Play-based Daycares in La Canada Flintridge CA

Play-based Daycares in La Canada Flintridge CA

Robbin's Nest Preschool and Kindergarten
Our program is one of child development, which focuses on the daily activities of the children in Preschool and Kindergarten (ages 2-5). We are also aware of the needs and expectations of parents and strive to complement the family structure. The facilities include two separate buildings and play yards, as well as many classrooms to assure your child is in an age appropriate environment. The school has a wide variety of flexible programs to meet just about every parent and every child’s need. Robbin’s Nest has full-time (M-F), three-days-a-week (MWF), or two-days-a- week (TTh) program for 2 year olds (potty training class), 3 or 4 year olds and an All Day Kindergarten / Transitional Kindergarten Program. Full day (7:00 am – 6:00 pm) and half-day programs (7am-12 noon) are available for all age groups. There are two separate age-appropriate buildings and playgrounds at Robbin’s Nest. We also offer optional programs like Dance, Sports and Music classes. Qualified Staff All teachers and staff are certified in Early Childhood Education and life saving skills; and registered with the Department of Justice. The tenure of the staff averages greater than twelve years. Aside from completing continuing education requirements every year, the teachers also have their annual In-Service training. All Day Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Program Our Kindergarten program has a strong emphasis on reading, math, science and social studies. The all day schedule and the small class size allow the Kindergarten teachers to work closely with the children. A variety of activities (science experiments, field trips, cooking activities, etc.) are provided to expand and enrich their learning. After school care for Kindergarten-age children is also available, drop-off only. The Transitional Kindergarten program meets the needs of children who are kindergarten ready but do not make the current Kindergarten cut-off age requirement. Parental Involvement Encouraged The Robbin’s Nest philosophy is based on the belief that the relationship between home and school is key in motivating children to develop. Open communication and parent participation help build that bridge between home and school, and therefore encouraged. Open Door Policy There is no need to make an appointment to visit the school. Robbin’s Nest Preschool and Kindergarten is located at 2912 & 2920 Honolulu Ave. in La Crescenta. Hours of operation are from 7 am to 6 pm. For more information, call (818) 248-7324 or visit the web site at www.robbinsnestpreschool.com. We will look forward to serving you at the NEST! We are committed to always strive to be the BEST!

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Other Play-based Daycares Near La Canada Flintridge CA

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.

Child Educational Center

The Child Educational Center, part of the JPL and Caltech communities, provides early care and education with a pioneering focus on heart-centered,... progressive education and outdoor learning at seven sites in La Canada and Pasadena, California. The CEC offers full- and part- time programs for children up to five years at its La Canada site, the Cooperative Preschool at Caltech, as well as the after-school programs and summer camps for children in grades K – 6. Through consulting and outreach services and The Outdoor Classroom Project® initiative, the CEC is transforming the way early childhood educational programs provide care to children across California and beyond. The CEC’s Infant-Toddler and Preschool program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Child Educational Center’s (CEC) Cooperative Preschool at Caltech, previously available only to families with Caltech or JPL affiliations, is now opening its enrollment to all community families. The Cooperative Preschool operates a morning (8:30-11:30am) program for 9 months each year, beginning in September and running through May. This program utilizes curriculum that is stimulating and challenging, as well as nurturing and supportive of each child's learning style. Outdoor play and exploration is an integral component of each day, encouraging children to develop knowledge and love of the natural world. The daily schedule provides for activities specifically geared to the various developmental levels of children in the program, as well as opportunities for children to interact, teach, and learn from one another. As a cooperative, parents take turns participating as assistant teachers under the guidance of professional CEC staff. This combination of professional teachers and parent volunteers creates a ratio of 1 adult to every 4 children or better. The Cooperative Preschool at Caltech embodies the same philosophical approach and mission as the CEC. Enrollment is open throughout the year on a space-available basis. Listed tuition rates vary depending on full- or part-time scheduling, if you work for Caltech or JPL, and other factors.

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.

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