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Bees Knees Preschool Program

Coming Fall 2017… Happy Scholars Preschool is changing its name to Bees Knees Preschool!  The same great program and staff are still here – Just a new name!

 

Fall Registration Begins:  Wednesday, July 12

Preschool is a time of brain development and learning to love learning, Bee’s Knees Programs staff are trained to assist the inquisitive independent minds of young children in a supportive caring environment.

Bee’s Knees Programs offers a balanced Preschool curriculum with developmentally appropriate practices. Our program supports learning foundations of local school districts common core standards. Our goal of developing well-rounded lifelong learners is supported through a variety of teaching techniques to enhance a variety of learning styles, developing critical thinking, math concepts and artistic appreciation. Developmental milestones are achieved through interactive science/ STEM, social emotional and physical fitness curriculum. Language arts, phonics programs are implemented through physical activities and practical fine motor development. We have adopted Zoophonics, Handwriting Without Tears, Mathematics Their Way, DECA and Second Steps as guidelines for our preschool classes.

Bee’s Knees Programs staff brings a passion for education - Supporting well-rounded, hands-on positive learning experience to createa lifetime love of learning.

Children must be completely responsible for their own bathroom needs.  Children must meet the age requirement as of December 1, 2017.

Registration Information

General registration for everyone begins July 12 for Session I ONLY.  Registrants in Session I will receive priority registration for Session II.  If space is available after priority registration, registration for Session II will open to the public beginning on September 28.

Session I (online registration permitted)
General Registration:  Begins July 12

Session II (all registrations must be processed in-person)
Priority Registration:  September 25-27
General Registration:  Begins September 28

 

San Ramon Community Center at Central Park

Bees Knees Open House
Come visit on July 26, 12-3pm, for a chance to meet the teachers, visit the classroom and more!
Wed      7/26       12:000pm-3:00pm

Bees Knees Parent Orientation
All parents/guardians should attend the mandatory orientation prior to the start of the session.
Wed      8/16       7:00-8:00pm

 

         

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                     8:30am-12:00pm

16 Classes            $559(R/GO)/$699(N)
Session I:  Tue, Thu                         8/29-10/19          Act#105028
Materials Fee:  $50 for all students

Session II:  Tue, Thu                        10/24-12/21        Act#105029
Materials Fee:  $50 for new students/$40 for continuing students
No Class 11/21; 11/23

 

Age 3 & 4             1:15pm-4:15pm

31 Classes            $929(R/GO)/$1,162(N)
Session I:  Mon-Thu                        8/28-10/19          Act#105030
Materials Fee:  $60 for all students
No Class 9/4

32 Classes            $959(R/GO)/$1,199(N)
Session II:  Mon-Thu                      10/23-12/21        Act#105031
Materials Fee:  $60 for new students/$50 for continuing students
No Class 11/20-11/23

 

Age 4                     8:30am-12:30pm

23 Classes            $919(R/GO)/$1,149(N)
Session I:  Mon, Wed, Fri             8/28-10/20          Act#105026
Materials Fee:  $60 for all students
No Class 9/4

22 Classes            $879(R/GO)/$1,099(N)
Session II:  Mon, Wed, Fri            10/23-12/20        Act#105027
Materials Fee:  $60 for new students/$50 for continuing students
No Class 11/10; 11/20; 11/22; 11/24

PRESCHOOL SUMMER 2017 CLASSES

Grandparent & Me: Making Memories Brunch Buddies

Instructor: Bees Knees Programs

Bridge the generational gap and grandparent/grandchild relationship through interactions and learning from each other while participating in hands-on gardening projects, crafts and games.  Preschool age children partner with their grandparent or senior adult to prepare a brunch snack and enjoy conversation at a well-set table.  Each morning closes with a story.  $20 Materials Fee payable to instructor on the first day.

Ages 2 ½  - 6
6 Classes              $96(R/GO)/$120(N)
Alcosta Senior and Community Center
Mon, Wed, Fri 6/19 - 6/30            10:30am-11:30am            Act #104734

Parent & Me:  Art, Music and Movement

Instructor: Bees Knees Programs

Let loose and have some FUN!  Explore exercise through musical activities with your child in an interactive setting.  Learn fun songs and games to share with each other.  Enjoy participating in art activities; explore color and music from exuberant to relaxation.  $15 Materials Fee payable to the instructor on the first day.  Parent participation required.

Ages 2 ½ - 5
6 Classes              $96(R/GO)/$120(N)
Dougherty Station Community Center
Mon, Wed, Fri   6/19 - 6/30          2:00pm- 3:00pm              Act #104735

Summer Kindergarten Prep

Instructor: Michelle Keenan
In this class, your child will practice all of the skills your child needs to know, to prepare for their first day. We will practice name writing, math concepts, pre-reading skills and more with a fun and stimulating approach. Students receive work to complete at home, related to what we are working on in class.  $20 Materials Fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Ages 4 - 5
6 Classes              $74(R/GO)/$93(N)
San Ramon Community Center at Central Park
Tue, Thu              7/25 - 8/10          10:30am-11:30am            Act #104691

 

 

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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 will 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 are looking for a class for your baby, toddler, preschooler, or the whole family!

5 Classes              $100(R/GO)/$125(N)
Dougherty Station Community Center

Kindermusik:  Adventures for Babies: Busy Days!

Set your baby's day to classical music! With a little more Tchaikovsky in your 'Twinkle, Twinkle', you'll discover new ways to make every day with your baby easier, more musical, and much more fun. Watch your baby's eyes sparkle with delight as we sing, dance, and play instruments to a diverse range of music.. Best of all, you'll learn top-secret, on-the-go, attention-getting songs and rhymes that will make your next trip to the grocery store SO much easier!
$35 materials fee is payable at
www.EastBayKindermusik.com on or before the first day of class and includes CD, book, and instrument.

Ages 1 - 17 months
Fri                           6/2 - 6/30             9:30am-10:15am              Act #104729

kindermusik village: Wiggle & grow: beach days!

We're going to the beach! Crabs are scuttling, toes are wiggling, waves are crashing, and the sun is shining. We'll enjoy favorite songs and dances, do an Octopus Hula, jump on a banana boat, and then snuggle up and happily relax to gentle beach sounds and songs. All the while, we will be using the power of music to help you and your child create beautiful memories as you make new friends and deepen the bonds you share.
$11 materials fee is payable at
www.EastBayKindermusik.com on or before the first day of class. Parent participation required.

Ages 1 ½  - 3 ½
Fri           6/2 - 6/30                             10:30am-11:15am            Act #104730



Wiggle & Grow for families: Beach Days

Children will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and their new friends. Along the way, children will learn active listening, turn taking, motor skills, and social skills. We are going to the beach! Crabs are scuttling, toes are wiggling, waves are crashing, and the sun is shining. We will enjoy favorite songs and dances, do an Octopus Hula, jump on a banana boat, and then snuggle up and happily relax to gentle beach sounds and songs. All the while, we'll be using the power of music to help you and your child create beautiful memories as you make new friends and deepen the bonds you share.  Babies 10 months and younger attend FREE with a sibling that is enrolled.
$11 materials fee (per family, required) is payable at www.EastBayKindermusik.com on or before the first day of class.

Ages 1 month - 4 years
Fri           6/2 - 6/30                             11:30am-12:15pm            Act #104731