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 recently had a chance to connect with Nutrition Expert, Elizabeth von Klan, after learning about our At Risk After School program, which provides federal reimbursement for our school-age after-school programs that are located in lower-income areas. What is your educational background surrounding nutrition? I have my Bachelor of Science degree from UC Davis in…
The At Risk After School Program (AAFP) – is a program that is additional federal reimbursement for our school-age after-school programs during the school year. The program is located in lower income areas and qualifies based on the percentage of free and reduced children attending the adjacent school. There is a “super snack” that is…
After being restricted by COVID-19 the past few years, Catalyst Camps wrapped up summer camp with a bang. From exciting art projects to STEM activities and finishing off the summer with Camp Carnival. Our Director of Catalyst Camps & School Age Quality, Heather Slimp, oversees our private, license-exempted Catalyst Camps programs in both the North…
"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!”