We inspire

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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Our unique research-based programming encourages discovery, independence, and growth.


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.

Latest Stories

Girl Scouts & Catalyst STEM Adventure

March 24, 2023

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

February 28, 2023

  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!

January 27, 2023

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…