Children's Center Preschool Los Altos, California

events/speakers

Get information on parent education events, community outreach projects, and special visits/performances going on at the Family Resource Center. Here's what's on the horizon...

Parent Education Events

Be sure to mark your calendars for:

First Day of School Welcome Coffees

August 28 & 29, 9:00–10:00am, Redwood Room (Flyer)

We invite you to join us for a cup of coffee and a breakfast treat right after drop off on the first day of school. Come meet and mingle with other parents and hear about upcoming Children's Center events. No RSVP required.

Heidi & Dee's Meet & Greet

Tuesday, September 10, 9:00–10:30am, Redwood Room (Register | Flyer)

Our Children's Center Directors, Heidi Bliss and Dee Gray, invite you to a relaxed discussion on parenting. This is a great opportunity to hear some key parenting tips, get your questions answered, meet other parents, and enjoy a cup of coffee!

All are welcome to this free event, but please register online here.

Book Club

September 18–November 20, 9:00–11:00am, Redwood Room (Register | Flyer)

During our Fall Book Group, we will be reading Adele Faber's book, "Siblings without Rivalry." We will meet every other Wednesday from September 18 through November 20. Come for the discussion, support and insight!

Please register online here.

Pediatric First Aid/Infant-Child CPR

Wednesday, September 25, 6:00–9:00pm, Multi-Purpose Room (Register | Flyer)

Has "take an infant/child CPR course" been on your "to-do" list ever since you became a parent? Well, you aren't alone and you don't have to put it off any longer. Join other preschool parents for a night of learning critical CPR skills. Learn more

To sign-up, register online here. Note: There is a $45 fee for this class. Please bring cash or check made out to CPRescue to Bryn's desk in the Children's Center Office.

The Pros & Cons of Screentime for Young Children

Thursday, October 17, 9:00–10:30am, Live Oak Room (Register | Flyer)

Join Early Childhood Consultant Sylvia Ford as she explores the pros and cons of young children's use of technology such as TV, video games, tablets, phones and computers. Strategies for using technology in healthy ways will also be shared.

All are welcome to this free event, but please register online here.

Kindergarten: Ready or Not

Thursday, November 14, 9:00–10:30am, Live Oak Room (Register)

Come to this presentation to find out what it means to be a kindergartner in the Bay Area these days. LASD educators will demystify the ideas surrounding being ready for kindergarten by providing a dynamic picture of how kindergarteners needs are being met in LASD classrooms.

All are welcome to this free event, but please register online here.

 

Community Outreach

The Children’s Center is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of all children in our greater community. We strive to participate in 4–5 philanthropic activities per school year that will be meaningful and approachable for the preschoolers. We believe that nurturing community service is an important and fundamental value for all children. In recent years, we participated in the following activities:

• Project Night Night — We collected gently used and new books to help support children in shelters.

• Community Services Agency — We collected over 400lbs of food during our Halloween Hoot Festivities.

• Head Start in Mountain View — We collected a new pair of PJ's and a stuffed animal for every child in their program to help make their Christmas a bit more magical. Plus, winter coats, boots, hats, scarves and gloves for Head Start Families.

In the Spring we collected books for Help One Child & The Creative Montessori Learning Center of East Palo Alto.

Stanford Jump Rope Team Special Visits & Performances

Here at the Children’s Center we strive to make each day colorful and fun! To meet this goal, we delight in scheduling special events for the preschoolers. Some of our favorite special events have included:

• Interactive Author Visits — Such as Christie Matheson, the author of Touch the Magic Tree and Touch the Brightest Star

• Jump Rope Performers — Our preschoolers were literally jumping with joy as they watched the Stanford Jump Rope Team perform their amazing jump rope feats!

• Special Dance Performances — Greene School of Irish Dance on St. Patrick's Day and a Cinco de Mayo performance by the Los Altos High School’s Latino Student Union Dancers. What a blessing to experience music and dancing from different cultures!

• An amazing Bubble Performance — by Sterling Johnson, The Bubblesmith

Bubble performance by Sterling Johnson

Contact

If you have questions about an event, contact brynstuebner@laumc.org.

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