Like most parents, Cyndi R. doesn't like to take chances with her child's wellbeing. By the time her son was 13 months old, Cyndi had interviewed roughly 20 childcare providers—but she noticed something different when she walked into the local KinderCare. The staff here greeted every child by name and, as she peeked into each of the classrooms, Cyndi noticed engaged instructors leading one-on-one lessons. The center's Assistant Director even took the time to answer all of her questions, both before and after she decided to enroll her son.
The thing is, this isn't a unique experience. KinderCare now has more than 1,700 centers, and parents across the country share similar thoughts on their local educators. To hear them tell it, it's the commitment of those teachers that makes all the difference. Twice a year, KinderCare hosts the largest early childhood teacher-training program in the country, and every center pursues national accreditation. All of this translates into the development of social, emotional, physical, and intellectual skills in infants and children up to 12 years old.
That may seem like a lot of skills to entrust a daycare with, but KinderCare is more than just a daycare—in fact, it's better to think of it as a learning center. During daycare, kindergarten, and before- and after-school programs, KinderCare's educators lead activities that focus on six different areas, including math and science, language and literacy, and the art of opening a tricky juice box.
Founded with the goal of bolstering childhood development via confidence- and fitness-boosting programs, Tricks Gymnastics,and Swim's team of instructors keeps kids of all ages active and engaged via a host of high-energy classes. The highly skilled and friendly crew works hard to foster a nurturing environment within each class, keeping a close eye on the kids while teaching them new skills via positive reinforcement and recognition of effort.
Meanwhile, experienced coaches man gymnastics programs designed to combat inactivity and encourage healthy lifestyles. Young ones aged 0–5 burn excess energy and hone flexibility during Tumblebunny classes, and big kids build strength and character thanks to both noncompetitive and competitive programs. A variety of special events include date nights that enable parents to sneak off for an evening of fun while their progeny plays at the gym. The Folsom location further fortifies its kinetic curriculum with swim programs focused on teaching pupils the essentials of water safety and basic swimming techniques. Paddlers grouped into classes by age hop into the crystalline pool, splashing about in waters kept at a balmy 89 degrees to ward off loitering snowflakes.
Design a digital rock dock station. Create a superhero mobile. Build and battle a dino-robot. Launch rockets to new heights. The children who engage in these once-in-a-lifetime activities at Destination Science camps aren't just having fun—they're learning science. At over 130 camp locations in six states, counselors lead campers ages 5 to 11 through a full week of hands-on exploration in various disciplines. Aided by kid-friendly tools, entertaining demonstrations, and inventive lesson plans, they teach campers the basics of scientific inquiry through the fun of exploration and experimentation. The four main camps focus on topics ranging from human and marine biology to astronomy, engineering, and physics, often with engaging games and hands-on projects. All of Destination Science's instructors are experienced educators and university students, each focused in the sciences and chosen for their ability to relate to children and build an effective baking-soda volcano.
Boarding On The Lake is positioned right off Folsom Lake, a short trot from the beach and located near hundreds of miles of trails. This prime location lets horse owners hop atop their horses and be on the trail in minutes, rather than spending hours hitching up a trailer to transport their steed to a spot with good riding. Dedicated staffers keep the stalls, covered paddocks, and other facilities shipshape, and Boarding On The Lake’s owners are onsite as often as possible to ensure that everything is working smoothly. They've also set up a picnic area where guests can sit down and eat their lunch, instead of grazing on the high-quality alfalfa and grass reserved for the horses.
Martial arts at Granite Bay's Granite Bay Kenpo Karate Studio is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
Sit down for a savory meal at their in-house restaurant.
Nothing more impressive than being strong and independent, which kickboxing can help you achieve.
With this MMA class, you can learn all the techniques, moves and strategies that you need to know to become an expert at MMA.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Sports fans know to plan their weekend around Granite Bay Martial Arts in Granite Bay.
When you're out and about in the area, you'll love that this club has a restaurant to take care of any last minute hunger.
If you're looking for the ultimate combination of fighting styles, try a mixed martial arts class.
Engage and tone every muscle in your body and kick your way to fitness victory.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.