"A co-op allows parents to take control or make decisions in their children's early education."

- Angie Esparza
Director of Education, BPC


Play Center

Bakersfield Play Center’s Curriculum is based on Creative Play.  Creative Play is a central activity in the lives of healthy children.  The central importance of creative play in children’s healthy development is well supported by decades of research.  Play helps children weave together all of the elements of life as they experience it.  It is an outlet for the fullness of their creativity and it is an absolutely critical part of their childhood!

 Our goal is for your child is to promote an atmosphere conducive to learning through direct, hands on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas.  With creative Play your child’s playful spirit will blossom and flourish. In each class, the teacher acts as the facilitator and guides in a hands-on approach in learning through play.  Daily activities are designed to stimulate social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth through art, drama, science, music, stories and free-flow play.  Fine and gross motor skills are developed through a wide variety of carefully chosen toys, games, puzzles, and activities, projects, climbing apparatus and riding equipment.

For 2 & 3 year olds:
We encourage socialization skills such as sharing, cooperation and communication.  The children are also exposed to shapes, colors, number and letters. We have a full hygiene program to help kids before, during and after they are potty trained.

For 4, 5 & 6 year olds:
We expand the child's knowledge of shapes, colors, numbers, and letter, in addition to introducing literacy in preparation for kindergarten. In addition, children interact in dramatic play where they enhance their creativity and develop problem solving skills.

Goals for Children:

Engage them in a variety of stimulating activities that invite creativity and a positive attitude towards learning.
Have a positive first experience with school.
Learn to develop a positive self esteem and self image.
Gain independence.
Build social skills as they develop friendships with each other and interact with adults.Goals for Parents:

Be involved in your child's education and daily interactions with other children and parents.
Find reassurance in your child's first school experience as positive, beneficial and fun!
Share with your child his/her earliest achievements.
Become friends with other parents who share a common philosophy.