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All Saints Children's Center

132 North Euclid
Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone:
(626) 449-0985

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

From the Director:

Our goal in the Infant/Toddler program is to help in the development of children who are secure, confident and competent. We provide an environment that is emotionally warm and nurturing, physically safe and cognitively challenging. There is a time for uninterrupted play and freedom to explore and interact with other infants. Respect is shown to the child along with sensitive observation in order to understand her/his individual needs. It is our desire to work as a team with parents to provide the best for their child. For the two to five year olds,by focusing on children's socio-emotional, cognitive and physical growth, All Saints Children's Center promotes an integrated and effective developmental approach to learning. Extracted from A.S.C.C. website at http://www.ascc4kids.org/AboutUs.htm

Day in the Life

General School Mission

All Saints Children's Center, established in 1966, is a non-sectarian, non-profit child development center serving infant through pre-kindergarten children. We provide a high quality, developmentally appropriate program in a safe, loving environment where each child can develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. We value diversity and welcome all families without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. Extracted from A.S.C.C. website at http://www.ascc4kids.org/index.html

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Open communication is the foundation of a harmonious child care facility. Please make use of our willingness to listen by communicating your needs and concerns as they arise. The lead teacher in your room, the Executive Director, and the Assistant Director are the persons directly responsible for the operation of the Center and have the training and experience to answer your questions and solve any problems that may arise. Forms of communication:  Daily Notes are placed on each child's hook at the end of the day in Rooms 2, 3, and 4. These notes briefly describe the child's day, including information about eating and sleeping.  Weekly Lesson Plans are sent home each Friday.  The Center News is sent home biweekly, providing information about staffing and upcoming events.  Our website is located at www.ascc4kids.org. There information about enrollment, rates, our calendar, and special events can be accessed easily,as well as links to the current Center News, Parent Handbook, and the NAEYC, LAUP, and eScrip websites.  The Bulletin Boards in each classroom contain news and information regarding classroom activities. The following items are also found on the bulletin boards: medication forms sign-in sheets  Parent Bulletin Boards located at each end of the hallway contain information regarding Center policies, parking updates, parent education opportunities, ASCC tax ID number, parent participation opportunities, and upcoming Center events.  Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled twice a year in October and June. Informal conferences can be scheduled at anytime by either parents or teachers. Extracted from A.S.C.C. website at http://www.ascc4kids.org/Left%20Main%20Menu/parhndbk05.pdf

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • 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
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

At the beginning of the child's enrollment, parents should demonstrate their confidence in the child and the Center by saying `goodbye' to the child only once and by leaving quickly, even if the child is crying. Prolonged leave-taking and displays of emotion by the parent usually result in a more difficult adjustment for the child.Once the parent has left, teachers will help the child or that one?' If the child cries or says, 'I don't want to go to school,' the parent can simply restate calmly, 'This is a school day...' and continue with preparations. It is best to avoid lengthy discussions about how much fun the child will have or complicated explanations about the benefits of going to school. Again, parents are always welcome to observe once the children have been dropped off. This usually assures parents that all is well, because those children who claim to hate coming to school usually become involved quickly and clearly demonstrate that they enjoy the experience once they are at school. Extracted from A.S.C.C. website at http://www.ascc4kids.org/Left%20Main%20Menu/parhndbk05.pdf