Peanut-Free Daycares in Duarte CA

Recent Reviews in Duarte CA

Guadalupe Ramirez Family Child Care

"I love this place I feel calm leaving my baby here while I’m at work. She is very reliable and knows what she’s doing. I definitely recommend them here"

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Music Village Daycare

"We're really happy with Mari's daycare. Our son was there from 10 months to almost 4 years old. He formed very good life habits like eating and sleeping there, got exposed to great music education,..."

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Serendipity School

At Serendipity, the focus is on child-centered activities. This means that the choices are left for the children to make. This teaches initiative and... independence, because the choices are not being made for them. It instills a sense of responsibility and respect, because they must follow the rules. It accommodates greater individualized learning because children proceed at their own pace. At Serendipity, children's activities center on objects and experiences that develop more fully their understanding of what they can see, touch, hear, smell, and taste. Objects are safe, fun, and can be manipulated in different ways as children develop their awareness and discover details and relationships. Teachers, trained to understand the sequences children experience as they learn provide the play props. They set the stage for each learning experience. Then they stand back allowing the children freedom of choice, the freedom to learn in their own way, at their own pace. Teachers recognize when to give individuals attention to a particular child; helping a child reach out to share a new discovery, reminding another of a vital piece that is just outside his range of vision, or just giving a quick hug, or a word of encouragement. Children's natural curiosity and desire to make sense of their world motivates them to become involved in learning activities. We learn best what we do by ourselves, Or as Piaget put it: "Every time we teach a child something we prevent him from discovering it himself." Our Programs Infants and Toddlers: Children are free to move about in safe, stimulating indoor and outdoor spaces. Their basic needs are attended to with respect and patience. Our caregivers understand the importance of predictability and repetition. Pre-School: Exploration! Hours and hours experiencing both the new and different as well as the old, familiar, and comfortable. Pre-reading and pre-math skills are developed through developmentally appropriate play. Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten: Active involvement with written language and numbers. Children work together to accomplish self-determined teacher facilitated goals, that equal or surpass all state or local district requirements for reading and math skills. Small class size and a longer school day guarantee greater individualized attention for a child. Cognitive learning is integrated through activities using real-life objects and materials. We avoid experiences that focus on isolated development, memorization, and rote repetition exemplified by workbooks or dittos have been shown to offer few lasting benefits. Before and After Care for School-Age Children: Home-like, with nutritious snacks; a chance to rest on a bean bag, sofa, or other comfortable spot. We also help with homework. Our organized recreation activities are designed to channel energy into positive, satisfying play. Team work, leadership, and respect for others are encouraged through adult modeling and cooperative play. Regular field trips, gymnastics, dance, and tutoring programs enhance children's experiences. Summer Camp and "Kinder" Camp: Programs for school-age children that keep them active and interested for the entire summer!

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