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Cool New Programs

1) Specialized Nanny Service for children with developmental disabilities

XciteSteps is excited to announce a specialized nanny service in San Diego for children who experience a cognitive or developmental disability and/or have behavioral or social challenges. Finding a great nanny is not easy and it is especially difficult when a child or teen experiences a disability. It takes a nanny who understands the challenges the child is facing, has experience in being creative and patient in finding adaptive ways to support the child, is loving and nurturing and knows when to be flexible but also understands when to be stern and set boundaries.

XciteSteps has established itself as one of the top San Diego organizations providing a variety of specialized social, behavioral, recreational and academic services to families with children experiencing special needs. Now, based on parents needs, built on the same concepts of our successful mentoring approach, and using the same quality mentors that has made XciteSteps a leader in the field, we are excited to offer this Nanny Service. Included in this program is our “Positive Futures Planning” meeting. In this meeting we establish an opportunity for the family and the Xcite Steps team to come together and create a customized approach, shared goals, and action steps in supporting your child’s future.

The key to our success has always been our great team of mentors and nanny’s. XciteSteps has gained the reputation of attracting top quality college aged students working on their special education or psychology degrees. These nanny’s aren’t only great at engaging and motivating children or teens because of their youthful energy, but they have the experience, understanding and ability to build upon a child’s strengths and support them through their weaknesses. We understand that each child has unique challenges and these challenges should be met by a mentor who’s skill set, teaching style and personality match those of the student. XciteSteps sets itself apart because of our personalized approach of getting to know the child and appointing the mentor who represents the best possible match.

2) Video Game Club

Playing video games is typically a socially isolated activity that kids or teens enjoy at home, but XciteSteps has created a great social opportunity for kids to share their experiences and knowledge with their peers in a fun and natural social group setting.

The XciteSteps Gaming Club will use non-violent video games to facilitate social interaction in a comfortable, natural and coached environment. We have built a relationship with Club Lan, a video gaming lounge in Point Loma that has a variety of different consoles and games for the kids and teens to play.  During the club, our social coaches (3 to 1 ratio) will take the group of kids and teens to the gaming center and facilitate positive competitions, team play, prizes and enjoy pizza and drinks. The goal of this club is for the participants to make friends, build confidence in their social abilities and have a positive, natural social experience.

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3) Junior Counselor Job Program

The Junior Counselor Job program is for teens and young adults who are interested in developing job skills. The program will interview, hire and train the individuals participating in this program to work with younger kids as a junior counselor. In this program teens get real life experience of having responsibilities, getting paid for their work and benefit from the increased self-esteem and confidence that comes with having a job. Simultaneously they are in a nurturing environment where XciteSteps Staff members can support them in doing their best, following their job description and making a difference in another child’s life.

Our Services are available in the following areas:

San Diego (North)

  • Oceanside
  • Carlsbad
  • Rancho Santa Fe
  • San Marcos
  • Camp Pendleton
  • Escondido
  • Vista

San Diego (Central)

  • La Jolla
  • Clairemont
  • Downtown
  • Poway
  • Mira Mesa
  • Coronado

East County

  • Santee
  • Lakeside
  • La Mesa
  • Spring Valley
  • El Cajon
  • Paradise Hills

South Bay

  • Eastlake
  • Chula Vista
  • National City
  • Bonita
  • Imperial Beach
  • Otay Mesa

Temecula Region

  • Murrieta
  • Lake Elsinore
  • Menifee
  • Fallbrook