Our Enrichment Programs

Our STEAM curriculum uses cutting edge tools like Google CSFirst, Bloxels and Raspberry Pi to provide kids with practical, real world content in science, technology, engineering, art and math, all while having fun. These classes are open to both registered Kids' Country kids looking for more in-depth specialty classes and any child who wants to explore the world of STEAM.


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Black Dragon Chess

Black Dragon Chess

Mar 10 - May 19 (10 Sessions)

Underlying its proven social and critical thinking benefits, chess is fun! Join us as we journey into this fascinating game! The class will include individual and group instruction, as well as supervised play amongst the students. All ability levels are welcome, even if you’ve never played before. Previous students are also encouraged to continue. Prizes will be given at the end of the session.
(10 sessions beginning on 3/10-5/19)
Instructor: JB McCann

Comic Book Creations

Comic Book Creations

Feb 28 - May 2

From creating and drawing characters of all kinds to telling a compelling tale with a strong beginning, middle, and end, every student will be guided through the process of making their very own comic book from start to finish!  Drawing and storyboarding are made simple through step by step examples.  Each student will create his or her own complete comic book in this adventure of character drawing and storytelling!
(8 sessions beginning on 2/28, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25,5/2)
Instructor: Village Center for the Arts

After-School Hoops

After-School Hoops

Feb 27 - Apr 24

After-School Hoops is a weekly afternoon basketball program for aspiring young players. The one-hour instructional sessions combine fundamental skills instruction with organized team competition with the goal of providing an enjoyable and educational after-school athletic event. Using athletics as the vehicle, After-School Hoops provides children with an opportunity to improve their overall physical fitness, develop sportsmanship, athletic integrity, and gain an understanding of the game of basketball.
Instructor: 1on1

BACT Presents Aristocats

BACT Presents Aristocats

Jan 20 - Apr 28

Is your child a natural performer? Then you won’t want to miss this special adaptation of Disney’s classic Aristocats! WHAT’S A CAT TO DO? Madame’s jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. Luckily, Thomas O’Malley and his rag-tag bunch of alley cats come to their rescue! Performance on May 5th.
Instructor: Bay Area Children’s Theater

Robotics

Robotics

Feb 27 - Apr 28

This Robotics class is designed to introduce young students to the fundamentals of basic robot design and programming. Students will learn the basic concepts and apply them by building and programming a LEGO robot to perform specific tasks. Through a hands-on approach and the power of trial and error, students will gain insights into the application of robotics to solve real problems.
Instructor: Knodemy

Robot Ed: BattleBots

Robot Ed: BattleBots

Feb 27 - Apr 28 (Bollinger Creek), Feb 27 - Apr 24 (Rancho Romero)

Enter the battlefield! Build battle-themed robots including a catapult, ninja star, tank, battering ram, and fighter plane. These robots teach the fundamentals of mechanics like gears, levers, pulleys, cranks, and more. Each team of two gets a computer and LEGO® WeDo® kit to learn with. Exclusive curriculum with an emphasis on technology, engineering, and programming. Prepare for battle!
Instructor: Tiny Techs Club

Mobile App Development

Mobile App Development

Feb 27 - Apr 28

Coding encourages analytical thinking and problem solving. Learn the fundamentals of programming through an accessible and friendly program, MIT App Inventor! Inventors will create their very own mobile phone Android apps to help solve a problem or create a useful app; ranging from game apps, utility apps and more!
Instructor: Knodemy

KinderBots

KinderBots

Feb 27 - Apr 28 (Sycamore Valley), Feb 27 - Apr 24 (Rancho Romero)

A unique program that is aimed at fostering creativity through science and technology in younger children, our KinderBots program has a strong focus on introducing simple engineering and technology concepts in a fun, hands-on way. Each child gets a computer and LEGO® kit with motors and sensors to learn with. What is a GEAR? What is a PULLEY? Where do we see it? Can I build one? Our custom designed curriculum encourages young kids to question engineering and technology.
Instructor: Tiny Techs Club

Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop

Feb 27 - Apr 28

What kid doesn’t love to dance around to the beat of a song? Why not use your child’s interests and skill set for a unique learning experience? Hip-Hop with Ms. Jamie isn’t your normal dance class. Kids will learn how to navigate through different rhythms and understand the history of this dance style, while learning a fun routine! In addition, kids will learn about muscle control, taking direction and retaining information, performance skills, self-expression and confidence. Dance is so much more than 5,6,7,8– It’s an art!
Instructor: Jamie Roman

Creative Arts

Creative Arts

Feb 27 - Apr 28

Let your inner artist shine in this 8-week class. Students will learn artistic technique and design elements through painting and the use of different media on multiple canvas surfaces. By the end of the class, students will leave with tools to create art using many materials, including wood, metal, and washi paper. This class will culminate in a unique gallery experience where our artists will showcase their work.
Instructor: JP Neang

BLOXELS: Build Your Own Video Game

BLOXELS: Build Your Own Video Game

Feb 27 - Apr 28 (Quail Run), Feb 27 - Apr 24 (Rancho Romero)

Don’t just play the game! CREATE THE GAME! Using the award winning toy Bloxels, this new Kids’ Country curriculum introduces design thinking as students work in teams to develop strategy, character, plot, and design to make their own games. Bloxels have been featured in Forbes, USA Today, Popular Science, and awarded as “Best of Toy Fair New York” 2015.
Instructor: JP Neang

Beat Freaks

Beat Freaks

Feb 27 - Apr 28 (Walt Disney, Country Club, Creekside), Feb 27 - Apr 24 (Rancho Romero)

Beat Freaks is a class designed for the curious, creative kid who loves music and experimenting with techy gadgets. Using a process called audio sampling, kids can turn snippets of sound into full-blown, dance-worthy beats! Every Beat Freak student will learn the essentials of audio engineering and sound design to compose and arrange music reflecting their individual creativity. Students perform their songs on the final day of class.
Instructor: Sam Pulanco

Pots & Paints

Pots & Paints

Feb 27 - Apr 24

Creativity abounds in Pots and Paints! In a busy world full of modern technology, and fast results, this class goes back to basics and teaches students to work with clay, a skill that requires patience and time. Alternating between weeks of pottery and painting, students will create delightful ceramic pieces from the world of Disney. Nemo, Dora, Moan and Star Wars will be our inspiration. Art materials used will include clay, tempera paint, water color, pastels and more.
Instructor: Danielle John

STEAM: Curiosity Kids

STEAM: Curiosity Kids

Feb 27 - Apr 28

Let’s get curious! Curiosity Kids, a Kids’ Country exclusive, sets the foundation for 21st century skills for our younger learners. Exploration, teamwork, and design thinking introduce kids to creative problem solving. Emphasizing empathy and iterative prototyping, Curiosity Kids use their imagination to make discoveries in earth science, biology, technology, and art. Hands-on experiments spark ideas that get built into prototypes using ordinary materials that kids will take home.
Instructor: JP Neang

STEAM: Curiosity Kids

STEAM: Curiosity Kids

Sep 14 - Oct 5

Let’s get curious! Curiosity Kids, a Kids’ Country exclusive, sets the foundation for 21st century skills for our younger learners. Exploration, teamwork, and design thinking introduce kids to creative problem solving. Emphasizing empathy and iterative prototyping, Curiosity Kids use their imagination to make discoveries in earth science, biology, technology, and art. Hands-on experiments spark ideas that get built into prototypes using ordinary materials that kids will take home.
Instructor: JP Neang

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.