The Kids College

aka The Kid's College   |   San Marcos, CA   |  www.thekidscollege.org

Mission

The Kid's College is dedicated to inspiring elementary school students from all socio-economic backgrounds to reach higher academic achievement by providing engaging educational enrichment programs that build academic, problem-solving and decision making skills that instill a sense of discipline, achievement and personal worth. We focus in four key areas: the visual arts, the performing arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), and life skills, including financial literacy.Our mission extends to help transform our low-income communities through the Kid's College Cares education program for disadvantaged and at-risk students. The Kid's College Cares program helps disadvantaged children to experience educational enrichment that will inspire them to learn through hands-on educational activities and which fills some of the gaps left behind by changing educational budgets and priorities. The program provides students access to a rich array of subjects and participation in active learning, enabling them to be much better equipped for higher order, creative thinking skills which are critical for their long-term success. Through grant funding and donors we are able to provide the same high quality enrichment programs to these less fortunate children at a substantially reduced rate. A

Ruling year info

2002

Principal Officer

Mrs. Ann M Little

Main address

570 Rancheros Drive Suite 270

San Marcos, CA 92069 USA

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Formerly known as

Kids College

EIN

33-0933622

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (O11)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Science, General (includes Interdisciplinary Scientific Activities) (U20)

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Before and After School Enrichment Classes

The Kid's College provides enrichment classes and programs which are generally one hour per week for 6 to 8 weeks in a variety of subjects including: visual and performing arts, science and technology (STEM), life skills, financial literacy, languages and healthy living. These classes are taught by professionals, retired teachers or working artists.

Population(s) Served

The Kid's College develops custom educational experiences for underserved students in all our program areas.We create extended learning programs and , hands-on curriculum. Our robotic programs utilize the state standards based LEGO WE DO RObotics and LEGO NXT Mindstorms Robotics kits. Our Environmental and other science related programs often culminate in a Field Trip to LEGOLAND where students can apply the concepts they have learned, either at SEA LIFE Aquarium or LEGOLAND's Educational programs.We create custom programs for each school, working to meet their educational and/or extended learning program goals. We are currently working in a VUSD Title one schools offering Choir and Robotics programs for their underserved children.

Population(s) Served

The Kid's College is contracted to provide extended learning and enrichment programs for several ASES programs. The After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program is the result of the 2002 voter-approved initiative, Proposition 49. The ASES Program funds the establishment of local after school education and enrichment programs. These programs are created through partnerships between schools and local community resources to provide literacy, academic enrichment and safe constructive alternatives for students in kindergarten through ninth grade (K-9).The Kid's College is providing a wide variety of extended learning programs for over 300 ASES students this session. Our teaching artists and professional instructors are providing Music, 3D Art, Ballet Folklorico, Dance, Digital Photography to groups of 20 -25 students in six hour programs. Each program consists of six one-hour classes.

Population(s) Served

The Kid's College is providing GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) and Financial Literacy programs for children in grades 3 through 5 throughout North County. Many North County schools are unable to participate in the Junior Achievement, JA BizTown program due to district instructional minutes requirements. The Kid's College offers the JA BizTown financial literacy program as an after school program. This is the third year The Kid's College has offered this program, bringing over 1260 high achieving 4th grade and 5th grade students to the McGrath Family JA BizTown facility, a 10,000 square foot mini-city.JA BizTown encourages students to learn about the free enterprise system by actively participating in a simulated town of 21 life-sized shops, including businesses, a non-profit organization and a city hall. The hands-on activities and instruction help students understand their economic world and prepares them for academic learning and lifelong achievement.

Population(s) Served

Our goals for the STEM & Environmental Education Program are to inform, educate and inspire school age children about the exciting world of science and the important role they can and will play in maintaining and overseeing natural resources and the environment in a responsible and sustainable way now and in the future. We offer three, 8-week Environmental Education Modules; Our Green City, Our Green Sea, and Green Wetland Habitats. These classes are taught by professional instructors, with guest speakers relevant to the subject matter, and students develop an awareness and appreciation of the precious natural resources through multi-sensory activities. Our engaging LEGO Robotics programs are offered for 1st and 2nd graders, and 3rd through 5th graders. We want to expose children to the excitement, exploration and wonder of the world of science and engineering. Children enjoy using their math skills and while collaborating as they design, build, test and operate their robot.

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The Kids College

Board of directors
as of 11/27/2017
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Board chair

Mr Joe Longo

High Tech Executive

Term: Oct 2013 - Dec 2015

Mary Gleisberg

Retired Educator

Carole Beeson

Retired Educator and Founder

Tamima Noorzay

Artist and Art Teacher

Joe Longo

High Tech Executive

Mary Contreras

Educator and Administrator