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FREE PARENT & GRANDPARENT RESOURCE GUIDE

March 2014

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Learning doesn’t have to be a struggle! EVALUATIONS & EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS • LEARNING DISABILITIES • ADHD • AUTISM

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Are these behaviors familiar to you?

Brent M. Cooper

Licensed Educational Psychologist

Specializing in Testing and Assessments

• Does your child do their best to behave; but, still seems unable to sit still, stay quiet, or pay attention? They may appear non-compliant; however, that does not mean they’re acting out on purpose! • Is your child able to concentrate on activities he/she enjoys; however, fails to pay close attention to details or makes careless errors in schoolwork? • Are you frustrated because any attempt to discipline your child doesn’t seem to work? • You’re not alone. Educational assessments help identify your child’s learning challenges.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES:

COUNSELING (Behavior, Career, & Academic) PROFESSIONAL TUTORING (In-Home & Online) Palm Canyon Drive

(760) 342-4900

www.elpaseotesting.com EL PASEO CHILDREN’S CENTER Educational Services & Assessments 74075 El Paseo Dr., Ste B-1, Palm Desert Satellite Locations: San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County & Riverside

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Academic Excellence with Character www.DesertADventistAcADemy.com

(760) 779-1799

Featuring Academic Associates Reading Program, an internationally acclaimed reading method.

Affordable Christian Education All Faiths Welcome Fully Accredited Small Class Sizes Caring, Certified Teachers Music & Sports Porgrams Before & After School Care

Now Offering: Transitional Kindergarten

One Location — Two Great Schools!

WHERE A LIFETIME OF LEARNING BEGINS! A Center for Teaching Christian Values

Infant, Toddler & Preschool Classes 3 months - 5 yrs. License #’s 334806287 334815379

Boehm Child Development Center 74-200 Country Club Dr. Palm Desert

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Low child/teacher ratio Enrichment Programs (760) 346- 6829 boehmcdc@ boehmcc.org • www.boehmcc.org

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“IT’S THE SAFE THING TO DO, IT’S THE FUN THING TO DO”

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Private Facility Offering Personalized Instruction Flexibility in Scheduling Private Lessons/Small Group Lessons Heated Pool Infants – Adults Specializing in those that are apprehensive/hesitant/fearful of the water • Family Discounts Available • Over 25 Years of Teaching Experience • Water Safety/Pool Safety with each class MY POOL OR YOUR POOL

Helene Barker (760) 345-5370 www.helenes-learntoswim.com helene2@earthlink.net

“While Helene is serious about swimming, she makes the learning fun, challenging and adventurous. She is good with kids, being firm, but nice and oh, so patient!” - Mary M. Desert Kids Directory • To Advertise Call (760) 333-6704

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APRIL 4-6 AT THE INDIAN WELLS TENNIS GARDEN Including “Objet Trouvé Found Art Festival” | Fine Art and Quality Crafts by 200 Artists Exhibits | Glass Blowing, Sculpture & Pottery Demonstrations and more | Children’s Activities | Admission $12 | Children Free | Free or Valet Parking | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visit IndianWellsArtsFestival.com for more information or call 760-346-0042

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Gift Certificates Available

Red Cross Certified Private and Semi-private lessons for ages 6 months to Adult.

desert INDOOR SWIM LESSONS

Enjoy year round swimming lessons in an indoor heated pool • • • •

indoor pool!

No Wind! No Sun Screen Needed! No Bugs! No Dust or Sand!

(760) 565-8818 www.desertaquaventures.com Located in Cathedral City Desert Kids Directory • To Advertise Call (760) 333-6704

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March Madness FREE Lifetime Membership!

Enjoy Palm Desert’s best fitness programs and birthday parties designed specifically for kids 6 weeks to 8 years.

Enroll for 3 Months, Get 1 Month Free! Valid only at My Gym Palm Desert. Restrictions apply. Expires 3/31/14.

Millions of kids agree. (760) 346-6307 73-760 Dinah Shore Dr. • Palm Desert, CA 92211 My Gym Palm Desert www.mygym.com 9

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Scan for more events:

Family Events Calendar 1 Saturday – Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival Spend the day with your family and friends in support of the National Monument and Friends of the Desert Mountains. Free entry to event. National Monument Visitor Center. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. 47-535 Hwy. 74, Palm Desert; (760) 862-9984 www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheDesert 2 Sunday – Hike 4 Hope Hike 4 Hope at the Indian Canyons. This movement raises necessary funds to continue groundbreaking research at City of Hope and to raise awareness for women’s cancers. 6:15 am. www.hike4hope.com 2 Sunday – “Music in the Gardens” A variety of performers from string to a cappella to soft rock. Free; 11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.; Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 37-977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage; (760) 202-2222; www.sunnylands.org. 3-16 Monday-Sunday – BNP Paribas Open http://www.bnpparibasopen.com/ 6-9 Thursday-Sunday – La Quinta Arts Festival The La Quinta Arts Festival is nationally recognized by artists and art patrons alike as one of the renowned art festivals in the nation. La Quinta Civic Center Campus. http://www.lqaf.com/ cultural-events/la-quinta-arts-festival/ 8 Saturday – Coachella Valley “Big Auction and Dinner” Find some great treasures and help a great cause at the Boys & Girls Club of the Coachella Valley “Big Auction and Dinner”- Renaissance Esmeralda Resort

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& Spa. 5 p.m.; $125; 44-400 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells; (760) 836-1160 x101; bgcofcv.org 8 Saturday – Paint Nite First Weekend Family Painting An exciting new concept in family interactive entertainment – Paint Nite provides everything you and your child need to create your own masterpiece. Contact Paint Nite for pricing. FIX A Dessert House, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm www.bit.ly/HvUU97

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Movement expands communication skills

It’s a fact. Active toddlers and school-age kids develop better cognition and learn easier than their less active peers. Jump into our gymnastics program and watch your child thrive! Summer Camp! Hold your week at PowerKidsCenter.com

760-346-4446

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After School... Re-Imagined We took an old concept and gave it a new twist! FUN hands-on technology and science activities. Our Mobile Robotics Lab picks up your child from school We provide homework time and assistance Robotics and engineering Computer programming LEGO Construction projects Monday - Friday After school to 5:45pm Sibling discounts. Financial assistance available.

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FREE!

1-HR. INTRODUCTORY CLASSES

•Registered United States Pony Club Riding Center •Lessons for beginners-advanced •Privates and groups for kids & adults •Camps • Clinics • Shows

NEW CONVENIENT LOCATION! EXPANDED SPACE AWARD-WINNING BULLYPROOF PROGRAM Red Dragon Karate Family Martial Arts Academy

www.tahquitzequestrian.com

74-836 Technology Drive, Ste. #104 Palm Desert (Gerald Ford & Cook at Starbucks Plaza)

Laurie@tahquitzequestrian.com 760-398-6234 53-153 Jackson St.

(760) 776-7522

Minutes from La Quinta (near the Polo Grounds)

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Call Michelle at 760 S 808 S 0022

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Come to the PAWS for FUN: Family Fun Fest! Wed. March 26th 10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

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FREE fun for the whole family!  Crafts At the Palm Springs Stadium  Entertainment www.palmspringslibrary.org

Happy Harping!

Many local organizations and businesses participating!

HARP LESSONS

Harp Lessons for all ages & levels Correct Technique Music FUNdamentals InStudio Lessons 760.799.HARP (4277) Online Lessons Available Erica Powell Graded Music Exams Available erica@palmspringsharpist.com palmspringsharpist.com

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In Home SwImmIng LeSSonS Swim Lessons $20.00/hr. per student. Evening and Early Morning Classes Available. Days, Evenings or Weekends at Your Location. 3 Years Experience in Lifeguard and Private Swimming Lessons.

Lifeguard for private events. Bilingual

490 S Pa

Emily

760-567-2766

Certified in Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR-AED.

emilinemonica@yahoo.com

Emmaus Counseling & Educational Center Centro Familiar de Asesoría Educativa Susan Elizabeth Lees, Psy. D.

• Solution-Focused Counseling • Psychological/Academic Evaluations Responding to Specific Questions

Director/Psychologist Directora/Psicóloga BBS CA # 3039

• Low Academic Achievemement • Intensive Programs for Jump Start & Rapid Progress: Lindamood/Bell Programs for Reading, Math & Written Language

• Asesoría • Evaluación Psicológica y Académica • Terapia Educativa: Atención, Motivación, Conducta y Problemas de Aprendizaje. • Programas Intensivos para el Progreso más Rápido: Evaluaciones/ Reportes para Inmigración

(760) 574-4182 www.companionsontheway.net

Servicio en todo el Desierto

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Come meet Dr. Steve, Dr. Lauren and their friend Kermit!

Steven J Niethamer, D.M.D. Lauren Gutebnerg, D.D.S.

Pediatric Dentistry

New Location

490 So. Farrell Dr.,Ste C-101 7144 Airway Ave. Palm Springs, CA 92262 Yucca Valley, CA 92284 (760) 320-7621 (760) 365-4400

CHILDREN CLASSES:

Ballet / Tap / Jazz / Hip Hop / Lyrical

Summer Camps & Birthday Parties! 1700 E. Tahquitz Canyon Palm Springs, CA 92262

760.413.6931

lindsay@dancewithmisslindsay.com www .DancewithMissLindsay. com

Desert Sands Unified Shool District

Choices for Learning John F. Kennedy Elementary

Carrillo Ranch Elementary Magnet

Math & Science Magnet School

Academy for the Arts

Scan to Learn About our School:

John F. Kennedy Elementary school boasts a variety of integrated math and science theme-based classes. Students are provided the opportunity to learn through inquiry and investigation. The curriculum is enhanced by the faculty and staff’s hands-on, highly visual instruction. Our Math and Science Program Features:

Indio’s Carrillo Ranch Elementary Magnet Academy for the Arts dynamic curriculum engages K-5 students in rigorous academics as well as music (vocal, instrumental and band), dance, drama, art and audio/ visual engineering. Students learn to read music, play a variety of instruments and compose their own musical pieces. In addition, there is a dedicated stateof-the-art keyboard lab, as well as the latest in audio/visual equipment, including wireless microphones. For more information, call 760-238-9700

Singapore Math Science Labs LEGO Lab Robotics Team Gardens For more information, call 760-775-3840 Scan to Learn About our School:

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L AW O F F I C E S O F

SHARON LANDIS A law practice dedicated to protecting the educational rights of children and young adults.

72-980 Fred Waring Dr., Ste. C, Palm Desert

(760) 625-2242 Sharon@LandisLaw4Kids.com

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transforming education

TUTORING K-12 A DIFFERENT WAY TO LEARN Free Consultation Affordable Effective All Subjects Home School Support Certified Staff

760-325-8100

www.modellilearning.com

Shop at our New Store! Riding Apparel, Boots, Helmets • Year-Round Riding Lessons • Indoor Arena • Children’s Day Camps

www.willowbrookridingclub.com

(760) 329-7676

Culinary Comfort

since 2007

An easy, fun, no-fuss approach to cooking and baking.

Cooking Classes

Call ! Now

Have fun in my hands-on participation cooking & baking classes developing skills that will last a lifetime. My students gain knowledge of healthy food choices while expanding math, vocabulary, teamwork, and critical thinking skills. Small class sizes • Individuals or groups • Adult classes offered “In the Valley for over 20 years.”

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Where the love of learning begins... • Ages 2 1/2 to 5 • Half Days Programs OPEN TO ALL DENOMINATIONS

For Rent

760.660.3372 Now Enrolling!

‘Dunk a Hunk, Dunk a Punk, Dunk am Ump, Dunk a Teacher, Dunk a Preacher, Dunk a Creature”

Our Preschool curriculum has activities that teach academic concepts and skills, with special emphasis on pre-reading, pre-math and pre-writing. All within a loving and caring environment

WASC CERTIFIED • CPR CERTIFIED ST. THERESA EDUCATIONAL PRESCHOOL

2785 E Via Vaquero Rd, Palm Springs

(760) 864-9804

Need a tutor? • All Subjects • Pre-K-Adult • Math • Science • Reading • LD/ADD • Writing Skills • Study Skills • SAT/ACT Prep • Affordable Rates • Qualified Tutors • Summer Tutoring • Homeschool Tutoring/Assistance • Bilingual Tutors

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Family Child Cares BERMUDA DUNES

LA QUINTA

MEJIA RUIS CHILD CARE (760) 895-4619 License # 334808704 Ages: 0 to 6 years

123S & ABCS DAYCARE (760) 399-0375 License # 334840795 Ages: 1 year and up

CATHEDRAL CITY

INDIO/COACHELLA

MARSHA BELCHAMBER (760) 325-8635 License # 334806023 Ages: 0 to 5 years

FROGGY’S TONS OF FUN FAMILY CHILDCARE (760) 265-5201 License # 334840294 Ages: Infants to 6 years

SOPHIA C LOPEZ (760) 327-5513 License # 334817967 Ages: 0 to 8 years

VALLEY CHRISTIAN FAMILY CHILD CARE (VCFCC) Janna Jess License #334842433 Ages: Newborn to 2 years www.valleychristianchildcare.jimdo.com

ANNA GUILMETTE (760) 668-3405 License #: 334807784 Ages: 1 to 12 years

TO ADVERTISE IN THIS SECTION: rick@desertkidsdirectory.net (760) 333-6704

BELTRAN DAYCARE (760) 324-5307 License # 330920077 Ages: 0 to 5 years

Mejia Ruiz Family Child Care Lic.# 334808704

Maricela Mejia (760) 895-4619 Cell. (760) 668-5082 78783 Savanna La Mar Bermuda Dunes

DESERT DANCE ACADEMY Dance & Performing Arts Center

The Little Mermaid presented by Desert Dance Academy

SHOW JUNE 13

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ALL LEVELS and STYLES OF DANCE

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Early Bird Pricing Applies

PARENT MOVIE MORNING EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING AT 10:00 AM

BABY’S NIGHT OUT EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT AT 7:00 PM

/UltraStarCinemas @UltraStarMovies UltraStar Mary Pickford Cinemas 36850 Pickfair Street Cathedral City, Ca 92234 Movie Line: 760-328-7100

Dimmed Lighting Reduced Volume Changing In Auditorium Stroller Parking

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