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Lake Avenue Preschool

981 North Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91104

(626) 798-2151


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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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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  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
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
  • 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
Other subjects taught Music company comes every Friday for students. LAP does not charge parents for this fun weekly activity. Librarian comes once a month with new books for students to explore reading!

From the Director:

At LAP a combination of teaching techniques focusing on academic, artistic, computer, and social skills are utilized. College educated teachers with a strong background in early childhood education help children improve and gain his or her self confidence. Our teachers also facilitate the children in developing team relationships. The goal is achieved on a daily basis due to weekly posted lesson plans.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

All classroom have low student to teacher ratios during academic time of 5:1 or 7:1. Teachers are creative in the classroom with fun lesson plans geared towards the various age groups. All teachers at LAP have exceeded the minimum early childhood education unit requiremtns to work at our facility.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our school philosophy is that every child is an individual that needs a stimulating , comfortable and learning enviroment.

A Typical Day

Schedule an individual tour to experience a day in the life of a student at Lake Avenue Preschool.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Back to school night, Holiday Presentation, Graduation ceremony, letters sent home, monthly newsletters, parent teacher conferences and a full time teaching staff. There is no part time teachers here at our school. Your child will benefit from the same teachers being here each day, full time each week

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation