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:

Coffee Talk: Take "Five" for Yourself
Wednesday, May 3, 9:30–11:00am, Creekside Center (Register)

Join the Children's Center & MUMs for a talk featuring Kristin Link as she encourages us to: Take time to think deeply about who you really are and what matters most to you. Explore if you’re spending your time the way you really want. Commit to doing a few meaningful things, just for yourself.

This is a free event and all are welcome. We just ask that you please register so we can be adequately prepared. Childcare available on an as-needed basis — contact Bryn Stuebner.

How to Be the Perfect Parent with Dr. Julie Kim Take #2
Wednesday, May 17, 9:30–11:00am, Youth Room (Register)

Dr. Julie Kim's Talk a few weeks back on "How to Be a Perfect Parent: Lessons Learned from a Pediatrician Mom" was such a huge hit, that she is returning to do a follow-up talk. Even if you weren't able to make the first talk, we encourage you to come and hear Dr. Kim's insight. She has a humorous, engaging and relatable speaking style — join us!

This is a free event and all are welcome. We just ask that you please register so we can be adequately prepared. Childcare available on an as-needed basis — contact Bryn Stuebner.

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. This past year 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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