Children's Center Preschool Los Altos, California


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: Helping Your Kids Build Positive Eating Habits

Wednesday, January 23, 9:30–11:00am, Live Oak Room (Register)

After the holidays and the sweets associated with them get eaten, let's take a breather and have a talk on how we can help our children eat healthier. In this coffee talk, we will discuss:

  • Healthy eating basics for your kids.
  • Taking charge of your kids' eating.
  • Feeding habits that create strong, nourished kids.
  • Turning "dinner drama" into "dinner delight".

Our talk will be given by Wendy Smith, MBA, RDN of Strong Habits for Life — Eat, Move and Live on Purpose. Wendy is a LAUMC church member and local mom to three boys. This is a free event, but please register online so we can plan ahead. Childcare is available — email your childcare needs to


Children's Center Book Group

Tuesdays, January 8 through February 5, 9:15–11:00am, Redwood Room (Register)

Are you like me and you have a stack of parenting books on your bedside table? Would you like a little motivation to read them? If so, come be a part of an INFORMAL parenting education book group. The book we will be reading is: "Raising Happiness" by Christine Carter. This is a short/easy commitment. The group will meet for five times this Winter in the Redwood Room.

  • Tuesday, January 8, 9:15–11:00am
  • Tuesday, January 15, 9:15–11:00am
  • Tuesday, January 22, 9:15–11:00am
  • Tuesday, January 29, 9:15–11:00am
  • Tuesday, February 5, 9:15–11:00am

Please register if you are interested, and invite your friends!

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


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