Society for Disabled Children
Serving Special Needs Children in Kern County Since 1947
S.T.A.R. (Student Tutoring and Reading) Program
Winter Session: January 30, 2017 - March 29, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays - 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
This program is for children in grades K - 6th who are struggling academically, We assesses each students individual learning needs and apply this knowledge to activities that excite students in new ways through technology and project based learning.
This session we are offering:
- Small Group Academic Tutoring - 1 Teacher to every 5 students
- Raz-Kids Reading Program - A technology based program
- Learning A-Z Interactive Notebooks - A hands-on activity
- Student Treasures "Published Authors" Project
- Grow-Abilities Community Garden Project
- Life-Skills through Enrichment Activities
Grow-Abilities Community Garden
Wednesdays - 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.
The Grow-Abilities Community Garden Project is a health and nutrition education program that is centered around growing an edible garden.
This project is also one of the activities that is offered through the S.T.A.R. Program, thanks in part to grants from Kaiser Permanente and the Bakersfield Californian.
Camp Blue Jay 2017
At Camp Ocean Pines, Cambria, CA
Saturday, June 17th - Friday, June 23rd
This is a residential summer camp experience for children with disabilities. Being away from home exposes campers to activities that strengthen confidence, independence, and life/social skills in a safe and secure environment.
This program is facilitated by Mrs. Carstens who is a Certified American Camping Association (ACA) Residential Camp Director. The facilities in Cambria are also ACA and ADA Accredited.
For more information on any of these programs please contact
The Society for Disabled Children at (661) 322-5595.
Program Manager & Camp Director, Mrs. Carstens
Blue Jay Summer Day-Camp 2017
July 10th - August 4th (Monday - Friday)
7:30 am - 5:30 pm (1/2 days available)
This fun program is very much like our S.T.A.R. program but we change things up a bit. Focusing on integrating learning into our fun summer camp related activities to prevent summer learning loss.
IMPORTANT: Last year we offered this program as a half day program, Mon - Thurs. We would like to offer it again in 2017 but extend it to 5 full days but only if there is enough interest.
Please let Mrs. Carstens know if you are interested in this program as soon as possible.