Best Reggio Emilia Preschools in Arcadia CA

Reggio Emilia Preschools in Arcadia CA

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Chin and Hong Family Child Care

"Love them! My son was so happy there!"

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Sherrie Theus Family Child Care

"When I first visited Sherrie for an initial visit, I was blown away by how clean and bright she keeps her home. She has toys and play equipment that are developmentally appropriate for her children..."

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Other Reggio Emilia Preschools Near Arcadia CA

Green Stem Schoolhouse

Grown out of a home in Atwater Village, Green Stem Schoolhouse is a... progressive early school for children. Creating an intimate, stimulating and fun program, guided by caring and enthusiastic teachers is our passion. Green, the symbolic color of growth and creativity weaves together with STEM education. We believe adult role modeling is key to children's success with social experiences. Therefore learning and being inspired together is our main activity. Our staff is composed of experienced teachers who are working professionals in a variety of other fields including Heath, Sports, Design and Art. At GSS, we cook, sculpt, compose, dream, question and resolve together hence our school motto "Learning is living". Our school is influenced by the child-advocating communities of Reggio Emilia and rooted in the application of progressive early childhood development research and philosophies. We view knowledge as elastic and co-constructed particularly in the prolific early years of childhood. There are many things we find fascinating about children, but In particular, their aptitude to learn, express, think outside the box and make metaphors are traits of the young child that that we celebrate and highlight. The founder of GSS, Maha Saab, received her Bachelor in Arts from Parsons School of Design and Masters in Arts from UCLA. She has been working with preschools for over ten years, beginning with the pioneering, Reggio-inspired schools in Santa Monica. In 2011, she became a mom to Tesneem and joined Echo Park's Historic Playgroup as the program coordinator.

Echo Park Silverlake Peoples Child Care Center

Playgroup is a special place where children's unique thinking... flourishes. We are an early school made up of educators and families who believe in the importance of developmentally appropriate practices, hands-on learning, arts exposure and social guidance for the youngest of people. Reflecting the ethnic and social-economic diversity of our local community is of paramount importance. All children and families are supported to make meaningful connections with themselves, their peers and the greater community. We view the young child as an intelligent, capable learner. Our early school, is a center for young learners to come together. Children explore ideas and build relationships through art, music, movement and dialogue. We support children's ability to thrive in a social setting, while having the confidence to express their own thinking. Creating a trusting, beautiful and fun environment, filled with many voices and common goals, is what all members of the Playgroup community help to do. Teachers work alongside children, co-building a unique curriculum and environment with every new group of children. Academics are integrated in developmentally appropriate ways. Emphasis is placed on creative problem solving, constant practice and exposure to Arts, Literature, Science and constructive collaboration. Throughout the day there is a balance of open play with children from all ages to age-specific structured small group time. Educators use tools of documentation, such as note taking and video, to reveal children's thought process and extend lines of inquiry/exploration. This documentation is seen throughout the school and used as a tool for school-home connections. From community walks to smoothie-making, healthy living is part of our learning value system. We offer "whole" foods breakfast (from 7-9) as well as seasonal fruits and vegetables for snack time. Parents pack low-sugar lunches for their own child. Specialists in Yoga, Food and Music provide afternoon enrichment activities centered on movement, mind-body awareness and ,of course, fun. Playgroup was founded in 1970 by a group of neighbors who needed affordable child care, Playgroup quickly developed a reputation for excellence under the direction of founder Ruth Beaglehole. Playgroup was incorporated as the Echo Park Silver People's Child Care Center, a non-profit community organization, in 1974. Playgroup was a pioneer in the use of anti-bias curriculum and has been a vocal advocate for children and families throughout its history. Echo Park Silverlake Peoples Child Care Center is a licensed child care center in Los Angeles, CA with the license issued by the L. A. Day Care-East (33). We are a medium-sized center. To learn more about us, please send us an email.

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.

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