La Canada Preschool

Welcome to your local community preschool.

Conveniently located off Foothill Blvd in the heart of La Canada, our preschool represnts over six decades of the finest early childhood education in La Canada, California.  

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Our Programs

We create a warm and nurturing environment for our students. Our goal is to teach our students more than just the academics! We instill a love of learning in our students so that they are not only prepared but look forward to starting kindergarten.
Location:  4460 Oakwood Avenue La Canada 91011

Telephone:  (818) 790-2764

Email: lacanadapreschool@gmail.com

Learn By Doing

Our morning program is developmentally based, with an emphasis on learning through experiences with art, music, and literature as well as social interaction. The children follow a morning schedule that is based on observations progressive college lab schools such as UC Berkley and the Harvard School of early Childhood Education, where children have a mixed age and mixed teacher environment.  We operate as a school community where the 34 children in attendance are together for the first hour they are school, with six teachers present. We then convene for a community circle time where we come inside after an hour of free play outdoors. The children are at this mid morning point divided into three separate groups according to their age and developmental needs, where they rotate between three teachers for an inside play time.  We have found that the children love being all together the first hour, where they are outside in our beautiful yard, with the hose on, creating a lake, participating in art, running, climbing in our custom playhouse, and just having the freedom to do whatever they like.

Mission

La Canada Preschool

History & Vision

La Canada Preschool was established in 1949 by Kathleen Yager and today is owned by its third director, Debbie Ficarra. Debbie has been an early childhood educator for the past twenty years as a preschool teacher, director, and parent educator. She is a member of the National Association of Early Childhood Educators, Pasadena City College’s Advisory Board and a local preschool directors networking group. Her vision is to provide the best environment for children to experience discovery and their sense of wonder at this magical moment in human development.

A Word

From Our Director

“I’d like to invite you to call and make an appointment to see our school. A school is more than just a building. It’s the laughter of the students, the nurturing and learning that our excellent teachers provide and of course the common goal of the staff to create a sense of learning in all of our students!”

– Debbie Ficarra

Calendar

Our Upcoming Curricular Events & Activities

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May

Applicaton Deadline

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May

First Day of Preschool

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May

First Day of Prekindergarten

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May

Staff Appreciation Week

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May

Thanksgiving Feast

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June

Winter Break

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Our School

Facilities and Organizations

We learn by having fun! A school doesn’t have to be boring! Preschool should be filled with fun, excitement and wonder! If you agree then our school may be the right place for your daughter or son. Don’t hesitate to contact us and arrange a tour!

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Our News & Announcements

We occasionally post news, updates and our thoughts about early childhood education topics. Come back often and see what’s going on!

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Get In Touch

Location: 4460 Oakwood Avenue La Canada 91011 Telephone: (818) 790-2764 Email: debbieficarra@gmail.com
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