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With the end of the year comes winter weather and more time spent inside where the germs hang out. Many people are focused on keeping themselves and their families healthy and active. From having your home inspected for lead to enjoying indoor gymnastics, these local businesses care about you and your family’s health.


Adventure Sports Unlimited

303 Potrero St., #15, Santa Cruz



Adventure Sports Unlimited (ASU) is the premier store for aquatics instruction in Santa Cruz. We teach infants through adults the joy of water through our Swim School. Our Ocean programs introduce families to our magnificent marine environments through the Seafood Foraging, Kelp Pickling, and Skin Diving classes. We explore the world-renown underwater landscape of Monterey and Carmel Bays through our Open Water Scuba courses. It all starts in our custom-built aquatics facility with our tropically heated pool including Jacuzzi, and classroom. We want to make your entry into the water world truly enjoyable. ASU-you deserve it!


Better Running Goals-A Different Type of Running Book


How do you balance a new running routine with your other responsibilities? How do you make running a sustainable part of your life? How do you prevent burnout, injury, and getting overwhelmed by your goals? Based on your priorities, your desires, and your needs, this book will help you understand how your lifestyle and goals work together to promote your happiness and success. Whether you dream of completing a 5k or an ultramarathon, Fitts will offer perspective on how your running goal fits into the bigger picture of your life. Find it on Amazon or betterthanalive.com now!


Catalyst Soccer: Player Development Programs

Year Round Youth Soccer Development



Since 1999 Catalyst Soccer has helped develop youth soccer players to new levels with positive and professional instruction and year-round programs for the youth and coaches of the Central Coast. Catalyst Soccer conducts both week long camps and once-per-week skills mentoring programs in the Winter, Fall, Spring, Summer which are directed and coached by former professional and college-level players. Thousands of young players over the last decade have stimulated and refined their skills through the popular Catalyst Soccer Development Programs This Winter-Holiday Break- Catalyst Soccer will be conducting Fun Futsal camps with two programs for both Boys and Girls— Skillsbuilders (Boys and Girls, Ages 6-14) and Little Skillsbuilders (Boys and Girls, Ages 4-6). Great Fun and Great Learning with Catalyst Soccer!


Dignity Health Dominican Hospital

1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz

831.457.7099 or 831.457.7171


Dignity Health Dominican Hospital has been caring for the Santa Cruz County community for 75 years. When it’s time for your baby to come into the world, start at Dominican Hospital, where comfort, support, and technology combine to embrace you and your family. We partner with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to provide the most advanced care available to infants and families on the Central Coast. As a Baby-Friendly hospital, Dominican provides a support system for new mothers and their families through its PEP Community Health & Wellness Education Program. To schedule a tour of our birth center, call 831.457.7099.


Family Service Agency of the Central Coast

Santa Cruz – 831.423.9504

Soquel – 831.346.6767

Watsonville – 831.728.9975

Your child may need help. Children having problems at home or in school may be depressed or anxious. Our specialized therapists will work with your child as well as the entire family, your child’s school, your physician, and other relevant people in your child’s life. To make it easy for children to get the care they need, we offer extended sessions, guidance for parents and three convenient locations. Special support is available for families with and without Medi-Cal. Every child deserves to be happy. Every family deserves peace of mind. Call now.


Jim Booth Swim School

Harvey West pool in Santa Cruz

and in Watsonville



Be a water wonder! From our Little Otters swim class for parents and their babies to Aquaphobics, our adult beginner class, the whole family splashes together at Jim Booth swim school. Little Otters is a gentle introduction to our 94-degree pools that will make you confident that you are guiding your infant to a happy water experience. Our group lessons emphasize quality swimming in an exciting class taught by our caring, well-qualified teachers. The whole family can swim at Jim Booth Swim School!


JuneBugs Gym

3910 Portola Drive, Suite 2 & 3, Santa Cruz



June Bug’s Gym is a place where your child can experience a fun-filled adventure in movement. We have a caring, respectful, and supportive staff that encourages every child in their growth of large motor skills and gymnastics along with social, emotional and cognitive development. Our goals for our students are to help them feel control and empowerment in their bodies, to build self-esteem through success, to open up imaginations, and to feel confidence and joy in their exploration of movement.


Music Together/MusicalMe, Inc.

Locations throughout Santa Cruz and Santa Clara County



For more than a generation, the Music Together® program has helped engage adults in supporting their children’s music and overall development. Our songs, movements and teaching practices have been perfected in classrooms and homes around the world for over 25 years. Our curriculum fosters the integration of joyful music & movement into everyday life – regardless of adults’ music ability. Music Together enhances children’s learning in multiple domains (mentally, physically, socially, etc.), increases family engagement and adds richly to each family’s “toolbox”. Siblings are welcome, especially infants who may attend free if they are 8 months or under. Classes throughout Santa Clara & Santa Cruz Counties. Call now to attend one class for free!


Parent, Child, and Family Therapy

Santa Cruz

Bethany Kientzel, MFTI #83018


Supervised by Dayna Lea, LMFT 32103

Center For Humanistic Development

Providing support for parenting young children. Understanding child developmental stages, strategies for making the best of the toddler and preschool years, adoption, special needs, foster/kinship care, self-care.


Brent J. Porter, D.D.S.

550 Water Street, Suite D-1, Santa Cruz


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It is so important that your child's first dental visit be a positive one. With Dr. Porter and his Team, your child will experience a new age in pediatric dentistry... one filled with prevention, education and chair-side parental support. Dr. Porter and his Team are dedicated to a gentle, fun-filled approach… no TVs in the ceiling here! Instead, we individually educate your child to become their best at brushing and flossing! At Dr. Porter's office, prevention is primary with semi-annual check-ups beginning at age 1. As a team, we pride ourselves in the experience we offer our patients! Please join us in keeping your children Cavity Free while Growing Up In S.C!


Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center

275- B Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz



Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center strives to promote strong minds and bodies through the sport of gymnastics. Our large established facility offers children the chance to improve their physical awareness in a fun and safe atmosphere. Classes and activities are available for all ages, starting at 18 mos. You can check our website for our class schedules and our yearly calendar. Throughout the year we also offer activity nights, open gym, camps, as well as fun filled birthday parties.


Santa Cruz Soccer Camp



Santa Cruz Soccer Camp has witnessed 32 years of making a sport fun, entertaining, and empowering for boys and girls ages-5-15. At this camp they are taught by skillful educators, most who have graduated Leadership Development ages 12-15, having participated as young campers immersed in the philosophy of Making Soccer Fun.


SpeechRighter – Brain Training Programs

820 Bay Avenue, Ste. 210, Capitola



Brain and ear fitness therapies for improved Reading, Auditory Processing and Working Memory. Current studies in brain science confirm that the brain can continue to change and create new neural pathways in response to focused and direct stimulation. We are certified providers for Fast ForWord, Cogmed and The Listening Program. Evidence-based, research driven, adaptive and customized brain training interventions for those with reading challenges, ADHD, Autism, brain injury and other acquired or congenital learning differences. For more information go to www.brainearbuilder.com.


GUiSC is not responsible for any errors or omissions, nor does inclusion in this listing constitute our endorsement of a program. Listings were written by each organization and GUiSC has not confirmed the accuracy of the information provided. Please call the individual business to confirm details. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2016 07:06
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