Business Spotlight

Business Spotlight December 2013

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The Salvation Army Kroc Center

There's Something for Every Age at Kroc Center

The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Rolando presents a variety of activities and opportunities for children and adults through a broad range of programs and services that includes arts, athletics, personal development, spiritual discovery and community services on its 12.4-acre campus.

The facility features an NHL regulation-size ice arena, three swimming pools, fitness center, gymnasium, outdoor playground, team building challenge course, indoor skate park, recreation field, portable imagination playground, rock wall, 600-seat theatre, education center, computer lab, library, family resource center, community church, Christian preschool and meeting spaces.

Programs here include day camps, athletic leagues, scouts, volunteer opportunities, senior engagement, social services, education, music, arts, fitness and more. These programs and services are open to everyone—it is not necessary to be a member to participate.

Upcoming is the Jingle Bell Kroc Ice Show on December 18. Check out the website for all current Kroc Center news and promotions.

The Salvation Army Kroc Center
6845 University Ave., San Diego

Daniel and Davis Optometry, Inc.

Eye Health Services that Fit the Need of All Children

“Our office is designed to be children friendly with a playroom, and we have all the latest technology in equipment that is available for assessing eye health and prescriptions for children,” says Susan Daniel, O.D. neuro-developmental optometrist. “We have the ability to accurately examine and treat patients with special needs, especially nonverbal patients, children with fear of doctors and children with attention deficits and hyperactivity.”

Daniel and Davis Optometry offers a variety of services for children, including vision and eye health examinations, contact lens services, optical selection, developmental vision evaluations for those with learning related vision problems, visual perception and sensory motor delays and vision therapy to treat related disorders.

“We take VSP and MESC vision insurance,” Daniel continues. “We participate in the InfantSEE program which provides no-cost comprehensive examinations for infants between 6 months and 12 months old.”

Upcoming is the Vision and Learning Seminar for parents and professionals, Tuesday, January 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Daniel and Davis Optometry, Inc.
3144 El Camino Real, Ste. 202, Carlsbad

The Old Globe

"The Grinch" Returns to Old Globe for the Holidays, with an Added Autism-friendly Performance

“Dr. Seuss’ ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’ is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book,” says Mike Hausberg, public relations associate for The Old Globe. The popular production is back for its 16th year. Performances run through Dec. 28.

“The Old Globe will offer an autism-friendly performance on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m.,” Hausberg says. “Following a successful autism-friendly performance last year, ‘The Grinch’ will be performed in a friendly and supportive environment for children on the autism spectrum and their families.”

The Tony award-winning Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theater’s education and community programs.

“The Globe is proud to welcome San Diegans through its doors and into its theatre, whether they are seasoned arts lovers or just discovering the joys of theatre for the first time,” Hausberg says.

The Old Globe
1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park

City Ballet School

Focus on Ballet Instruction is Showcased in Dance School's Award-winning "Nutcracker"

“City Ballet School specializes in ballet instruction,” say Steven and Elizabeth Wistrich, directors. “The school doesn’t offer other dance forms, but focuses on providing proper ballet instruction for students wanting to study ballet recreationally or as a career choice. All of the instructors in the school have been or are professional dancers, thus permitting excellent role models for students at any age or ballet development.”

“Currently, a number of the students are rehearsing for their roles in the upcoming production of “The Nutcracker” since it is one of the classical ballets that offers roles specifically for children,” say the Wistrichs. There will be eleven performances during December at the Spreckels Theatre of their production, a Tommy Dance Award winner for Best “Nutcracker” in San Diego.

The Wistrichs add, “Whether a student is studying ballet recreationally or on a career path, they deserve to have the very best instruction. This instruction helps many students develop a lifelong love of ballet.”

City Ballet School
941 Garnet Ave. (alley entrance)

Bridges Connect

Fitness, Fun, Learning and Social Activities for Children of All Abilities

“Bridges Connect! has activities for everyone, so you no longer have to choose between going to the gym or providing a fun, educational activity for your children—do both during the same hour,” says Tonia Richardson, site coordinator. “Everyone is welcome at Bridges Connect! No child with a special need or behavior challenge will be turned away from our classes or Kids Connect Club.”

Resources here include a state of the art fitness center, parent education workshops, and learning and social activities for kids of all abilities. “We also offer socialization classes, which are a great opportunity for children to participate in small group settings with peers. Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced with working with kids of all abilities and challenges,” she continues.

“This center is based on the belief that connecting fitness, fun, education, and families is a sure way to improve and strengthen our community,” Richardson says. “The first class is always free.”

Bridges Connect!
7860 Mission Center Ct. Ste. 100
Mission Valley

Updated: December 2013