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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After-School Hoops

After-School Hoops

September 13 - November 15 (Rancho Romero) November 16 (Montair)

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

Beat Freaks

Beat Freaks

September 11-November 6 (Green Valley), September 12- November 14 (Rancho Romero), September 15 - November 11 (Coyote Creek)

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

Black Dragon Chess

Black Dragon Chess

September 15 - December 15 (10 Sessions) (Rancho Romero)

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.

Instructor: JB McCann

BLOXELS: Build Your Own Video Game

BLOXELS: Build Your Own Video Game

September 11- November 6 (Coyote Creek), September 14- November 9 (Walt Disney)

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

Core Confidence, Friendships & Leadership for Girls

Core Confidence, Friendships & Leadership for Girls

September 11 - November 15 (Sycamore)

In today’s world, self-confidence is more important than ever. Girls face a special set of challenges. Help your girl make this her best year yet with our unique confidence, friendship and leadership course! She’ll learn to coach herself and draw confidence from values, self-talk, grounding, friendships, emotions and much, much more. As a result, she’ll BELIEVE in herself, BE herself and have fun in the process.

Instructor: MyGirl Coaching LLC

Dr. Seuss Jr. Character Drawing

Dr. Seuss Jr. Character Drawing

September 15 - December 1 (Rancho Romero)

Welcome to the Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss! In Dr. Seuss Character Drawing, students will learn to draw their favorite Seuss characters, listen to his beloved stories, and create their own Seuss Rhymes! This fun class will teach children the basics of drawing and help them tell their own Seuss-Styled stories! At the end of the session, kids will take home a collection of their own work to share with family and friends!

Instructor: Village Center for the Arts

French

French

September 12 - November 14 (Rancho Romero)

Lango teaches children new languages in full immersion classes through Adventure Learning, an innovative approach that combines stories, music and movement, playacting and game-playing in an engaging, dynamic format.

Instructor: TriLango LLC

Glee Club

Glee Club

September 14 - November 9 (John Baldwin)

Learn to sing, dance and act, on stage all at the same time! Students will learn basic dance and vocal technique and will also learn to put it all together to a hit song! Culminating performance at the end of the session.

Instructor: Jamie Roman

Intro to Programming with Block Programming – Scratch

Intro to Programming with Block Programming – Scratch

September 13 - November 15 (Rancho Romero)

Coding encourages analytical thinking and problem solving. In this Scratch class, students will learn the basics of Scratch programming. Students will get a chance to collaborate, design, and build an interactive program and learn basic logic and algorithms.
Instructor: Knodemy

KinderBots

KinderBots

September 15 - December 1 (Twin Creeks), September 11- November 6(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

Mandarin and Intensive Mandarin

Mandarin and Intensive Mandarin

September 11 - November 6 (Rancho Romero), September 12 - November 9 (Intensive Mandarin Quail Run)

Ni Hao! Welcome to the world of Mandarin! Our unique themed classes and “My Chinese” series textbooks are closely related to students’ daily lives, bringing English-speaking students to an immersive Chinese environment. Combining Visual Learning Method with singing, dances, games, and cool cultural knowledge, speaking in Chinese is easy and fun! Intensive Mandarin is taught twice per week.

Instructor: United Education

Musical Theatre Revue

Musical Theatre Revue

September 13 - November 15 (Rancho Romero)

This everyone-has-a-blast class provides a stage of fun for everyone to sing, dance, and act! Students improve their voice, stage presence and confidence as they become their favorite characters from the Broadway musicals they know and love! Students are introduced to basic vocal techniques, harmony, dance steps and choreography that foster success and camaraderie!

Instructor: Village Center for the Arts

Pots & Paints

Pots & Paints

September 13 - November 15 (Rancho Romero)

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

Radio City Story Tellers

Radio City Story Tellers

September 14 - November 9 (Rancho Romero)

In Radio City: Storytellers, imagination takes center stage. Students enter the magical world of storytelling by creating original scripts, performing live narration, and creating sound effects using Foley sound techniques to add drama and flair to their story. Storytellers will use everyday objects to creatively reproduce sound effects. Course will culminate in a dramatic live reading by the Storytellers and a live audio recording for each student.

Instructor: Sam Pulanco

Robot Ed: AdventureBots

Robot Ed: AdventureBots

September 11- November 1 (Country Club), September 12- November 14 (Rancho Romero)

Adventure land! Join us as we follow the adventure trail with different robots! Drag the water skier and be careful of the bear and the wolf! Bungee jump with R-Bot and watch out for the scorpion’s tail! Learn all about the fundementals of mechanics like gears, levers, pulleys, and cranks. Each team of two gets a computer and LEGO WeDo kit to learn with. Exclusive curriculum with an emphasis on technology, engineering, and programming.
Instructor: Tiny Techs Club

Spanish

Spanish

September 13 - November 15 (Greenbrook)

Lango teaches children new languages in full immersion classes through Adventure Learning, an innovative approach that combines stories, music and movement, playacting and game-playing in an engaging, dynamic format.

Instructor: TriLango LLC

STEAM: Engineering Adventures

STEAM: Engineering Adventures

September 12 - November 14 (Creekside) September 13 - November 15 (Bollinger Canyon)

Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) is an innovative curriculum designed by Boston’s Museum of Science to foster children’s engineering and technological literacy. Products like pencils, chairs, water filters, cell phones and buildings are technological solutions designed by engineers. Children are fascinated with building and taking things apart to see how they work. Through Engineering is Elementary, students will have fun harnessing their natural curiosity.

Instructor: JP Neang

STEM FUNdamentals with Lego®  Materials

STEM FUNdamentals with Lego® Materials

September 14 - November 9 (Sycamore Valley and Montair)

Power on your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Snowmobiles, Towers, Catapults, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level. There is no prerequisite for this course.

Instructor: Play Well TEKnologies

Superstar Guitar

Superstar Guitar

September 13 - November 15 (Rancho Romero)

Learn to play popular songs, power chords, riffs and have fun doing it! Superstar Guitar is a group music class designed to give first time guitar students musical success quickly.  Essential guitar fundamentals are made easy and fun. Guitar students must bring their own guitar to class.

Instructor: Village Center for the Arts

Yoga

Yoga

September 12 - November 14 (Montevideo)

In this mindful movement class, our young yogis will blend yoga, nature, and art to start their own mindfulness practice. Students will learn techniques for calming themselves down and participate in art projects to integrate the mindful practices. The benefits of yoga for young children is well documented. Come practice with us.

Instructor: Jessica Burg

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.