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Bee’s Knees Preschool

Fall 2018 Information

Preschool is a time of brain development and learning to love learning, Bee’s Knees Programs staff are trained to assist the inquisitive independent minds of young children in a supportive caring environment.

Bee’s Knees Programs offers a balanced Preschool curriculum with developmentally appropriate practices. Our program supports learning foundations of local school districts common core standards. Our goal of developing well-rounded lifelong learners is supported through a variety of teaching techniques to enhance a variety of learning styles, developing critical thinking, math concepts and artistic appreciation. Developmental milestones are achieved through interactive science/ STEM, social emotional and physical fitness curriculum. Language arts, phonics programs are implemented through physical activities and practical fine motor development. We have adopted Zoophonics, Handwriting Without Tears, Mathematics Their Way, DECA and Second Steps as guidelines for our preschool classes.

Bee’s Knees Programs staff brings a passion for education - Supporting well-rounded, hands-on positive learning experience to create a lifetime love of learning.

Children must be completely responsible for their own bathroom needs. Children must meet the age requirement as of December 1, 2018.

San Ramon Community Center at Central Park         Bee's Knees Participant

Program Opportunity

  • Superior Academic Foundation
  • Theme Based Curriculum
  • Introduction to the Zoo-phonics Program
  • Fine Motor and Sensory Development
  • Introduction to Handwriting Without Tears
  • Encouragement of Independence
  • Encouragement of Unique Gifts and Talents
  • Students are encouraged to see themselves as Readers and Writers     

Philosophy and Mission
To provide an exciting and fresh academic approach to a preschool program that is fun and stimulating that gives students the confidence to succeed in any educational setting.

  • High value at a reasonable cost
  • 8:1 student to teacher ratio
  • An educational setting where students form the foundations necessary to be ready to learn
  • Educational opportunities to learn preschool foundations in math, language arts, social studies, art, music, science, and physical education
  • Individualized “teachable moments” for each child, based on each child’s individual needs
  • Regular parent advisories via email/daily classroom updates
  • Curriculum aligns with Preschool Foundations and Common Core Standards
  • Affordable, Highest-Quality Program Available
  • Artistic Expression and Music Awareness

About the Instructor

Kim Zmarlza Kim Zmarzla has had extensive teaching experience with much of her practice occurring in the East Bay area. She has worked as a lead Preschool teacher for many years and as a Para Professional for children with disabilities in the Dublin Unified School District. She is also an advocate for individuals living with epilepsy or seizure disorders.

Kim’s background is in early childhood education. She has worked with children and their families for over twenty years sharing learning experiences with children, helping them to explore the world around them and to grow intellectually. Kim believes preschool is full of exploration and new experiences for the students and their families. This passion is what drove Kim to move from being a lead Preschool Teacher to taking on the excitement of
overseeing all of Happy Scholars.

If you’d like to contact the instructor regarding Bee's Knees Programs, please email her at:

Registration Information

General registration for everyone begins July 5 for Session I ONLY.  Registrants in Session I will receive priority registration for Session II beginning September 24.  If space is available after priority registration, registration for Session II will open to the public on September 27.

Session I (online registration permitted)
General Registration: Begins July 5

Session II (all registrations must be processed in-person)
Priority Registration:  September 24-26
General Registration:  Begins September 27

Bee’s Knees Parent Orientation

All parents/guardians should attend the mandatory orientation prior to the start of the session.

San Ramon Community Center at Central Park
Tuesday, August 21, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Age 3    
Tu/Th 8:30am-12:00pm

Session I: 8/28-10/18

Materials Fee: $50 for all students

Session II: 10/23-12/20  Act#1061
Materials Fee: $50 for new students/$40 for continuing students
No class 11/20; 11/22

Age 4    
M/W/F 8:30am-12:30pm

Session I: 8/27-10/19                      Act#1536

Materials Fee: $60 for all students
No class 9/3

Session II: 10/22-12/19 Act#1062
Materials Fee: $60 for new students/$50 for continuing students
No class 11/12; 11/19; 11/21; 11/23