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Bakersfield Play Ctr

1620 Kentucky St
Bakersfield, CA 93305-4840

(661) 325-4064


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Overall Rating

Parents at this school, on average, believe that conflicts between children:

Are handled extraordinarily well in a way that not only gives me confidence in the safety of my child but also reassures me that my child (and his/her peers) are learning the early skills needed to socialize effectively with one another

Discipline, Health, Safety: From the Parents

1 Comment

  • Parent # 1

    This is an old facility (established in 1952, but building is older than that) but her bumps and bruises only make it more of a homey atmosphere. The kids never lack for stimulation even though their equipment is not the latest model off the assembly line. Everything that is there is used to its best advantage and well loved.

    over a year ago


Parent Ratings

  • Overall Rating
  • Temperature and overall air circulation is comfortable
  • Healthy and nutritious snacks are provided
  • Toys and furniture are cleaned regularly


Parent Ratings

  • Overall Rating
  • Screen and identify all visitors
  • Parents may not bring sick children to school where they may infect others

Features & Staff

  • 25 Total enrollment
  • 5:1 Student/teacher ratio
  • 1952 Established


  • 1% Bachelors
  • 1% Teaching Credentils
  • 2% CPR
  • 2% First Aid

School Features

Provide a third year More

More Information

Years 2 and 3 focus on social interactions, hygiene, play-based learning of basic concepts. Years 4 and 5 focus on self concepts, consideration of others, help in dealing with emotions, building scissor skills, dexterity, fine motor skills, etc. to prepare for writing. Major focus on literacy and learn through play.

Provide a kindergarten and elementary school program
Affiliated with a religious institution
Some experience serving children with special needs


Parent Ratings

  • Overall Rating
  • Building, bathrooms, hallway
  • Classroom equipment and furniture
  • Outside play equipment

Facilities Includes:

Classrooms (with bathroom attached)  
Classrooms (with kitchenette attached)  
Music room  
Art room  
Art and library areas are within classrooms. Full kitchen to serve snack daily  
Playgrounds More

More Information

  • Slides
  • Swings
  • Playhouses
  • Large construction blocks/climbing structures
  • Tricycles
  • Wagons


General Procedure:

  • Parents bring their children to and from school
  • many carpool

Dropoff Procedure:

  • Parents walk their child into the classroom

General School Comments: From the Parents

1 Comment

  • Parent # 1

    We have been at 3 different preschools and have found nothing that remotely compares to the quality instruction for our child, friendship among parents, or concern for our whole family's well being by teacher Angie Esparza (now also director there). It has a truly wonderful family feeling and the curriculum taught by Angie is opening our child's eyes to the world in ways I couldn't imagine at so young an age. We are truly blessed to call BPC home.

    over a year ago