Top Fall Programs for Kids in the East Bay

Published Jan 30, 2017 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Some fun activities for your kids when school starts back up this fall in the East Bay

Top Fall Programs for Kids in the East Bay

Film Acting Bay Area

The Young Actors Program is an in-depth and comprehensive training program for students in the age-range of 8-16 (3rd-11th grade). It is designed to train young actors for acting on-camera, in films, tv, webisodes and commercials.

Students can enter the program at any level, based on their prior training and experience.

Codebreakers Chess Clubs

Codebreakers offers chess classes that train and entertain kids from beginner levels through advanced tournament players. Critical thinking skills acquired through learning the game has been known to positively impact those who play for the rest of their lives. Their top priority is to create a well-informed and dynamic learning environment for current and future tournament players.

Color Me Mine Alameda

A Paint-It-Yourself Ceramics Studio for painters of all ages, whether you are looking for a fun party idea, want to make a truly unique gift, or just want to have some fun with family & friends.

Under the guidance of helpful staff, you paint your masterpiece, they glaze and fire it, and you pick it up in just 6 days.

Stratford Schools

Stratford School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, (WASC). This is the same organization that accredits highly academic and accomplished Universities such as Stanford, UCLA, Pepperdine, and USC.

This honored seal of approval validates Stratford as a best in class private school.

East Bay Music Together

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 7—and the grownups who love them.

Classes are based on the recognition that all children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning.

California Academy of Performing Arts

CAPA was founded by Joan Robinson and Ronn Guidi, then Artistic Director of the Oakland Ballet. They wanted to create a place in the beautiful Moraga Valley where the “children of the suburbs” could have access to the finest professional training.

CAPA operates on the philosophy that “The product is important but the emphasis is on the process.”

Fusion Academy

Fusion Academy is a revolutionary private school where positive relationships and one-to-one classrooms unlock academic potential.

They are a non-traditional private school that customizes teaching methods and curriculum for middle and high school students. These methods include flexible scheduling, therapeutic support, and their "anti-homework" solution.

Berkeley Playhouse

Berkeley Playhouse produces theatre that is “intelligent, relevant, and soul-stirring.”

They provide classes and performance training in acting, singing, dancing, and technical theatre. Children and adults in their Conservatory receive training from the best Bay Area teaching artists – many of them directors or performers in their Mainstage shows.

Oakland Parks and Rec.

OPR offers critical quality of life programming in areas of enrichment, cultural arts, prevention and intervention, sports & physical activities, health & wellness, youth violence abatement, and leisure activities.

Programs at recreation centers, pools and parks are part of the efforts to promote health, stem obesity, and encourage civic participation, personal development, and empowerment.

Oakland Karate & Kickboxing

Programs are offered for children ages 4-12. When kids earn their belts and their skills stripes, it gives them a great sense of accomplishment that really improves the way they feel about themselves.

They emphasize discipline. enforce good rules of behavior, teach proven self-defense skills in a fun and lively environment. The program also addresses BULLY PREVENTION.

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