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Childcare Programs in San Mateo County, California

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Geokids / Menlo Survey Child Development Center:
The GeoKids / Menlo Survey Child Development Center is an accredited, nationally recognized, non-profit parent co-operative providing high quality childcare for children aged 3 months through to pre-kindergarten (5 years). The center is located on the Menlo Park, CA campus of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and is supported in part by the General Services Administration (GSA) and the USGS. GeoKids is a developmental play-based program founded on the belief that children are capable, competent, self-motivated learners. Within our program, adults encourage children to participate in everything that concerns them and to do as much as they are capable of doing for themselves.

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* Infant / Young Toddlers Program (3 to 24 months old):

Goals:
- Foster secure and trusting relationships that support the infant sense of safety and wonder in the world outside the home.
- Develop strong 1:1 relationships with every child through care giving, play, and interactions.
- Allow each child to dictate the pace of his/her own growth and development.
- Nurture the very young child's initiative with encouragement and appropriate guidance.

This program maintains a ratio of 3 children per adult.

* Toddler Program Photo of Childcare Programs in San Mateo County, California(18 to 30 months old):

Goals:
- Support toddlers emerging sense of self through relationships, activities, and the environment.
- Develop the self-help skills that allow toddlers to feel competent and have a greater sense of independence.
- Support their emerging language and problem-solving skills.
- Help them to develop a greater awareness of their feelings and other children's feelings.
- Support their growing exploration of the world around them.

This program has a ratio of 4 children per adult.

* Older Toddler Program (24 to 36 months old):

Goals:
- Support toddlers emerging sense of self through relationships, activities, and the environment.
- Help them to develop the self-help skills that allow them to feel competent and have a greater sense of independence.
- Support their emerging language and problem-solving skills.
- Help them to develop a greater awareness of their feelings and other children's feelings.
- Support their growing exploration of the world around them.

This program has a 4 children per adult.

* Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten (24 months to 5.5 years old):

Goals of Preschool Program:
- Nurture children's friendship building and social skills through adult support in children's play and activity.
- Provide an enriched enviImage of Childcare Programs in San Mateo County, Californiaronment, inviting children to become creative players and problem-solvers.
- Complement child-initiated play with adult-initiated small-group times and larger group meetings.

Goals of Pre-Kindergarten Program:

- Emphasize positive social relationships and group identification.
- Provide an environment for children to pursue long-term projects on topics of their interest.
- Provide pre-k skill development through play, activities, group times and meetings in ways that are meaningful to the children.

Both programs have a ratio of 6 children per adult.

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St. Francis Parish School
Courses / Programs
St. Francis Parish School in Bakersfield in Kern County, CA, is a private Catholic school offering grades Pre-K through to 8th Grade. St. Francis Parish School strives to provide excellence in student-centered education through integration of faith, family and friends. We promote the development of an educated, confident, self-disciplined and community-conscious Catholic Christian.

St. Francis Parish School was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1910. A lot has changed in nearly a hundred years, but St. Francis Parish School's tradition of excellence in Catholic education and its mission of fulfilling the mission of Jesus Christ through faith, family and friends remains unchanged.

St. Francis Parish School recognizes the parents as the primary educators of their children and will work with them in partnership to prepare students spiritually, academically, and socially.
Co-Educational Catholic Education programs include:

- Pre-Kindergarten program
- Kindergarten program
- 1st Grade program
- 2nd Grade program
- 3rd Grade program
- 4th Grade program
- 5th Grade program
- 6th Grade program
- 7th Grade program
- 8th Grade program
Trinity Classical Academy, Santa Clarita
Courses / Programs
Located in Santa Clarita, in North Los Angeles County, Trinity Classical Academy is a K-12 Christian, college preparatory academy serving the Santa Clarita Valley and beyond. Our mission is to offer a challenging education grounded in the Christian faith and the Classical tradition to produce young men and women of virtue, wisdom, purpose, and courage.

Trinity Classical Academy features a very challenging curriculum that targets the developmental strengths of Grammar School students by its focus on memorization of the facts and principles that comprise every subject area. Students use a variety of techniques in songs, chants, recitation, diagramming, acting and creating timeliness to engage a variety of learning styles.

Trinity is pleased to announce that we are now inviting international (foreign exchange) students to attend Trinity and receive the same top quality classical, Christian education that all of our students receive.
K-12 College Preparatory Programs for Boys & Girls:

Subjects include:
- Bible
- Reading
- English
- Latin
- Mathematics
- Geography
- Art
- Music
- Physical Education

Supplemental Services:
- Educational Therapy
- Definition of a Learning Disability
- Therapies – Age and Subject Specific
- Testing Services
Child Unique Montessori School
Courses / Programs
Child Unique Montessori School in Alameda, in the San Francisco Bay area, is an accredited private preschool and kindergarten (ages 2-6 years) with a strong emphasis on cultural subjects and arts. Child Unique Montessori School has a history of over 25 years of a commitment to fulfill the progressive needs of education and the emotional evolving needs of a child.

Child Unique Montessori School has always been a leader in challenging how a preschool / kindergarten can be in the world. Our underlying foundation, which enhances our Montessori philosophy, is a strong cultural curriculum and commitment to creating children who will be leaders of a peaceful, better world.

Child Unique Montessori School is accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS). Our aim is to create a warm, loving, secure environment that fosters creativity, curiosity, self-confidence and independence so that students may become models of peace and can succeed in an evolving world. We are committed to maintaining an environment that creates a curiosity about learning, while engendering a love, respect and understanding of self and others.
Accredited Preschool & Kindergarten Programs for Children Ages 2-6:

- Toddler - Kindergarten programs

- Preschool - 1st Grade programs

- Small classes

- Strong cultural program, which teaches inclusion and honor

- We encourage children to be confident learners and shapers of the world
Ventura County Christian School
Courses / Programs
Ventura County Christian School, located in Midtown Ventura, California, is an Elementary School, Middle School & High School offering grades K-12. The Vision of Ventura County Christian School is to transform and equip to be leaders and positive examples of the truth of Jesus Christ. Students who wish to be a part of this community must be willing and ready to encounter the truth of Jesus Christ, lead and witness the gospel in his or her own way. The board and faculty of VCCS believe that all Christians should abound in wisdom, virtue, and knowledge. Therefore, a rigorous educational experience in which students are challenged spiritually, physically, and intellectually is deemed essential to raising up and preparing Christian individuals to “Shine like Stars in the Universe.”

Because of its small class sizes, caring Christian parents, and high involvement from the local churches, the campus atmosphere lends itself to learning and maturing, where students become confident and well prepared to face life's challenges as they grow.
Elementary School Curriculum includes:
- phonics and systematic reading instruction
- hands-on math experiences
- discovery approach to science

Middle School Curriculum includes:
- Art
- Bible
- English
- History
- Math (Pre-Algebra or Algebra 1)
- Physical Education
- Science
- Extra Curricular

High School Curriculum includes:
- college preparatory courses
- honors and advanced placement
West Hollywood Children's Academy
Courses / Programs
West Hollywood Children's Academy offers year-round preschool, kindergarten and first grade programs in the West Hollywood Area of Los Angeles CA. We strive to provide children with a high quality academic program in a safe and nurturing environment. Intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development is the primary concern of the staff and the administration of West Hollywood Children’s Academy.

At West Hollywood Children's Academy, our basic philosophy has enabled the school to develop an atmosphere that stresses the right of each individual to be different and unique while developing confidence, mutual respect and a degree of co-operation, allowing each child to strive for higher academic achievements and to grow in self-esteem.
Education Programs (Preschool through Grade 1)

- Preschool program
- Kindergarten program
- First Grade program

- Our educational program teaches math skills emphasizing logical thinking, reading skills using phonics, and basic writing skills to strengthen the intellectual level of our children.
Small Fry Dance Club
Courses / Programs
Small Fry Dance Club offers a preschool dance program in Foster City in San Mateo County, CA. Our dance program is designed to give young students a survey style class that covers basics in tap, ballet, jazz, creative movement, and yoga. Our goal is to help each student find a place for dance in their life. No matter what the degree of each child's dance goals, discovering movement should be nothing but empowering. Through dance, Small Fry teaches children to be creative, physically fit, flexible, confident, and artistic.

Small Fry Dance Club was founded by Jana Chapeton in early 2007. We have had 1,000 plus students come through the program at over 20 different schools. We have also been nominated as "Best Dance School" by Best of The Bay TV (2009).

All of our teachers have extensive education and experience teaching dance, performance, and motor skills to preschool and school age students. Twice a year, Small Fry dancers have the chance to participate in our company performances. Our shows are a great chance for the dancers to gain experience performing, while sharing their progress in weekly dance class with friends and family.
Preschool dance program:

- Our classes cover the basics in tap, ballet, jazz, creative movement, and yoga.

- We offer kids exposure to different dance disciplines while helping to develop their motor skills.