What children learn when they play…

People ask me, “What are the children learning? They are just playing….”

Play is a child’s work. To create an open ended environment, where children feel they can choose without limitations, takes an eye for knowing what children are interested in and allowing them to explore. Here are a few examples of what are children are learning:

When we easel paint we learn to develop eye hand coordination, imagination, relationships to size and space, symmetry, and that my ideas have value.

When I play dress up I learn to be flexible in my thinking, to express myself with words, to try on different adult roles, to sort and organize, and to improvise in a symbolic way to represent abstract thinking.

When I play in the sand I learn the concepts of color, size, volume and shape, I learn to solve problems, how to negotiate with others, and to observe changes in matter.

When I draw and scribble I learn to hold a pencil, hand eye coordination, concepts of color, shape, and to express myself with words when describing what I have drawn.

These activities go on and on, and with each one there is a skill set being acquired through play.

I have been defending play for 30 years and will continue to do so everyday at La Canada Preschool…please consider coming to play with us.

Our Staff at La Canada Preschool/ How can I get a tour?

I can never say enough about the amazing staff we have at La Canada Preschool. They are the soul of the school, who show the greatest amount of patience and kindness you will ever experience. Mr. Hugo has a way with the children that is both light and strong, as he comes to use with 35 years of working with children, both professionally and personally. Miss Ericka is our lead teacher in the Pre-K and she radiates love and warmth. As a Pre-K teacher for seventeen years she comes to us with a vast knowledge on what is best practice to get your child ready for Kindergarten. Mr. Tony has worked with me for seventeen years, and has an way with the children that is calm and reassuring. He has a great intuition about observing the small nuances’s of each child and it comes through in his interactions. Miss Melissa works with us part time as a teachers aide, and brings her daughter Lilah to school with her. Miss Lori also is a part time teachers assistant who brings her daughter Isis with her as well.

We would love to have you come visit us for a tour: Monday through Thursday by appointment : email is best:

lacanadapreschool@gmail.com

or

818-790-2764

Thank you for your consideration,

debbie

What do you need to know about enrolling at La Canada Preschool

We are all so busy, so by the time you read this maybe what you are looking for is what do I need to enroll at La Canada Preschool?

1. We have a choice of four programs: M-F 9 a.m till 12 noon, $620.00 per month, MWF a.m. 475.00 per month. T-TH a.m. $350.00 per month,

and Pre-Kindergarten 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. $650.00 per month. You can combine programs, and there is extended care for the morning students till 1:00 p.m.

2. There are two extra fees: $195.00 registration and a fundraising charge of $300.00, both once a year.

3. You are responsible for NO FUNDRAISING, meaning no time from you is spent to raise money for the school.

4. What sets us apart is we are a small, intimate environment, with only 30 children in the morning and 15 in the Pre-Kindergarten.

5. Our staff is highly educated, with teachers having masters degrees in education as well as children’s art.

Email us at lacanadapreschool@gmail.com or call 818-790-2764. Tours are available any day by appointment. Email is best:)

 

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