Preschool, Youth & Teen Programs

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Preschool Kids 2018

Preschool 101 

Prepare your child for kindergarten! This structured preschool program will introduce children to numbers, colors, and letters while emphasizing sharing, respect, and understanding. Art, music, stories and games will help children reach their pre-kindergarten potential. Preschool 101 has trained and enthusiastic staff who are First Aid and CPR Certified.

Program Details and Fees:
Ages 4 1/2-5yrs: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:15 am-Noon  $448 
Ages 3-4 1/2yrs: Tuesday, Thursday from 9:15 am-Noon $305
Participants must be potty trained, no pull-ups.
Locations: Mariner's Library (VJC Room), Newport Coast Community Center

Registration ONLINE ONLY
 - Check to see if there are spaces available in the current season.
For more information: Contact 949-644-3151 or

Active Kids, 2018

Active Kids 

Active Kids Active Kids Afterschool program provides a fun, safe, and educational environment for youth in grades K-6. Enjoy time with your friends in planned indoor and outdoor activities, homework assistance, and creative arts. 

Program Details: Monday- Friday. From school dismissal to 6:00pm (Includes early-outs and non-student days). All sites are CLOSED on NMUSD holidays. Non-Student Days will be open at one site, TBA. Fee: $360 per trimester
Locations: Newport Elementary, CYC (Grant Howald Park) , Mariners (Mariners Library-VJC Room)
Registration ONLINE ONLY!  -Check to see if there are spaces available in the current season.
For more information:
Contact 949-644-3151 or  

Teen Leader Program

The City of Newport Beach Recreation Department will be offering a Teen Leader Program for ages 13-16. The Teen Leader Program allows teens the opportunity to work side by side with Recreation Staff in the City’s three ACTIVE Kidz after school programs and other City events. This program provides an opportunity for teens to be involved in the community and make a difference in Recreation programs while earning community service credit!

The Teen Leader Program provides hands on experiences, mentorship, and resume building exercises. Staff will emphasize leadership development, teamwork, and professionalism, as teens are provided with an opportunity to develop and enhance life (work) skills while gaining valuable job experience.

Registration: To apply to the program, please complete the Teen Leader Program Overview 2018 Application 
Teen Leader Program Overview
Teen Leader Program Guidelines
For more information: Please contact, 949-644-3151


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Youth Council 2016

Mayor's Youth Council 

Make a positive impact in your community! Give your college résumé  a boost! Join a forum to express your opinions, creativity, and civic mindedness. Mayor’s Youth Council is an internship program comprised of three different parts; education, service and outreach.

Every year, Youth Council creates and partakes in charitable works that improve their community. In 2017/18 the Council collected, organized, and delivered items and gifts for Miracles for Kids during the holidays.

This internship is an educational tool to help students learn, in depth, about the different careers offered within Newport Beach. Interns will then use their acquired experience and knowledge to better inform their community and govern the Mayor’s Youth Council events and projects.

Mayor's Youth Council, 2018

Youth Council members will be involved in the planning, organization and implementation of events such as recreation special events and community outreach to share their knowledge with their peers.

A select number of individuals will begin the internship on October 9, 2018, and shall continue through August 30, 2019. Internship includes attending all four Mayor’s Youth Council meetings, events and projects, and four internship sessions with City of Newport Beach staff.


Applications and Guidelines due Wednesday, September 19, 2018 to or by fax to 949-644-3151.

Mayor's Youth Council Application

Mayor's Youth Council Intern Guidelines

Mayor's Youth Council Qualifications

For more information: Contact the Recreation Supervisor at 949-644-3150 or