At Catalyst Kids we offer inclusive programs that teach, inspire, and promote self-guided learning opportunities that let your child shine. We serve children from infants to school-age in our Before and Afterschool, Preschool, and Camp programs.
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We serve families and they serve us too! We welcome family input and insight. It strengthens our impact.
Community is at the heart of everything we do. Our programming exists because of the communities we serve.
Girl Scouts & Catalyst STEM Adventure
Three of our centers have Girl Scout troops. Catalyst Kids – Beswick, Sycamore, and Nelson recently visited the Girl Scout Leadership Center in Newport Beach. It was a combined field trip with the YMCA Girl Scout Troops. We had about 30 children from Catalyst attend. The children got to participate in 4 rotations of activities…
Universal Pre-K & Importance Of Family Choice Options
We all are so honored to represent Catalyst Kids and provide input from our various roles of Regional Director (Shayla Williams-Barnes), Site Supervisor (Stephanie Martinez), and Master Teacher (Manuel Infante) at the first Universal Pre-K Mixed Delivery Planning Grant Workgroup which is hosted by the Sacramento County Office of Education. In our workgroup, we…
Celebrating Lunar New Year at Catalyst Kids!
Catalyst Kids hit the ground running in 2023 with post-holiday winter celebrations and activities. A few of our centers recently celebrated Lunar New Year by decorating and celebrating center pets. Catalyst Kids – Patwin recently celebrated Poppy the Bunny’s 2nd birthday with a party. The theme was Lunar New Year, which was extra special since…
"I really appreciate how Catalyst works with [the school’s] teachers and gives students a little more support with what they are learning at school."
"Catalyst has been such a help with improving my child's self- esteem and social skills."
"Catalyst gives my child a safe place to learn, and for that I’m grateful every day."
”The kids come home doing new art projects and playing new games all the time. It’s clear that at Catalyst Kids they’re having a very enriching experience across multiple domains.”
“My kids looked forward to going there every day, even on summers or break times. All the teachers are always on the same page, they are well connected and able to provide consistency for the children.”
“I love Catalyst Kids because every day is my favorite day. The teachers are always helping us and making us smile. I have so many best friends at Catalyst Kids!”
Catalyst Kid (age 4)
“What I like about Catalyst Kids is the diversity of every day and every week. Also, I love that it is very focused on summer activities so kids can have a lot of fun, but there are education activities so they can learn. My son has learned about not only places, things, and professional people from the different field trips, but also how to play with other kids, how to share games/toys, and to help others. Personally, I believe that the people who work at Catalyst make this program amazing.”
“I want to thank you for giving my daughter, Symai, such a strong educational foundation. Your Pre-K program really got her off to a great start! She was the top student in her kindergarten – and now, first-grade class. She loves to analyze and learn new things – and it all started at Catalyst. I now understand the importance of all of your projects and interactive games that she played daily. Your hard work, dedication, and love have given Symai a foundation that will stick with her for life. You and the whole Catalyst Kids program have been a blessing to our family and we can’t thank you enough.”
Mary, Prince, and Symai
“As busy, working parents with no family nearby, we depend on our Catalyst "village" every day - trustworthy childcare has always been important to our livelihood. We love that both our kids come home each day happy, healthy, and sharing something new about what they learned!”