Hacienda Offers a Variety of Childcare and Educational Opportunities for Children

Hacienda is well known as a hub of commerce but it is also a prime location for children. Hacienda features a number of childcare providers and preschools in addition to tutoring centers, music schools, and a fully-accredited private school that offers pre-kindergarten through fifth grade education.

Given the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, operational hours and opening dates are subject to change due to the changing health safety requirements for childcare facilities subject to the Alameda County Shelter in Place Order. New protocols as outlined by the Center for Disease Control and the Alameda County Public Health Department should be expected and changes to protocols may affect the way in which a given facility will operate. Prospective families seeking to utilize these services are strongly recommended to contact the business to learn of current conditions and limitations.

Childcare and Pre-Kindergarten Education

Empire Montessori Preschool 5950 Stoneridge Drive www.empiremontessoripreschool.com Empire Montessori is a well-established preschool-chain with bilingual (English/Chinese) programs since 2009. Their mission is to help children achieve their full potentials by focusing on the sequential steps of learning. They dedicate themselves to the self-creating process of children with self-correcting and sequential materials and a trust in the children's inner drive to learn all stem from Montessori's work.

Genius Kids 5698 Stoneridge Drive (510) 713-2431 www.geniuskidsonline.com Genius Kids was founded on the philosophy "Never 2 Little 2 Learn," based on the simple belief that every child is a genius and as educators and parents, it is their responsibility to awaken the inner genius in each child. Their curriculum was developed in-house and is based on "interactive learning recipes" incorporating the essential "ingredients of success" which are critical thinking, public speaking, language development, creativity, imagination and confidence building. Specialized programs are offered for ages three to 24 months; two to five years; four to six years; and kindergarten through fifth grade, as well as spring and summer camps.

Global Village Montessori 4807 Hopyard Road (408) 956-8711 www.gvmontessori.com Global Village Montessori provides a Montessori education for children aged two to six. In addition to subjects including reading, writing, math, science, culture, touch and feel, and practical life, its staff emphasizes a child's physical, emotional and creative development. The goal is to celebrate diversity and provide a unique experience for children and parents. Their facility has been carefully designed with the goals of providing an inviting, safe and stimulating space for children and includes a well-equipped outdoor play area.

Hacienda Child Development Center 4671 Chabot Drive (925) 463-2885 www.headsup.org HeadsUp! Child Development Centers offer parents the security of knowing that their children are receiving the finest care and development guidance available. They combine an innovative approach to early learning with traditional values and the joy of discovery. The HeadsUp! program encourages children to become conscious of and take pride in their emerging competence. By becoming aware of the skills he or she has, a young child is better able to use them. The Hacienda center has a capacity of 256 children and includes an infant-toddler room (up to two years of age); a twos room (two to three years old); five preschool rooms (ages three through six), including a bilingual Chinese-English classroom; and a kindergarten program. There are separate outdoor play yards for every age group. The nationally-recognized design features large windows and spacious indoor play spaces. A partially-covered outdoor play area and radiant heating provide for the children's comfort, even in extreme weather.

Pleasanton Bilingual Montessori Preschool 5724 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 200 (925) 460-9920 www.pleasantonpreschool.org Pleasanton Preschool is a bilingual Montessori school which instructs children aged two through kindergarten in both English and Mandarin Chinese. Their program is designed to help native as well as non-native English speakers become literate in both English and Chinese. Children learn Mandarin Chinese through the use of songs, poems, stories, and fables. Chinese is also taught in all academic subject areas, including math and science.

Safari Kid 5627 Gibraltar Drive, Suite 200 (925) 264-9679 www.safarikidusa.com Safari Kid began in 2005 in Silicon Valley and has grown remarkably, now boasting over 40 centers in the U.S., Canada, India, Hong Kong, Dubai, and Malaysia. The center lays a solid foundation for children by creating a happy, physical, social, and highly stimulating learning environment. Safari Kid offers both pre-school programs and a well-rounded, enriching, and comprehensive after school program for children in kindergarten through grade eight.

Yang Fan Preschool 4160 Hacienda Drive, Suite 100 (925) 426-8866 www.yfacademy.org Yang Fan Preschool's mission is to enable academic excellence and prepare students for compassionate, effective, and ethical global citizenship by facilitating English and Chinese language acquisition and instilling a passion for lifelong learning. Their goal is to prepare the next generation to engage with a world in which bilingual fluency and an international view are not a luxury, but must-have skills.

School

Futures Academy 4301 Hacienda Drive, Suite 120 (866) 590-6460 www.futures.edu A private school featuring a one to one learning environment for students in the 6-12 grades.

Lighthouse Baptist School 5901 Coronado Lane www.pleasantonlighthouse.com/school A K-12 grade private school and after-school care program.

Stratford School 4576 Willow Road (925) 737-0001 www.stratfordschools.com Established in 1999, Stratford School is a leading independent private school founded on the belief that education is a significant influence in the life of a child. Stratford offers an accelerated curriculum from preschool through eighth grade with an emphasis in the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) that incorporates music, physical education, foreign language, and social skills development. The school's Pleasanton campus offers preschool through fifth grade classes. Stratford's goal is to prepare and mentor students for admission to competitive high schools and colleges. All students are provided the necessary tools to excel, and are encouraged to participate actively in leadership, community service, and extracurricular activities.

Tutoring

Code Ninjas 4811 Hopyard Road www.codeninjas.com/locations/ca-pleasanton A learning center teaching children to code through a game-based curriculum that teaches teamwork, logic, math and problem solving.

Growing Stars, Inc. 4695 Chabot Drive, Suite 200 (925) 558-2283 www.growingstars.com Growing Stars is a pioneer in affordable online tutoring. Their program is designed for convenient and effective tutoring, with individually tailored curriculum and one-on-one tutoring sessions. The goal is to help children develop a renewed interest in learning, with an eye towards better study skills and grade improvement in school. Because the tutoring is delivered online, it means that scheduling is flexible.

Huntington Learning Center 4855 Hopyard Road, Suite C-03 (925) 463-2334 www.pleasanton.huntingtonhelps.com Founded in 1977, Huntington's mission is to give every student the best education possible. Their certified tutors provide individualized instruction in reading, phonics, writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math, algebra, calculus, chemistry, and other sciences. They provide preparation for the SAT and ACT as well as state and standardized exams. Huntington programs develop the skills, confidence, and motivation to help students succeed and meet the needs of Common Core State Standards.

Ichen Art Academy 4430 Willow Road, Suite I (925) 353-2877 www.ichenartacademy.com Whether your objective is to cultivate an interest in art, to learn the techniques of painting or drawing, or to apply an art-related major for college, Ichen Art Academy can help you achieve your goal. Ichen Art Academy accepts children age 4 and up, adolescents, and adults for programs including Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, Children's Art Exploration, Children's Creative Painting and Drawing, Sketch, Water Color, Oil Painting, Cartoon and Design. Founded by experienced artist Ichen Wu, the academy is the first all-around, comprehensive and systematic art institute dedicated to Chinese-Western art education in the Bay Area.

JEI Self-Learning Centers 5990 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 116 (925) 468-0102 www.jeilearning.com "A Better Life Through Better Education" is the philosophy behind the JEI Self-Learning Method, which enables all children to learn and reach their full potential with its unique individualized study program. With a belief in the unlimited potential of children, JEI strives to create an educational environment where all children have the ability to become strong leaders of tomorrow by helping to develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills. Their mission is to support, facilitate, and help children by providing a high quality supplementary education so that all children can achieve academic success.

Joyful Kids Club 5627 Gibraltar Drive, Suite 200 (925) 264-9315 www.crosspointchurchsv.org/JoyfulKidsClub/ A heritage school to teach Chinese language, provide homework and study support, and offer enrichment and interest classes for students in grades kindergarten to 8th.

New World Music Academy 4430 Willow Road, Suite M (925) 462-5400 www.newworldmusicacademy.com The New World Music Academy has proven its commitment to quality music education since opening its doors in 2005. Students of all ages and levels benefit not only from lessons and classes but also gain self esteem by participating in recitals, student projects, community outreach programs and special academy-sponsored events. Instruction is provided in areas including piano; voice; guitar; strings, including violin, viola, and cello; winds, including clarinet, sax, and flute; drums; and more.

Purple Pen Tutoring 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 101 (925) 567-3544 www.purplepentutoring.com A writing center for high school, middle school and upper elementary school students. Aids in developing personal confidence in writing and literary analysis, and raise academic performace.

Spring Music Academy 4811 Hopyard Road, Suite G-07 www.musictogether.net Providers of music education classes for children of all ages. Classes offered include: choir, piano, vocal, music theory and general music education. From babyhood through the early elementary years, Music Together nurtures each child's natural musicality. In family classes, grownups learn together with their children and then re-create the fun at home with our recordings and songbooks. Our curriculum for schools is deeply integrated into the classroom experience all day long and then continues at home as family members use our music and home materials to further engage children - and experience some of the fun, too! This is just what young children need to develop a love of music.

Summit Tutoring Center 4430 Willow Road, Suite C (925) 251-9888 www.summittutoringcenter.com Summit Tutoring Center, located just steps from Hart Middle School, offers individualized English and math tutoring for students in grades six through 12, with an eye towards both increased class performance and higher SAT scores. One-on-one tutoring is available in these subjects as well as chemistry and biology. A Homework Club is also offered after 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year, with high school seniors serving as teaching assistants. Summit also offers instruction in art and Chinese.

Sylvan Learning of Pleasanton 5688 Stoneridge Drive (925) 271-7618 www.sylvanlearning.com/us/pleasanton-ca Providers of personalized tutoring, academic coaching, advancement and test preparation services for elementary, middle school and high school students.

TriValley Academy Tutoring and Heritage School 5933 Coronado Lane, Suite 101 (925) 899-2744 www.trivalleyacademy.com In the TriValley Academy after school program, a small group environment and customized curriculum is provided to help students build a strong foundation in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics and foreign languages. Their summer camp combines an immersive, exciting, and hands-on learning experience with structured academic programs, fun activities, field trips, and more. At TriValley Academy Tutoring Center, their principle is to instill solid learning habits while giving children the boost they need to master key academic subjects, with a goal of inspiring confidence in every student to achieve their best academic performance.

Yang Fan Academy 4160 Hacienda Drive, Suite 200 (925) 847-3023 www.yfacademy.org The mission of Yang Fan Academy is to engage and empower students in a safe and fun environment through challenging academic programs combined with unique cultural learning experiences. Yang Fan believes that children's education thrives when an innovative and challenged curriculum is offered in a safe, nurturing and enriching environment, and offers daily Chinese or Spanish learning to instill a deep respect and enjoyment for languages and cultures. Their Common Core-aligned academic programs extend beyond regular public school curriculum to enhance academic and social capacity of school-aged children from kindergarten to eighth grade.

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