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ChildNet Adoptions

(661) 663-1700

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.  Please contact ChildNet Adoptions at (661) 663-1700. LIC# 197805526

Coaching & Tutoring by Katie


As an educator with years of experience working in schools, I offer specialized tutoring services for children and adults, either in individual sessions or groups. Subjects include math, reading, writing, and test preparation (SAT, ACT, CBEST, ASVAB). I also offer personalized academic and life coaching services. 

E&M’s Reptile Family


E&M’s Reptile Family provides a very unique, fun, and highly educational one-hour program which is all hands-on.  We have been the leading animal educators throughout Kern County since 2005.  We arrive with a diverse menagerie of living Arthropods, Amphibians, and Reptiles, featuring snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises.  We share our message of respect toward all living things by replacing fear with respect and fallacies with fact. Education nurtures conservation!

We have presentations suitable for all grade levels from PreK to the College Level, and for both classroom and assembly settings. Each show meets a variety of standards and we can also customize the show to meet particular standards you may be working on.  Our prices are very affordable so call or email today for pricing information. We are insured, dependable, and know how to have a great time while being safe. 

Family Music Center

9600 Retail Drive #101

(661) 247-7435

Family Music Center is a full service music school and recording studio.  We have highly qualified music instructors in most instruments, including vocal training.  We are authorized dealers of band and orchestra instrument rentals, and certified Kindermusik instructors.  Please visit our website for more information or give us a call.  Mention this editorial for a 10% discount!

First Experiences Preschool

4600 Stockdale Hwy.


Our preschool is founded on Christian values and sponsored by First United Methodist Church.  Our program is designed to enable children ages 2 years, nine months to 6 years old develop their social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills according to each child’s developmental needs.  We also offer reasonable rates.  Come in & register for our summer & fall programs!

Greenfield Country Preschool


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.

Heritage Christian Schools

2401 Bernard St.

(661) 871- 4545

Heritage Christian Schools provides an outstanding Education in a Christ-centered environment.  Since 1968, HCS has been consistent in addressing the spiritual, academic, physical, and emotional needs of children.  HCS are accredited through the Association of Christian School International and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Readyland Preschool (2-5yrs) offers a stable, loving staff nurturing your child in a Christian setting.  Academic skills and socialization are integrated into a developmentally appropriate curriculum.  Unique music and physical Education classes are offered to all ages.

Heritage Academy (K-6th) offers a Christ-centered Education by an experienced teaching staff.  Integrated computer technology in labs and classrooms, an accredited library-media center, specialized computer, music, and physical Education instruction, band, sports, excellent food service, and two pleasant playgrounds round out the educational atmosphere of Heritage Academy.

Heritage Junior High (7th-8th), on a defined area of the campus, offers an energetic and biblically-integrated Education by qualified teachers where Christian character counts in and outside of the classroom.  A variety of electives, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, a science lab and laptop computer lab balance out the core academic classes of Heritage Junior High.

Heritage Christian Schools also offers on-campus Contract Student Learning Center services.

Lil’ Explorers

(661) 665-1200

Lil’ Explorers is a dynamic, fun filled program designed to educate, inspire, and entertain children from ages 6 weeks to kindergarten.  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 have expanded our services 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! OPEN HOUSE & FREE CARNIVAL *Petting Zoo, Clown, Games, Crafts & TOURS! – Aug. 11th 9-noon!

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. 

Valley Schools

(661) 325-5084

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) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). 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. 

Yellow House Music Together


Did you know that all children are musical? Have you ever wondered what you can do to nurture the musical growth of your child, regardless of your own musical ability? Experience Music Together® and find out how important--and how fun--your role can be! See our ad in the shopper section!

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