Henry Ford offers two different after school care programs, REACH and Catalyst Kids.


In addition to our after-school care programs, check out multiple fee-based after-school enrichment classes available to Henry Ford students, on campus after school.  These include art, robotics, basketball, Junior Chefs, and Zumba!


We also offer FREE classes held in our Makerspace, including a Rasperry Pi coding class, and a Design class! 


 See below for more information on all our after-school options. 


Thanks to our amazing school staff for arranging al these great enrichment opportunities for our students!



After-School Care


Henry Ford has two on-campus child care options.


REACH, Redwood City Parks and Rec.

Recreation Coordinator: Melissa Stewart

(650) 333-5723 or (650) 780-7310


2021-22 Reach Registration Information


Catalyst Kids

Site Supervisor: Briana Huss

(650) 368-1138





After-School Enrichment



Makerspace Coding Class, and Design Class




The Makerspace is an expansion of the STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Math) opportunities that teachers provide in their classrooms.  The space cultivates creative ways for students to design, experiment, build and invent as they engage in science, engineering, art and tinkering. A family has donated a new 3-D printer which we are excited to begin using! Our school has worked hard to expand STEAM programs knowing they provide opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, independence, agency and cooperative learning. The Makerspace is a free-use space supported by the PTA, donations and volunteers.


After school activities are utilizing our Makerspace, including a FREE Raspberry Pi coding class, and a FREE Design class, with plans to design and create carnival games to be used at our Pasta Dinner!  These are available to upper class students, with hopes to expand to younger students in the future.  


Enrollment information will be sent home with your child. To volunteer or donate materials, email steam@henryfordpta.org.




Young Rembrandts -- Art and Robotics


Drawing classes offering child-friendly and relevant subject matter to spark interest and increase knowledge retention. Through the process of weekly instruction students are exposed to a wide variety of subject matter, artistic concepts, art history and mastery of their materials. Enrollment information will be sent home with your child, or your can sign up here.





Starting May 12th, a new class will be offered on campus to our k-3 students: Zumba! A fitness program combined with fun dancing.

See HERE for more details about class.



Play-Well Lego

(on hold)


What can you do with over 20,000 pieces of LEGO®? In our Engineering with LEGO® enrichment program, take on real-life engineering challenges. In our classes, explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering. Find inventive solutions in a fun-filled context that supports the growth of young minds through hands-on, minds-on learning. Enrollment information will be sent home with your child. 



Chess Mates

(on hold)


Bringing professional and affordable chess instruction to children. Students learn the benefits of focusing, visualizing, weighing options, analyzing concretely, abstract thinking, planning, patience, thinking ahead, socializing, logic, risk vs. reward. Enrollment information will be sent home with your child.