Cooperative Preschools in Arcadia CA

Cooperative Preschools in Arcadia CA

Hastings Ranch Nursery School
Learning to live together with differences perceived positively is our cooperative philosophy; building self-esteem through mastery of skills in all areas of development is our goal. We believe everyone is special, everyone is unique, and everyone is loved. HRNS strives to nurture the whole family by providing support, partnership, and resources that enable parents to meet the challenges of parenting. Parents at HRNS are committed to the education and socialization of their children and are eager to get involved. They provide snacks, share talents, pass on family tradition, and take an active role in their children's learning when they work in the classroom. Our parents are valued for their dedication to quality education and their understanding of the uniqueness of each child. Our school thrives because of the partnership with parents. Philosophy “Learning to live together” with differences perceived positively is our cooperative philosophy and building self-esteem through mastery of skills in all areas of development is our goal. We believe everyone is special, everyone is unique, and everyone is loved. Research indicates that young children learn best using their senses to explore concrete experiences and that they need many opportunities to initiate learning on their own and need periods of choice alternating with periods of guidance. The daily routine is simple but consistent because we know children feel more secure when there is order in their lives. Group times, self-directed play, and quiet times are part of the curriculum. Classes are small with children in multi-aged groups. The adult/child ratio is low and the facility is secure, spacious, and exciting. Children have time and space to learn and to grow. Children leave HRNS eager to learn and excited about school. HRNS strives to nurture the whole family by providing support, partnership, and resources that enable parents to meet the challenges of parenting. Parents at HRNS are committed to the education and socialization of their children and are willing to spend the time and energy to be involved. They provide a variety of snacks, share talents and family traditions, and take an active role in their children's learning when they work in the classroom. Our parents are valued for their dedication to quality education and their understanding of the uniqueness of each child. Curriculum HRNS's curriculum is based on developmental theory and is carefully planned by the teachers. It is implemented with the belief that play is a child's work. Play is the natural mode of learning for your child, who is learning at all times. Children move through sequential stages of development in four interrelated areas: Physical (gross and fine motor) Social (peer interaction, social skills and awareness) Emotional (self-esteem, awareness and recognitions of feelings, healthy balance) Cognitive (comprehension, language development, problem solving and skill acquisition) We place equal importance on all major areas of development. Through careful observation of play, teachers are able to assess development and add challenges as needed to further individual growth. Children develop feelings of competency and motivation for learning when provided opportunities for play and individual choice. Learning occurs when the child is actively involved with the materials of the environment: sensory experiences. Therefore the staff provides “hands-on” activities in creative art, music, science, math, literature, movement, and dramatic play. The Classroom is arranged to provide ample choices for children and to encourage independent thinking, and a gentle unfolding of abilities and age-appropriate mastery of skills The teacher's role is to facilitate and enrich this learning process. Art of many kinds is available to the children daily, from the simplest crayon and paper drawings to carpentry and multi-technique projects such as finger-painting and collage. Our philosophy is that the process is important, not the product, so adults are asked to please refrain from giving advice or help on art creations. Let the children use the variety of open-ended materials as they choose, as long as they are safe and respectful of their “neighbors” and the school property.

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Other Cooperative Preschools Near Arcadia CA

Pacific Oaks Children's School

Pacific Oaks Children's School provides outstanding programs for children ages six months through six years of age. We have been at the forefront of... Early Childhood Education for over sixty years and are internationally known for our progressive philosophy and pioneering accomplishments in the areas of anti-bias education, emergent curriculum, and peaceful conflict resolution. Pacific Oaks offers a wide variety of programs including part-time classes in the morning or in the afternoon as well as full-day programs for families working outside their home. All of our classrooms feature a low teacher-to-child ratio as we recognize that some of the most important experiences are those nurturing relationships that develop between children and adults. In addition to our many talented teachers, further enrichment is provided by our team of specialists including an artist and musician in residence; a children's librarian; and a consultant to assist children, families, and teachers with a variety of special needs. Our expansive one and one-half acre campus provides an ideal setting for learning and exploration with tree-shaded pathways, original craftsman homes, state-of-the-art play yards, children's library, art studio, and neighborhood-like atmosphere. Over 200 families and 40 teachers have joined our inclusive community where each individual is provided with an opportunity to learn and contribute in an environment of acceptance. All of us play a vital role in maintaining this cooperative spirit and parents are expected to involve themselves in the life of the school.

Child Educational Center

For infants and toddlers, the program focuses on four areas: -self-esteem and personal awareness; -communication skills; -social skills; and... -physical development. Self-awareness and positive self concept are fostered by the caregivers through close personal contact, communication with positive reinforcement, permitting freedom of activity, and respect for the child as an individual. Communication skills are fostered through thoughtful speaking with the children during routine tasks and in stories, music, and the description of activities occurring in their presence. Social development is largely a function of the babies' interaction with adults, however, their development is enhanced through physical contact, interaction in play, and structured group activities. Physical development is the foundation upon which cognitive development is based. Responsive adults provide the most significant experience, but the environment and physical activities are structured to maximize development. Infants are supported and encouraged in their natural inclination for independent physical activity. While the developmental issues for infants and toddlers are similar, certain differences are addressed in the toddler program. Toddlers are more mobile, more capable, and experiencing significant language development. Their program features a more challenging yard, with climbing structures and opportunities to take walks around the school. Group activities are begun featuring singing, playing musical instruments, playing movement games, and hearing stories. Because toddlers' attention spans are short and rapidly shifting, the program is highly flexible and individualized. Children are placed in groups based on the following considerations: -development (emotional, social, cognitive, physical), -chronological age, -peer relations, and -available space. Children generally remain with the same group until the following September, unless developmental considerations warrant other placement. The daily schedule provides for activities specifically geared to the similar developmental level of children in each classroom, as well as opportunities for children of different ages and developmental levels to interact, teach and learn from one another. Child Educational Center, Caltech/Jpl Community is a licensed child care center in La Canada Flintridge, CA. We are a large center. Contact us to schedule a tour and discover for yourself all Child Educational Center, Caltech/Jpl Community has to offer.

Neighborhood Nursery School

The most important goal of our early childhood curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be... active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts. Our goal is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners. We’re teaching them how to learn, not just in preschool, but all throughout their lives. We’re allowing them to learn at their own pace and in the ways that are best for them. We’re giving them good habits and attitudes, particularly a positive sense of themselves, which will make a difference throughout their lives. Our curriculum identifies goals in all areas of development: Social: to help children feel comfortable in school, trust their new environment, make friends, and feel they are part of the group. Emotional: to help children experience pride and self-confidence, develop independence and self-control, and have a positive attitude toward life. Cognitive: to help children become confident learners by letting them try out their own ideas and experience success, and by helping them acquire learning skills such as the ability to solve problems, ask questions, and use words to describe their ideas, observations, and feelings. Physical: to help children increase their large and small muscle skills and feel confident about what their bodies can do. The activities we plan for children, the way we organize the environment, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and talk with children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start in school. Classes are held outdoors. Neighborhood Nursery School is a nursery licensed child care center in Los Angeles, CA with the license issued by the L. A. Day Care-East (33). We are a small center. Please email us for more information.

Crescenta-Canada Nursery School

Our goal at CCNS is to provide rich experiences and opportunities for children to develop sound relationships with other youngsters and to provide a... nurturing environment where children can develop good feelings about themselves, their abilities, and the world around them. Our school offers a place where you can share in your child's nursery school experience, meet other parents who are interested in participating and sharing in the same way...and who can actually have a hand in the running of the school. Our school is Christian based, and is non-denominational (we lease space from our host church). Our Christian practices include prayer before snacks, the celebration of holidays, and periodically the pastor of our host church will share bible stories with the children. Our School is for children between the ages of 2 years 9 month through 5 years. Our classes meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We now offer an optional 5 day a week program for the Busy Bear class (4 year olds). Each School day is from 9 to 12:00. The school year, including holidays, corresponds with that of Glendale and/or La Canada Unified School District. All children must be toilet trained. Every effort is made to balance classes according to gender. The class size is 15-20 children per class. Each class has a teacher and two to three parent aides, which makes our school one of very few to have an adult to child ratio of 1 to 5.

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