City of El Monte Providing Free Learn and Care Program

On Monday, August 10, 2020, the City of El Monte Parks, Recreation, and Services Departmet began its Youth Learn and Care Program at five locations throughout the City.

The program for youth between the ages of 7 and 12 is sponsored by the city on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. are held at Arceo Park on Tyler Ave, Gibson Mariposa Park on Gibson Road, Lambert Park on McGirk Ave, Mountain View Park on Elliott Ave and Zamora Park on Penn Mar Ave.

The program will provide youth with an opportunity to engage in activities and do some socializing with others, which has not been available due to physical distancing requirements in response to the spread of COVID-19.

Residents between the ages of 7 and 12 will receive help with their homework and also receive instruction in various topics such as science, technology, English, and history while participating in meant to education, entertain, and engage.

Mandatory safety precautions will be in place including a requirement to wear face coverings, proper physical distancing, and increased sanitary protocols. The program allows youth to socialize, albeit at a distance, with other children of the same age group.

All activities are conducted outdoors and limited to 20 students at each of the five sites in the city. City staff will supervise and care for the children and ensure social distancing and other safety precautions are followed.

A total of 70 students attended the program on the first day and while many parents have already signed up their children for the program, there are many more who may have questions.

For parents who wish to take advantage of the opportunity, they can can sign up their children online through the City of El Monte website by visiting For questions, comments, readers are encouraged to call 626-580-2200 for more information.

Walk up registration will also be accepted at the five locations.