One of the largest sewing machine companies in Northern California, Meissner Sewing & Vacuum Center has been equipping its clientele with sewing machines, sergers, and embroidery machines since it first opened in 1930. At its 20,000-square-foot Sacramento headquarters and each branch location, the family-owned business pairs machines from brands such as Bernina, Brother, Viking, Baby Lock, and Janome with classes and software that can help users hone their skills. Factory-trained technicians roam the shelves and are available to repair broken machines or interpret messages woven by fortune-telling looms.
Trained volunteer guides have led more than 500,000 people through Safetyville USA’s model town since it opened in 1984. The one-hour safety and health tours immerse preschool through third-grade students in learning scenarios. For instance, kids learn to cross a street safely by looking left and the other left. They also explore model police, fire, and sheriff stations while learning about fire and traffic safety. Health tours focus on nutrition, exercise, first aid, and hygiene. Picnic tables are available after the tours.
Since 1977, Huntington Learning Center has employed a battalion of highly trained tutors to help students triumph over math misgivings and phonics fears. Young scholars ages 5–17 begin their gold-star-seeking journey with an academic evaluation lasting 3.5 to 4 hours to pinpoint their individual needs. After the exam, the center's staff will create a detailed analysis of each student's strengths, personal goals, and spitball-accuracy stats. In one-hour one-on-one sessions, tutors encourage pupils to work at their own pace while focusing on areas in which improvement is needed. Huntington often welcomes parents into its centers of cerebration for complimentary workshops on creating a learning environment free of distractions such as stress and constant gossip about the family dog.
As a nationally renowned tutoring program, Sylvan Learning Center helps kids catch up, keep up, and get ahead in school with a personalized tutoring approach for students of all ages. During the initial visit, children will partake in a Sylvan Skills Assessment, which highlights any trouble spots and serves as a baseline for future progress. Scholars will then traverse four tailored tutoring sessions, which cover topics such as math, reading, mindreading, writing, and study skills. Sylvan issues regular progress reports, providing parents with a comprehensive look into their son or daughter's ongoing sessions and progress in pronouncing quinoa.
During arguably the most vibrant and crucial period of brain development, the instructors at Growing Brilliant supply a catalyzing environment for optimal physical, intellectual, and social growth. Designed for children ranging from six months to six years, the center's programs help prepare youngsters for kindergarten, stimulate the brains of babies with diverse sensory experiences, or teach tots to share, socialize, and sip their juice boxes with their pinkies up. Varied focus areas give little ones of any age a well-rounded experience, cultivating creativity, encouraging movement and fitness, and even teaching foreign languages.
A 2013 Frontiers control study concluded that subjects participating in drug-free, multi-modal programs are effective in reducing disorder symptoms and improving cognitive behaviors. One such program, Brain Balance Achievement Center's Brain Balance Program, has successfully helped thousands of kids with extensive social, academic, and behavioral challenges such as ADHD, Asperger's, and dyslexia for over a decade. The Brain Balance Program's whole-body approach combines sensory motor and cognitive exercises along with vital nutritional aspects. Each program is custom-tailored to each child's needs, along with their family's.