At LEGOLAND® California, we believe strongly in the value of education. We are absolutely thrilled to be the host of Celebrate Carlsbad Day again this year and to demonstrate our continuing commitment to our local schools.

General Manager of LEGOLAND® California Resort

Peter Ronchetti

Currently, we are in the bottom five school districts in all of San Diego County. To provide our students with the education they deserve, it takes more than what the state provides. CEF help funds critical music and science programs like weekly music instruction, lab supplies, robotics and Science Olympiad teams. Without their support, many of these programs would not exist in our schools.

Dr. Ben Churchill


The Carlsbad Educational Foundation helps provide the funding that allows me as an educator to be innovative and pursue the necessary equipment and supplies to help make science come alive in the hands and minds of my students.

Aaron Sottile

Science Teacher & Teacher of the Year (2008), Calavera Hills Middle School

The Museum of Making Music is really excited about the direction the Carlsbad Educational Foundation is taking to reinforce the importance of music instruction as a core part of children’s educational experience. CEF’s efforts will help foster a new generation of well-rounded students who appreciate the arts, which falls squarely within the mission of our work.

Carolyn Grant

Executive Director of The Museum of Making Music

CUSD and Carlsbad residents are truly fortunate to have the Carlsbad Educational Foundation on their side. Under savvy leadership, the foundation has found its true purpose. Stepping up to come up with a plan to fund Music, Science and Innovative Educational programs district-wide is huge. For many years these programs have been either non-existent or PTAs and school foundations are left to try and figure out how to pay for these programs that our kids desperately need and that are so very important to their education. I applaud the efforts of CEF and look forward to more equitable programs for all of the students of the Carlsbad Unified School District.

Kym Szalkiewicz

President of the North Coastal PTA, San Diego County

I wanted to share with you my appreciation for the Hope Elementary School’s Kids’ Care program. Mrs. Maya and her staff are amazing and have contributed so much to my daughter’s love of art. Thank you for hiring her and such a fantastic group of people. My daughter loves being there and it puts my heart at ease to know she is in such safe and caring hands while I am at work.

Kids’ Care Parent