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CONTENTS HOSPITALS ValleyCare 3 San Ramon Regional 16 CHILDREN’S PLAY STRUCTURES Backyard Factory/Rainbow Play

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CHILDREN’S CLOTHING BOUTIQUES Stork’s Nest Savvy Seconds Snickerdoodles

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PHOTOGRAPHERS Essence of the Soul Photography Lani Allen Photography Kisses of Sunshine

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CONSIGNMENT STORES Snickerdoodle Savvy Seconds

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DENTISTRY FOR KIDS AND TEENS Dr. Steven Nerad MUSIC CLASSES Music Together NANNY AGENCIES Nanny Connection

TOY STORES Your Stage Toys

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ATTORNEY SERVICES/TRUST & WILLS H. Alan Huovinen 9 DANCE STUDIOS Spotlight Arts Academy of Dance & Music

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CHEF SERVICES/CATERING Chef Dan Leff Chop.Mix.Cook!

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EQUESTRIAN/RIDING LESSONS Horizons East Equestrian EVENT PLANNING Events by Wallace

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HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES Mina’s House Cleaning

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MOMMY JEWELRY Hayjac Designs

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INSURANCE SERVICES Darci Gutierrez

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GREEN FAMILY PRODUCTS Shaklee

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EDUCATIONAL PLAY Studio Grow Play Café Super Franks

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SWIM SCHOOLS/FACILITIES American Swim Academy

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ZOOS/ANIMALS Oakland Zoo

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MATERNITY STORE Stork’s Nest Snickerdoodle

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BIRTHDAY PARTY PLACES Super Franks Studio Grow Play Café Danville Bowl

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CHILDCARE Little People Child Care Services

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BOWLING ALLEYS Danville Bowl

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CHARITIES/NON-PROFIT Oakland Zoo The Taylor Family Foundation

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ValleyCare MediCal Foundation PediatriCians Accepting New Patients Drop-in patients welcome. No appointment necessary. Saturday Hours Back to School Physicals

Anamika Sharma, M.D.

LANguAgeS SPokeN: English, Spanish, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali & Punjabi

LocAtioN: ValleyCare Medical Plaza 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd. Suite 110 Pleasanton

Yatin Shah, M.D.

For more information

(925) 416-6767 ValleyCare

Christi Klimisch, M.D.

MEDICAL FOUNDATION

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_PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES PERFECT FOR BUSY FAMILIES! _HEALTHY, PERSONALIZED, AND AFFORDABLE Chef Dan also offers catering, business consulting services and culinary parties and education!

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Hey you Steven A. Nerad, D.M.D., PC Dentistry for Children & Teens Orthodontics for Teens & Adults

1024 Serpentine Lane Suite 107 Pleasanton, CA 94566

925-846- 3336

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Is your child water safe? Water safety begins at an early age. Our Aqua Babies classes are designed to help parents spend fun, quality time with their child 6 months to 3 years of age, while building critical water comfort and safety skills. Our certified instructors will lead you in teaching your child simple beginning skills such as holding their breath, going under water, floating and kicking. Call today to schedule a free trial class! Indoor 92° pools Instruction for all ages and abilities: infant to adult n Open year-round, 7 days a week with morning, afternoon & evening classes. n

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MARTINEZ 280 Arthur Road 925-228-6015

SUNNYVALE 1175 Willow Ave 408-248-0048

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Mina’s House Cleaning NOW OPEN! UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

Mon– Thur 9a.m.- 5 p.m. Fri 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sat 10 a.m - 2 p.m. Private Parties available Sat & Sun

A gourmet café where infants through 5 years of age can interact and play while parents and caregivers connect and enjoy a meal. • Gourmet Coffee • Gourmet Food • Birthday Parties • Classes MENTION ACTIVE KIDS AND RECEIVE $1 OFF ADMISSION

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Experienced house cleaning services, including move-in and move-outs.

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campers shine in 2009. help our kids dream big in 2010! Serving children living with brain tumors, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, skin disease, Crohn’s, colitis, celiac, diabetes, autism, bereavement, bipolar disorder and many more.

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Each yEar, The Taylor Family Foundation (TTFF) sends more than 2,700 kids with life-threatening illnesses and developmental disabilities to TTFF’s Camp Arroyo nestled in the foothills of the Livermore Valley. We need your help to continue to host these children at nocost to their families. Every dollar of your tax deductible Kids-to-Camp donation goes directly to funding camps, allowing us to offer a oncein-a-lifetime experience to seriously ill children in Northern California.

To be a camp hero and help The Taylor Family Foundation send kids to camp, visit www TTFF.org

The Taylor Family Foundation’s Camp Arroyo 5555 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA 94550 • (925) 455-5118 • www.ttff.org 8 ACTIVE KIDS DIRECTORY No. 94-3262932 a ctivekidsdirector y.com Tax ID


THE DANVILLE BOWL The Danville Bowl offers the Bay Area's Best Birthday Party Package! Fun, Affordable! Call for details! ALSO OFFERING:

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Horizons East Equestrian Center Our facility offers:

Private & Group Lessons Horsemanship Cli nics Summer/Winter Ridi ng Camps Mommy/Daddy & Me Classes Birthday Parties

Come out & join in the fun!

5111 D oolan R d. L iver more, C A 94551 * 925-960-9696 * www.showstables.com

With an experienced faculty of qualified instructors, our goal is to provide the San Francisco Bay Area with the finest dance instruction in the greatest variety of styles in the area. Classes are offered for students 2yrs. to Adults. MENTION THIS AD & RECEIVE A FREE TRIAL CLASS (new students only)

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Classes: ENROLLING NOW! * Ballroom for Pre-Teens/Teens * Ballet/Lyrical * Jazz/Tap * HipHop/Poppin & Lockin/Breakdance * Musical Theatre * Creative Movement * Pilates * Competition Teams

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P.O. BOX 1038 DANVILLE CA 94526-1038

✿ Placing full and part time live-out nannies ✿ Trustline, dmv, CPR, tb tested ✿ No fee unless nanny is placed

TEL 925.743.0587 FAX 925.743.9587 Mention ACTIVE KIDS and receive 25% off placement fee!

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FLEXIBLE HOURS OFFERED MONDAY – FRIDAY! LOCATED IN DUBLIN RANCH

Licensed by the state of CA, CPR, First Aid and Nutrition certified! Background check, TB tested and fingerprinted!

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P.O Box 5158 Pleasanton, CA 94566 T. 925.789-0709 F. 925-484-2677 www.activekidsdirectory.com ADVERTISING INQUIRIES Email: info@activekidsdirectory.com

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Roseabelle Galindez Malmgren Chef Instructor & Owner Individual Cooking Lessons / Small Cooking Parties Place your ad here! Kiddie Cooking Lessons / Girls Night In 510.209.7756 roseabelle@roseabelle.com www.chopmixcook.com

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Specializing in Portraits of Bellies, Babies, Children, Families & High School Seniors

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celebrating ExtRaORdINaRy CaRE Everyone knows that it’s not the brick and mortar, but great people who make you feel better. It’s why San Ramon Regional Medical Center celebrates the extraordinary people who make our hospital such a remarkable place. • 24-Hour Emergency Care • Family Birthing Center • 24-Hour In-hospital Pediatricians • Blood Conservation Program • Breast Center • Cardiac Care • Cancer Services • diabetes Services • Joint and Spine Programs • Occupational Medicine • Outpatient Surgery Center • Outpatient therapy Services

Natalie Mitchell, R.N., BSN, CLE Family Birthing Center, Employee of the Year

Physician Referral Services 925.275.8230

www.OurSanRamonHospital.com 6001 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon 800.284.2878

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