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Hacienda Heights Christian Preschool & Child Care Center

2100 South Stimson Avenue
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

(626) 961-4242


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

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Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

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Day in the Life

General School Mission

Hacienda Heights Christina Preschool curriculum is based upon the belief that young children learn best in a safe, nurturing environment which provides opportunities for children to learn and develop through activities which are age and individually appropriate. Curriculum is integrated in to the classroom through a thematic approach whereby learning activities are based around a particular theme or interest. Learning is an interactive process between the teacher and the children. Teachers facilitate learning by giving children opportunities to make choices on their own and to also provide teacher directed activities. Language development and communication skills are emphasized. Children have opportunities to play and work with other children; make choices and encounter consequences; negotiate social conflicts using appropriate language. Teachers respond quickly to each child’s needs, role model respect, acceptance and empathy. The teachers support each child’s accomplishments by providing positive verbal encouragement. It is our goal to become a place where children feel secure and find learning to be fun.

A Typical Day

Children are greeted as early as 7:00 a.m. as they transition from home to school. As children arrive we continue to spread throughout the six classrooms here on our campus... By 9:00 a.m. all of the students are inside with their assigned class and teacher. At 9:00 the classes are gathered for a circle time; which includes greetings, story, and finger plays. From 9:00 – 12:30 the children participate in a variety of activities, some teacher directed and some free choices made by the children. Arts and crafts, music, outdoor play, morning snack and dramatic play are a part of every school day. Once a week we meet in the chapel to sing children’s praise music and visit with the Pastor to hear a story from the Bible. Lunch is served at 12:00 p.m.; we have a cook on staff that prepares the meals hot and fresh for our students. After lunch the children, take a nap from 12:45 to 2:30. In the afternoon the children have a snack and head outside for more outdoor play. Mid afternoon they are brought back inside for more stories and arts and crafts. At the last hour of the day, the children often can be found coloring, playing and listening to stories while as they are winding down from a busy day at school.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Please describe the ways in which you communicate with parents about their child, the school's learning goals, their child's progress, and activities parents can be doing outside of school to foster their child's development.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Handling Separation: From the Director

Please describe how your school handles children with separation anxiety.