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Westminster Children's Center

1757 N. Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91104

(626) 797-6575

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Philosophy & Approach

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

From the Director:

Westminster Children's Center employs the NPSS (National Pediatric Support Services) Developmental Learning Model, our curriculum which enhances the five areas of learning: Cognitive Skills, Language Development, Physical Development, Aesthetic Development, and Social/Emotional Development. Extracted from Westminster Children's Center brochure.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

To create quality, state-of-the-art services which meet the developmental need of the young child and to provide new standards and models for the child care industry. Extracted from Westminster Children's Center brochure.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Our work with the children in our programs is not complete without the active participation of the parents. The most recent research about childrenOs success in education seems to indicate that the most accurate predictor of academic success is the level of involvement of a childOs parents. We want to help you begin or continue that involvement! While your participation definitely enhances your childOs experiences, it also enriches the quality of programs we can offer. Parents have many talents and skills to bring to our program. With the support of parents we can offer special activities for children, raise funds for new equipment and learn about interesting topics! But, probably the most important reason for the involvement of parents in our programs is to create a sense of community for the children and adults. A sense of belonging is important to the well-being of kids and grownups! Extracted from ACCC's website.

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
  • 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