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Serendipity - Arcadia East

120 South 3rd Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91006

(626) 574-7477


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At Serendipity, the focus is on child-centered activities. This means that the choices are left for the children to make. This teaches initiative and independence, because the choices are not being made for them. It instills a sense of responsibility and respect, because they must follow the rules. It accommodates greater individualized learning because children proceed at their own pace"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

A sample schedule for our two year old program:

6:30-8:00 Learning Centers with Ms. Ashley

8:00-8:45 Outside (if weather permits)

8:45-9:15 Snack (wash up, diaper check, potty)

9:15-10:00 Inside Centers

10:00-10:15 Diapers and hand washing

10:15-11:15 Outside time (bike yard)

11:15-11:30 Hand washing and diapers

11:30 Lunch

12:00 Nap

2:30 Wake up time, diapers, and hand washing

2:50 Story time

3:00 Snack

3:15 Outside time (slide yard)

4:00 Diapers and hand washing

4:15-5:00 Inside centers, group activities
diapers, clean up, transition to 3’s

5:00-5:15 Songs and fingerplays

5:15 rm # 13 with Ms. Anna


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on