Summer Enrichment Program FAQs
Can I enroll in an afternoon program through PEF?
We now offer a program called PEF Afternoon Camp at select locations, which is only Monday-Thursday, and can be registered for at the same time as the morning component. All other programs, such as CEC and YMCA must be registered and paid for through that organization.
Does PEF offer a full day program?
We only offer a morning program from 9:00 am – 1:15 pm with an optional pre-care component starting at 8:00 am. All campuses will have an afternoon option that operates until 5:00 or 6:00 pm. We now offer a program called PEF Afternoon Camp at select locations, which is only Monday-Thursday, and can be registered for at the same time as the morning component. All other programs, such as CEC and YMCA must be registered and paid for through that organization.
What is your refund policy?
Refunds for withdrawing from the program will only be made prior to June 1, 2018. A $50 non-refundable handling fee will be retained for processing all withdrawals at any point of time. Non-sufficient funds charges will apply when applicable. No refunds will be given after enrollment closes on June 1, 2018..
How do I get the sibling discount?
You must register one child first. Once you enter in the second child into the online system the price will automatically be adjusted, which will be a $25 credit. If you register the first child and want to add the second one at a later date, you will need to contact us to manually have the discount applied.
What if I need to change my credit card information for my payment plan?
Once you have checked out of the online system, selected your payment type and plan, you must call us if changes are needed.
What payment options can I choose from?
There are two options for payment: pay in full or deposit with payment plan. If you choose the payment plan you will be billed the following 1st and 15th of every month through June 1st. The initial deposit automatically enters you into the payment plan. Should the 1st or 15th fall on a weekend, the payment will be processed the next business day.
How can I change my payment method?
Once you have checked out of the online system and selected your payment type and plan you must call us if changes are needed.
How do I apply for a scholarship?
Limited financial assistance is available only for current and incoming PUSD students. When registering online you will be prompted with a scholarship application after you choose classes. Only partial assistance is given, which is on a first-come first-served basis. You must meet the same income guidelines used by the free and reduced lunch program. If you choose to apply for a scholarship you must submit a $50 deposit and agree to pay the balance through our payment plan, which will be 50-60% of the list tuition, with exception of the Franklin location that may provide additional scholarship. Proof of income required by May 31st, and failure to submit will result in full tuition balance charged by June 1st.
Can I pick the teacher for a particular class?
No, the teacher listed for a class is the anticipated teacher, but that is not a guarantee.
Can I change classes for my child?
Yes, but you must call us to do so. Please make sure that you have made your final class selections before checking out on the online system. No changes will be made after June 1. Once the program starts changes will only be made on a case by case basis and none will be allowed the 1st day of the program, or after the first week.
How do I know what place I’m in on the waitlist?
We do not have a way of telling you your placement on the waitlist. We will notify you in advance of the start date if we are able to place you in the desired class.
My child wants to be in the same class as his best friend, but there are multiple sessions offered. How can I make that request?
In the comments section before check-out, please leave us a note. We will do our best to accommodate requests, but cannot guarantee it because of the large volume of students we are working with.
How do I make a cash payment?
You must come in to our offices to make a cash payment. At that time you can either register using the computers in our office, or you can complete the enrollment process you began at home. Classes are not held until an initial deposit is made.
“Our family has participated in PEF two years in a row now.
The teachers are top notch and work really hard to make it fun and engaging.”
Kindergarten – 1st Grade
All elementary sites host the self-contained Introduction to Kindergarten and Introduction to First Grade classes for incoming Kindergarten and first grade students (K-1). These classes are a fun introduction to school and a great way for young learners to stay engaged over the summer. Classes will run the full 3 blocks from 8-12pm with one teacher.
For students grades 2-8, there is a variety of fun-filled learning and enrichment opportunities. Students chose 3 blocks of classes.
We are working on some new and wonderful classes for high schoolers for this summer. Check back again or sign up for email to see what’s new. High schoolers have a number of prep classes to choose from that prepare student for college.
High School & College Volunteer Opportunities
High school and college students in our Summer Volunteer Program develop the skills of Leadership, Mentorship and Scholarship while working with younger students and alongside teachers. Learn More
What They Are Saying
Coming Back!“Absolutely coming back. I love having a morning-only program for the kids, where they can learn, but have a choice of fun, different interesting classes and the new afternoon option is fantastic for us working parents.”Sharon L.
So Much Fun!“She has so much fun and it keeps her brain working over the summer. We love the mix of fun and academic skill building, that they get to try three different things rather than a single focus, and the whole program is offered at a great price. Absolutely will come again next year.”James K.
The mix of classes is exciting!My daughter gets bored during the summer and there were so many fun options. She's already planning what classes she would like to take next year.”Marianne V.
Did you know?
We partnered with some of your favorite local organizations to offer some unique classes this year!
These classes range from art, golf, tennis, to parent engagement. Partners include: Alliance Française de Pasadena, College Access Plan (CAP), Lineage Dance Company, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena Education Network, Pasadena Tennis Association, PUSD- College and Career Pathways, and the Sierra Madre Playhouse.
The PEF Summer Enrichment program is made possible with the support of our community partners, foundations, and donor contributions. With their vital support we are able to provide a vibrant and affordable summer program for the students in our community. We are grateful for their support.