Best Peanut-Free Daycares in Glendale CA

Peanut-Free Daycares in Glendale CA

Atwater Park Center
APC offers several program options and we are committed to work with you and your child to meet your needs. We offer full day childcare, extended hours, and half-day preschool services. Our staff is always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. -Children 18 months through 5 years of age welcome -Toilet training not required -Creative Curriculum -43 years of experience -Low student to teacher ratio -Large, inviting playground -University student involvement -Outstanding educational program -“Grandparent” volunteers in each classroom -Individually-based, sensory friendly instruction and care In 1967, volunteers from a local church formed one of the first early intervention programs in Los Angeles County, working with neighborhood families to maximize their young children's development and to provide support and networking opportunities. Atwater Park Center (APC) childcare quickly grew out of their efforts, renting classrooms in Atwater Baptist Church. APC has continued to rent classrooms at the church, but has never been affiliated with any religion. We are a secular, non-profit organization. Today, over 43 years later, we have enrolled thousands of young children throughout the Los Angeles region. APC provides developmentally sensitive childcare and education for young children 18 months to 6 years of age between the hours of 7am to 6pm daily. We also provide home services through Regional Centers, educational services for families, and family support programs as needed. We are a training site for several colleges whose students major in child development, early childhood education, nursing, and occupational therapy. Student trainees work side by side with our teachers and teaching assistants in the classrooms. This in-vivo laboratory for students enriches our children and our staff with new ideas, energy, and intelligence. APC childcare will consistently provide the best possible start in life for your child. Here, children come together to learn and play in a caring, real-world environment, helping you spend your working day with peace of mind. Upon entering our doors, children will encounter highly trained teachers leading a wide variety of developmentally appropriate activities with a common goal: To lay the cornerstones of a successful life. Nothing compares to the relationship a child has with his or her parents. We recognize that you are the expert in your child's life. When you choose group care for your child, strong bonds are made with the teachers and caregivers who are responsible to guide and nurture your child so that he or she stays emotionally safe, confident, and socially involved in the classroom's activities. When children feel secure they are more likely to explore and make connections with others. Our program nurtures each child's development in an active learning community with an atmosphere of respect and playful interaction. Teachers and children respect individual differences and create an atmosphere where each child can progress at his or her own pace in order to learn to live and work cooperatively. Our activities are creatively structured to help the ideas, interests, skills, opinions, and curiosities of your child flourish. Both planned and spontaneous activities provide each child with hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for discovery. Research points repeatedly to the positive influence of play in a young child's life. Play encourages imagination, imitation, communication and the development of abstract thought. Because play should come from within the child and not be forced on a child, our philosophy respects a child's right to choose play themes meaningful to him or her. Children go through many stages in their young lives of creating characters to enact through play. These characters mean something important to the child and our program encourages them to express themselves while respecting the rights of others. No child is forced to play, although we actively encourage all children to get involved in active, robust play. Our curriculum is play-based with an eclectic mix of the Creative Curriculum and the Emergent Curriculum and stresses creativity, sensory and language development.

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St. Mark's Day School

About Our School1017140931b Saint Mark’s Preschool was founded in... 1989 as an organization of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glendale. We are open year round with the exception of normal holidays, plus a Christmas and Easter break. We are open Monday through Friday from 7 am until 6 pm so that we can be of service to our working families, but we have a variety of schedule options to meet your particular needs, including half day and partial week enrollments. Your child may be enrolled with us once they have attained their second birthday and until their entry into Kindergarten. They do not need to be out of diapers to be enrolled here: our staff is experienced in helping you with the process of moving your child from diapers to none, always gently, and bearing in mind that all children move at their own pace! Our school’s diversity is reflected in our staff and children, and no child, family, employee or volunteer will be discriminated against for any reason, including race, religion, national origin, or family structure. Because we are an organization of the parish of Saint Mark's, we are blessed with an unusually high level of commitment and care for the school and its families by the clergy and members of Saint Mark’s parish. You need no affiliation with Saint Mark’s, however, to enroll in our school. All are welcome here! We are licensed by the State of California’s Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division, and certified by the Episcopal Commission on Schools through the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. The licensing office address is LA East Regional Office, 1000 Corporate Center Drive, #200B MS 29-15, Monterey Park, CA 91754. The licensing office telephone number is (323) 981-3350.

La Casita Verde

Mount Washington Preschool and Child Care Center has three centers:... La Casita Verde, Harry Pregerson and Joy Picus Child Development Center. MWPCCC is a community-based, non-profit organization in Northeast Los Angeles whose mission is to create, manage and sustain: 1. Developmentally appropriate, high quality, available, culturally-sensitive pre-school, child care and family support services; 2. Collaboration with other organizations to promote children’s optimal development and enhance the quality of family life in our diverse community. La Casita Verde Child Development Center is housed in the historic Ziegler Estate in Highland Park. Rosa Guzman is the Center Director. Rosa has been with the agency for over eleven years. The center has a licensed capacity of 47 children for their three classrooms. The Infant room can have 7 infants ranging in age from 0-18 months, with three infant caregivers. The toddler room can have 12 toddlers ranging in age from 18-30 months, with 3 toddler caregivers. The Preschool room can have 28 children ranging in age from 2 ½ to 5 years 11 months, with 4 preschool teachers. All three centers have the same philosophy. We are all Developmentally Appropriate Play Based Centers, meaning we believe all children learn through play. Our curriculum is emergent where we observe the children, and see what interests them, and we grow our activities through their interests. We expand on their knowledge by asking open-ended questions. The activities are open ended, and we allow the child the freedom to choose which activities they want to do. Parents always ask, is their child learning academics? Yes, we incorporate academics through play. We will never do dittos, or worksheets, or coloring pages, or other boring, tedious things. Research shows that children who are given opportunities to explore and grow within their environment are more successful than their peers who are only exposed to worksheets and dittos. (Gorman, J 2016) Children need to learn the appropriate social-emotional skills to be successful in school. One aspect of academics that we are adding more of to our play this year is STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. All of our centers have activities that integrate STEAM into our curriculum every day; however, now you will see the classrooms begin to document and display STEAM activities and projects. Here are some examples of how you will see STEAM in action: • Every day when we mix paints to find a new color, or when we mix water to our sand, we are using Science. We will be asking your child open-ended questions, to help with their critical thinking skills. Your child will learn about cause and effect, and predicting what will happen next. • For Technology, this one is hard. A lot of the research shows that in elementary schools, and in some preschools they are offering the children more screen time as a way to integrate Technology. Since this would interrupt our philosophy statement, I have found that cameras, or early technology, such as inclined planes and even scissors work. We might involve your children in the art of photography, and watch them take pictures of what they see. • When we build with blocks, or we become construction workers and build with the crates we are doing Engineering. The teachers may ask the parents to help us with creating ramps for our balls, or water or engineer some tunnels. • We create a masterpiece out of paint, glue, watercolors, crayons or markers, this is Art. When the children paint on the easels, this is what gets them ready for writing later on. It’s very important for children to paint on easels, with a variety of paints. • When we measure at the water table, or count the teddy bears, this is Math. We count all day long. In every room we use math. We count, we read books, and we talk about how many people are in their families. You may be asking yourself, what about the infants/toddlers. STEAM involves everyone, even the infants/toddlers. Based on the research from the Program for Infant and Toddler Care, we don’t do messy art with babies under the age of 12 months. However, we use STEM with them every day. We use the SEAM. the Social Emotional Assessment Measure to assess the children's Social and Emotional development. We use work sampling, and observations to assess the whole child's development. We also involve the families in a part of the assessment.

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