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While her husband was in Iraq, KinderJam founder El Brown struggled to entertain her toddler with high-energy, enriching activities that would prepare him for kindergarten. Drawing on her master's degree in early-childhood education and more than a decade as an educator for children around the globe, Brown devised a program that has since become a preschool franchise reaching more than 1,300 children in four countries. The KinderJam curriculum, designed to mesh with NAEYC framework and Developmentally Appropriate Practice standards, fosters creativity and school skills with vibrant props, creative movement, and boisterous music. For younger participants, weekly BabyJam sessions strengthen bonds between infants and parents through music-fueled tickling, cuddling, and trigonometry-proof analysis.

380 Monterey St.
Salinas,
California
US

Signature service: Design services

Established: 2010

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 1 person

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Brands Used: Graber, Hunter Douglas, Shaw,

Pro Tip: [We put] customer service above self

545 Powell Street
Salinas,
CA
US

Joey, a cheerful palomino, spent 30 years greeting visitors to Dreamor Ranch. Like many of the horses, he's lucky to be there. The ranch rescues horses from bad situations and works to place them in new homes. Other horses take up residence permanently on the sunny farm, which is financed largely by lessons. By learning the disciplines of English, Western, and Gymkhana from a professional instructor, patrons are also helping rescue horses. Trail and beach rides also give riders a chance to bond with their steeds, as does an active volunteer program on the ranch.

80 Brown Rd
San Juan Bautista,
CA
US