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Happy Scholars Preschool Program

Our new innovative preschool program is an enriching educational experience where students form the foundations necessary to be ready to learn. A rigorous curriculum provides an array of educational opportunities to learn preschool foundations in math, language arts, social studies, art, music, science, and physical education, using the California Preschool Learning Foundations and guided by the Kindergarten Common Core Standards. In this well-structured class, students are introduced to the alphabet with Zoo-Phonics, we will begin the “Handwriting Without Tears Program,” and students participate in interactive science experiments and art projects. Each class offers time for small focus groups where children work directly with the teacher in the areas of math and writing, at their own level. Communication with parents is provided weekly via e-mails with news, updates and extension activities. Children must be completely responsible for their own bathroom needs.  Children must meet the age requirement as of December 1, 2016.

San Ramon Community Center at Central Park

Registration Information

All registrations for Happy Scholars must be done in-person.  Happy Scholar students in the current session will be receive priority registration held on the following dates for each session followed by general registration, space permitting:

Session I
Priority Registration:  November 10, 14 and 15
General Registration:  begins November 16

Session II
Priority Registration:  February 1, 2 and 3
General Registration:  begins February 6

Session III
Priority Registration:  March 29, 30 and 31
General Registration:  begins April 3

Happy Scholars Open House
Come visit the Happy Scholars Open House on January 6, 12-3pm, for a chance to meet the teachers, visit the classroom and more!
Fri 1/6   12:00pm- 3:00pm

Happy Scholars Parent Orientation
All parents/guardians should attend the mandatory orientation prior to the start of the session.
Thu 1/5 7:00pm- 8:00pm             

Program Opportunity

  • Superior Academic Foundation
  • Theme Based Curriculum
  • Introduction to the Zoo-phonics Program
  • Fine Motor and Sensory Development
  • Introduction to Handwriting Without Tears
  • Encouragement of Independence
  • Encouragement of Unique Gifts and Talents
  • Students are encouraged to see themselves as Readers and Writers

Philosophy and Mission
To provide an exciting and fresh academic approach to a preschool program that is fun and stimulating that gives students the confidence to succeed in any educational setting.

  • High value at a reasonable cost
  • 8:1 student to teacher ratio
  • An educational setting where students form the foundations necessary to be ready to learn
  • Educational opportunities to learn preschool foundations in math, language arts, social studies, art, music, science, and physical education
  • Individualized “teachable moments” for each child, based on each child’s individual needs
  • Regular parent advisories via email/daily classroom updates
  • Curriculum aligns with Preschool Foundations and Common Core Standards
  • Affordable, Highest-Quality Program Available
  • Artistic Expression and Music Awareness

About the Instructor

sbarkerinstructorKim Zmarlza has had extensive teaching experience with much of her practice occurring in the East Bay area. She has worked as a lead Preschoolteacher for many years and as a Para Professional for children with disabilities in the Dublin Unified School District. She is also an advocate for individuals living with epilepsy or seizure disorders.

Kim’s background is in early childhood education. She has worked with children and their families for over twenty years sharing learning experiences with children, helping them to explore the world around them and to grow intellectually. Kim believes preschool is full of exploration and new experiences for the students and their families. This passion is what drove Kim to move from being a lead Preschool Teacher to taking on the excitement of
overseeing all of Happy Scholars.

If you’d like to contact the instructor regarding Happy Scholars, please email her at: Beeskneesprograms@gmail.com

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Age 3

14 Classes            $471(R/GO)/$589(N)
Session I
Tue, Thu              1/10 - 2/23      8:30am-12:00pm              Act #101986

Session II
Tue, Thu              2/28 - 4/20*     8:30am-12:00pm 
             Act #101987
*No Class 4/4; 4/6

12 Classes            $404(R/GO)/$505(N)
Session III
Tue, Thu             4/25 - 6/1     8:30am-12:00pm              Act #102001

$47 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Age 3 & 4 Combo

20 Classes            $672(R/GO)/$840(N)
Session I
Mon, Wed, Fri      1/9 - 2/27*      1:15-4:45pm              Act #101988
* No Class 1/16

Session II
Mon, Wed, Fri      3/1 - 4/21*      1:15-4:45pm             Act #101991
*No Class 4/3; 4/5; 4/7

17 Classes             $572(R/GO)/$715(N)
Session III
Mon, Wed, Fri      3/1 - 4/21*     1:15-4:45pm             Act #102005
*No Class 4/3; 4/5; 4/7

$55 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Age 4 Morning

20 Classes            $769(R/GO)/$962(N)
Session I
Mon, Wed, Fri 1/9 - 2/27*            8:30am-12:30pm             Act #101989
*No Class 1/16; 2/20

Session II
Mon, Wed, Fri 3/1 - 4/21*            8:30am-12:30pm             Act #101990

*No class 4/3; 4/5; 4/7

17 Classes            $654(R/GO)/$818(N)
Session III
Mon, Wed, Fri 4/24 - 6/2*            8:30am-12:30pm             Act #102002

*No Class 5/29

$55 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Age 4 Afternoon

14 Classes            $471(R/GO)/$589(N)
Session I
Tue, Thu 1/10 - 2/23                        1:15pm- 4:45pm              Act #102055

Session II
Tue, Thu 2/28 - 4/20*                     1:15pm- 4:45pm              Act #102102

*No class 4/4; 4/6

12 Classes            $404(R/GO)/$505(N)
Session III
Tue, Thu 4/25 - 6/1                          1:15pm- 4:45pm              Act #102145

$47 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

PRESCHOOL Winter-Spring 2017 CLASSES

Paint N' Glue

Instructor: Kim Zmarzla
Spend quality time with your child while creating keepsakes based on a theme of the week.  We paint, glue, draw and do 4-5 clever art projects each week that are fun and engaging for little hands. Parent participation is required. No unregistered siblings or children in the class unless under age 1.

$25 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day.

Ages 2 – 5
9 Classes              $89(R/GO)/$112(N)
Dougherty Station Community Center
Sat 1/28 - 3/25                  9:30am-10:15am               Act #102282

 

We Love to Paint

Instructor: Kim Zmarzla
Young artists will explore a variety of new painting techniques and mediums. Try out foam, watercolor, glossies, tempera, glitter, shiny and fluorescent paints. Participants will use texture, pattern and design to create their own personalized artwork. Then they will use these techniques in oil resists, printmaking, painted sculptures, and mixed media. No Class 1/16 and 2/20. 

$25 Materials Fee payable to the instructor on the first day.

Ages 4 – 6
9 Classes              $89(R/GO)/$112(N)
San Ramon Community Center at Central Park
Mon 1/9 - 3/20*               5:00pm- 5:45pm               Act #102278
*No Class 1/16; 2/20

 

Paint Masters Camp

Instructor: Kim Zmarzla
Does your child love to paint? In this class we will use wild and wacky tools to paint with, and fun and lively colors from shiny paint to glitter paint and more! We will paint on paper and make some creations that need painting too. We will host an art show on the last day of class!

$25 Materials Fee payable to the instructor on the first day.

Ages 4 – 6
5 Classes              $174(R/GO)/$218(N)
San Ramon Community Center at Central Park
Mon-Fri 4/3 - 4/7              9:00am-12:00pm             Act #102283

 

Get Ready for Preschool

Instructor: Michelle Keenan
This is a class to help tots transition into an actual pre-school setting. Parents stay with their children and help them experience what it's like to be in pre-school. We will have circle time, art time, reading/letters and numbers activities, snack time, play time, cooking and science activities.  Students will practice skills in small group settings and have some one-on-one time with the teacher. 

A $30 materials fee includes early readers, worksheets, science/art materials used in class.

Ages 2 – 3
14 Classes            $269(R/GO)/$337(N)
Dougherty Station Community Center
Mon 1/23 - 5/8*               9:30am-11:30am              Act #102279
*No Class 2/20; 4/3

 

Letters and Sounds

Instructor: Michelle Keenan
Explore the alphabet while having fun learning about each letter and its sound. In a gently structured environment we have hands-on play, engaging arts & crafts activities. We will use Zoo-phonics Multisensory Language Arts Program to include vocabulary development and articulation, based on phonics and phonemic awareness. Students receive activities to extend their learning at home each week. This class is a great accompaniment to Numbers and Shapes. Please note: Parent participation is required. No unpaid siblings allowed unless under age 1 and held/carried in a pack by parent.

$33 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. 

Ages 2 – 4
15 Classes            $129(R/GO)/$162(N)
San Ramon Community Center at Central Park
Fri 1/20 - 5/5*                   9:15am-10:00am               Act #102280
*No Class 4/7

 

Numbers and Shapes

Instructor: Michelle Keenan
Explore numbers and shapes in a gently structured environment where we have hands on play, engaging arts and craft activities and make a numbers and shapes book. We review counting, number and shape recognition, charting, geometry, and more. This class is a great accompaniment to Letters and Sounds. Please note: Parent participation is required. No unpaid siblings allowed unless under age 1 and held/carried in a pack by parent.

$33 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. 

Ages 2 – 4
15 Classes            $129(R/GO)/$162(N)
San Ramon Community Center at Central Park
Fri 1/20 - 5/5*                    10:15am-11:00am            Act #102281
*No Class 4/7

 

Fun with Science and Engineering for Preschoolers

Instructor: Fun with Academics Staff
Have fun building hands-on projects and performing science experiments! Example activities include building a simple electric circuit or running lab experiments in the Color Lab. Students will learn about cause and effect, properties of materials, patterns, and cycles. This fun class is the perfect introduction to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) through play and exploration. Students will experiment, create, observe, and make predictions in a safe, nurturing environment.

Ages 3 – 5
5 Classes              $139(R/GO)/$174(N)
Dougherty Station Community Center
Tue 2/7 - 3/7                      10:00am-10:45am            Act #102307
Tue 4/18 - 5/16                  10:00am-10:45am            Act #102308


Little Lits

Instructor: Meera Sriram
Little Lits I

Children will be introduced to preschool themes through music and books. Wonderful read-alouds, rhymes, storyboards, and movement & finger play, will prepare children for a life-long love of reading and learning. This gentle and interactive class will also include a simple craft or activity and some stay-and-read time. You will take home songs to sing, book titles to read, and craft ideas. A parent or caregiver must stay in class. No unregistered siblings.

Ages 21 months – 3 year
6 Classes              $100(R/GO)/$125(N)
San Ramon San Ramon Community Center at Central Park
Fri 1/20 - 2/24                    10:00am-10:45am            Act #101918
Fri 3/17 - 4/28*                  10:00am-10:45am            Act #101920
*No Class 4/7

Little Lits II

The story-time based sessions will cover themes related to the environment and our world, like seasons, foods, animals, countries, trees, and our earth. We will have fun, interactive picture book readings, songs and movement, and other literacy activities, all emphasizing vital language and reading skills. The class will encourage a love for books and a curiosity to learn, while opening up our world for young children. A parent or caregiver must stay in class. No unregistered siblings.

Ages 3 – 4 ½
6 Classes              $125(R/GO)/$157(N)
San Ramon San Ramon Community Center at Central Park
Fri 1/20 - 2/24                    11:00am-12:00pm            Act #101919
Fri 3/17 - 4/28*                  11:00am-12:00pm            Act #101921
*No Class 4/7

 

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Kindermusik

Instructor: Kindermusik with Miss Lindsay & Friends, Inc.

Join your child on the musical adventure built to last a lifetime! In Kindermusik, you'll be part of a community that celebrates your child through singing, dancing, movement, and instrument play. Choose the class that is right for you, whether you're looking for a class for your baby, toddler, preschooler, or the whole family! Learn more about our award-winning program at www.eastbaykindermusik.com.

8 Classes              $160(R/GO)/$200(N)
San Ramon Community Center at Central Park

Wiggle & Grow:Animals a-dancing/outside my window
Come experience the special place where magic, music, and childhood unite to create treasured memories that will help your child feel safe, loved, and excited about music for many years to come! This semester, we'll ribbity-hop, trumpety-stomp, and oinkity-roll through the world of music in 'Animals a-Dancing'. Then we'll look 'Outside My Window' and shine like sunbeams, dance like rain, and drift like snow. 

$22 materials fee is payable on our website at www.eastbaykindermusik.com.

Ages 18 months – 3 ½ years
Fri 1/20 - 3/10                    10:30am-11:15am            Act #101927


kindermusik village: Hickory, Dickory, Tickle & bounce
Get nose-to-nose with your baby in this snuggly, Mother Goose-themed class! Watch your baby squeal with delight as we romp our way through a unique blend of musical learning activities that stimulate and engage all of the senses. We will teach you how to encourage your baby's learning through vocal play, object exploration, instruments, and creative movement. Plus, you'll develop research-proven communication strategies with your child through listening activities, speaking 'parentese,' and sign language.

$35 materials fee is payable at www.eastbaykindermusik.com.

Ages 18 months – 3 ½ years
Fri 1/20 - 3/10                    9:30am-10:15am              Act #101928

Wiggle & Grow with siblings: Animals a-dancing!

Come experience the special place where magic, music, and childhood unite to create treasured memories that will help your child feel safe, loved, and excited about music for many years to come! This semester, we'll ribbity-hop, trumpety-stomp, and oinkity-roll through the world of music in 'Animals a-Dancing'. Then we'll look 'Outside My Window' and shine like sunbeams, dance like rain, and drift like snow.  Babies 10 months & younger may attend for FREE with a sibling that is enrolled.

$22 materials fee is payable on our website at www.eastbaykindermusik.com.

Ages 1 month – 4 ½ years
Fri 1/20 - 3/10                    11:30am-12:15pm            Act #101924

 

Wiggle & Grow: Marvelous me & wild animal park!

At this amazing moment in time, your child is basking in the security of being with you, but also testing out his or her independence. In Marvelous Me, we'll move our bodies, use our senses, and enjoy feeling good about all the amazing things we can do - both together and 'all by ourselves!' Then, in Wild Animal Park, we'll dance a jungle hokey pokey, sing like parrots, and laugh like kookaburras, enjoying a music-filled adventure that you won't soon forget!

$22 materials fee is payable at www.eastbaykindermusik.com.

Ages 18 months – 3 ½ years
Thu 3/30 - 5/25*               10:30am-11:15am            Act #101925
*No class 4/6
Fri 3/31 - 5/26*                  10:30am-11:15am            Act #101929
*No Class 4/7

 

Kindermusic village: zoom buggy

Swoosh, vroom, and clickety-clack your way through this delightful unit. Babies and adults will dance, sing, and play instruments to the theme of being on the go. Chug around the room to the song 'Little Red Caboose,' hold on tightly while 'Riding in the Buggy,' and dance your way to 'Zoom-e-oh!' Engage in rituals and playful activities such as infant massage, lap bounces, exercise, and quiet time.

$35 materials fee is payable at www.eastbaykindermusik.com

Ages 18 months – 3 ½ years
Thu 3/30 - 5/25*               11:30am-12:15pm            Act #101926
*No class 4/6
Fri 3/31 - 5/26*                  9:30am-10:15am              Act #101930
*No Class 4/7

Wiggle & grow with Siblings: marvelous me & wild animal park!

At this amazing moment in time, your child is basking in the security of being with you, but also testing out his or her independence. In Marvelous Me, we'll move our bodies, use our senses, and enjoy feeling good about all the amazing things we can do - both together and 'all by ourselves!' Then, in Wild Animal Park, we'll dance a jungle hokey pokey, sing like parrots, and laugh like kookaburras, enjoying a music-filled adventure that you won't soon forget! Babies 10 months & younger may attend for FREE with a sibling that is enrolled. 

$22 materials fee is payable on our website at www.eastbaykindermusik.com.

Ages 1 month – 4 ½ years
Fri 3/31 - 5/26*                  11:30am-12:15pm            Act #101931
*No Class 4/7