March News

Happy March! Our documentaries this month include: Kindness Is Contagious (Tubi), Dream Big (Netflix), A Place at the Table (Tubi), and Waiting for Superman (Hulu). Kindness Is Contagious (NR) talks about the impact and infectiousness of human kindness and compassion. Dream Big (NR) explores the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels—big [...]


Celebrating Black History Month

During February Club 45 is recognizing Black History Month with a variety of activities from an African American Freedom Quilt Challenge to an African American History Museum Virtual Field Trip! Club 45 teachers are excited to bring a new element to our program for the next month! We realize that these activities will potentially bring […]



What is teasing?  How can it be avoided?  Is there any way to prevent it from happening all together? As you can imagine, most of these questions are completely dependent on the individual. What one child may describe as teasing another child may not even notice. Teasing, unfortunately seems to be an inevitable part of […]

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to another year of Club 45 at Walnut Acres Children’s Center! It is nice to see some new faces as well as some veterans! A typical day of Club 45 starts off with signing in, options during this time include: answering the question of the day, solving the riddle, reading today in history, […]

RPG Club

Club 45 has recently expanded to include a new club. The RPG (Role-Playing Game) Club was initiated by one of our staff who was previously introduced to RPG and provided access to the games during the Winter Break. The children showed so much interest that it was decided that it should find a permanent home […]

What is a Leader?

What is a leader? What are leadership qualities? Why are leadership qualities so important to obtain? Who can be a leader? What are the habits and tools required to be a leader? These are all questions that have been asked of the leadership program at WACC. In club 45, a group of students meet once […]

Different Everyday

One of the things that students in Club 45 seem to enjoy the most about the program is the fact that activities are different everyday. Teachers follow a framework schedule that highlights the students interests, such as: art, technology, outdoor physical games, game shows, science, board games, card games, and leadership. For the first few [...]

What is Club 45?

Teachers have worked hard to create an environment that is fun, educational, and inviting for our children in 4th & 5th grades. We’re thrilled to say that Club 45 has become that place! By providing a variety of activities that range from S.T.E.A.M. & Trivia Hours, to Game Shows and Pokemon Hunts our kids can’t […]


Club 45

Maria Quintero is our Club 45 Coordinator and has been working in the childcare field for over fifteen years. She loves having the ability to make daily connections with all the fourth and fifth grade students in a more unique setting. Creating a space where students’ lives are enriched, and life skills are cultivated has been a goal since the very beginning. Whether planning big projects, like the Haunted House, or small projects, like Math Guess Who it seems that students gravitate towards these activities when she is at the helm. When not at Walnut Acres Children’s Center Maria enjoys travelling, spending time with her family, and Bay Area sporting events.

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