Children's Center Preschool Los Altos, California

enrichment classes 2017-18

Enrichment classes are designed to enhance our school year programs and are especially designed for the child that is ready for a longer day. These developmentally-appropriate classes are short in duration, fun, participatory and focus on "learning by doing"!

Most of our enrichment classes meet once a week, from 1:00–2:00PM, with a total of 26 weekly sessions held. The enrollment fee for these classes is $700 for the year. The only exception is Zoo-phonics, which meets twice a week ($1,400 for the year). The sign-up for these programs is separate from our regular program.


This hands-on, interactive program provides opportunities for the children to explore and develop their culinary skills. They will be encouraged to taste their creations which will help foster an interest in new foods. At the end of the year the children will have created their own personal recipe collection.

Teacher: Kate Webb | Pre-K only | Wednesday 1–2PM

First French

This class will expose the children to basic French vocabulary while playing French games, tasting French treats and singing French songs. Students will learn proper French for simple greetings, numbers, colors, food and more in a fun, creative setting.

Teacher: Sabine Muller-Roth | Pre-K & Threes | Wednesday 1–2PM


Each class will focus on gross motor, core strength, and coordination skills. Children will practice age appropriate tumbling acrobatics, balance beam, jumping on the vault and interactive games with the parachute. This class is ideal for coordination, agility, balance, muscle development and fun!

Teacher: Kim Kludt | Pre-K & Threes | Friday 1–2PM

Imagination Station

This class is filled with Story Adventures! A different book will be featured each week. “Story sticks” and creative weekly projects lead the children toward a love of literature and create excitement about the building blocks of reading. The goal of the class is to encourage a love of language and literature in all its forms and to have a wonderful time while exploring the wonder of PROSE & BOOKS.

Teacher: Laury Shattock | Pre-K only | Wednesday 1–2PM

Math Wizards

Exploring shapes, measurements playing with numbers, patterns and solving problems…All skills that will instill a natural curiosity for Math in the years ahead.

Teacher: Merry Cohn | Pre-K & Threes | Friday 1–2PM

Mini Masters

Let’s unlock the child’s creativity as we explore the art world. We will learn about the great artists, travel through famous museums and make our own mini masterpieces as we go!

Teacher: Danielle Lanthier | Pre-K & Threes | Tuesday 1–2PM


Explore the fun and magical world of Music! Activities include making instruments, experimenting with sound and movement, exploring different instruments as well as styles of music. Come and join us “play” our way through music!

Teachers: Lorelei Russell & Rosalind Garrow | Pre-K & Threes | Monday 1–2PM

Play At Life!

With so much to learn in today's high tech world, it is easy for children to miss out on practical life skills. This enrichment class pragmatically teaches life skills in a carefully planned and creatively fun way. Each week, exciting environments such as “Birthday Party Day”, “Winter Fun”, “A Day at the Veterinarian’s Office”, “Garden, Garden”, “Ice-Cream Shop”, “Hair Salon”, “Traffic Safety” and many more are set up for the children to enjoy. These experiences provide opportunities for the children to learn to wrap gifts, dress themselves, practice first aid, plant seedlings, do laundry, bathe babies, and so much more. Teaching practical life skills to children, helps guide them towards independence, while building a solid foundation of self-reliance.

Teacher: Karen Rooney | Pre-K & Threes | Thursday 1–2PM


This popular class will offer a wonderful introduction to scientific concepts and an exploration of technology in a guided, small-group setting. Fun, hands-on activities, experiments and discovery will entertain and educate the natural curiosity in your child.

Teacher: Mike Gardiner | Pre-K only | Monday 1–2PM


This fun program is used to teach letters, sounds and pre-reading skills to young children using a whole brain approach for the best memory retention. As children learn through doing, “Zoo-Phonics” provides opportunities to learn in an innovative way. This enrichment class meets twice per week and the fee is $1400.

Teacher: Laury Shattock | Pre-K only | Tuesday & Thursday 1–2PM

All classes are contingent on sufficient enrollment and are subject to change.

2017-18 Enrichment class schedule

2017-18 Enrichment class descriptions

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