Tuesday, June 14, 2016

There is still time to sign up for the City of Garden Grove’s Kare Bears program, but spots are filling up. Kare Bears offer a convenient alternative to private daycare for pre-school youngsters, 3- and 4- years-old. The 25-session, pre-K program held at West Haven Park, 12252 West St., begins in September, and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m. The program is open to toddlers who are toilet-trained and 3-years-old by September 1, 2016.

Kare Bears give children an early start to Kindergarten by teaching both 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.

The cost for the program is $275, $11 per session. Each session includes a parent participation excursion to a local place of interest.

Space is limited. Participants can sign up at the City Hall Recreation Counter, 11222 Acacia Parkway, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A copy of the child’s birth certificate and current immunization record is required at registration.

For more information, call the Community Services Department at (714) 741-5200.