How has COVID-19 impacted Catalyst Kids?
We are following state and local COVID-19 regulations to ensure the safety of our staff, children and families. We’re taking extra safety & sanitation measures by….
- Engaging in thorough cleaning
- Increasing the frequency of disinfecting surfaces
- Using disposable products
- Increased hand washing for staff & children
- Performing daily health checks – including taking the tempts of people entering the building
- Working with staff to ensure they remain healthy
For more information, please visit our COVID-19 page.
Did Child Development Centers re-brand?
Yes, as of August 2020, we are now Catalyst Kids, a subsidiary of Catalyst Family Inc.
How can I register my child for your programs?
What is the registration process?
In talking with our enrollment team, we will answer your questions about our programs and your local center. We will then ask you to fill our enrollment paperwork, as well as any subsidized programming paperwork (if applicable). Once the paperwork is complete, we will finalize registration details and get your child(ren) ready for their first day!
Do you offer tours of your centers?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently not doing in-person tours, but are working on video tours of our centers.
How can I register for Summer Camp?
What are the ages for Summer Camp?
Our summer camps are for school age children only. Check with our enrollment team for age limits at your local center.
What is the schedule for Kindergarten Enrichment?
To see what typically happens throughout the day click on Kindergarten section.
What is the schedule for preschool children?
To see what typically happens throughout the day click on Preschool section.
What is the schedule for school age children?
To see what typically happens throughout the day click on After School section.
Do you have flexible schedules?
Yes, we have 2-3 day or 4-5 day schedules available. Contact our enrollment team for more details.
How to qualify for NEW subsidized care?
Families fill out an application, then once a family is next for enrollment the family must submit additional documentation:
- Family income information
- Family need status (working, going to school, etc.)
- Documentation of family size (children birth certificates, anything showing relationship of child to enrolling parent)
- Documentation family resides in California
How do I apply for subsidized care?
If families are interested in subsidized care they must fill out the Subsidized Eligibility Application. Please find a center in your area and submit the application to the center your child will be attending.
How do you check on application status?
Please follow-up with our enrollment team.
What are the ages you serve?
We serve children 6-weeks through 12 years of age. We have infant/toddler programs in select locations. Our enrollment specialist can help you find the center closest to you.
Are your centers licensed?
All of our Catalyst Kids programs are licensed, with exception of our temporary programs that do not require licensing. Read more here.
How much does it cost if I enroll my child part time (not all 5 days of the week)?
If I enroll 2 or more children, do I get a discount? How much is the discount?
Yes, we have a discount structure. Our enrollment team can help answer your questions about siblings discounts.
Is online payment available?
Online payments available for current parents already enrolled. Please visit our Parent Portal Here.
Is online registration available?
Not at this time, but we can enroll your child digitally. For more details, call at 800-763-1731 or email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are your hours of operation?
Generally, centers are open from 7AM-6PM but hours vary based on community and need.
Do you accept infants and toddlers?
Yes, we have infant/toddler programs in select locations throughout the state. Please contact us for more information.
How much does it cost if I enroll my child at your Catalyst Kids center?
This varies based on the tuition plan and the schedule you choose. Please contact our enrollment team for more information about the center closest to you.
Is the tuition cost standard across the board?
Costs are based on the school districts where the child attends and other considerations. Please contact us for more information.
What should my child or I expect our first week at Catalyst Kids?
What you and your child experience the first week at Catalyst Kids will vary slightly from center to center depending on your child’s age and the unique culture of the program. In all of our centers, children will have opportunities to make new friends and develop relationships with caring adults. They will spend time exploring the center’s environment, and will be exposed to new activities, experiences and materials. The first week, and the weeks to follow are a time to get to know each other. It is our goal for the center to feel like a home away from home for you and your child.
Do you serve lunch/snacks?
Depending on the center, a variety of meal and snack options include: Breakfast, AM Snack, Lunch, PM Snack and Dinner. To read more about our meals/nutrition, visit the Nutrition section on our site.
My child has special needs/do you take children with special needs?
We believe in diversity and that having children of differing abilities in our programs makes the experience more authentic for all children and staff. If your child has a special need, please speak with our enrollment team prior to enrollment so that we can make sure our program is the right fit for your family.
Do you provide transportation to and from school to center?
Almost all of our locations are on school campuses. For the few centers located off campus, we do not transport children.
Where can I find the Parent Handbook?
Please view the Parent Handbook on our Programs page.