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CCP

Building community everyday...


 

 

1260 N. Vermont

Los Angeles, CA 90029

(secured, attached parking lot entrance: 4679 La Mirada Ave)

 

 

We are not just "a place where..." but,

"a people who."

People who are committed to families.

People who are passionate about learning.

People who are united by much more than which classroom we are enrolled in.

323.422.9690

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Research demonstrates that children learn in a myriad of ways.  Our lives prove this to be true.  Several curriculum approaches and Child Development theories inspire + inform the words we use and the activities we plan:

 

Reggio Emilia -

An innovative and inspiring approach which values each child as capable, strong, and resilient, rich with wonder and knowledge.  We acknowledge the deep curiosity innate within children that motivates their desire to understand their world and their place within it.  Being Reggio-inspired teachers moves us as facilitators to adapt to the needs and interests for each child as a contributing member to their family and society as a whole.

  • Collegial and relational-based provocative experiences
  • The importance accredited to environments and spaces
  • Intense co-participation of families
  • Affirmation of competencies in children and adults
  • Educational documentation
  • Listening
  • Progrettazione (flexible planning approach)

Montessori -

An educational philosophy characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development.  

  • Student choice of activity from within a prescribed range of options
  • Uninterrupted blocks of work time
  • A constructivist (Piaget, Vygotsky, Dewey, Bruner, etc) or "discovery" model,  where students learn concepts from working with materials, rather than by direct instruction
  • Specialized educational materials 
  • Liberal movement within the classroom

Waldorf - 

Engage in domestic, practical and artistic activities that children can readily imitate (for example, baking, painting, gardening and handicrafts), adapting the work to the changing seasons and festivals of the year.

The teacher nurtures the children's power of imagination particular to the age. She does so by telling carefully selected stories and by encouraging free play. This free or fantasy play, in which children act out scenarios of their own creation, helps them to experience many aspects of life more deeply. When toys are used, they are made of natural materials. Pine cones, wood, cotton, silk, shells, stones and other objects from nature that the children themselves have collected are used in play and to beautify the room.

Sequencing, sensory integration, eye-hand coordination tracking, appreciating the beauty of language and other basic skills necessary for the foundation of academic excellence are fostered in Pre-K. In this truly natural, loving and creative environment, the children are given a range of activities and the structure that help them prepare for the next phase of school life.

BankStreet -

Also known as the developmental-interaction approach, this emphasizes the importance of a large variety of open-ended materials in the classroom and defines the role of the teacher in the classroom as a facilitator of learning. 

  • View every aspect of the school day is developmentally meaningful
  • Provide a balance between child and adult initiated activities
  • Support on-going staff training and parent involvement
  • Necessitates that teachers set goals, plan strategies for achieving them and follow-up to evaluate and revise them as necessary.
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We are passionate about the value of creating rhythm and routine for our children.  We also acknowledge the importance of remaining flexible and spontaneous to best meet each child's needs, as well as for fun!  Here is how a typical day looks:

 

8:45 am - Gentle-start drop-off

9:00 am - Morning Meeting

9:20 am - Activity, large and small group, morning snack (indoor)

10:30 am - Activity, group and independent play (outdoor)

11:45 am - Reflection Circle

noon - pickup

12:15 pm - lunch 

1:00 pm - quiet time (nap, reading, art...)

2:30 pm - afternoon snack

3:00 pm - playground adventure

4:00 pm - afternoon pickup

 

Early drop-off and late pick-up are available on a case-by-case basis ...if it will support your family, we'll do our best to accommodate!

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2018:

August 6 - First day of school

September 3 - Labor Day (C)

September 10,11 - Rosh Hashanah (C)

September 19 - Yom Kippur (C)

October 1,2 - Sukkot (C)

November 12 - Veteran’s Day (C)

November 21 - Half day, Thanksgiving

November 22, 23 - Thanksgiving (C)

December 21 - Last day of school, Winter Sing

2019:

January 7 - First Day of school

January 21 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (C)

February 18 - President’s Day (C)

April 1 - Cesar Chavez Day (C)

April 15-19 - Spring Break

May 27 - Memorial Day (C)

July 4, 2019 - Independence Day (C)

July 18, 2019 - Short day, Graduation / Transition ceremonies


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Admissions

We hope that you will consider our school a place that your child and family can thrive. The admissions process has been created in a manner to give you a chance to know the school well before you apply. We want every family to feel assured that they have made the right choice for themselves and their child.

  1. The first step in the process is to schedule an individual parent tour with the Director (tim@ourccp.com or 323.422.9690). This step does not include your child, but rather it is an opportunity for you to view the school in progress, to hear about our philosophy and program, and to have your questions answered.

  2. If you are then considering applying to the school, the next step is to attend an orientation meeting where the Director will speak and you can ask further questions. This is for parents only.

  3. If you wish to apply, applications will be handed out at the orientation meeting.

  4. Please complete the application packet, state the desired schedule for your child, and return it to the school with a $150 registration fee and a family photo.

  5. Summer and Fall Admissions decisions and admissions agreements will be mailed by mid- March. Waiting list families will receive updates as we know them.

  6. If you wish to apply for a partial or full scholarship, please note that request in your application. However, applications decisions will be made first without consideration for financial need, then the scholarship will be considered once your child is accepted. The decision will be made on a case-by-case basis in a meeting with the Director.

  7. A visiting day at the school for your child will be arranged for a time closer to the beginning of school.

  8. Once you have been admitted, to accept a place for your child at the preschool and to guarantee your child’s space and schedule in the school, please return the admissions agreement along with a $500 non-refundable deposit that will be applied to your child’s first tuition charges.

  9. The remainder of the enrollment packet will then be mailed to you.

  10. It must be completed 2 weeks before your child’s starting day.

  11. A $30 earthquake fee is due at that time.

We look forward to meeting you and sharing the school with you. We think you will find it a wonderful place for children and families.