for that campus prior to the first day.  (We may start offering one parent orientation at the San Ramon campus in 2019.  Please check our online catalog for any updates.)

All parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves and their child with the campus where their child will be attending prior to the first day of class.  

About our instructors

College for Kids has chosen its instructors carefully to ensure subject matter expertise and skill in working with young people. Many were referred by teachers and administrators in local schools or by DVC staff and faculty.

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.

Scheduling Your Child for College for Kids

Classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. A student can sign up for one, two or three classes each week, 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.

Note:  Classes begin and end on different weeks throughout our summer from mid-June to end of July (no classes on July 4).  When planning your child's summer schedule, please pay close attention to dates, times, and fees, as there may be changes from summer to summer. Classes with the same title in sessions 1 and 2 are the SAME class not  a continuation.

Class times

For times and dates for our Pleasant Hill and San Ramon Campus, please check out our registration website for exact times.


Classes range from $65 to $150. Tuition is due at the time of registration.

Scholarship info

Here is a link to the Scholarship Information

Class size

Classes with enrollment less than 10 students may be subject to cancellation by College for Kids, even as late as the week of start. All students are enrolled on a first-come-first-served basis.

Campus and classroom behavior

Families and students are expected to follow the rules of the campus and program and to conduct themselves in a manner that facilitates safety and the learning process. Disruptive students will be dismissed from the program. No skateboards, scooters, or roller blades allowed on campus at any time.  For security reasons, visitors and family members are not permitted in the classroom.

Refund policy

Students who wish to drop a class must do so no less than close of business day 7 days prior to the start date of the class (no partial refunds are given,this is a self -support program that relies on fees) or they will not receive a refund. For example, a class that starts on June 19, must be dropped by close of business (5PM) on June 12.  Please note that classes start on different weeks, which will change the drop deadline. Please allow 2-4 weeks to receive a refund, depending on payment method.

Transportation, parking, pick-up and drop-off information:

Parents are entirely responsible for students' transportation.  College for Kids is not responsible for citations served by DVC Police Services.

Pleasant Hill Campus

  • Drop off and pick up is limited to lots 1 and 3 on the Pleasant Hill Campus. Staff members will be at those lots before and after each period to ensure the safety of every student as they arrive and depart. College for Kids is not responsible for students who are dropped off and/or picked up in other lots. 
  • We will provide all CFK pre-registered families with a temporary parking pass good for the summer, via email. 
  • We have coordinated with Police Services to allow a drive-thru procedure.  For the safety of kids and other pedestrians, please follow the directions from CFK staff and Police Services to avoid injury.  Remember kids and college students will be in the parking lots getting to and from class and they can be difficult to see from behind the wheel of your car.
  • Parents please check back regularly on our web site for updates on parking procedures at the Pleasant Hill campus.

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 parking lot behind campus. Please keep in mind that College for Kids does not supervise students who are dropped off and/or picked up on the San Ramon campus. Parking permits are not required at the time this was published.

Pick up

Pleasant Hill Campus

Parents are expected to pick up their children no later than 10 minutes after their last class. For students whose last class ends at 4:10 p.m. and are not picked up by 4:25 p.m. will be escorted to Police Services in LOT 1.

Parents:  If your child is only enrolled in a class(es) during 1st and/or 2nd periods, please direct your child to lots 1 or 3 for pick-up.  Please do not make any other pick up arrangements with your child.  If you are running late (arriving 10 minutes after your child's last class), please have your child go to Police Services in lot 1 for pick up.  

If there is an unexpected emergency which will delay pick-up, please call the College for Kids office at 925-969-4600 (before 4:30 p.m.) or the Police Services at 925-969-2785 (after 4:30 p.m.). Your child will be notified and will be waiting for you at Campus Police Services.

San Ramon Campus

If there is an unexpected emergency which will delay pick up, please call the College for Kids office at 925-969-4600 before 4:30 p.m.

Attendance and unforeseen circumstances

Please report any absences or late arrivals to the College for Kids office as soon as possible by emailing or calling 925-969-4600 (you can leave a voicemail).  Our office will not contact families regarding any absences or late arrivals.

Parents who need to pick their child up early for any reason must sign them out at the CFK office (L-146). This is for security reasons and your child's safety.  Please call the office in advance, so a staff member can have your child ready for you. 


All policies and procedures subject to change without notification.