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Children's Academy Of Success

10839 La Reina Avenue
Downey, CA 90241

(310) 995-3371

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We are a prestigious preschool getting the preschool children to read, write, add and subtract by 5 years of age.

Some children are in the first grade at 5+ years.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We believe children are capable of reaching the levels set before them with proper guidance. Our children can meet the challenge of the children of other countries, who are way ahead of our national standards, if our children are provided with the proper apparatus, guidance and directions. Our system has been tried out for many years and all the children who have graduated from our facility to go to public school have excelled beyond expectations. Our charges are less than babysitter's.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught Natural and Physical Science

From the Director:

Limiting the classroom size; 1 teacher for 10 children is the most effective method to advance the students to their highest potential, interacting with the instructors. Given the opportunity most children blossom into maturity gaining self esteem displaying their advancements with pride. This is the impetus that drives them to experiment and explore to reach the goals set before them. Learning must be fun an invigorating and filled with enjoyment.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We believe it is the function of the teacher to understand the student and not the student to understand the teacher. For which the teacher has to devote individualized time to build self esteem.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

To get the children to reach above International Standards. To graduate from High School by 14 years of age.

A Typical Day

Schedule of Daily Activity

2-5year old

6:30 – 8:30 Free indoor activity. Coloring and puzzles

8:30 – 8:45 Pledge of Allegiance, and group singing

8:45 – 9:30 Educational activities- Math, Geometry, Anti-bias, and developmental skills.

9:30 – 9:45 Story Time- Teacher and Child orientated communications

9:45 – 10:45 Educational Activity- Reading and Language Skills. Letter Tracing, Phonics, Exercises of Practical Life

10:45 –11:00 Toilet, Hand-washing and ready for Snack

11:00 –11:15 Snack Time

11:15 –11:30 Toilet and Hand-washing

11:30 – 12:00 Out-door play

12:00 – 12:15 Toilet and Hand-washing

12:15- 1:00 Lunch Time

1:00 – 1:15 Rest Room

1:15- 1:30 Story Time or Free indoor activities

1:30 – 2:45 Nap Time

2:45 – 3:30 Free Indoor activity, Painting, coloring, hand writing development

3:30 – 3:45 Toilet, Hand-washing

3:45 – 4:00 Snack Time

4:00 – 4:15 Toilet, Clean up

4:15 – 5:30 Ready for pick-up and manipulative indoor play activity

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have at the beginning of the school year a meeting with all the parents and explain our policy of daily homework requirements. They have to supervise and sign the log that they havedone so. We maintain those records and at the end of the school year, we give awards.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions

Handling Separation: From the Director

We have teachers who have mastered to handle separation anxiety and they are excellent in this field