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Trinity Baptist Children's Center

1019 California Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403

(310) 395-3282


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Trinity Baptist Children’s Center exists for the sole purpose of caring for young children. We
believe that children who are loved and allowed to explore their environment will develop a love
of learning in a natural and developmentally appropriate way. Children learn through their play.
Educators at Trinity provide children with a wide range of experiences that allow children to
explore their world by taste, touch, sight, smell, and hearing.
Our program offers a balance of classroom and out door experiences. Our classrooms are divided
into Centers supplied and enriched with all the things a child needs to step into a world of
discovery. When a child plays in the block center, he begins to understand about size, shape,
comparison and numbers. When a child plays in the living home center, he draws on his home
experience and is able to work through feelings, develop language and form relationships in a
familiar setting.
Outdoor play gives children opportunity to develop strong, healthy bodies through physical
activities such as – running, jumping, swinging, climbing, and riding tricycles. Social skills are a
part of negotiating sharing equipment on the playground.
We also believe that a child’s self image is vital to his growth and development. Educators work
hard to help children develop a strong sense of independence and positive self-esteem. We also
believe in helping the children to problem solve. By challenging children to try new things,
explore new interest and praising their successes, children begin to see themselves as capable
and unique individuals.
We believe that children learn best through positive interaction and clear boundaries that give
respect to both the individual and the community of learners.
The children hear Bible stories, told at a level appropriate to their age. They will also learn the
fruits of the spirit.
Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

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