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CentCalParentMag_Jun.. - Central California Parent Magazine

CentCalParentMag_Jun.. - Central California Parent Magazine

New Heights Christian

New Heights Christian Academy Kindergarten – 8 th Grade WASC Accredited Association of Christian Schools International Christian School Curriculum 559 292-7625 5690 E. Shields Avenue • Fresno www.newheightschristianacademy.com Children’s Center • Preschool-Morning Enrichment • Extended Day until 6 p.m. • Kindergarten Readiness Successful Since 1972 Preschool through Kindergarten Visit us and Experience the Play in Learning Elementary School • Grades K-6 • Curriculum Aligned with State Standards • Music and Computers • Small Class Sizes 435-2923 1284 E. Bullard Avenue (Between First & Millbrook) • Central California PARENT • June 2012 NOW ENROLLING! Founded 1978 • Member ACSI • www.collegecofc.com/mvcs • License #100404281 “Bringing Stay-At-Home Moms Together” Reserve Now for 2012-13 Transitional Kindergarten Class! 1/2 Day Preschool Cultural Arts Small Classes 9 AM - 12 Noon ORFF Music • Creative Movement Credentialed Teachers • 2½, 3 & 4 year old classes • Transitional Kindergarten Class 5550 N. Fresno Street Fresno, California 449-1759 Find us on facebook! License #103801261 Palm & Nees - Park Place (behind GB3) Contact us today to schedule a tour! (559) 431-5437 or hello@bluffviewschool.com •CRAFT—TRANQUILLITY Teens and tweens decorate a porcelain mug. 11 a.m. FREE First come, first served. FREE Tranquillity Branch Library, 5831 S. Juanche Ave. 698-5158 •GAME–ORANGE COVE All ages can play a variety of board games that are set up around the library. FREE all day. Orange Cove Branch Library, 815 Park Blvd. 600-9292. •HAMMER AND NAILS Check out the fun at the Build & Grow Kid’s Clinic for grades 2-5 at Lowe’s in Fresno. 10 a.m. FREE Preregistration required. 7611 North Blackstone Ave. Fresno. 436-6266 •MAGIC—LATON Trained rabbits do magic with humor! FREE at 1 p.m. Laton Branch Library, 6313 DeWoody Street, 923-4554. Space is limited so call early for information •MAGIC—RIVERDALE Trained rabbits do magic with humor! FREE at 11 a.m. Riverdale Branch Library, 20975 Malsbary, 867-3381. Space is limited. •REPTILE FAMILY See, touch, and learn about amphibians and reptiles at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. FREE Fig Garden Regional Library. 3071 W. Bullard Ave., Fresno 600-4071. Space is limited. •SATURDAY SCIENCE Basic science classes that include science experiments and a craft. Ages 2 and up at 12, 1, and 2 p.m. Cost $5. The Discovery Center, 1944 Winery, Fresno 251-5533 •SUMMER PARTY Children, ages 4-7, are invited to join and celebrate summer time activities and listen to stories. 11 a.m. $5 charge. Call to reserve a space. Petunia’s Place, Opus I Center, 6027 N. Palm, Fresno. 438-1561 •TAIL WAGGIN’ TUTOR Kids, K-6 can read to Charlie, a friendly dog volunteer at 2 p.m. Sunnyside Regional Library, 5566 E. Kings Canyon Rd. 600-6594 24 Sunday •AT BAT The action starts as the Visalia Rawhides play against the San Jose Giants at 2 p. m. Recreation Ballpark, 300 N. Giddings Street, Visalia. 732-4433. •BATTER UP It’s fun, it’s exciting to watch the Fresno Grizzlies up at bat against the Tucson Padres at 2:05 p.m. Chuckchansi Park, Fresno 320-TIXS 25 Monday •AT BAT The action starts as the Visalia Rawhides play against the Bakersfield Blaze at 1 p. m. Recreation Ballpark, 300 N. Giddings Street, Visalia. 732-4433. •BATTER UP It’s fun, it’s exciting to watch the Fresno Grizzlies up at bat against the Tucson Padres at 7:05 p.m. Chuckchansi Park, Fresno 320-TIXS …a child works to perfect himself. (559) 432-3669 1572 E. Barstow • Fresno, CA 93710 State Lic# 100403062 •NATURE KIDS This class is great for the under-5 crowd and a parent. 10-11 a.m. Classes include a story, snack, craft project, and nature encounter that starts with a “K”. Cost, $5 per child. Pre-registration required. The Discovery Center, 1937 N. Winery Ave, Fresno. 251-5533 •REPTILE FAMILY—CARUTHERS See, touch, and learn about amphibians and reptiles at 2 p.m. FREE. Space is limited so call early. Caruthers Branch Library, 13382 S Henderson. 864-8766 •REPTILE FAMILY—SELMA See, touch, and learn about amphibians and reptiles at 9 a.m. FREE. Space is limited so call early for information, Selma Branch Library, 2200 Selma Ave. 896-3393 •SPECIAL FUN TIME—AUBERRY Kids can dance and sing! 10 a.m. FREE outside on the grass. Auberry Branch Library, 33049 Auberry Rd. 855-8523 •SPECIAL FUN TIME—BIG CREEK Kids dance and sing with Oklin Bloodworth. 3 p.m. FREE Big Creek Branch Library, 55185 Point Rd. Space is limited so call early. 893-6614. •TEEN CRAFT Make a clay keychain at 2 p.m. FREE Woodward Park Regional Library, 944 E. Perrin Ave. and at 3 p.m. Easton Branch, 25 E. Fantz, Fresno. 237-3929. First come, first served at both libraries. •TEEN CRAFT—FOWLER Make a clay keychain at 1 p.m. FREE Fowler Branch Library. First come, first served! 306 S. 7th St. 834-3114 26 Tuesday •ART CLASS Pinwheels for children ages 2-6. 10:30 a.m. Free at Our Playroom, 1445 Shaw Avenue, Suite 130, Clovis 297-5295. •AT BAT The action starts as the Visalia Rawhides play against the Bakersfield Blaze at 7 p. m. Recreation Ballpark, 300 N. Giddings Street, Visalia. 732-4433. •BATTER UP It’s fun, it’s exciting to watch the Fresno Grizzlies up at bat against the Tucson Padres at 7:05 p.m. Chuckchansi Park, Fresno 320-TIXS •MAGIC for families. FREE 10 a.m. at Clovis Regional Library, 1155 Fifth Street. Space is limited so call regarding tickets. 600-9531 •MAGIC—SANGER for families 1 p.m. FREE at Sanger Branch Library, 1812 Seventh St. 875-2435 •REPTILE FAMILY—SQUAW VALLEY See, touch, and learn about amphibians and reptiles at 3 p.m. FREE. Space is limited so call early. Bear Mountain Branch Library, 30733 E Kings Canyon Rd., Squaw Valley. 332-2528 •REPTILE FAMILY—ORANGE COVE See, touch, and learn about amphibians and reptiles at 12 noon. FREE. Space is limited so call early. Orange Cove Branch Library, 815 Park Blvd. 600-9292 •SPECIAL FUN TIME—FIREBAUGH Kids sing and dance with Oklin Bloodworth. 12 p.m. FREE Space is limited so call early for information. Firebaugh Branch Library, 1315 “O” St. 600-9274 •SPECIAL FUN TIME—MENDOTA Kids sing and dance with Oklin Bloodworth. 2 p.m. FREE Space is limited so call early. Mendota Branch Library, 1246 Belmont Ave. 600-9291 •TEEN CRAFT 4th of July pinwheels 4 p.m. FREE. First come, first served. Fig Garden Regional Library, 3071 W. Bullard Ave., Fresno. 600-4071 •TEEN CRAFT—BEAR MOUNTAIN Teens make a clay keychain. 4 p.m. FREE Bear Mountain Branch Library. First come, first served. 30733 E. Kings Canyon Rd., Squaw Valley. 332-2528 Children’s Learning Center Caring for Our #1 National Resource Caring for children ages 2 to 12 • Half Day Enrichment • Part or Full Time • Before and After School Care • Half Day Programs • Summer Programs • All Day Programs Our program and staff are committed to a positive learning and growing experience for the children entrusted to our care. ( ) - 00 750 Sierra Avenue, Clovis Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. • License # 103808309

•TEEN CRAFT—REEDLEY Teens, make a clay keychain. 3 p.m. FREE Reedley Branch Library. First come, first served. 1027 “E” Street. 638-2818 27 Wednesday •ART CLASS Pinwheels for children ages 2-6. 2 p.m. Free at Our Playroom, 1445 Shaw Avenue, Suite 130, Clovis 297-5295. •AT BAT The action starts as the Visalia Rawhides play against the Bakersfield Blaze at 7 p. m. Recreation Ballpark, 300 N. Giddings Street, Visalia. 732-4433. •MAGIC for families 9 a.m. FREE Politi Branch Library, 5771 N. First Street, 431-6450. At 1 p.m. West Fresno Library, 188 East California Ave. 455-6066. Space is limited so call regarding tickets. •NATURE KIDS This class is great for the under-5 crowd and a parent. 10-11 a.m. Classes include a story, snack, craft project, and nature encounter that starts with a “K”. Cost, $5 per child. Pre-registration DirectoryEarlyChildhoodPreschools FRESNO COUNTY Name, Address, Phone Ages Hours Size Comments Bluff View Private Preschool 7805 N. Palm Ave., Fresno (559) 431-KIDS (5437) Brighten Academy Preschool 1825 Austin Ave., Clovis (559) 294-1310 Children’s Activity Center 5550 N. Fresno St., Fresno (559) 449-1759 Children’s Learning Center 750 E. Sierra, Clovis (559) 298-7800 Creative Learning Center 2261 Villa Ave., Clovis (559) 323-3905 Dermer’s Creative Care 321 W. Herndon, Fresno (559) 435-2901 Dermer’s Creative Care Too 8855 N. Chestnut, Fresno (559) 325-6913 Fairmont Private School 435 W. Fairmont, Fresno (559) 226-2347 Fresno Jewish Day School 6622 N. Maroa, Fresno (559) 447-1984 Fresno Montessori School 1572 E. Barstow, Fresno (559) 432-3669 Kinder Academy 4815 E. Holland, Fresno (559) 227-0654 (559) 294-7723 New Harvest Child Care Center 698 N. Minnewawa, Clovis (559) 797-7030 Our Lady of Victory Preschool 1626 W. Princeton, Fresno (559) 229-2150 Shining Star Preschool 5415 N. West Avenue, Fresno (559) 435-0349 The Growing Patch Private Preschool 5560 W. Spruce, Fresno (559) 435-4934 The Learning Tree 364 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno (559) 439-8143 The Village Preschool 5140 N. Fruit Ave., Fresno (559) 449-1059 Where The Garden Grows 5724 N. Fresno St., Fresno (559) 437-3733/289-2244 2.9 to 6 years 2 to 6 years 3 to 5 1/2 years 2 to 12 years 18 mos. to 12 years 6 weeks to 3rd grade 6 weeks to 3rd grade 3 to 6 years 2 to 6 years 18 mos. to 6 years 3.10 to 6 years 6 weeks to 6 years 3 to 5 years 3 to 6 years 2.5 to 6 years 6 weeks to 12 years 2 to 6 years 2.5 to 5.5 years 7 am to 5:30 pm 120 6:30 am to 6 pm 9 am to 12 pm 7 am to 6 pm 6 a.m. to 10 pm M-F 8-5 Sat. 7 am to 6 pm 7 am to 6 pm 7 am to 5:30 pm 8:30-11:30 Mon-Fri 12:15-3:15 Wed, Th, Fri 8:30 am to 12:30 pm 7 am to 6 pm 115 105 150 25 7:30 am to 5:30 pm 140 Half Day: 9 am -12 pm Full Day: 7:30 am -5:30 pm 7 am to 6 pm 8 am to 1 pm 95 120 7:30 am to 2:30 pm 52 7 am to 6 pm 7:30 am to 5:30 pm 24 90 New, state of the art preschool facility. Full day and half day schedules. Houghton Mifflin curriculum. On site extra curricular activities. www.bluffviewschool.com (612) 81- Assessment-driven specialized enrichment focusing on the development of academic, social, emotional, 162 gross/fine motor, and problem solving skills. (712) 102 95 106 A quality half-day preschool that strives to meet the developmental needs of children through a creative “hands-on” curriculum. (612) Our programs and staff is committed to a positive learning and growing experience for the children entrusted to our care. After school care. (812) A high quality educational program where children are free to be themselves within a happy, safe and creative learning atmosphere. Infant/Toddler program now open. (712) A high quality educational program where children are free to be themselves within a happy, safe and creative learning atmosphere. (712) A unique developmental program. Phonics, reading, math, science, computers, art, social skills. Teachers are credentialed and certified. (612) Nurturing, high-quality, developmentally appropriate preschool, Jewish and secular learning. Warm, qualified staff, early care and Stay and Play options. All religions welcomed. (912) The goal of the FMS program is to help each child develop his/her own unique potential. Kindergarten program available. (612) We celebrate the individual and educate the whole child ensuring his/her future success in school. Developmentally appropriate, hands-on learning activities. (712) Small classes. Full and half day schedules. Connecting with parents and children through the love of Jesus. www.nhclife.org (612) Now enrolling ages 3-5. We are a Catholic based early education program geared to preparing children for kindergarten. (612) Christ-centered, small classes, hands-on learning, loving environment that encourages curiosity and eagerness to learn. Mornings and full day. (812) Northwest Fresno. Small classes. Christian values. Qualified teachers. Art, music, literacy, science, math, health, social growth. Open enrollment! Half and full day. Lic.#103808414 www.thegrowingpatch.com (612) Christian care in a nurturing environment. We offer 117 developmentally age appropriate activities for infant, preschool and after school children. All meals provided. (612) 24 Pre-school fostering the creative learning styles of all (12 in children. Managed by experts in the field of child 2 classes) development. (612 ) 50 required. The Discovery Center, 1937 N. Winery Ave, Fresno. 251-5533 •PRESCHOOL STORYTIME Interactive storytime with songs, and fingerplays for children ages 3-5. FREE 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Woodward Park Regional Library, 944 E. Perrin Ave., Fresno 600-3135 •PRESCHOOL STORYTIME–CLOVIS Interactive storytime with songs, and fingerplays for kids 3-5 FREE Clovis Regional Library, 1155 Fifth Street. 600-9531 •REPTILE FAMILY—KERMAN See, touch, and learn about amphibians and reptiles at 11 a.m. FREE. Space is limited so call early. Kerman Branch Library, 15081 Kearney Plaza, 846-8804 •REPTILE FAMILY—PINEDALE See, touch, and learn about amphibians and reptiles at 3 p.m. FREE. Space is limited so call early. Pinedale Branch Library, 7170 N. San Pablo, Pinedale 439-0486 •SPECIAL FUN TIME—SAN JOAQUIN Kids dance and sing with Oklin Bloodworth. 4 p.m. FREE Space is limited so call early for information. San Joaquin Branch Library, 8781 Main Street, 693-2171 Convenient hours, video cameras, qualified, screened and CPR certified staff. Toddler, pre-K, drop-in, and enrichment programs, homework club and transportation. (612) Program provides early literacy and life skilled curriculum that is developmentally appropriate. Faith building, small classes, credentialed teachers, half & extended days. www.wherethegardengrowspreschool.com (812) ONGOING •ADVENTURES IN SPACE At the Challenger Learning Center as well as the Castle Science and Technology Center kids 9 and older can experience the thrill and adventure of simulated space flights, rocket construction and launches, a planetarium, a CSI scenario, Columbus’ voyage and much, much more while learning about and practicing important fundamentals of science, mathematics and technology. Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. Admission: adults $6, seniors/students $5, children ages 4-6 $3. 3 and under free. Located near the entrance to the former Castle Air Force Base, Merced. (209) 726-0296. •AGRICULTURAL LEARNING CENTER Kids learn about agriculture and have fun too. There are tractors to climb on, a water pump station and even a cow to milk. Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: adults $5, children $3. The Agricultural Museum & Learning Center, 4500 S. Laspina Street, Tulare. Donations suggested. 688-1030. •FAIRYTALES & FUN Rotary Storyland and Playland are two small themed amusement parks where families can enjoy a day of fun, fantasy and adventure. Walk into the pages of a storybook at Storyland and see the old lady who lived in a shoe, the three little pigs or King Arthur’s castle. Playland offers several amusement rides and attractions. Enjoy a ride on the carousel, the roller coaster and the pirate ship pedal boats. Playland is free admission, tickets can be purchased for the rides for just 50 cents a ticket. Both parks offer all day wristbands for $15.95 and are open Wednesday-Sunday beginning June 13th. Storyland admission: adults $5, children ages 2-12 $3.50, seniors 55+ $4, under 2 free. 890 W. Belmont Ave., Fresno. 486-2124. www.storylandplayland.com •FOSSILS IN FAIRMEAD The Fossil Discovery Center in Fairmead is open! Come see Ice Age fossils from one of the largest fossil beds in California. Call ahead for the Mock Dig, where children can excavate their own fossils! Tuesday- Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: adults $8, seniors and military $6, students $4, children 3 and under free. 19450 Avenue 21 1/2, Chowchilla. 665-7107. www. maderamammoths.org •FUN DISCOVERIES The Discovery Center, the museum of science and natural history, welcomes visitors to tour the grounds which include the beautiful Deutsch Cactus Garden, California desert tortoise enclosure, UC Gardener’s The Garden of the Sun, Gemini Space Capsule, Native American Studies Area, Whisper Dishes, Walden Pond and other outdoor science exhibits. Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Special science days occur throughout the year. 1944 N. Winery Ave., Fresno. 251-5533 •GO WILD! At Fresno Chaffee Zoo visitors can see more than 700 mammals, birds, and reptiles as they tour the zoo. This is a great learning and fun experience for children of all ages. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Close at 3 p.m. for after hour events June 1st and 2nd. Zoo admission: $7 for adults, $3.50 for seniors and children ages 2-11, under 2 years free. 894 W. Belmont Ave., Fresno. 498-5910 •HEAD FOR THE (FOOT)HILLS! The Children’s Museum of the Sierra in Oakhurst is home to a world of fun hands-on learning explorations for preschoolers and school-age children. Explore exciting careers at the child-size, authentic fire station, doctor’s office, pizza restaurant, bank and stage. Become a scientist and study gravity, natural history, magnetism and more. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m., closed Monday. Admission $4; Seniors age 60+ $3; under age 2 free. 49269 Golden Oak Drive. 658-5656 •HIDDEN HOMES TRAIL Do you know what’s inside a mouse nest? Observe wildlife, complete with five life size models of animal “homes” with signs along the way to tell the stories about animals living around the San Joaquin River. Tip toe through a mouse house, climb inside a caddis fly cocoon, be a baby eagle in our giant eagle nest, then picnic and explore the River Center grounds. The Hidden Homes Trail located at the San Joaquin River Parkway River Center is wheelchair and stroller accessible, and is specifically designed for preschool children. Open Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 11605 Old Friant Road, Fresno. 248-8480 •IMAGINE U INTERACTIVE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM A place where children and families can enjoy a hands-on multicultural learning experience which features the “Imagination Center” where children can dress in costumes and play musical instruments. For the small members of the family there is “Toddler Town” with crawl spaces and other toys. Also there is science and nutritional learning experiences available. Open Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays 12 noon-4 p.m. Groups and schools by appointment. Admission $5, under 2 free. 700 E. Main Street, Visalia. 733-5975 •MEOW! Visit some of the world’s most endangered species of cats, including the Bengal tiger and the clouded leopard in natural habitats at the Project Survival Cat Haven. Visitors learn about the cats and efforts being made to save them from extinction. This wild animal park features guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission: adults $9, children ages 5-12 $6 and seniors $7.50. Field trips available. Located on Hwy 180, 45 miles east of Fresno and 15 miles west of Kings Canyon National Park. 338-1336 •MINERALS AND GEMS Displays at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum include California’s largest existing Gold Rush specimen of crystallized gold, mineral and gem specimens from around the world, a miniature mining town and stamp mill. Open Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: adults $4, children age 12 and under free. Mariposa County Fairgrounds, 5005 Fairgrounds Road. (209) 742-7625 June 2012 • Central California PARENT •

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