Play-based Daycares in Calabasas CA

Play-based Daycares in Calabasas CA

Ilan Ramon Day School
In 1995 a Transitional Kindergarten, First Grade, and combination Second/Third Grade class were added, bringing the total number of children to 72. The school was now pushing the limits of its rented premises, the Gateway Four Corners Church in Agoura. As our population grew, our Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes moved to our present site in 1997, while Grades 1 through 5 remained at the church site until 1998. Presently, Ilan Ramon Day School serves children ages 2-11 on a beautiful 9 acre site in Agoura. Ilan Ramon Day School was founded as Heschel West in 1994 by a group of four families with the dream of starting a Jewish day school in the Conejo Valley. Under the guidance and support of Shirley Levine z?l, Head of School Heschel Day School, Heschel West opened its doors with 14 kindergarteners. Ilan Ramon Day School is an independent community Jewish pre school and day school devoted to developing understanding and respect for our tradition, and the divergent modes of Jewish belief and practice. Fundamental to our school philosophy is the development of each individual learner to his/her highest potential in both general academics, and Judaic Studies thereby enabling each student to attain a positive Jewish identification, sound self-esteem, and a love for learning. Our school is a community in every sense of the word. We teach by example how to respect peoples’ differences, to care for others, and to help those in need. Self esteem, respect, community service, mitzvoth (good deeds) are every bit as important as the challenging academic studies that fill our students’ days. Ilan Ramon Day School, previously known as Heschel West, is a 2008 National Blue Ribbon award winning school. Our students’ scores are in the top 10\\% of the nation. Preschool at Ilan Ramon Day School: Research indicates that the process of learning is as important as the product. With that in mind, we provide an individualized, experiential and developmental program that emphasizes the development of thinking, problem solving, verbalization of feelings, creative self-expression independence, physical and social development, a love of Judaism, in addition to the mastery of academic skills. Our enriched curriculum integrates language arts, social studies, mathematics, science and Judaic concepts with art, music, and dance. Credentialed, nurturing educators support our youngest learners as they are encouraged to explore, question, and create on this beginning educational and spiritual journey. On any given day, one can observe our preschool students … -Learning reading readiness through creative literature experiences and language arts centers -Utilizing concrete manipulatives to understand measurement, number concepts and problem solving -Discovering the world by exploring nature and science in their environment -Learning and living in a caring community where social skills, Torah values, and life lessons are of the highest importance -Learning about community through creative block and dramatic play -Strengthening their physical skills by participating in our accredited Physical Education program -Leading Shabbat services, experiencing the richness of Jewish holidays and developing Hebrew language skills through everyday experiences, prayer and song -At Ilan Ramon Day School, our early childhood students discover the wonder and joy of learning as they develop awareness of self and of others in a social setting.
Fabiano Family Day Care
Teddy Bear Town, established in 1976 as Fabiano Family Child Care is licensed by the state department of social services and complies with all of the standards put forth by the department. The owner/director, Marsha Fabiano has a Masters Degree in Educational Counseling, a P.P.S. Credential, a Bachelor’s in Physical Education, a Minor in Early Childhood Education and Business Administration, Certified in Preschool Education and Directorship of a Preschool. Martha has an AA in Child Development & Psychology. All staff members are CPR and First Aid certified. They also have been fingerprinted and have submitted evidence of freedom from tuberculosis. Teddy Bear Town uses a combination of the Dodge Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood and the Piaget's constructivist theory of child development. The Creative Curriculum approach is based on Diane Trister Dodge's career in working with preschool educators. The approach helps teachers to make their practices consistent with their goals for children by arranging their classrooms to support teachers' developmentally appropriate practice and children's active learning, which is directed toward their social competence. Teachers arrange the learning environment into ten interest areas: art, blocks, cooking, computers, house corner, library corner, music and movement, the outdoors, sand and water and table toys. Piaget theory of child development is based on a classroom that is arranged with discrete, well-equipped interest areas. The children engage in a consistent routine that consists of time for children to play, carry out and reflect on their own learning as well as time to engage in small-and-large group activities. Adults support children's active learning by organizing the environment and establishing a consistent daily routine; establishing a supportive social climate; encouraging children's intentional activities, problem solving, and verbal reflections; planning small-and-large groups learning experiences; and interpreting children's actions in terms of child development. These key experiences are grouped into ten categories: creative representation, language and literacy, initiative and social relations, movement, music, classification, serration, number, space and time. Marsha Fabiano has taken these two wonderful child development specialists and has created a successful self learned curriculum for the teachers and children of Teddy Bear Town. The children are well prepared for traditional elementary school, by recognizing letters and letter sounds, writing the alphabet, their name and numbers. They are also developing reading skills and social skills.

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Turning Point Montessori

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Other Play-based Daycares Near Calabasas CA

Rising Star Child Care

Here at Rising Star Child Care you will find a range of highly successful programs that will aid and nurture your child's development from newborn to... 12 years of age. This friendly, family owned daycare (in Agoura Hills, California) offers innovative and affordable child care and preschool education that is both highly effective and a safe, fun environment for your child. Rising Star Child Care understands the needs of our families, and our programs have been designed to provide the very best care and education for children. Our services begin with the finest nursery facility available in Agoura Hills, providing safe, enjoyable and stimulating care for children from newborn to 24 months of age. For children aged 2 to 4 years, our highly professional teaching staff provide year round and whole-day care and education using innovative and engaging methods to provide real progress for those preschoolers. Following on from this is our "Fun & Learning" program, which is designed for 4 to 5 year olds and aims to prepare them for the next step in their education, school itself. We are also able to offer a comprehensive school age program covering time periods before and after school that includes transportation to and from public schools in the area and a varied activity schedule to keep them engaged and having fun. Also included in the "After School Program" is special snacks and special Home-Work Help from Professional Teacher. Typically, these sessions are divided into age appropriate groupings of 5 to 7 year olds and 8 to 12 year old children to increase efficacy of individualized attention that the children require. For further inquiries please feel free to contact us at your convenience, we look forward to meeting you and your children soon.

Busy Little Fingers EEC

The goal of Busy Little Fingers EEC is to help children learn and develop by providing a healthy and happy environment with teachers who are capable... of encouraging the children’s curiosity, creativity and self-confidence. There are instances when the children are expected to comply and follow directions; toileting and washing hands before meals, practicing good table manners, social behavior with their teachers and peers and picking up toys. The goal is to help children develop good habits. On the other hand, when it comes to creativity, an educator knows that children learn best by exploring at their own pace. The teacher will provide the materials for several challenging choices of play, and will supervise the activities without unnecessary intervention (PIAGET METHOD). At other times, directed activities will be offered for each individual and collective project for groups. For instance, a 5 year old child may be asked to put story cards in proper sequence. Some MONTESSORI METHOD is incorporated in our teaching to promote individual challenges according to the degree of maturity of the child. Good social behavior for example is promoted by encouraging children to take turns serving their peers at the table, collecting cups, etc. In a cooperative project on a given topic, for example, “Fun at the Beach”, a long piece of paper is a spread on a table. Each child makes a contribution: pasting pictures, coloring, etc. It is a good occasion to socialize, exchange ideas, decorate the classroom, and to have a good time.

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