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Claremont Presbyterian Children's Center

1111 North Mountain Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

(909) 626-6261


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Claremont Presbyterian Children's Center is NAEYC accredited. We are a non-profit mission organization within the Claremont Presbyterian Church.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Digging in the sand, painting a colorful picture, working puzzles, building with blocks, dressing up - all look like play. To the child it is his or her work! Each activity helps develop motor skills and coordination; enables social and cognitive development; and allows emotional expression. These experiences shape a child's foundation for academic and life skills.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught We are a Music Together Center and also offer enrichment classes in visual arts and creative movement as part of our curriculum.

From the Director:

We believe that each child is a unique individual and we design our programs so that children learn at their own pace in an environment of play.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teachers are selected for their educational background, experience, and sensitivity. We have a low teacher-child ratio and a strong sense of community in the classrooms.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our mission is to provide quality childcare and age appropriate education for each child, regardless of race, creed, or religion, in a loving Christian environment.

A Typical Day

Each program has a daily schedule which provides a secure routine for the children. Within that structure, activities vary according to the season and the weekly themes.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

To promote a partnership between the families and the center, parents receive daily reports, monthly newsletters and calendars, and have conferences twice a year.


Separation is Handled through:

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