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:

How Men and Women Parent Differently

Thursday, March 26, 9:00–10:30am, Live Oak Room (Register)

Author and Santa Clara University Professor, Dr. Jerry Shapiro will discuss how fathers and mothers naturally parent in different ways, and how those differences complement each other. While honoring both moms and dads, gender differences will be explored in an interactive manner. He will also engage in troubleshooting common parenting problems. There is a special focus given on how dads parent effectively and differently than moms and how the differences enhance the child's growth.

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

Book Club Winter 2020: Babyproofing Your Marriage

Thursday, January 30, 9:00–10:30am, Redwood Room (Register)

Come be part of our informal discussion on the book "Babyproofing Your Marriage" by Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O'Neill and Julia Stone. Learn how to laugh more, argue less, and communicate better as your family grows.

Meetings will take place Thursday mornings, January 30, February 6 & 27, March 12 & 19, and April 2. Please register online here.

MEditation: Let Go, Find Wonder

Every Wednesday morning, 8:50–9:15am, Youth Room (to the left of the fountain)

Let Go, Find Wonder is a free weekly meditation series for parents on Wednesday mornings right after drop off. We will come together and be guided through a variety of contemplative practice techniques in a short 25 minute session. Discover the wonder of your own inner self! Learn more

 

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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