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Tutor Time Learning Ctr

203 S Azusa Ave
West Covina, CA 91791-1904

(626) 917-5172


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We are the international leader in child education and family solutions, which impact and inspire lifelong learning.
To develop innovative Learning Care solutions which enable us to grow the number of children and families served and to be recognized as the premier child and family education corporation in the world.
Through our leadership and passion we will:
Provide a secure, caring and enriched environment that promotes learning and the development of the whole child.
Develop lifelong relationships, create family solutions, and enhance the quality of life for our families.
Provide a fun, challenging work environment that fosters teamwork, inspires professional excellence, and encourages contribution by all team members.
Leverage technology to develop innovative learning products and solutions.
Provide superior levels of support and service to our schools.
Achieve the best financial performance in the industry, allowing us to fulfill our mission.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"An infant's day
7:20 a.m. — After checking your son in at the front desk, you find his favorite caretaker — who has a new toy to share.
8:15 a.m. — Your son shakes a rattle and holds a plush toy while he practices grasping, pinching and holding during special "small muscle development" activities.
9:00 a.m. — Now it's time to exercise large muscles by crawling, cruising, rolling and rocking.
9:50 a.m. — Removing your bottle from the warming device, your son's caretaker prepares to feed him a morning snack while other infants nap or play.
10:35 a.m. — Feeding time is through and your son's eyes are getting heavy. He cuddles into his personal crib.
11:40 a.m. — It's a perfect day for the playground. Your son giggles as the breeze ruffles his hair.
12:25 p.m. — Sharing stories and reading books develops early literacy and phonics skills. Your son listens raptly to "Goodnight Moon."
1:30 p.m. — Time with soft feathers, hard blocks and squishy toys deepens his understanding of the world.
2:20 p.m. — Pursing lips and grasping for a bottle, it's time for his afternoon feeding, then a restful snooze.
3:40 p.m. — Your son's teacher helps him bop and sway with the other children during Music and Movement Time!
4:45 p.m. — You open the classroom door and see your son investigating his face in a wall mirror. Time to pack up — the end to another fun day at Tutor Time.
A toddler's day
6:50 a.m. — After a brief hug, your daughter goes off to explore the Block Center.
8:30 a.m. — Morning Circle Time! The kids learn a familiar finger play, "Five little monkeys jumping on the bed!"
9:45 a.m. — It's Active Investigation Time and your daughter runs her fingers through water and talks about how it feels. So many things to explore!
10:20 a.m. — Sharing stories encourages your daughter's language development. Today she listens to her favorite story, "The Runaway Bunny."
11:15 a.m. — Up, down. Up, down. Up, down. Your daughter climbs on the playground ladder.
12:00 p.m. — Your daughter is learning self-help and independence as she gets a cup and puts a sandwich on her plate.
12:40 p.m. — Your daughter and her classmates snuggle onto personal cots for some well-earned rest. Sweet dreams!
2:20 p.m. — All done sleeping? Your daughter quietly explores a book while others wake up.
3:15 p.m. — Outside again, she twirls and spins around the grassy area of the playground.
4:05 p.m. — Your daughter leads a Counting Parade around the room, counting the windows, chairs and doors. Who knew math could be so much fun?
4:40 p.m. — Your daughter dances along to "You Are My Sunshine." She's developing her large muscles and doesn't even know it.
5:45 p.m. — When you walk in, she's absorbed in her water investigation. But then she sees you and runs over. She has so much to share about her day!
A twaddler's day
7:20 a.m. —Your daughter's teacher kneels to greet her as you enter the classroom.
8:30 a.m. —Music plays in the background as your daughter waves a colorful streamer. Wave it high! Wave it low! Now wave it in a circle.
9:10 a.m. —Active Investigation Time! Your daughter explores color and texture as she spreads paint on a piece of sandpaper.
9:50 a.m. —Your daughter munches on a nutritious snack of fruit and crackers.
10:30 a.m. —The teacher shares her favorite story with the class.
10:50 a.m. —Outside, your daughter plucks blades of grass. Getting to know the natural world is an important part of the learning process.
12:05 p.m. —Your daughter smacks her lips as she finishes lunch. Soon, she'll lay down for a restful afternoon nap.
2:50 p.m. —Books are fun to explore, especially after waking from a soothing nap.
3:10 p.m. —Outside! Your daughter and a playmate roll a ball back and forth.
4:00 p.m. —Your daughter's shirt has four buttons and two pockets. Simple counting games develop fine motor skills and early math concepts.
4:35 p.m. —During Afternoon Circle Time, she claps and claps. She's happy and she knows it!
5:50 p.m. —Your daughter is building a tower when you come in. She runs over, eager to tell you about her day.
A prepper's day
8:40 a.m. — One final chant with two last claps and Morning Circle Time is through.
9:20 a.m. — Clothespins, sequins, buttons and flannel make a gorgeous glued together masterpiece.
9:40 a.m. — Your daughter enjoys a delicious snack after finishing her creation. Time to refuel.
10:00 a.m. — Your daughter is deeply engaged in an age-appropriate computer game, learning about "up, over, down and above."
10:30 a.m. — Your daughter pretends to swing a baseball bat. She is showing the class what she likes to do with her friends.
11:10 a.m. — On the playground, your daughter swings a real baseball bat before she races around the bases.
12:15 p.m. — Crunch — Your daughter enjoys lots of fresh veggies during lunch.
2:35 p.m. — After a refreshing nap, your daughter sits down with the teacher to listen to a story.
2:50 p.m. — One, two, three . . . cups at a table. Helping at snack time is your daughter's classroom chore this week.
3:15 p.m. — A sandbox scavenger hunt! The class uncovers items the teacher "lost" in the sand.
3:25 p.m. — While holding a cardboard square, your daughter looks for objects with a similar shape.
4:20 p.m. — During Learning From Our World Time, your daughter investigates the properties of rocks and dirt using a magnifying glass.
4:55 p.m. — It's time for "Follow the Leader" and your daughter is in the lead!
5:30 p.m. — Your daughter returns to cut, color and glue one more masterpiece.
6:25 p.m. — One more ribbon and her masterpiece is complete. She holds it up as you walk into the room. Perfect timing!
A preschooler's day
8:00 a.m. — Your son pecks you on the cheek and rushes to join his friends in the Block Center.
9:15 a.m. — During Nature Circle Time, the group examines peacock, sea gull and ostrich feathers, then they draw a picture of their own feathery flock.
10:15 a.m. — Active Investigation Time! Your son "cooks" breakfast in the Pretend Center then heads for the Art Center.
10:40 a.m. — It's a tricycle race! All the kids cheer each other on.
11:10 a.m. — In the Tutor Towne™ Village your son practices sorting and stacking as he delivers the Tutor Towne mail.
11:30 p.m. — How do muscles work? During Circle Time the class learns by doing an experiment with rubber bands. Then, they talk about muscles, fitness and health.
12:05 p.m. — A healthy, hearty lunch — YUM!
12:35 p.m. — Soothing sounds of waves and rain play in the background as your son naps.
3:15 p.m. — Today, your son shares a favorite book from home — "The Three Pigs" with a twist!
3:40 p.m. — Outside! Ladders, slides — what to choose?
4:25 p.m. — In the Language Center, your son dictates an original story while his teacher records it in his journal.
5:50 p.m. — "What did you learn today?" Your son can't wait to tell you!
A pre-k day
7:25 a.m. — As you chat with the teacher, your daughter investigates oblong turquoise stones and green pinecones in the Nature Center.
9:10 a.m. — Math Smart Circle Time is fun — they weigh and measure a story book, a paint brush and a piece of rope and create a comparison graph.
10:20 a.m. — It's Active Investigation Time! Your daughter chooses to make a necklace in the Art Center and dictate a story in the Language Center.
11:10 a.m. — In the Tutor Towne™ Village your daughter learns about geometry as sh pretends to be a mechanic.
11:20 p.m. — What is responsibility? During Circle Time the class reads a book and explores this question.
12:00 p.m. — Yum! A nutritious lunch with friends.
1:20 p.m. — Soothing classical music plays in the background as your daughter naps on her cot.
3:00 p.m. — Sharing Our Stories at Afternoon Circle Time. Today, your daughter mimics a nature walk, stomping through tall grass and wading through mud.
3:40 p.m. — Slide, climb, jump — it's playground time again!
4:20 p.m. — One... more... block! In the Block Center, your daughter's tower reaches to the sky.
5:10 p.m. — Belting out a tune during Music and Movement Time.
5:40 p.m. — When you arrive to pick her up, your daughter bounces over to you, eager to tell you about her day.
Excerpted from the preschool's website