Description State funded preschool program for three- and four-year-olds (by September 1 of program year) children from low-income families. Morning and afternoon sessions available. Meals are provided through the National School Lunch Program. Morning session receives breakfast and lunch and afternoon session receives lunch. Our focus is to help prepare children socially and academically for Kindergarten through hands-on experiences during integrated anti-biased curriculum. Hours Morning Session is from 8:00 am to 11:30 am Afternoon Session is from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm Locations Faller Elementary School 1500 W. Upjohn Avenue Ridgecrest, CA 93555 Preschool Office: (760) 499-1694
Inyokern Elementary School 6601 Locust Avenue Inyokern, CA 93527 Preschool Office: (760) 499-1686
Pierce Elementary School 674 N. Gold Canyon Street Ridgecrest, CA 93555 Preschool Office: (760) 499-1679
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Description We provide daily academic activities that bring education to life, reinforcing the school day classes with fun and exciting hands-on activities while meeting California content standards. Kids get to learn a new sport, cook a new recipe, make a robot, or make an art project! Additional classes available. Hours From school dismissal until 6:00 pm at Faller and Inyokern and 6:15 pm at Pierce Locations Faller Elementary School 1500 W. Upjohn Ave. Ridgecrest, CA 93555 School Office: (760) 499-1690 Afterschool Office: (760) 499-1740
Inyokern Elementary School 6601 Locust Ave. Inyokern, CA 93527 School Office: (760) 499-1683 Pierce Elementary School 674 N. Gold Canyon St. Ridgecrest, CA 93555 School Office: (760) 499-1670 Afterschool Office: (760) 499-1753
From the Physical Education Model Content Standards for California Public Schools: "According to the U.S. Surgeon General, regular physical activity is one of the most important ways to maintain and improve one’s physical health, mental health, and overall well-being. A student who participates in physical education is more likely to become a healthy adult who is motivated to remain healthy and physically active throughout his or her life.
The physical education model content standards represent the essential skills and knowledge that all students need to maintain a physically active, healthy lifestyle. California law clearly establishes the priority of physical education instruction. Education Code Section 51210 requires 200 minutes of physical education every ten school days for students in grades one through six."
At High Desert Leapin' Lizards, we want afterschool students to get a minimum of 20 minutes of physical activity a day, but we also want that 20 minutes to be fun. We believe that physical education that is fun and engaging creates a positive connection to physical activity, and is more likely to build students with lifelong healthy habits.