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La Pierce College Campus Child Development Center

6201 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91371

Phone:
(818) 719-6494

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our Child Development Center acknowledges that parents are the child's primary teachers and therefore we strive to maintain a strong, positive home-school relationship with ongoing, open communication. The child joins us to build upon their home experiences within the new environment of school. We recognize that each child is his/her own special and unique person. The child's individual needs, feelings, language and culture are acknowledged and respected.
Teachers and children must work together to create a meaningful learning environment. We value the education of the whole child. We provide developmentally appropriate, open activities to stimulate the child's interests and problem solving skills in the areas of social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative growth. We also encourage the child to initiate and follow through on their own ideas, to make choices and to make decisions. We trust the child's abilities to accept responsibility and to succeed.
We view the child as an eager and active learner. Each child has his/her own unique temperament, personality, style of learning and pace of learning. Common to all children, however, is the need for hands-on, concrete experiences to assimilate new concepts and information from the world around them. By offering an open, accepting environment, each child is free to explore activities through different styles and develop the learning style they are most comfortable with. We also strongly believe that central to this growth is the development of mutual respect and honest communication.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Arrival Time - Table top activities - child directed.
Group Time - Teacher directed - work with concepts, music, movement, language, etc.
Breakfast/Lunch/Snack - We are part of the Federal Food Program and follow all Federal guidelines for meals.
Inside Option Time - Teacher and child directed activities are set out in the classroom - these include language, art, manipulative, science, cognitive, block building, role playing, pre-math and/or discovery activities
Outside Option Time - Primarily child directed activities which include art/creative, large motor, role-playing, manipulative, small motor, sand/water and/or discovery activities.
Group Time - Primarily teacher directed. This group time focuses on reading and language, but can also include books, flannel board stories, puppets, and/or finger plays. "
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 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
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school