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.
Catalyst Family – May 2023 Employee of the Month
Meet Aurora De La Torre, Catalyst Community Subsidy Counselor in Cameron Park! Aurora is celebrating her 21st anniversary with us in her current position as Subsidy Counselor in our Cameron Park Office before her official retirement in June. She started in 2002 as a Contract Specialist in the Sacramento office and then in 2015 came…
Catalyst Community’s 38th Kids’ Expo!
Catalyst Community recently hosted the 38th annual Kids’ Expo at El Dorado County Fairgrounds on April, 22nd. After facing two Covid years, there was such a great turnout with 74 community exhibitors. Carol Thomas, Senior Nutrition Manager from our Cameron Park Office, comments on the success of the event. “We only had a drive-by event…
Earth Month at Catalyst Family
Catalyst Kids – Patwin held our Spring Festival event last night. Around 20 families showed up to the event to celebrate all things Spring!! Students got to create their very own recycled plants, decorate some donated locally grown eggs, explore the environment with an egg hunt, and hang out with our center bunny, Poppy. Also…
"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!”