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Children's Center Preschool Los Altos, California
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Children's Center Preschool

A Loving Place to Play & Grow

The Children’s Center is a play-based preschool where learning through play supports the whole child. Through experience and practice children will grow socially, emotionally, physically, and academically. We provide a safe place for children to become independent thinkers while developing positive self-concepts. We believe self-regulation and resilience are direct results of learning through play. By “doing” and “experiencing” children construct internal building blocks for both personal growth and life skills, with the greatest benefits coming from a child’s body and mind working together. It is our commitment to provide a loving, respectful, and joyful place for all children to play, learn, and grow.

Our program provides both structured and unstructured time each day. We understand young children need many opportunities to choose activities from our carefully prepared environment. One of our key goals is to help each child learn to balance their roles as a contributing and cooperative member of a social group, and as an individual who needs to think, dream and contemplate.

Our developmentally appropriate program provides a safe, nurturing, Christian environment. Principles of love and respect guide our children as they learn and grow. We believe that all people are children of God, and that a diversity of races, cultures and perspectives are gifts which enrich us all.

The Children’s Center Preschool offers a weekday program for children ages 2–5. Typically, our regular preschool classes begin at the end of August and run through early June. In addition, we offer a two-week Summer Camp in June/July for our currently enrolled students.

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Parents are an integral part of this school; they are a valuable resource and are always welcome. The staff and Directors are available to you for conferencing, support and conversation. Our Family Resource Center (FRC) provides a book lending library for parents, informative speakers, assemblies for the children and parent education events and classes. These events are open to the entire community.

The Los Altos United Methodist Church offers a Sunday school program with children’s choirs during the year, Summer Camp and special seasonal activities. If you are looking for a home church, please consider a visit to LAUMC.

Thank you for considering the Children's Center for your child's preschool. You may call the office if you have any questions at (650) 941-5411 or email Follow us on Facebook LAUMC Children’s Center Preschool and Instagram @childrenscenterlosaltos

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