714 W. California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
|Play- based||mostly teacher led||not formally in curriculum||conducive environment|
|Nursery rhymes, poems, songs|
|Emerging literacy skills|
|Math & number sense|
|Time & space|
|Sci. reasoning/physical world|
|Other subjects taught|
From the Director:
The curriculum at Pacific Oaks is influenced by our Quaker heritage and dedication to the principles of social justice and peace education. Our teachers skillfully facilitate problem solving and peaceful conflict resolution, demonstrate respect for each other, teach social responsibility and integrate an anti-bias perspective into every aspect of our early childhood programs.
At Pacific Oaks we engage as a community in critical thinking and dialogue in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding of the world and each other. Parents and educators work collaboratively to inspire children with a love of learning as they are provided with abundant opportunities for experiential learning. We practice a progressive philosophy based on the work of John Dewey, by providing abundant opportunities for experiential learning. Our teachers recognize that play is the work of children and they learn best through direct experience. Therefore, children at Pacific Oaks learn to think,reason, question and experiment as they participate in hands-on activities with a variety of open-ended materials. Our capable teachers ask insightful questions, help children expand upon their thinking and build meaningful curriculum from the emerging interests of their students.