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Top 8 Water Safety Tips From Steve Wallen Swim School

By Kaleb Wallen, Steve Wallen Swim School 1. Enroll In Swim Lessons At Steve Wallen Swim school we believe that…

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Fitting In as a Woman of Color

By Sumiti Mehta I am a brown-skinned woman born and raised in the Indian subcontinent. I have been in the…

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Are You Tribeless?

By Anna Osborn, LMFT One of the favorite parts of my day is being able to pick my kids up…

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Non-Pool Toys that are Perfect for the Pool

By Karissa Tunis Our family loves hanging out at the pool, and could literally spend all day (and all evening)…

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20 Things to do with Kids Under $5 in the Sacramento Region

By Michelle Kopkash You don’t need a lot of money to provide a lot of love or make memories with…

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A Museum Without Walls…Memorable Experiences Await Inside & Outside the Railroad Museum

A Smithsonian Affiliate located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park, the California State Railroad Museum is a must-visit destination perfect…

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JugHead!

By Donna Sangwin, Founder and Executive Director of ReCreate This year to celebrate Earth Day we challenge you to create…

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Is Your Car Seat Keeping Your Child Safe?

By Rob Baquera, Public Information Officer, Roseville Police Department With over 24 million vehicles and more than 170,000 miles of…

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Spring Break Travel Tips for Your Feet and Legs  

How to get the mind-clearing, calorie-burning benefits of movement even while sitting for hours on the plane or in the…

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Sacramento’s Magnificent Vernal Pool Tours

By Michelle Kopkash The seasonal vernal pools in Northern California display the magnificence of nature at its finest. Most years,…

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Tahoe: 7 Family-Friendly Spots for Snow Play, Ski and Snowboard Lessons

By Michelle Kopkash Wondering where to take your family for the ultimate ski, snowboard or snow play experience? Take a…

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Meet our Cover Kid Search Winner, Ella!

By Shannon Smith Photography by Crystal Jones Photography With an infectious smile that dazzled the camera at our Cover Kid…

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Embracing Impromptu Learning Moments

By Kaleena Amuchastegui Once a self declared “anti-homeschool” mom, I would think: Those parents are certifiably insane to have their…

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“The Having of Wonderful Ideas”… Learning through expedition, exploration, and dead fish

By Becki Robins Twenty-four kids and a handful of parents stand on a rocky island on the ambling Yuba River.…

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Unexpected Homeschooling Benefits (from someone who was homeschooled)

By Vida Mercer Don’t worry, Mom. It will all be worth it. I was on the receiving end of all…

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Teaching Children to Bike Safely

By Rob Baquera, Public Information Officer, Roseville Police Department Spring is in the air. The sun is out, the weather…

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Natural Ways to Get Through Cough and Cold Season

By Bill Sears, MD, America’s Pediatrician There’s never a convenient time for your child to get sick. While missed school…

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Tahoe: 6 Unique Winter Experiences for Families

By Michelle Kopkash Disco Tube at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Families will have a blast disco tubing down snowy lanes…

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How I Accidentally Classified My Son as an English Language Learner

By Sumiti Mehta A few months before my son Atiksh entered Kindergarten (2015), I was filling out his admission form…

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Teen Creates Website to Encourage Budding Writers

next door | by Shannon Smith Meet Akshaj, a 13 year-old who has been writing since he was just four.…

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Tips for Busy Tooth Fairies

An Interview with Miss Meadow, a Tooth Fairy for the Ministry of Molars We talked to Miss Meadow from the…

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Talking About Bullying

By Rob Baquera, Public Information Officer, Roseville Police Department When does teasing become bullying? Some would say teasing is a…

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Identifying Vision Problems in Your Child

By Aaron Barriga Did you know that 80% of what all children learn is purely visual? This indicates that if…

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Don’t Panic About Anxiety: Teach Teens To Navigate Nerves When Anxiousness Strikes

By Christina Katz With so many kids afflicted with anxiety these days, parents are wise to discuss how to manage…

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Making a Difference in a Child’s Life Through Big Brothers Big Sisters

By Michelle Carter Photos by: Memories by Michelle Photography | www.mbymphotos.com Do you remember the adults in your childhood that…

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Toy Rotation: Reduce Toy Clutter in Six Easy Steps

By Sarah Lyons Toy clutter, it’s a problem all parents face. From the toddler years when blocks, push toys and…

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From 1 to 100: Girl Given 1% Chance to Live is Now Ready to Graduate 100%

California Connections Academy @ Ripon Offers Education Without Limitations Elk Grove resident Zoe Deibel, 18, is used to beating the…

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Hooked on Books: Motivate Your Child to Read with Movies this Winter

By Janeen Lewis Pairing books with movies is an easy way to encourage reading during the winter months when it’s…

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15 Ideas for Rainy Day Play

By Shannon Smith We’ve gathered 15 of our favorite ideas for rainy day play that will brighten up even the…

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Keeping Kids Smart & Safe Online

By Rob Baquera, Public Information Officer Roseville Police Department Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Flickr, and Vimeo are just some of…

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Moms & Migraines

By Jennifer Rodgers So many moms out there experience these debilitating headaches, and so many of us find little relief.…

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Is Your Medicine Cabinet Ready for Winter?

Alternative health expert Bryce Wylde advises that you may want to change how you prepare for cold and cough season…

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What I Thought vs. What I Know About Raising Adopted Kids

By Judy M. Miller I love all of my kids-born to me and adopted by me-the same, with consistent limitlessness.…

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Three Things I Didn’t Expect as a New Mom

By Jennifer A. Rodgers When you become a new mom that first year is filled with hard and fast lessons…

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Seven Books to Challenge Kids’ Ideas About Beauty

By Cindy Hudson Every day your kids are exposed to thousands of images that depict how they should define beauty.…

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A Font for Readers with Dyslexia

By Tannya Derby As October is Dyslexia Awareness Month we wanted to share an update on MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing and their…

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Homework Help to the Rescue!

By Lynn Ball Now that school season is back in full swing, classwork, homework, organization, stress and anxiety are pressing…

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With Open Hearts

Foster Parents Talk About Their Journey By Mali Anderson Bringing a foster child into your home, and sharing your time…

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Hit the Reset Button on Your Kids’ Nutrition

…with Healthier On-the-go Meals and Snacks By Esther Blum, Integrative Dietitian and Lifestyle Coach After a summer of fun, sun…

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Smart Start: Tips from Teachers to Kick Off the School Year Right

By Christa Melnyk Hines School bells will soon ring once again. Whether that comes as music to your ears or…

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Back to School Traditions to Start this Year

By Pam Molnar The years seem to pick up speed as your child gets older. One minute they are getting…

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Nurturing Nature in Kids

By Linda Chaiko-Lepley If you’re spending time outdoors with your children and instilling in them a love of nature, give…

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Beat the Summer Heat with These Cool Ideas!

Check out our “Cooler Than a Popsicle” Pinterest board for some excellent activities for the kids during this hot summer…

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An Age-by-Age Guide: How to Teach Money-Saving Tips

By: H. Davis If you’re like most parents, you want to raise responsible children, especially when it comes to finances.…

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Vaping 101

By Christa Melnyk Hines Just as cigarette smoking drops to its lowest level in years, e-cigarette use, a.k.a. “vaping,” is…

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What is Parent-Child Interactive Therapy?

The need-to-know for parents of kids with behavioral challenges. By Michelle Kopkash Frequent tantrums. Non-stop whining. Shows of aggression. Constant…

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Sacramento [is] International

Encourage Kids to Learn a Second Language By Stephen Muff Americans are notorious for not learning another language. Roughly three-quarters…

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Meet Paige… Bringing Imagination to Life Through Art

By Shannon Smith Paige’s mom, Sara recently wrote in to Sacramento Parent to share her daughter’s love of drawing. Paige…

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Garden Markers

By Lady DIY Some of my favorite memories from childhood are times spent helping my mom in our garden. Now…

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How to Keep Children Safe at Summer Pool and Hot Tub Parties

By Sue LaPLante As summer approaches, you might find yourself and your family invited to pool and hot tub parties…

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An Interview with the UC Davis MIND Institute

A Treasure Box of Resources for Neurodevelopmental Disorders By Michelle Kopkash Though Greater Sacramento is known for its Gold Rush…

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Being Mikey’s Dad

By Michael McDonald I remember the day Mikey was born incredibly clearly. As soon as I saw him, my world…

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Benefits of a Sandwich Family

10 Lessons My Kids Learned By Having Papa Live With Us By Jesse Neve Age 52 is too young to…

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Bookmarking the Great Outdoors

By Lady DIY If your kids are anything like mine, a camping trip typically means that we’ll be bringing home…

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Beyond the Shirt & Tie: Gifts for Dad

By Pam Molnar Shopping for Father’s Day is tough. They rarely give us hints and if they want really something,…

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Helping Your Children Cope With Allergies

By Candace Lai The season for sniffles and achoos has arrived. More than 40 percent of U.S. children suffer from…

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Hot Date Destinations

By Michelle Kopkash Dust off your best shoes, slip into your favorite outfit and head out for a romantic date…

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My Meaningful Work as a Stay at Home Mom

By Sumiti Mehta When I made the decision to be a stay at home mom, it was because I wanted…

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Mother’s Day for Every Kind of Mom

By Meagan Ruffing Who doesn’t love a good ole’ fashioned handmade card and an armful of roses? I sure do.…

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Mother’s Day Photo Box

crafty By Lady DIY Over the years, I’ve received all sorts of homemade gifts for Mother’s Day. Without a doubt,…

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Top Tips On Giving Baby a Bath

By Dr. Amy Kim Whether you’ve only been home from the hospital with your tiny bundle of joy for a…

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Sunshine, Angel and Rainbow Babies

By Amber Pryor | Photos: In The Moment Photography by Leila Pregnancy after the loss of a child is a…

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Horse Wonder: Exploring the World ​of Horses

By Diane Turner Maller ​There was a time when it was common place for parents to have at least one…

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Parenting by the Numbers: Word Problems to Show You’re Not Alone

By Kerrie McLoughlin Sometimes when you’re parenting you just don’t have all the answers. Nothing makes sense and things don’t…

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Health Benefits of Summer Camp

By Suzanne Koup-Larsen While it’s not a medical diagnosis, child-advocacy expert Richard Louv coined the term “nature deficit disorder” to…

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Growing Pizzas

By Stephen Muff From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Beer Gardens of Deutschland, humans have been trying to…

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Strategies to Cure a Picky Eater

By Kerrie McLoughlin Want to know how parents of young kids can kick the chicken nugget, fruit snack and mac…

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Making Room for Baby: Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Sibling

By Meagan Ruffing There’s nothing more exciting than finding out that you are expecting; again. Thoughts of tiny toes and…

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Get Ready for Rail-Related Family Fun at the Railroad Museum

The California State Railroad Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park, is a family-favorite destination perfect…

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​FAQs for Parents Considering Private School Education

By Nora Heston Tarte When it comes to a child’s education, few subjects are more heavily debated. Weighing the benefits…

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More Veggies… Said Hardly Any Kid Ever!

By Chef Chrissy Marie of Fruvey Kids “I DON’T LIKE IT,” echo’s through homes of many families around dinner time—but,…

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Protect Your Child’s Identity

By Carol Wyzinski, Esq. There are so many opportunities for being victims of fraud. Most of us are savvy enough…

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Benefits of Team Sports

By Nora Heston Tarte No child is created equal. Some may thrive in athletics, while others may struggle to keep…

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Changing the World for Two

A Sacramento family shares their story of adoption  By Allison Hopkins “A mother’s love for her child is like no…

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Teen Gaming

“Not Now, Mom, I’m in Combat!” Teens Have a Hard Time Turning Off Video Games, Even After Midnight By Robert…

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Online Exclusives & Featured Blogs

20 Things to do with Kids Under $5 in the Sacramento Region

By Michelle Kopkash You don’t need a lot of money to provide a lot of love or make memories with…

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Sacramento’s Magnificent Vernal Pool Tours

By Michelle Kopkash The seasonal vernal pools in Northern California display the magnificence of nature at its finest. Most years,…

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Tahoe: 7 Family-Friendly Spots for Snow Play, Ski and Snowboard Lessons

By Michelle Kopkash Wondering where to take your family for the ultimate ski, snowboard or snow play experience? Take a…

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Tahoe: 6 Unique Winter Experiences for Families

By Michelle Kopkash Disco Tube at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Families will have a blast disco tubing down snowy lanes…

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Children with Autism May Benefit from Soluble Fiber

“Dr. Bill” Sears, M.D. comments on study that finds soluble guar fiber may improve chronic digestive issues and irritability.   …

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A Museum Without Walls…Memorable Experiences Await Inside & Outside the Railroad Museum

A Smithsonian Affiliate located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park, the California State Railroad Museum is a must-visit destination perfect…

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Identifying Vision Problems in Your Child

By Aaron Barriga Did you know that 80% of what all children learn is purely visual? This indicates that if…

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From 1 to 100: Girl Given 1% Chance to Live is Now Ready to Graduate 100%

California Connections Academy @ Ripon Offers Education Without Limitations Elk Grove resident Zoe Deibel, 18, is used to beating the…

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Rules for School Drop-off and Pick-up

By Sumiti Mehta The morning scene we all witness while dropping our kids to school is a line of different…

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Hit the Reset Button on Your Kids’ Nutrition

…with Healthier On-the-go Meals and Snacks By Esther Blum, Integrative Dietitian and Lifestyle Coach After a summer of fun, sun…

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A Love of Learning

Tips for Parents

Top 8 Water Safety Tips From Steve Wallen Swim School

By Kaleb Wallen, Steve Wallen Swim School 1. Enroll In Swim Lessons At Steve Wallen Swim school we believe that…

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Are You Tribeless?

By Anna Osborn, LMFT One of the favorite parts of my day is being able to pick my kids up…

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Is Your Car Seat Keeping Your Child Safe?

By Rob Baquera, Public Information Officer, Roseville Police Department With over 24 million vehicles and more than 170,000 miles of…

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Local Resources

Sacramento Makers Academy

Sac Makers Academy is a small, non-traditional, private STEM school, serving grades 6 to 12. In the summertime, we offer…

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French Summer Camp @ the Alliance Française de Sacramento

Give your child a taste of French Cooking and Art! No lectures are allowed here, only interactive learning experiences to…

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A Brighter Child

A large selection of books and educational supplies for parents, teachers and homeschoolers. Visit the website to browse fall classes…

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Adventure Christian School

Private Christian school that will challenge and inspire. Before and after school care. Enrichment programs. STEM, drama, computer programming, web…

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​Alta Vista Charter

Alta Vista is known for the incredibly welcoming, caring and supportive nature of its community. Our small size size allows…

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Amazing Animal World

We bring live, exotic animals directly to YOU in an interactive presentation!  We blend entertainment, education and humor to spice…

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Art Bistro

Where art, food and drink mix it up! Guided painting parties or Make & Take Open Studio projects for kids,…

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Auburn Racquet Club Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties at the Club! Pool Parties! Tennis Parties! Dodgeball Parties! Traditional party games! Themes available and much more!

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Brighton Schools

Excellence in Education For Your Child, Peace of Mind for you. Individualize Instruction, Low Student-Teacher Ratio, Close-knit Community, Character Development…

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Brookfield School

Brookfield preschool strives to “feed the brain” through fun activities that give children the great start they need to be…

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Building Kidz School

2-6 years | FT, PT, drop-in, Infant Centers Coming Soon (Open 6 days a week) Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7am-7pm | Friday,…

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Byers Gymnastics 

Byers Gymnastics Roseville prides itself on their team philosophy of “Raising strong, independent, adults through gymnastics”. They offer preschool, Recreational,…

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California Montessori Project 

California Montessori Project (CMP) CMP is a TK-8 public charter school network with 7 campuses: Sacramento, Orangevale, Fair Oaks, Carmichael,…

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California State Railroad Museum

Larger-than-life engines, hands on fun, and Old Sacramento’s only historical train rides all come together to bring railroad history to…

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Camellia Waldorf School

Now located in Sacramento’s Pocket neighborhood by the river, Camellia Waldorf School offers an outstanding academic program, small combined classes,…

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Capital Christian School

Christ-centered Early Education (ages 2+) through High School, before/after school program. Fully accredited, college-preparatory STEAM-based academics, award-winning athletics and outstanding…

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CCHAT Center

CCHAT (Children’s Choice for Hearing and Talking) is a listening and spoken language program where children with hearing loss learn…

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Cedar Springs Waldorf

Over 25 years of academic excellence and a love for learning in a wholesome, natural setting for children preschool through…

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Celebrations! Party Rentals and Tents

Celebrations! has been Sacramento’s leading full service event rental and production company since 1991. We offer a vast inventory of…

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Child Action, Inc.

Talk with someone who cares about child care as much as you do. Our Child Care Counselors help parents through…

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Child Development Centers

Treat your child to top notch learning and fun! We offer preschool, before/afterschool programs, and camps during school breaks throughout…

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Child Development Centers (CDI/CDC)

We provide licensed preschool and before and after school programs on elementary school campuses. It is our mission to enrich…

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Children’s Choice for Hearing and Talking Sacramento (CCHAT)

Mon-Fri, 8:30am to 4pm, Birth to 8 years-old CCHAT is a listening and spoken language early intervention program which teaches…

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Choices Charter School

Choices Charter School (CCS) is a tuition-free public charter school serving grades 6 through 12. We provide a choice of…

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Christian Youth Theater: Activities

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is a theater arts training program for students ages 4-18. They offer voice, drama, dance and…

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Color Me Mine

Let’s party at Color Me Mine! Paint your own pottery an create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your…

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Consumnes CSD Tiny Tot Preschools

Mon-Fri, 8:30am-11:30am, 12:30pm-3:30pm, ages 3 to 5 years-old Our caring teachers follow the California Department of Education’s Preschool Learning Foundations…

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Cosumnes CSD Wackford Aquatic Complex

Discover Pool Parties this summer! Pool Parties are great for any event you are celebrating, from your child’s birthday party,…

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Courtyard School

Discover Courtyard School, an excellent academic foundation emphasizing creativity, art, science, athletics, and community service. Call to schedule a tour…

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Creative Connections Art Academy

Through a commitment to nurture the whole child, we offer high quality arts integration; we achieve growth and confidence in…

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Crocker Art Museum Art Classes

Experience the Crocker’s world-renowned collection and diverse exhibitions through fun and art-making! The Crocker offers an array of art classes…

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CSD Aquatics Wackford Aquatic Center 

Discover Pool Parties this summer! Pool Parties are great for any event you are celebrating, from your child’s birthday party,…

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Dilly Dally the Clown 

Customize your party any way you’d like, with balloons and games. Call Dilly Dally and she’ll help you plan the…

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Effie Yeaw Nature Center: Activities

Come visit us and meet our resident animals, walk the trails of our 100-acre nature preserve and explore our interactive…

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Extra Innings

State-of-the-art, year round, air conditioned indoor training facility offering lessons, clinics, batting stations, camps and much more.

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Fairytale Town

Offering children and families a safe place to imagine, play and learn. With 25 playsets based on nursery rhymes and…

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Fairytale Town Parties

Host a magical birthday party that your children will remember for a lifetime. Choose from four themed packages: Royal Party,…

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Fast Track Hobbies

Slot Car Race Party: An extreme racing rush for all speed enthusiasts! An exciting past-time that comes from the time…

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Fast Track Hobbies

Our slot car Race Party is an extreme racing rush for all speed enthusiasts! An exciting past time that comes…

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Fliptastic, Gymnastics, Dance and Cheer

Fliptastic has awesome Party Packages, Kids Night Out events and teaches children Gymnastics, Dance and Cheer in a safe, great,…

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Folsom KidsPark

KidsPark Is Tailored To You! Hourly Care • Full-day Care • Preschool • Parties For ages 2 through 12 years…

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Fremont Music Academy

Fremont provides a variety of music opportunities for the entire family from choirs and music enrichment programs to playing in…

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Funderland

Offering academic & play field trips! Fundraising opportunities available.

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Funderland Parties

3 Hours to party! 1 hour party area time followed by 2 hours of unlimited riding, tickets, birthday gifts, &…

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G*Factor Gaming

Are you ready for the Ultimate Mobile Video Gaming Experience? You invite the people and we will bring the entertainment!…

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​Gateway Community Charter Schools

GCC provides high quality public charter school options at 18 campuses throughout the Sacramento region. We serve over 4,500 students…

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Girl Scouts

Girl Scout programs in leadership, STEM, outdoors and more lead to a lifetime of benefits: healthy relationships, higher achievement levels…

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Golden Hills School

The only fully-accredited, Junior  kindergarten to 8th grade, independent school in EDH. Small Classes, integrated character education and parent involvement…

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Golden Valley Charter School

Golden Valley offers a unique and highly interdisciplinary curriculum based on a deep understanding of the developmental stages of childhood.…

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Granite Arch

GO VERTICAL this birthday at Granite Arch! Parties include: 2 hours of staff-managed climbing and up to 1 hour in…

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Granite Arch Climbing Center

Granite Arch Climbing Center offers a wide array of indoor rock climbing activities for all ages and abilities. Kids programs…

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Granite Bay Montessori

Monday-Friday, 7am-6:30pm, 2 years through 8th grade Since 1991, GBM has successfully provided a safe, stimulating, peaceful environment which nurtures…

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Granite Bay Montessori Private School

Founded in 1991, Granite Bay Montessori is a non-profit, non-denominational private school, serving students 2 years to eighth grade. Now…

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Hawkins School of Performing Arts 

Professional Instruction in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, musical theater dance, acrobatics, acting and voice. Ages 3 and…

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Horizon Charter Schools

​The region’s oldest, free, WASC accredited, public, TK-12 charter school, Horizon knows what it takes to help home study families…

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Jesuit High School

Founded in 1963, Jesuit High School is part of a community of lifelong learners, serving the Sacramento area for more…

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K12 Tuition Free Online Public Schools

In California, K12 powered schools offer an individualized, tuition-free, online public school education experience to students in grades K–12. K12’s…

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Kaleidoschool

Kaleidoschool is a collaborative charter school emphasizing equity through balanced academics, arts, and sciences grounded in nature. We work as…

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Kid’s Camp Party & Family Fun Center

Featuring a multi-level laser tag arena, bounce house, super slide auditorium, arcade, and private party rooms. Book your party today!

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KidsPark

Monday-Friday, 9am-noon, ages 2 to 5 KidsPark is a unique HOURLY childcare with a safe and fun environment for children…

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Little Folks University

Little Folks University takes pride in offering a stimulating, educational program for ages 6 weeks through 12 years. We embrace…

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Little Folks University Preschool

Our hands-on curriculum engages children 6 weeks to 12 years-old. Each child has an opportunity to learn, develop and explore…

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Live Oak Waldorf School

Nestled in the Sierra foothills, Live Oak Waldorf School offers preschool-eighth grade and homeschool programs. Our dedicated faculty strives to…

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Mad Science

Outdoor | Arts & Crafts | Academics Serving the entire Sacramento Valley and beyond, Mad Science has fun and interactive…

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Mad Science After School Programs

Children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and bring home make-and-take projects they have…

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Mathnasium

The Math Learning Center where math makes sense. Kids will love the personalized curriculum and one-on-one instruction. Call to find…

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Merryhill School

Merryhill Preschools, Elementary and Middle schools in the Sacramento area offer children a supportive environment where they can grow, excel…

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Monster Mini Golf

Monster Mini Golf is glow in the dark miniature golf. We have our own DJ, an arcade, private event rooms…

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Monster Mini Golf

Monster Mini Golf is glow in the dark miniature golf. We have our own DJ, an arcade, private event rooms…

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Natomas Charter School (NCS)

One of the oldest and most renowned charter schools in California, Natomas Charter School has provided students and parents with…

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Natomas Christian School

A fully accredited preschool through 12th grade hi-tech school that is Biblically based, family centered, academically excellent, individually tailored and…

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Pacific Charter Institute’s Family of Schools

Pacific Charter Institute’s Family of Schools offer accredited traditional Homeschool Support and Independent Study across 16 Counties! Our K-12 Resource…

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Piano Lessons in Your Home

All ages/levels, credentialed teacher 30+yrs, classical/jazz/pop, sight-reading, chord symbols, lead sheet, piano technique.

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Placer Academy Charter

Placer Academy is a K-8, public charter school that combines the Core Knowledge curriculum with project-based learning in Rocklin. Contact…

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Quarry Park Adventures

Zip, soar, climb and explore at a truly one-of-a-kind adventure park – located in Rocklin! We specialize in fun for…

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River City Christian Preschool

A warm and caring traditional preschool program featuring small classes and hands-on learning. Half-days, two, three and five day programs…

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Rocklin Academy Family of Schools

Our charter public schools are continually among the top performing academic schools in the region! Our rigorous K-12 program includes…

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Rocklin Independent Charter Academy

Rocklin Independent Charter Academy (RICA) is an accredited K-12 school that strives to meet the growing needs of students by…

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Rocknasium 

Add adventure to your child’s next birthday at Rocknasium–Davis’ local climbing gym. We offer 2 hours of fully staffed climbing-equipment,…

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Sacramento Country Day

Sacramento Country Day is an independent, coeducational school providing a dynamic, holistic, and academically challenging environment for Pre-Kindergarten through 12th…

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Sacramento Public Library

Discover a world of infinite possibilities. Enjoy free, fun learning activities including storytime, homework help and more. Plus, find books…

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Sacramento State Aquatic Center

High quantity boating and safety programs through education, recreation, and competition. Activities include: wakeboarding, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing,…

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Sacramento State Aquatic Center Birthday Parties

We offer 3 different kinds of birthday party packages. Fill out your Facility Reservation Request online today to get started…

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Sacramento Theatre Company School of the Arts

Sacramento Theatre Company is a professional Theatre company celebrating its 75th year this season. It is home to STC School…

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Sacramento Waldorf School

Come and join us for the 2017 Summer Program to explore nature, create art, play games, and make many new…

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Sacramento Zoo 

Have your next birthday at the Zoo! Offering private party rentals, carousel rides, Starlight Safari’s & more. Tons of add-on…

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San Juan Unified School District

Learn about our high-quality, innovative early childhood education and elementary offerings, including Artful Learning at Ottomon Elementary; science and engineering…

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Sky High Sports

Bring the kids to Sky High Sports for bouncy fun!  Trampoline dodge ball, foam pit fun, Ninja course, trampoline basketball-…

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South Sutter Charter School

South Sutter is a WASC accredited independent study charter school serving TK-12 grade students. We are driven by a strong…

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​St. Albans Country Day School

St. Albans is voted the Best Private School in Roseville, Granite Bay and Rocklin. Private, independent, non-religious; Pre-K – 8th…

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St. Charles Borromeo School

St. Charles Borromeo is a Catholic school providing a vibrant academic and faith-based education for grades Preschool through 8th.

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St. Mark’s Lutheran School

St. Mark’s Lutheran School (Jr. K – 8th grade) strives to serve families with excellence in Christian education. Call to…

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St. Mary School

Students at St. Mary School are faith-filled diverse learners who actively seek knowledge and express themselves through love in action.…

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St. Philomene Catholic School

St. Philomene Catholic School offers a balanced, high-quality education focused on the Gospel values and teachings of Jesus Christ for…

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STAR Preschool

Mon-Thurs, 8:30am-12pm, 3 to 5 years-old STAR Preschool provides a caring and nurturing environment combined with a high-quality curriculum that…

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Steve Wallen Swim School

For over 35 years, SWSS has been teaching swim lessons and water safety to infants, children, and adults of all…

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Sunrise Recreation and Park District Preschools

2, 3 and 4 day options Sunrise offers 6 unique Preschools. Children 3 to 5 years-old will experience academics, arts…

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Swiss Cheese Childcare

Swiss Cheese Childcare is a community based babysitter booking service growing in the Sacramento Area.  Our team of engaging and enthusiastic babysitters are…

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The Art Bistro Art Classes & Open Art Studio

Engage creativity, build confidence and bond with friends and family at the Art Bistro! Featuring guided painting classes for ages…

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The Bounce Spot

The Bounce Spot, Sacramento’s super party center, offers: the best Birthday parties, a Smart, Fit & Healthy Kids after school…

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The Bounce Spot Birthday Parties

The Bounce Spot, Sacramento’s super party center, offers: the best Birthday parties, a Smart, Fit & Healthy Kids after school…

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The Learning Years Academy

Year-round Preschool and Pre-K Programs, ages 2 and up Providing academics and play in a structured, “hands-on” environment, where students…

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The Makers Place™

Join us at The Makers Place™ for creative workshops for ages 0-12 this summer. With flexible memberships and onsite childcare…

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The Pumpkin Farm

Come visit The Pumpkin Farm of Citrus Heights. Attractions for the whole family! Booking school tours, birthday parties, and group…

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The Tutoring Center

Intense One-to-One Instruction and “The Rotational Approach to Learning™” provides your child with long-term skills that will last a lifetime.

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Tricks Gymnastics, Dance & Swim 

Enjoy a Gymnastics or Dance birthday party at TRICKS. We’ll handle everything, while you sit back and enjoy the smiles!…

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Tricks Gymnastics, Dance & Swim

Children benefit from participation in gymnastics, dance and swim by learning the fundamentals of the sport, and important life skills…

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Trustline

Trustline registers California’s in-home child care providers and tutors who have been through, and passed, a criminal background screening. Registered…

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Velocity Island Park 

Birthday Parties at “Pirates Cove” the Aqua Park at Velocity Island in Woodland, CA. Call for more information.

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Visions In Education

TK-12 Public Charter School Your personalized & flexible education starts here. We offer FREE TK-12 Home School, 9-12 Independent Study…

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​Warner’s Country Day School

Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, 2 to 5 years old A beautiful, country farm setting where children can explore nature, receive excellent academic…

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Whimsy & Wishes Event Entertainment

We specialize in Characters, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, “Princess & Me” Dance Classes, and more in Sacramento and the surrounding…

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Whispering Oak Montessori

Encouraging independent, self-directed learning for life in a child-centered environment. Offering care for Infant through Kindergarten while promoting an international…

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Whispering Oak Montessori

Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5:30pm, 6 weeks to 6 years Encouraging independent, self-directed learning for life in a child-centered environment. Offering care for…

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World of Wonders Science Museum

Offering private science-based birthday parties for all ages. Children’s parties are available on the weekends with the WOW’s party scientist!…

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Things to Do

20 Things to do with Kids Under $5 in the Sacramento Region

By Michelle Kopkash You don’t need a lot of money to provide a lot of love or make memories with…

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A Museum Without Walls…Memorable Experiences Await Inside & Outside the Railroad Museum

A Smithsonian Affiliate located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park, the California State Railroad Museum is a must-visit destination perfect…

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Sacramento’s Magnificent Vernal Pool Tours

By Michelle Kopkash The seasonal vernal pools in Northern California display the magnificence of nature at its finest. Most years,…

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