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Basketball Universe Academy
Basketball Universe Academy is a year round program that concentrates on the enjoyment of the game and developing its participants on and off the court. BUA offers personal training, year round developmental leagues, and an AAU travel program; all offered to boys and girls grades Kindergarten through 12th. Training programs and games are held at various locations. BUA’s Developmental Leagues offer an opportunity for each participant to reach their full development through weekly trainings and games each weekend. Participant takes part in two trainings each week and one game minimum each weekend. This program is for athletes of all skill levels. Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions are offered which means participants can improve and enjoy their game all year long.
Winter Session January 9th - February 25th
Spring Session March 26th - May 12th
Summer Session June 25th - August 25th
Fall Session September 24th - November 10th
4540 California Ave., Ste. 340
ChildNet Adoptions is a full-service adoption agency focused on providing children with lifelong families. Approximately 15,000 children in foster care are waiting to be adopted in California. Most individuals and families are eligible to adopt, regardless of marital status, age, gender, income, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion. Home ownership is not required.
Individuals and families wanting to adopt through ChildNet must first become certified foster families with Foster Family Network (FFN), a division of ChildNet. After becoming certified, foster parents will continue working with the ChildNet adoption staff to start the process.
There is no cost to adopt through ChildNet!! Adopted foster children qualify for the Adoption Assistance Program (AAP). Adoptive families will receive a monthly stipend and MediCal health insurance through the AAP. Pre and post-adoption services are offered to assist all families. Let us join you on your journey through adoption. LIC# 197805526
Greenfield Country Preschool
7690 So. Union Ave.
We believe that children learn best by exploring at their own pace, motivated by their own interests. We have designed a play/learning environment so your child can learn something from a wide variety of activities. Our qualified and caring teachers provide children with interesting and challenging play choices, varying them often according to the needs of the children. We do not fit children into our Educational program; we adjust our program to fit children. While children are developing their intellectual and creative skills, they are learning to be a part of a group, interacting with other children, learning to cooperate and resolve conflicts in acceptable ways.
5381 Truxtun Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Harmony Road Music School offers group piano classes for children from tots to teens. Music & movement classes are for little ones age 16 mos. to 4 yrs. and include movement, singing, playing with rhythm instruments, finger games, rocking/cuddling songs, activities with balls, scarves, and hoops, and keyboard introduction. Group piano classes start at age 5 and feature Solfege, ear training, note reading, rhythm and keyboard ensembles, and eventually composing and improvisation. Recitals are twice yearly. A parent participates in all classes. Advanced students have the opportunity to participate in various adjudicated events such as Certificate of Merit, Guild, Jazz/Pop Festival, and much more! New classes begin January 23. Bring your child to a FREE Demo Class on Saturday, January 21. Call to reserve a place.
8800 Harris Rd.
Lil’ Explorers is a dynamic, fun filled program designed to educate, stimulate, and entertain children from ages 6 weeks to 12 years. We have a large facility built from the ground up as a school, so everything is child-sized and child-friendly. We also have a large outdoor play space. Our curriculum is hands-on to keep kids engaged in their learning. We have a theme each week, a letter, color and number and our comprehensive curriculum ties these all together with unique and interesting activities to enhance learning. The activities are tailored to the children’s interest and needs in a flexible structure that allows each child individual attention. We are expanding our services in the next few months to include nights and weekends. Give us a call at (661) 665-1200 or come by 8800 Harris Road, Bakersfield, CA 93311 and check us out!
Oaks Children’s Center
Oaks Children’s Center is a private, non-profit Christian preschool in Bakersfield. We are located at 10200 Campus Park Drive. The children’s center opened in June 2005 to support families with young children in our community by providing a comprehensive preschool where children can grow and develop in a safe, secure, and loving environment.
With great respect, love and understanding of children’s growth and development, OCC intentionally designs our program to encourage a love for God, others, self, and a love for learning. We have an enthusiastic team of teachers who are all highly qualified and great educators. Our lesson plans are specifically designed to nurture and stimulate inquisitive little minds and hands. If you are in need of care for your child(ren), please stop by and visit us. We would enjoy giving you a tour of our facility and introduce you to our staff.
Our Lady of Guadalupe School
609 E. California Ave.
Our Lady of Guadalupe School established in 1923 is fully accredited by WASC and WCEA. We offer affordable quality Catholic Education for students in Preschool to 8th grade. Staffed by the Sister Servants of the Blessed Sacrament and dedicated teachers, we provide an environment which fosters gospel values, service to others, respect, and academic challenge.
Need an amazing babysitter? The kind that parents try to keep a secret once they’ve found them? We can all agree that finding someone you can trust is priceless. SeekingSitters is a professional, on demand babysitting service for family’s here in Bakersfield. Owned and operated by local parents Chris and Abby Bryski , SeekingSitters does all the work for you; recruiting, interviewing, and screening the sitters, as well as scheduling the sitting requests and sending a certified professional sitter to your home for one on one care with your children. All Certified Sitters have extensive experience, excellent references and have been background screened by an actual background investigator. Chris and Abby understand how hard it is to leave children with someone new, and only refer sitters they fully trust in their own home to watch their son. For more information call 661-444-4852 or visit www.seekingsitters.com
Valley Achievement Center
1400 Stine Rd.
Valley Achievement Center (VAC) has been providing services to individuals in our community for over thirteen years. Our mission is to empower individuals with Autism, or other developmental disabilities, to achieve the highest quality of life. Each year, the number of people affected by Autism increases and our services are needed more.
Our Preschool, serves children ages 3-6 years. The curriculum focuses on meeting the needs of each individual child we serve. Instruction is provide in a one-to-one setting and is based on Applied Behavior Analysis principals. Goals are established for each child in the areas of communication, self-help, functional-living, motor skills, social behavior, and recreation/leisure. We take a team based approach to making our curriculum as powerful to our students’ success as possible!
Teaching independence in functional skills is vital. We want to prepare our students for the future. At VAC we get an early start in making a difference in the lives of our students - helping children help themselves while having fun!
VAC is expanding to serve more children within our community. To fulfill our mission, we need your help. Following the expansion of our Preschool we will be equipped to serve more clients each year, having a residual positive impact on those in our community who are living with the disorder.
Please consider making a donation to the VAC Expansion Fund, 1400 Stine Road Bakersfield, CA 93309. VAC is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, making your donation tax-deductible (tax exempts #95-4638631).
2300 East Brundage Lane
Valley Schools is a ministry of Valley Bible Fellowship and offers an Educational program for students in preschool through 8th grade. Valley Schools is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Our mission is to ensure that our students be given the best opportunity to develop strong intellectual and moral character, and a Christian perspective on the total world view by providing a Christ-centered, spiritual, and academic environment that seeks the richest fulfillment of potential for each student and aides in their development as a Godly influence in the world. With a strong academic and spiritual environment, Valley Schools also provides students with biblically based curriculum, small classroom sizes, exciting field trips, after school athletics, chapel & music programs, after school clubs, and much more. Call (661) 325-5084 today for more information.