Children are naturally motivated to learn until they’re about 7 years old. After this time, they’ll need the ability to motivate themselves. A vital skill to succeed once learned. Self motivation can only come from within but there are ways that you can help your child nurture this trait. 1. Encourage Optimism, focus on solutions [...]

Learning Naturally

By Michelle Rupiper With technology evolving at breath-taking speed, we must prepare children to live in a future world that we can neither predict nor imagine today. Who knows what new advances and technologies will be available when today’s young children reach adulthood? To help young children become college and career ready, we need to [...]

​Conscious Discipline

​Conscious Discipline – Training Series Conscious Discipline is a method that allows teachers to approach conflict situations with a proactive approach rather than a reactive approach. Self-control must be our first priority of all teachers. We need to be able to empathize with others to accept & celebrate differences. If you communicate [...]

Parent Library

In an effort to continue to educate ourselves & our families, we have assembled a Parent Library. This library is composed with numerous books regarding subjects like discipline, nutrition, changing bodies, and philosophies in bringing up your child in today’s environments. We encourage our parents to stop by the front counter and use [...]

Happy December!

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou During the holiday season it’s important to remember the words above. We are all so busy trying to get to this place or that, wrapping presents, baking […]


Jaime Gonce

Jaime Gonce has been working at Walnut Acres Children’s Center for over 10 years and is now Director of the center. She has a masters in Child Counseling and attended San Diego State and California State University, East Bay.

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