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

Fall Happenings at Catalyst Kids

November 22, 2022

The leaves are changing and fall is in full swing. Our center leaders are hard at work providing fun fall events throughout California for our families and communities. After a few covid years, it’s great to see everyone back together in person as 2022 winds down. From Lights on Afterschool to Fall Festivals to Día…

Parent & Family Night Open House in Oxnard

October 24, 2022

Our Catalyst Kids – Del Mar center recently held an open house for families. With COVID protocols still in place at the beginning of school, we could not hold an in-person orientation and instead had one through zoom. This left many parents wanting to see the environment. Our teachers worked hard to create activities that…

Nutrition Insights with Elizabeth von Klan

September 21, 2022

  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…