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: Teaching Our Children to Care ... Nurturing Kindness & Empathy

Wednesday, November 14, 9:30–11:00am, Creekside Center (Register)

Join us for a special coffee talk featuring oe of our most requested, speakers, Marriage & Family Therapist, Suzy Heltzel, as she explores how we can teach our kids to care. Come and enjoy coffee and breakfast treats with other parents and learn:

  • Why values and coping skills matter much more than grades and trophies.
  • Why kindness always wins.
  • How at a young age we can help our children navigae social media with empathy.
  • How it is possible to create a loving, caring, non-combative relationship between siblings.
  • How to nurture character and compassion in all aspects of our children's lives.
  • What it looks like for our children to be "upstanders".

Childcare is available — email your childcare needs to This is a free event, but please register online so we can plan ahead.

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.

Our Next Philanthropy Event:

Annual PJ Drive

November 26 – December 10

The Children’s Center is collecting 200 new pajamas for the children at Head Start Preschool in Mountain View. If you would like to help, visit the Multi-Purpose Room starting Monday, November 26, and pick a PJ tag. Purchase new PJs in the size and gender indicated on the tag. Return the PJs with the tag attached to the big barrels in the CC Multi-Purpose Room no later than Monday, December 10.

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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