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Site of the Month: Bollinger Canyon

  One of the first things a family might notice about Kids’ Country’s Bollinger Canyon site is a beautiful mosaic on the front of the building with the words, “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” This inspired mural, called Four Seasons, was created in 2012 by Bay Area artist Lela Witherspoon […]

18 Sep

Quality Matters: Embracing Quality Art Experiences

The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be  their motivations and the richer their experiences. — Loris Malaguzzi Kids’ Country proudly embraces the importance of the quality art experience highlighted in a study commissioned by the Wallace Foundation called Something to Say: Success Principles for Afterschool Arts Programs.  Anyone […]

17 Sep

Quality Matters: Why Kids’ Country Loves STEAM

It’s the new school year and Kids’ Country is preparing to launch our Fall roster of STEAM-focused Enrichment classes for children ages 5 to 12. STEAM is science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Click here for information about upcoming classes. So, why STEAM? There has been considerable emphasis on STEM in the past several years. […]

23 Aug

The Making of a Kids’ Country Site: Twin Creeks

Part 2 With only six weeks to renovate two new facilities, it’s been an all hands on deck experience for Kids’ Country staff, especially at Twin Creeks. TWIN CREEKS Transforming the physical environment at Twin Creeks has been like an extreme sport with contractors and staff competing feverishly against the clock to be ready for […]

23 Aug

The Making of a Kids’ Country Site: Rancho Romero

Part 1 The physical environment of a Kids’ Country facility is an essential part of our after school and Enrichment programs. See how our two new sites are being transformed! On July 1, 2016, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) turned over the keys to Kids’ Country’s newest sites: Rancho Romero in Alamo […]

23 Aug

Kids’ Country’s Camp Wigalo 2016!

The philosophies of two early childhood programs developed 5,000 miles apart from each other are the inspiration for a very special camp experience here at Kids’ Country.  Camp Wigalo, is uniquely designed for children entering Kindergarten and first grade to provide a first camp experience inspired by the play-based approaches of AnjiPlay (China) and Reggio […]

30 Jun

Site of the Month: Montair, Part II

Last week, we met a few of Kids’ Country’s Montair leaders, teachers and parents, and explored some of the site’s unique programs. This week we focus on the individualized opportunities offered to the children at Montair, and the unique community that has been created to support working families in and around Danville.  An Individualized Opportunity […]

13 Jun

Site of the Month: Montair, Part I

This week, we meet a few of the Kids’ Country leaders, teachers and parents at our Montair site, and explore some of the unique programs that make Montair such an extraordinary community. “Amazing.” Talk to any parent who has a child at Kids’ Country’s Montair site and this is often the word used to describe […]

7 Jun

Making Makers

  Kids’ Country kids love our focus on the Maker Movement—a learning experience that merges the DIY culture with cutting edge technology. But the Maker Movement has also swept up our staff! In this guest blog by one of our creative program staff members, Lynda Ryan, you’ll get a sense of why kids are natural […]

10 May

Site of the Month: Creekside Kids’ Country

Kids’ Country at Creekside Elementary School has been a model before and after school program for six years since the school opened in 2010, serving an average of 150 students a year in before and after school programs and enrichment classes. Site Director Sylvia Hodge, who has been with Kids’ Country for nearly 26 years, […]

6 May

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