District Programs

After School Programs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley provides a world-class after-school experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our Club doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as caring, productive and responsible citizens. We provide a safe, fun and engaging after-school environment five days a week for three or more hours per day.  We provide programs and services to over 400 Paradise youth a day and are located on the campuses of Pine Ridge Elementary School, Ponderosa Elementary School, Paradise Elementary Schools and Paradise Intermediate School.

Working collaboratively, Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley and Paradise Unified School District are committed to providing life-enhancing opportunities and innovative programs to all youth on the Paradise Ridge. Together we will provide learning that is active, collaborative, meaningful and will ultimately give our youth the skills and competencies they need to build their own futures and inspire the next generation of young people to be great. If you would like any more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs programs and services please contact the Club at (530) 899-0335.

Cedarwood Children's Center

6400 Columbine Road
Magalia, CA 95965
Tel: (530) 873-2759
Fax: (530) 873-2691

Cedarwood Children's Center is a California State Preschool Programs funded by the California Department of Education. Butte County Office of Education, Child Development Programs & Services implements these programs. These programs have high standards of safety and instruction to ensure high quality early care and education of 3-5 year old learners. The comprehensive program offers comprehensive individualized learning to promote children's school readiness and success. The program is offered at no/low cost to eligible families. We hope you will join us.

Two sessions are available; 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information, call 530-532-5643.

Pine Ridge Preschool

Pine Ridge Preschool is a half-day, morning preschool program with a focus on kindergarten readiness. Acceptance into this program is determined by a lottery; children who are 4 years old by December 2nd, 2014 are welcome to apply for the lottery. Pine Ridge families will be given priority registration. Cedarwood families will be given 2nd priority. Paradise families will be given any remaining slots.

Our preschool schedule follows the PUSD calendar. Children must be potty-trained by the beginning of school to attend. There is no charge for this program.

More specific information and registration materials will be given to those families who are chosen; if your child is not chosen, his/her name will go on a waiting list and you will be notified if a space becomes available.

For more information call Pine Ridge School at 873-3800.

Pearson Center

The Pearson Center is a post-secondary Special Education program serving students from ages 18-22.

It is located at:
503 Pearson Road
Paradise, CA 95969
Tel: (530) 872-6112
Program Components
  • Functional AcademicsWhile in our program students will continue to work on academics with the emphasis on functionality. Reading, writing, money and time concepts, and communication are practiced in class and in real life situations.
  • Vocational ExperienceAt Pearson Center vocational experiences develop career awareness and an understanding of job expectations which are important in the transition from school to work. Examples of our work include retail work, and our mobile yard maintenance crew.
  • Functional Living SkillsFood preparation, personal hygiene, and classroom maintenance are practiced in school. Community experiences include shopping, laundry and recreation.
  • Ability GardensWe have an extensive gardening program which provides activities and involvement for students with a range of abilities. We sell a wide variety of herbs, vegetable starts, and flowers out of our classroom. We also grow vegetables in our gardening boxes which we use in our food prep program. In the Spring and summer we set up a stand at the local farmer's market!
For more information, please email Mary Ficcardi (mficcardi@pusdk12.org) or Nancy Baranek (nbaranek@pusdk12.org).