Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The City of Garden Grove's Tiny Tots and Kare Bears programs offer a convenient alternative to private daycare for pre-schoolers. Openings still exist for these programs that give children, between the ages of three and five, an early start to Kindergarten by teaching them learning and socialization skills that promote personal growth and development. Activities combine stories, games, crafts, and playtime that help to build a sense of self-worth, confidence and respect through a safe and positive experience. Each session also includes a parent participation excursion to a local place of interest.

The Tiny Tots program consists of 41 sessions, running September 8 through December 17, with a "Back to School" parent orientation scheduled on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., and a "Meet Your Teacher" event scheduled on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Edgar Park and West Haven Park. Children must be toilet-trained and be 4-years-old by September 1, 2014. The cost for 41 sessions is $435.

Kare Bears is held two days a week, Tuesday and Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from September 9 through December 16, at Edgar Park and West Haven Park. Children must be toilet-trained and 3-years old by September 1, 2014. The cost for the 26-sessions is $280. A "Back to School" parent orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and a "Meet Your Teacher" event is scheduled on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Parents are required to attend three or more of the classes for both programs. Both Tiny Tots and Kare Bears programs require the child's birth certificate for registration. Edgar Park is located at 12781 Topaz Street. West Haven Park is located at 12252 West Street.

Registration for all programs can be made through the First Floor Recreation Counter in Garden Grove City Hall, at 11222 Acacia Parkway.

For more information, call the Recreation Counter at (714) 741-5200.

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