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Ms. Sylvia: Reflections on a Career

“For the family that raised me, The family that I joined, and the family that we made.” Hillary Rodham Clinton It Takes a Village (Introduction) On May 13, 2016, I will begin a new chapter in my life as I retire from my service to the children, parents and staff of the Kids’ Country family. […]

6 May

Quality Matters

The best after-school programs capitalize on the advantages that after-school hours offer compared to the school day . . . these advantages include a greater opportunity to actively involve youth, project-based activities that can extend many weeks and are not constrained by school-day class schedules and the use of the surrounding community as a resource […]

12 Apr

Enrichment: Go Beyond the Expected

Spring Enrichment registration is open! Classes begin April 11 and spots are filling quickly. Don’t miss your opportunity to create, tinker, sing, and build. Enrichment classes at Kids’ Country are open to all, so tell your friends! Everyday Kids’ Country children can explore their passions. Through engaging daily activities, our teachers encourage kids to go […]

4 Apr

SPOTLIGHT: Marnie Sowa

When Marnie Sowa joined Kids’ Country in 2009, she was already a seasoned, credentialed teacher who had taught in a number of Northern California school districts. Promoted to Site Director in 2012, Marnie leads the staff at Kids’ Country’s John Baldwin site in Danville. With her level of experience, it was no surprise that Marnie […]

4 Apr

Childcare Superheroes Assemble!

Kids’ Country held its first conference called Childcare Superheroes Assemble! this past Saturday, March 12, 2016 with over 150 local youth workers in attendance. The conference program was created by Kids’ Country staff and site directors for childcare professionals wanting to continue their development in early childhood education. The day kicked off with an inspiring […]

16 Mar

Kids’ Country Coders

These days, games, apps, watching videos on a phone or computer, and accessing homework assignments online are all part of a child’s contemporary experience. So it comes as no surprise that kids enjoy learning how to code in order to create things like websites or music projects. Technology allows them to tap into their imagination […]

10 Mar

DREAMZ at Kids’ Country

What do design thinking, project based learning, and an educational philosophy that originated in Italy after World War II have in common? DREAMZ! Two years ago, Kids’ Country was trying to solve a challenge: how to create dynamic learning and play environments that meet the unique needs and interests of children in the 3rd to […]

7 Mar

Kids' Country supports a child's natural curiosity and love of learning in a safe and inspired environment where they can discover their passions and achieve great things.