Had to Find Out More
After returning from a S.T.E.A.M. Maker field trip at the County Fair, I had to know more about the Drama Kids workshops. Our campers couldn’t stop talking about how much fun they had with their team. Ms. Kimberly and her teachers conducted a demonstration at our location so I could see first hand how life skills are being taught. This program is unique and we plan to incorporate them into our camper’s regular schedule.
-Ken Rundle, Recreation Supervisor, City of Encinitas
On the News
“Thank you for offering classes, Sarah used what she learned from Drama Kids during her news clip presentation at school. She projected loud and clear 🙂
– Mellissa, Mira Mesa Parent
It was a pleasure working with Kimberly Harbert and her students. Drama Kids development program is in line with the concepts of STEAM Makers education and helps children build life skills. I’m glad a program of this quality is available in San Diego.”
–Victor Ciccarelli ,STEAM/STEM program and the MAKER Movement.
Makenzie has participated in Drama Kids for the past 2 1/2 years. She has really enjoyed the teachers and the program. Drama Kids has helped her develop speaking and social skills, increased her confidence and helped her to be more comfortable in front of people. She has worked all these skills while having fun. She was able to participate in the Christmas parade with Drama Kids. The spring performance and awards program has kept her motivated to continue and pursue bigger dreams. These are things that without Drama Kids she would not have experienced.
Sandi R., Parent
We couldn’t believe our eyes at the Parent Presentation! Lainey was standing up tall and proud, and actually speaking out! This did not seem like the same child that was constantly hiding behind my skirt. Thank you, Ms. Tricia, for building Lainey’s confidence and helping her to “break out”. We see the benefits in so many ways! We appreciate you!
What a wonderful Spring Performance! We were pleasantly surprised to see the amazing job that you have done with these kids. We knew that Andrew was enjoying class each week, but we can see now that it has done so much to help him become more confident and poised. THANK YOU DRAMA KIDS! We especially appreciate the time you take with each student, and the way you personalize the experience to each child. Andrew feels like a very special part of your group. Keep up the good work!
Trey and Betty W-Parent
Exceeded my Expectations
Luke and Carl attended a Drama Kids camp this past summer and the program exceeded my expectations by miles. My goal in sending the boys to this camp was to see if the program lived up to its advertised promise of boosting self-esteem and confidence in kids. Luke, our oldest (5 yrs), had leaned on the shy-side of interaction with other kids and adults especially. I did not expect him to enjoy play-acting scenes and role-playing characters with a group of kids. He is engineer- and sports-minded. I was VERY surprised. He loved going each day and was disappointed when the week ended. The last day of camp the parents were invited to see a series of small skits put on by the kids, and there was Luke, uninhibited, free to speak and dramatize without fear. Our younger son, Carl (4 yrs) was already a gregarious and outgoing type, so he fit right in and enjoyed himself playing characters and reciting small, memorized parts in the skits. The program also showed me how much kids are capable of memorizing in a short amount of time. The methods used by Drama Kids are well researched and well executed. I recommend it to everyone. All types of children can benefit from Drama Kids International.
As an administrator I have been every pleased with the Drama Kids International program. Working with the DKI staff has been a pleasure. They are always available to answer questions and provide any information needed so that the running of the program goes smoothly. They are professional and take their role in educating the “whole” child very seriously. The response from both our students and parents has been overwhelmingly positive.
The program is structured to enhance a child’s ability to think critically, to speak with confidence in front of an audience, and to promote many of the academic skills that are taught in the classroom such as making inferences, interpreting author’s point of view, etc.
The DKI staff handle all of the “housekeeping” aspects of the program as well. They register the students, take responsibility for getting them to their after school sessions and the dismissal process. They do it all. As certified educators themselves, I have confidence in what they do and their level of commitment to the kids and the program. I am thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to my students and parents for the full year in 2012-2013! Cheryl Alexander, Principal at Steadham Elementary