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Jeanne's Day, Afterschool, Evening and Overnight Care

8646 Olin Street
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Phone:
(310) 634-8646

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Jeanne's Daycare's philosophy is Learning Through Play - we strive to make our school a place where children want to learn with educational and fun activities. For instance, math can be learned through a cooking project, counting eggs, fractions though measurement, reading recipes, sensory integration by smelling spices, health education by discussing healthy foods, small manipulative skills by rolling and cutting, temperature when turning on the oven, pride when producing a delicious product and fun when eating it!

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
  • Phonics instruction
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Manipulatives, counting
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Magnifyling glasses, magnets, objects such as shells to examine...
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Tapes, cds...
Visual arts more

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

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
  • Hula hoops, jump ropes, balance beans, gymnastic mats, parachutes...
Other subjects taught Phonics, computor, languages

From the Director:

Jeanne's Daycare's philosophy is Learning Through Play - we strive to make our school a place where children want to learn with educational and fun activities. For instance, math can be learned through a cooking project, counting eggs, fractions though measurement, reading recipes, sensory integration by smelling spices, health education by discussing healthy foods, small manipulative skills by rolling and cutting, temperature when turning on the oven, pride when producing a delicious product and fun when eating it!

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We work with each child individually, whatever their level, to exceed with pride, confidence and joy in their ability to learn.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Jeanne's Daycare's philosophy is Learning Through Play - we strive to make our school a place where children want to learn with educational and fun activities. For instance, math can be learned through a cooking project, counting eggs, fractions though measurement, reading recipes, sensory integration by smelling spices, health education by discussing healthy foods, small manipulative skills by rolling and cutting, temperature when turning on the oven, pride when producing a delicious product and fun when eating it!

A Typical Day

7:30 - 9:00: Morning arrivial
Free play with fun and educational materials
Breakfast and drop of of school aged children to local schools.
9:00 - 9:30: Breakfast
9:30 - 10:00 Toileting
10:00-11:00 Circle with songs, reading, writing, phonics, math, art, projects, usually within a theme.
11:00 - 12:00 Free play in our huge play yard with climbing structures, sand box, play house and more.
12:00 - 12:30: Home made nutricous lunch.
1:00 - 3:00: Naptime - mats and bedding provided
Pick up of after school children
4:00 Snack time
4:00 - 5:00 Choice of activities in classroom: blocks, art, library, computors, books, science, dramatic play, house keeping corner, cars, puzzles, manipulatives and more.
5:00 - 6:00 Free chose and pick up.
School aged children: Supervised homework: tutoring provided if needed.
7:00 Dinner provided
8:00 - 9:00 Free play, story time, ready for bed.
9:00 Bedtime for overnight care.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parent meetings, individually and collectively, seminars and events are held often, as well as photos and videos of the children playing and learning are emailed to parents on a weekly basis.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • 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
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are encouraged to visit with their children before enrolling and stay with their child as long as they wish. It is suggested that a doll or other confort item from home be brought to ease separtion for those who need it. As children are enrolled thoughout the year, individual attention can be given to each new child enrolled.