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

Catalyst Family – May 2023 Employee of the Month

May 17, 2023

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!

May 2, 2023

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

April 27, 2023

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…