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Trinity Baptist Children's Center1019 California Ave.
Santa Monica, California 90403
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 3103953282
Director:: Lisa M. Wilson
Ages of Children: 12 weeks to 6 years old
Hours: 7:30 am to 6:00 p.m.
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 25 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 11
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 2
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Creative Curriculum
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The teachers observe what the children are interested in and build on those interests.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: I use a self evaluation tool for teachers to use on themselves. All children use the ASQ and both tools are once a year.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: I require all staff to complete 7 hours a year of on-going staff development. I also host 2 in-service training days for staff and I count those days as one hour year towards professional development. I let teachers know about webinars, workshops, books the can read, and college classes to take that will count towards professional development hours.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: We work with families to individualize curriculum to meet the needs of all children. If we are unable to meet the needs of the child then we refer the family out.
http://www.tbcc4me.org
Milestones317 West. 64th St.
Inglewood, California 90302
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-677-5807
Director:: Milena Bice
Ages of Children: '3-5
Hours: 8:30-5:30
Type of Center: For Profit, Family Child Care
How long has your program been in existence?: 2006
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 1
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: We meet weekly to discuss observations made furring the week of their play. We discuss sitting our weekly meeting how we as facilitators can enrich their work. We may add items, introduce new items or concepts or manipulate the environment.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We currently use the ASQ for the children as well as running record observations. For the staff, I have developed my own evaluation tool that reviews all aspects of working with children.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We go to about 5 workshops a year at various preschools. Our focus right now is environment and documentation workshops.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: I have taken a class at SMC and been to various workshops at the regional center and crystal stairs. The children's therapists have has open dialogues on how to better serve the child In our school.
http://Www.milestonespreschoolprogram.com
IKAR Early Childhood Center1564 S. Burnside Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90019
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 323-634-1870
Director:: joni Weiss
Ages of Children: 2 to 5
Hours: 8:00 - 5:30
Type of Center: Non Profit, Family Child Care, Synagogue affiliated
How long has your program been in existence?: 2 1/2 years - 3 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 2
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Riggio Inspired
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Our school is a Reggio inspired school. We believe in emergent curriculum. This led to creation of a program based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum. The child as an active participant in learning. The Reggio approach “sees a child as a very competent protagonist and initiator, who interacts with their environment,” .
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Our evaluation is based on observation. We encourage problem solving to be done by children. The staff are participating in constant professional growth programs and share their learning with each other.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: The teachers participate in various workshops, classes and seminars and share ideas with each other.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Our teachers take classes, seminars and workshops to educate themselves with the latest .
http://IKAR-la.org
Evergreen Community School2800 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, California 90404
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-453-6255 ext12
Director:: Alise Shafer Ivey
Ages of Children: 2 1/2 - 5
Hours: Mon - Th 9 - 1:45, Fri 9 -12
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 29 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 3 might be interested
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Evergreen teachers are responsive to the interests and intentions of children. Through a process of careful observation and reflection, teachers construct possibilities that are then offered to children. Likewise, the environment is designed based on our assessment of how we can best support children's work and play.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Through extensive documentation, children's progress is assessed and made visible. Teachers engage in a process of self reflection that is then shared and discussed with the Director.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Staff development is ongoing and happens daily at Evergreen. Staff meetings (from 2:30 -4 daily) give us the opportunity to view video footage, discuss children's progress and reflect on our own teaching practices. Additionally, we regularly attend workshops, participate in the NAEYC Annual conference, and meet with other educators.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: We work closely with families and the professionals they are using.
http://evergreencommunityschool.com
The Growing Place-Ocean Park Site401 Ashland Ave.
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-399-7769
Director:: Anita de la Puente
Ages of Children: 2-1/2 to 5
Hours: 7:30AM to 6PM
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 28 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 4
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 4
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Provocation, observation, planned possibilities
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: For classroom work: Planned possibilities, view video at teacher Documentation and reflection meetings,children's reflection meetings, team meetings for discussion, reflection page for classroom community, documentation. This happens weekly. ECERS, ASQ, DAP are tools we utilize for the program as well...... For teacher evaluation/performance: classroom observations, annual performance including review with video from classroom work, goal setting and accountability
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We have five days set aside per year when we close the program to focus on staff development. In Spring, we coordinate two days with our Westside Collaborative of inspired programs. Various workshops are set up to experience, wonder and reflect together.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: We have served children with special needs in past years, however. currently we do not have any enrolled-- Not sure about September yet.It helped in the past to have a teacher who had taken the course SMC offers (ECE23?)
http://www.growingplace.com
Barefoot Preschool1620 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles, California 90025
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310 256-2136
Director:: Karen Avital
Ages of Children: '2-6
Hours: 8:30-5:00
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 4 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 3
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 2
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist, Reggio Emilia Inspired
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The curriculum and enviornment is planned by the staff and admin as a team. We meet 2-3 times weekly and we plan according to observation, reflections, childrens interest, and collaboration.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We use internal evaluation forms, and the children are assessed twice yearly using ASQ forms.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We do both internal and external staff development. We participate in community round tables with other schools, and attend workshops, locally, nationally, and this year internationally.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Their is a private company called One Step that provides inservices for staff and we attend workshops.
http://www.barefootpreschool.com
YWCA Family Cooperative Preschool2019 14th St.
S.M., California 90405
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-452-3881 x116
Director:: Nina Moench
Ages of Children: 2.9-5 +
Hours: 8:20am - 12:30pm
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 1 1/2 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 1
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Play Based Child Directed,Emmergent
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Through observation of the children's play , time of the year and at times the teachers area of expertise we create curriculum plans that usually rotate on a 1 week schedule.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Observation, discussion, documentation.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Staff development 3 days in August, with a special guest facilitator. CCPPNS Conference Annually Outdoor Classroom Project Conference
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: No
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: none
http://ywcapreschool.org
Beginnings Learning Center1516 19th St.
santa monica, California 90404
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-828-0858
Director:: Michelle Raz
Ages of Children: '2-5
Hours: 7:30-5:30
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 5 yrs
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 4
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: developmental
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: No
http://www.beginningslc.com
Westwood United Methodist Preschool10497 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90024
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310 474 8986
Director:: Linda Bravin
Ages of Children: 21/2 to 5
Hours: 7am to 6pm
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 25 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 2
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 2
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Creative Curriculum
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Teachers lesson plan weekly. Taken from creative Curriculum the activities are developmentally appropriate and individualized. We also engage in emergent curriculum. If the children's interest that day take us away from what was planned, so be it. We are here to facilitate our children's educational journey in every way possbile.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We have partnered with an outside agency, Chancey and Bruce, that will conduct formal observations on our children yearly. Parents and teachers will review and recommendations are applied. In the classroom, teachers are conducting informal observations daily. This is most helpful in planning curriculum, setting up the environment, solving behavioral problems, fostering independence and conducting conferences with parents.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We have two in-services each year to educate and update teachers. The director will also meet weekly with teaching teams for mini trainings and to help with curriculum. We also advertise any and all teacher trainings whether it is through an NAEYC affiliate, local community colleges, or other reputable associations. We also subscribe to webcasts if we can't get staff out of the building for trainings. Continued education is always encouraged.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Depending on the severity of the special need will determine how training is developed. Teachers will always participate in IEPs and connect with all educators in the child's life to provide continuity of care. Many times, we bring in an outside expert to explain complexities or we recruit the parent to explain certain elements of the special need.
http://www.westwoodumc.org
SMMUSD-CDS2802 4th St.
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number (310-555-5555): (310) 399-5865
Director:: Alice Chung
Ages of Children: 3-5 yrs and TK-3 after school
Hours: varies
Type of Center: Public, Shool District
How long has your program been in existence?: 70 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 15
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 2
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: High Scope
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The curriculum and environment are planned using ECERS-R, High Scope Curriculum and children's individual developmental goals in all areas of development.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Children are assessed using the DRDP PS 2010 twice per school year for CSPP classes and 3 times per year for Head Start/Cspp classes. The PKOF's are utilized twice a year for LAUP classes.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Staff development is based on staff feedback, professional goals, and children's developmental goals. In addition, staff development and training also reflect program goals, needs and requirements. Staff development topics include CLASS, GLAD, High Scope Implementation and Positive Behavioral Support Strategies.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Training on working with children with special needs is included in staff professional development and training.
http://www.smmusd.org
SGM Atelier4461 Inglewood Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90066
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310 397-4863
Director:: Maureen Morrison
Ages of Children: '3-5
Hours: 7:30-5:30
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 4 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 2
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist, Creative Curriculum, Eclectic approach
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Our curriculum and environment are child originated and teacher framed.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We use an evaluation form based on the Mind in the Making book with the children once every 6 months, ASQ 's are performed as needed, we use ECERs to evaluate our program twice each year, and staff uses self-evaluation and reflection tools to help them recognize areas for potential growth each year.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We attend NAREA conferences together in the winter and summer each year. We also are active in local workshops and conferences, both presenting and attending.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: We attend IEP's and confer with doctors, psychologists, social workers, and parents in order to best support the individual child most effectively. Our director has a Master's degree in Educational Psychology, with an emphasis in young children's special rights. One teacher is taking ECE 23 currently, working on her certificate. All staff have taken one or more semester classes in working with challenges.
http://www.sgmatelier.com
The Early Years School302 Montana
Santa Monica, California 90403
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310 394-4063
Director:: Joy Siegel and Tama Taub
Ages of Children: '3-5
Hours: 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 31 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 8
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Emergent/Developmental
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The curriculum is based on children's interest and life cycle events, etc.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Children- Creative Curriculum 3 times per year , on-going observations Parent-Teacher Conferences 2 times per year or as needed Staff- School forms, self-evaluation, regular meetings
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Membership to NAEYC and CAEYC, fees covered by school Local workshops and conferences, fees covered by school Outside consultants available as needed
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Meetings and on-going supervision with consultants, therapeutic companions and Directors.
http://www.theearlyyearsschool.com
Pilgrim Lutheran Preschool1730 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, California 90403
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-829-2239
Director:: Judy Mulligan
Ages of Children: 2.9-6
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: over 35 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 1
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Essentials
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Weekly themed curriculum centered in Christ and focusing on social/emotional growth, academic, physical and spiritual growth. Our program is structured, yet very flexible striving to help children to grow in all areas of their lives.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: I visit classrooms daily and observe and listen to both teachers and children. I am involved one on one with teachers/parents and children. Teacher watch/listen and make weekly notations and report changes to me. We have monthly teacher in house service meetings. In the older classroom we evaluate using a variety of kindergarten readiness forms.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Teachers/staff are involved with Connections for Children in SM, PEL and LCMS and go to various workshops and conferences
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Attended workshops covering special needs. Requested outside assistance and guidence
http://www.pilgrimlutheranpreschool.com
First Presbyterian Nursery School1248 2nd street
santa monica, California 90401
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310 451 9259
Director:: Mary Hartzell
Ages of Children: 2.5 years old to 6 years old
Hours: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: more than 40 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 12
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Creative Curriculum
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Curriculum is child centered and planned according to the children interest.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: No
http://first-pres.net
Hill & Dale Discovery Center1540 26th St.
Santa Monica, California 90404
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-828-6766
Director:: Elizabeth B. Schenck, MA, CCLS
Ages of Children: 2.9-5 years of age
Hours: 7:00am-6:00pm
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 60 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 4
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: None
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist, Socio-Constructivist
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The staff bases their curriculum planning on the ongoing emergent interests of the children. We hold small group sessions with the children based on their interests and scaffold expansion of learning through teacher/child interaction. We embrace the competencies of each child and support the child's growth and development based on their individual needs. We hold planning meetings weekly to discuss common themes, environmental materials, and what is happening in our small groups We work collaboratively to support the interests of the children and create an environment that is the most conducive to the curious and capable mind of the young child
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: - Ages and Stages Questionnaire - Developmental Check List - Bi Annual Parent/Child/Teacher Conferences - Staff Evaluations every 6 month
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: - We hold 6 staff development days a year - We offer our staff multiple professional development opportunities within the community and beyond - We encourage ongoing continued education in the field of early childhood education
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: We work collaboratively with any associated therapists and family members to support the individual needs of each child.
http://www.hillndale.org
St Joseph Early Learning Center204 Hampton Dr.
Venice, California 90291
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-396-6468 x 358
Director:: Dina Brevdo
Ages of Children: 18 months-6 years old
Hours: 7:30AM-6:00PM
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 20+ years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 4 teachers
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: it is a combination of creative curriculum with some elements of Reggio Emilia Approach and emergent curriculum
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Ultimately, the goal of our early childhood curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners through sensory stimulation, frequently seen by children as fun playtime. Action oriented learning occurs by supporting children when they focus on cognitive, emotional and practical aspects related to life and classroom environment. By concentrating on the interests of the participants as individuals and in a group social setting, we trigger an understanding of responsibility, and encourage social learning. The ELC will encourage good habits and attitudes which will help children become independent problem solvers, self-confident, and really make a difference in a child’s development through adulthood. Classroom environment Following from the belief that children can best create meaning and make sense of their world through exploration of their environment, ELC staff carefully organize a space for small and large group projects and small intimate spaces for one, two or three children. Within this space, children can explore, question, and work independently within a small group of peers and with an adult. This then becomes the environment in which children are heard, nurtured and supported. Documentation of children's work, plans, discussions, and collections that children have made from former outings is an important part of our classroom environment. Various forms documentation (such as pictures of children engaged in experiences, their words as they discuss what they are doing, feeling and thinking) are displayed both at the children's and adult eye level. We view work in progress as an important tool in the learning process for children, teachers, and parents.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We use ASQ to assess and track child's development. In the pre-k class we also use several kindergarten readiness screening tools to assess children's readiness for kindergarten. Assessments are being done twice a year: in December and June. We also use ECERS and ITERS to assess our classroom environment and we use CLASS assessment tool to assess teacher-child interactions
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: The staff is required to complete at least 15 hours of professional growth each school year (workshops, training, ECE classes, etc). In addition, all the teachers participate in monthly in-service meetings during which various topics related to ECE field are being covered.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: No
http://www.stjosephctr.org
The New School-West12731 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90066
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310 313-4444
Director:: Roleen Heimann
Ages of Children: '3-5
Hours: 7:30-5:30
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: Since 1987
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 5
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 4
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist, Reggio Inspired
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Our staff meet weekly to review documentation and plan curriculum based on the children's interests, incorporating individual and philosophical goals.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Administration observes staff weekly in the classroom. Using video and analysis of teacher's documentation, we create goals together for personal and professional growth.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We collaborate with 5 Reggio Inspired schools in the West Los Angeles area. Our collaboration results in sharing presentations, attending a 5 school retreat together annually, and planning professional development events together. We also open our doors to all early childhood educators in greater Los Angeles through a collaborative MeetUp that meets monthly: "Early Childhood Educators of Greater Los Angeles" can be found on MeetUp.com
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: We meet with parents in IEP meetings, and encourage families of children with special needs to schedule core care administrators and specialists to meet with us and share information and update goals.
http://newschoolwest.com
UCLA Early Care and Education-University Village3233 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90034
Phone Number (310-555-5555): (310)915-5827
Director:: Mona Franco
Ages of Children: 2 months to 6 Years
Hours: 7:30a-5:30p
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 40 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 6
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Pathways to Science
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Pathways to Science is a science-based curriculum that builds on a child's inborn urge to explore and investigate through the senses, to make connections between what is familiar and what is new, to construct knowledge from experience and to master new skills. Teachers design learning experiences that are organized around a central concept and are responsive to the needs and interests of the children in the group. The Pathways to Science curriculum encourages children to form patterns of thought that will support and enhance lifelong learning. Adults and children are seen as learners who observe, predict, measure, test, document and communicate. Through a process of thinking, talking and working, the curriculum fosters critical thinking and the ability to ask questions. It allows children and teachers to experience the pleasure of having wonderful ideas and the joy of finding things out.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
http://www.ece.ucla.edu
South bay Child Development center521 East Queen Stl
Inglewood, California 90301
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-672-0965
Director:: Jenny Valentini
Ages of Children: 3-5 years old
Hours: 7:00-6:00
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 8 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 4
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: High Scope, Creative Curriculum
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The curriculum is planned around the interest and needs of the children. The teachers do observations, take ancedotal notes and follow the lead of the children, incorporating their interests into the activities. The children learn by doing, by being actively involved in their own learning.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We are a Title 5, non-profit program for low income families, receiving funding from the Dept. of Education. We are required to assess the children using the Desired Results Developmental Profile twice a year. Through daily observation and ancedotal notes, the teachers are able to assess the needs of the children and where they are at developmentally. Portfolios are kept for each child, documenting their growth and development throughout the year. We also use the E.C.C.E.R.S to help evaluate our environment and the staff/child interactions. Staff also receive one-on-ones with the director where professional and personal goals are made. Feedback is given on a regular basis with staff. Teacher evaluations are done once a year.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Training is done at staff meetings, at in-services trainings, through regularly sponsored trainings within our company and through workshops offered in the community, through C-Pin and the Dept.of Education trainings. Many staff are in the process of taking classes at the local community colleges, Domingus Hills and Pacific Oaks College. Whenever possible, staff are encouraged to visit other programs to get ideas.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: This is an area that we could grow in. We do work with Westside Regional center and the local elementary schools that have special ed staff that we can confer with and that offer some assistance. Most of the needs we have are not significant.
http://center104@cdicdc.org
Le Petit Gan Preschool1071 South Fairfax
Los Angeles, California 90048
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-866-0570
Director:: Sophie Botbol
Ages of Children: 2 years old- 5 years old
Hours: 8:30 - 5:00
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: Two years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: All
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 2
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: High Scope, Creative Curriculum, Montessori, Waldorf
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Le Petit Gan de Sophie's teachers believe that children are simply small citizens of the world, and that the early years are the best years to help them understand all the possibilities open to them. Our emphasis on the English, French and Hebrew languages is one way of achieving this. Another is our focus on helping others and giving back. We do this in part by getting our hands dirty in the garden, where children learn about the earth and grow fruits and vegetables not just for themselves but to be provide to the less fortunate. The circle of life in a small plot of land. We believe that every child can learn and deserves to learn in a loving environment. We believe the messier the better in the service of learning – we’re not afraid of paint, glue, dirt, glitter, or the complicated questions that young children so often ask. We like getting down to eye level with our wee charges, where we teach them how to treat people with respect and be respected in return. We take a whole child approach, incorporating as many aspects of play as possible into our curriculum. Who says learning can’t be fun? We believe that learning is important even at such an early age but that loving to learn is even more essential. We want children to leave Le Petit Gan ready for whatever other educational opportunities await them – academically, emotionally and socially.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Monthly Parent Surveys Monthly teacher surveys and evaluations. Weekly Student Surveys
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: The staff at Le Petit Gan encouraged to take at least 20 hours of Early Childhood Education per semester. Staff attends monthly teachers' enrichment programs both offered at the school as well as on other campuses
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: No
http://lepetitgan@gmail.com
The Growing Place Marine Park1406 Marine St.
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 3103929737
Director:: Kimberlee Turner
Ages of Children: 3 months- 5.5 years
Hours: 7:30-6:00
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 13 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 8
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 4
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Annually TGP staff meet to form Curriculum Intentions that are in response to our observations of the children's questions and theories, as well as the developmental stages and expected interests of the age group.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We use a variety of evaluation tools including formal and informal; ASQ forms, parent conference forms (2x per year), written reflections by teachers, classroom observations and feedback, peer/team reflections, etc. The process of evaluation is ongoing and also responsive to the needs of the children, classrooms and teachers.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: TGP plans for a six all day training days per school year. During these training days we focus on topics such as curriculum frameworf, child development, relationships, parent connections, environment as the third teacher, role of documentation, etc. In addition, we also meet weekly as teams, campuses and across our two campuses to collaborate and reflect together on the work of the teachers.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Our teaching staff do not currently hold any specialization in working with children with special rights. We work very closely with local agencies and specialists including speech therapists, occupational therapists, companions, etc.
http://www.growingplace.com
Infant Toddler Learning Program4344 Chase. Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90066
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 3106368257
Director:: Ann Ceely
Ages of Children: 6 months to 4 years
Hours: 8:30 to 4:30
Type of Center: Family Child Care
How long has your program been in existence?: 20 plus years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 3
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: none
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Vygotsky/Piaget/WestEd
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
http://itlpmarvista.com
The New School-West12731 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90066
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310) 313-4444
Director:: Roleen Heimann and Kristin Sherman
Ages of Children: 3 to 5
Hours: 7:30 to 5:30
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: since 1987
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 5
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 2
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Through observing the children's play, the teachers (who meet together twice a week) take notes and reflect back with each other to plan strategies that support curriculum that is driven by the children's interests. With this is mind, the environment becomes a "teacher" and is continuously organized with materials that enhance and extend the children's learning. Because we have shifted our schedules to incorporate longer time periods, the children can really be vested in their short and long term projects.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Over the years we have used a variety of tools to guide us as we work with the children and families to support the children's developmental stages. Understanding the importance of strengthening the five domains that builds self-esteem, we have developed our own system of evaluation by merging information from several tools (DRDP, ECERS, CLASS, ASQ, and more). We have two formal parent-teacher conferences where this information is shared although we work closely with the parents all year.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Keeping ourselves energized and informed as a group of teachers working together is important for the stability of the school. Ongoing staff development (both personally and professionally) is considered an important part of the budget. We have taken part in conferences both locally, out of state, and out of the country. Part of our school's mission is to bring back what we learn to our parents and local community and the teachers' present their work and what they're learning at workshops as part of this professional development.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Several of our teachers have taken the Special Ed courses at SMC and have brought the information learned back to the staff. We are always reaching out to our community to gather resources that will help all of us best support all the children, the parents, and ourselves. We have attended workshops, brought books for our staff library, and have invited Occupational Therapists on several occasions to share techniques that keep us learning.
http://newschoolwest.com
Hill & Dale Family Learning Center2801 25th St.
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-450-2803
Director:: Mary De La Rosa
Ages of Children: 0-5 years
Hours: 7am-6pm
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 65 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 10
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 2
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist, RIE
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: We base our curriculum on the children's interests and developmental needs.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: ASQs every 6 months
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We do two major professional developments a year. We also attend various workshops throughout the year. In addition we conduct staff meetings twice a week.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: We have attended various workshops. However we do work closely with the families to make sure they gain the services they need for their child to reach their potential.
http://www.hillndale.org
Temple Isaiah Preschool10345 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90064
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-553-3552
Director:: Dr. Tamar Andrews
Ages of Children: '1-5
Hours: 9-2:30
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 35 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 40
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 5
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist, High Scope, Creative Curriculum, Montessori, we use an eclectic approach
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Staff make large calendar decisions Mondays from 2:30-3:30 and then do daily planning from 8:15 am to 9 am
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We use the DRDP-r and it is ongoing
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: It is ongoing. Some is formal such as training on bullying, giftedness, special needs, etc. Some is informal from mentor teachers. Some is through attendance at meetings and seminars and conferences.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: One mentor teacher is also our special needs coordinator. All lead teachers know how to support children with special needs, how to discuss goals and IEP plans staff and parents and therapeutic companions, therapists, etc.
http://www.templeisaiah.com
Cassidy Preschool2122 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, California 90403
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 3108295700
Director:: Luisa Donati
Ages of Children: '2-5
Hours: '9-4
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 5 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 5
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: None
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist, Creative Curriculum
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Each month teachers develop curriculum based on a combination of monthly themes and children's interests.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: There has recently been a change of administration at our school and we are currently developing new evaluation tools.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Teachers attend workshops and take classes. We also bring in experts and specialists to work with us on different areas that we would like to review and rethink or learn more about.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Some of our teachers were initially trained as behaviorists so we have many resources within our own staff to help us address children who have special needs.
http://www.cassidypreschool.com
Beginnings Learning Center1516 19th St;
santa monica, California 90404
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 3108280858
Director:: Michelle Raz
Ages of Children: '2-6
Hours: 7:30-5:30
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 5 yrs
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 3
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
http://www.beginningslc.com
10th Street Preschool1444 10th St.
santa Monica, California 90401
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310 458-4088
Director:: Cindy Wasson
Ages of Children: '2-6
Hours: 8:30 - 4:00
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 23 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 3
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: developmental
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: we research topics and decide on themes together
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: kindness, fun, attentiveness
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: team meetings, literature, going to conferences
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: we also have therapeutic companions and work with professionals
http://www.10thstreetpreschool.com
Trintiy Baptist Children's Center1019 California Ave.
Santa Monica, California 90403
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-395-3282
Director:: Lisa M. Wilson
Ages of Children: 12weeks to 6 years old
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 30 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 4
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Creative Curriculum
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The staff collaborates ideas and plans curriculum implementation together based from the interests and needs of the children in their classrooms. We have a pre-printed curriculum that the teachers use however, the teachers are able to add to the curriculum based off their students' needs.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: At Trinity Baptist Children's Center we use the ASQ for children upon enrollment and then once a year. Teachers use a self evaluation tool once a year which is conducted in the spring.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: At trinity we host, twice a year, staff development meetings and teacher in-service meetings. We also encourage staff to attend school and we provide a reimbursement up to $200 towards schooling related to the field of early childhood education or the pursuit of a degree in early childhood.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: The teaching staff at trinity individualize curriculum to meet the needs of diverse learners as well as work with behavioral therapists. Some teachers hold a certificate from SMC for working with children with special needs.
http://www.tbcc4me.org
Maple Tree2143 21st St.
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310.346.0330
Director:: Stephanie Caspian
Ages of Children: 3 mos- 5 1/2 years
Hours: 7:30 am- 6 pm
Type of Center: For Profit, Family Child Care
How long has your program been in existence?: 2007
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 1
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Teacher collaborate daily on setting and planning the curriculum and environment. If we intend to discuss major changes in curriculum or environment we set a planned meeting, as needed.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We offer regular communication and critiquing for teachers; bi-annual evaluations for staff and teachers. For children we offer daily reports to families and bi-annual parent meetings with portfolios.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Attend professional development courses provided by Connections for Children; attend NAEYC conferences when possible; staff/ teachers take individual courses offered by SMC.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: No
http://www.mapletreesantamonica.com
Mt.Olive Preschool1343 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 3104522342
Director:: Kris Ladish
Ages of Children: '2-5
Hours: 7:30-5:30pm
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 42 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 8
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 12
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Creative Curriculum
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Staff plan the curriculum using the learning goals for each age group as a focus for their teaching. Curriculum may be theme based, project approach, or emergent curriculum coming from the children themselves, our community or the world around us.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Staff evaluations are done once a year by the director of school and also a self evaluation is done once a year. Children are evaluated at the beginning and end of each school year.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Staff are encouraged to take classes at SMC, and UCLA extension. Our school pays for staff to attend local workshops and conferences as well as purchase books and instructional materials for their classroom needs
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: We do have some children that require speech therapy,and physical therapy. Children are usually taken off site for these services, but professionals also come to our school for therapy. Many of our teachers have taken classes that touch on the basic characteristics of children with special needs.
http://mtolivelutheranpreschool.org
The Venice Garden2206 Walnut Ave.
Venice, California 90291
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 3103132426
Director:: Sheryl Tell & Tamara Harrell
Ages of Children: 2.9-5
Hours: 8:30-5:30
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 4 yrs
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 4
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 2 one in the morning program and one in the afternoon
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: we have a bit of everything
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: We plan at staff meetings once a week, we discuss what the children's interest are and sometimes we plan on the fly depending on the day.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We keep notes on all of the children and we discuss weekly at the staff meeting where the children are at and where they need to be and how can we meet those goals. It really helps when we all sit down together to discuss the children so we are all on the same page.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We send our teachers to workshops they are interested in going to. We have them read articles that we think would be interesting and have discussions regarding their thoughts and how we can implement it in our program.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: No
http://www.thevenicegarden.
Green Beginning Community Preschool3047 S. Roberton
Los Angeles, California 90034
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-841-6100
Director:: Veronica Cabello
Ages of Children: '2-6
Hours: '9-4
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 4 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 4
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The staff meets once a week to plan activities based on the children's interest (emergent curriculum) as well as teacher proposed curriculum. The curriculum is thematic and it could last from 1 -6 weeks. The environment is set up so that the children will explore independently. Generally, there is one activity that is teacher directed/proposed so that the children will develop a particular skill.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Most evaluations are done by anecdotal records, checklists and authentic assessments.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We have at least 3 professional development days during any particular school year. Professional development days are at school and presented by the director or by other guests. Teachers also attend professional development and workshops offered by NAEYC & CAEYC.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Half of the staff has taken special needs courses. When we have children with specific challenges, the Director may bring to school other professionals from different disciplines to discuss the specific approaches to take with the child. Some of the multi-disciplinary professionals we have had are: developmental psychologist, occupational therapists, and speech pathologists.
http://www.greenbeginningpreschool.com
Gillybean School1751 Oak St.
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-452-5740
Director:: Gillian Wiener
Ages of Children: 2 to 5
Hours: 8.30 to 2 p.m.
Type of Center: Family Child Care
How long has your program been in existence?: 20 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 2
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Emergent curriculum, play-based
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: We use a developmental approach and our curriculum is designed to promote learning through play. We encourage children to work together in small groups, while we observe and document their interactions with one another. This allows us to better understand each child’s learning styles and interests. Then we use this information to ask questions and offer experiences or materials that will further the children’s thinking, providing them with a curriculum that is relevant and meaningful.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We observe children closely every day. We meet with parents twice a year for formal conferences. We pay attention to developmental milestones to ensure that children receive additional support if they should need it.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: All the teachers at Gillybean are well educated and experienced in early childhood education. We are committed to continuing our own growth and development as individuals and teachers by reading professional journals, attending workshops and conferences and supporting each other as colleagues.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Teachers have taken classes to better understand how to meet the needs of children with special needs and how to support them and their families. They also attend workshops and conferences to keep current with new developments in the field.
http://gillybeanschool.com
Bright Horizons at The Watergarden1620 26th St. #1020 North
Santa Monica, California 90404
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 90404
Director:: Charmaine Ramirez
Ages of Children: Infant-Kinderprep
Hours: 7am-6:30pm
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 25+ years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 3
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Reggio Emergent Based
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: We do daily observations on the children's interests and developmental levels. We plan our curriculum based on those findings.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We use Teaching Strategies Gold for our assessments twice a year. We constantly observe children and include our findings in their portfolios 2-3 times per month minimum.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We perform informal observations consistently throughout the year as well as yearly job performance assessments. In addition we hold three in-services per year, one of which is workshop based to encourage their growth and development in the field.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: No
http://www.brighthorizons.com
Little Village Nursery School11827 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90064
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310 479 8468
Director:: Sylvia Rath
Ages of Children: 2.5-6 years
Hours: 8:45-3:30pm
Type of Center: Non Profit, Coop
How long has your program been in existence?: Since 1947
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 3
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Developmental Emergent
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Our Teachers follow the interest of the children and their experiences and work with flexibility around those interests planned each week after some reflection at the staff meetings. Our younger children do process oriented art work and our 3.5-6 years classes do Reggio Inspired-- although we are not a Reggio program. Our children work with clay and other natural materials and draw from still lifes.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Each child has a portfolio of their work for assessments. The Teachers also use work sheets based on the ASQ system. We do informal assessments all year and have formal assessments 3 times a year in preparation for conferences.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We have weekly staff meetings and have guest speakers occasionally attend. Half of our staff are in the Aspire Program and attending classes. We all attend outside ECE workshops. We work with a private consultant Dr. Susan Herz who observes and advises Staff, children and parents on interventions.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: No
http://www.lvns.org
First United Methodist Preschool of Santa Monica1108 11th St.
Santa Monica, California 90403
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-395-7292
Director:: Batsheva Spector
Ages of Children: '2-6
Hours: 7-5:30
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 65 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 2
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 2
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: developmental
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: weekly planning meetings, monthly grade level meetings
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: fall goal setting and spring evaluation form
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: both in fall and spring full day workshops (this year CAEYC Conference). Before the start of the year 2 staff development days in school learning together.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: we expect teacher to work with recommendations from specialists. These special needs students will be served if and when we see success in our typical program with minor adjustments.
http://santamonicaumc.org
UCLA ECE Krieger Center101 Bellagio Drive
Los Angeles, California 90095-1785
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-825-5086
Director:: Gerardo Soto and Sue Ballentine
Ages of Children: 2 months - 6 years
Hours: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: Since 1971
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 9
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: n/a
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist, Pathways to Science
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The program is governed by Title 22, Title 5 and NAEYC Accreditation standards. The curriculum is planned around concepts as described in the book "Preschool Pathways to Science." Teachers design curriculum and plan for learning experiences in classroom teams with the help and support of the Curriculum Director and the Program Director. Indoor and Outdoor plans are designed around a central concept with the goal of creating a culture of inquiry, leading to the development of higher order thinking.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: The program is evaluated by NAEYC Accreditation and California Title 5. Teachers are evaluated annually by their supervisors. Children's progress is monitored and evaluated by the Desired Results Developmental Profile. Parents and staff complete the Ages and Stages Questionnaire and, as indicated, the Social/ Emotional Questionnaire. Staff and parents are surveyed annually as required by NAEYC, Title 5 and UCLA for their satisfaction and comments.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Staff meetings are held weekly in center groups and in classroom teams. Department-wide seminars are held once a month. Teachers are encouraged to attend CPIN trainings as offered. PITC training is offered to infant and toddler teachers. Staff is supported to attend conferences such as Zero - 3, CAEYC, Hand Writing Without Tears (kindergarten) and other special events as are interesting and sought out by teachers and administrative staff.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: There are workshops and seminars. Consultants are hired part time to be available for observation and advice.
http://www.ece.ucla.edu
UCLA ECE Fernald Center320 Charles Young Drive North
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-825-2900
Director:: Cindy Ligh
Ages of Children: 2 mo - 6 yrs
Hours: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: since 1994
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 3
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: n/a
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist, Pathways to Science
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The program is governed by Title 22, Title 5 and NAEYC Accreditation standards. The curriculum is planned around concepts as described in the book "Preschool Pathways to Science." Teachers design curriculum and plan for learning experiences in classroom teams with the help and support of the Curriculum Director and the Program Director. Indoor and Outdoor plans are designed around a central concept with the goal of creating a culture of inquiry, leading to the development of higher order thinking.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: The program is evaluated by NAEYC and California Title 5. Teachers and directors are evaluated annually by their supervisors. Children are evaluated by the Desired Results Developmental Profile. Parents and staff complete the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. Staff and Parents are surveyed annually as required by NAEYC, California Title 5 and UCLA.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Information is provided and discussion takes place weekly in classroom and center-wide staff meetings. Department-wide seminars are held once a month. Teachers are encouraged to attend CPIN and PITC trainings. Staff attend conferences such as CAEYC, Zero - 3 and other meetings as they are interested. Email messages with teaching and professional development information are sent t all staff on a regular basis.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Information is provided through staff meeting discussion of case studies. Consultants are available as needed.
http://www.ece.ucla.edu
Lennox School District State Preschool Program and School Readiness Centers10319 Firmona Avenue
Lennox, California 90304
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-680-3500
Director:: Nellie Rios-Parra
Ages of Children: 2 months - 5 years
Hours: School Readiness 2x/week at 8:30-10, 10:30-12, or 1-2:30 p.m. M/W or T/Th, Preschool 7:50-10:50 a.m. or 12-3 p.m. M-F
Type of Center: Non Profit, Public
How long has your program been in existence?: Preschool since 2001, School Readiness since 2002
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 12
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: Two
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: High Scope, SPARKS, Guided Language Acquisition Design, and Repeated Interactive Read Alouds
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Staff plans the curriculum and environment based on the Preschool Foundations and Early Childhood Education Rating Scale, coupled with ongoing reflection and the Desired Results system of continuous improvement.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: The evaluation tools we use for staff and children are the Desired Results system (ECERS, DRDP, Parent Survey) in addition to district made (Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, CLASS, etc.) or district purchase items (Bilingual Syntax Measure).
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Based on a Professional Development staff survey and DRDP, ECERS, and Parent Survey data, we design PD on one or two content areas per year. We meet weekly, except for once a month, for an hour and a half for PD from our staff development specialist or outside consultants. If there are new directives from CDE, we review them with the staff at our weekly staff meetings. We also provide new teacher training and specific training for Teaching Assistants. Staff also attend trainings provided by local ECE organizations when requested by staff or based on goals they have set for themselves.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Topics have included identifying and referring children with special needs, differentiated instruction, working with challenging behaviors, Center for Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning, mainstreaming, visual schedules, sensory integration, child development and school readiness, speech and language delays, IDEA and compliance, and IEP's.
http://www.lennox.k12.ca.us
Saint John's Early Childhood Directions1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, California 90404
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-829-8679
Director:: Laura Osorio
Ages of Children: 3months - 5years
Hours: 7am - 6pm
Type of Center: Non Profit, Owned by Saint John's Hospital
How long has your program been in existence?: 20 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 6
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Creative Curriculum
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Curriculum is planned on a weekly basis. Each member from each classroom meet to discuss the planning and curriculum implementation for the their groups by creating lesson plans, individual goals for children with special needs. Environment is is modiefied as needed to mee the needs of the children.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We currently only use the Ages and Stages and ASQ - SE.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We have about 5 Teacher In Service days during the school year. These are scheduled days that are filled with trainings from our staff here at Saint John's/Mental Health Clinic and other associates. Each staff member is required to enroll in at least 1 ECE course per year.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Tranings with Child Development Specialis - Dr. Myra Mendez Staff of the Child and Family Development Center.
Bright Horizons at Ocean Park3350 Ocean Park Blvd. Ste.100
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-452-1919
Director:: Mary Jane Escorpiso
Ages of Children: 6weeks - 5years of age
Hours: 7:30am-7:00pm
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: Opened March 2013
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 12
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: na
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: High Scope, Creative Curriculum
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
http://brighthorizons.com/oceanpark
Director:: Address (Include number and street. e.g. 15 Main St.)
Ages of Children: City
Hours: State
Type of Center: Zip Code
How long has your program been in existence?: Phone Number (310-555-5555)
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: Website
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Director:
If yes, how many?: Ages of Children
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Type of Center
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: How long has your program been in existence?
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: If yes, how many?
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:
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Trinity Baptist Children's Center1019 California Ave.
Santa Monica, California 90403
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 3103953282
Director:: Lisa M. Wilson
Ages of Children: 12 weeks to 6 years old
Hours: 7:30 am to 6:00 p.m.
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 25 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 11
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 2
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Creative Curriculum
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The teachers observe what the children are interested in and build on those interests.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: I use a self evaluation tool for teachers to use on themselves. All children use the ASQ and both tools are once a year.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: I require all staff to complete 7 hours a year of on-going staff development. I also host 2 in-service training days for staff and I count those days as one hour year towards professional development. I let teachers know about webinars, workshops, books the can read, and college classes to take that will count towards professional development hours.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: We work with families to individualize curriculum to meet the needs of all children. If we are unable to meet the needs of the child then we refer the family out.
http://www.tbcc4me.org
Milestones317 West. 64th St.
Inglewood, California 90302
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-677-5807
Director:: Milena Bice
Ages of Children: '3-5
Hours: 8:30-5:30
Type of Center: For Profit, Family Child Care
How long has your program been in existence?: 2006
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 1
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: We meet weekly to discuss observations made furring the week of their play. We discuss sitting our weekly meeting how we as facilitators can enrich their work. We may add items, introduce new items or concepts or manipulate the environment.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We currently use the ASQ for the children as well as running record observations. For the staff, I have developed my own evaluation tool that reviews all aspects of working with children.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We go to about 5 workshops a year at various preschools. Our focus right now is environment and documentation workshops.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: I have taken a class at SMC and been to various workshops at the regional center and crystal stairs. The children's therapists have has open dialogues on how to better serve the child In our school.
http://Www.milestonespreschoolprogram.com
IKAR Early Childhood Center1564 S. Burnside Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90019
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 323-634-1870
Director:: joni Weiss
Ages of Children: 2 to 5
Hours: 8:00 - 5:30
Type of Center: Non Profit, Family Child Care, Synagogue affiliated
How long has your program been in existence?: 2 1/2 years - 3 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 2
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Riggio Inspired
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Our school is a Reggio inspired school. We believe in emergent curriculum. This led to creation of a program based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum. The child as an active participant in learning. The Reggio approach “sees a child as a very competent protagonist and initiator, who interacts with their environment,” .
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Our evaluation is based on observation. We encourage problem solving to be done by children. The staff are participating in constant professional growth programs and share their learning with each other.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: The teachers participate in various workshops, classes and seminars and share ideas with each other.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Our teachers take classes, seminars and workshops to educate themselves with the latest .
http://IKAR-la.org
Evergreen Community School2800 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, California 90404
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-453-6255 ext12
Director:: Alise Shafer Ivey
Ages of Children: 2 1/2 - 5
Hours: Mon - Th 9 - 1:45, Fri 9 -12
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 29 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 3 might be interested
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Evergreen teachers are responsive to the interests and intentions of children. Through a process of careful observation and reflection, teachers construct possibilities that are then offered to children. Likewise, the environment is designed based on our assessment of how we can best support children's work and play.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Through extensive documentation, children's progress is assessed and made visible. Teachers engage in a process of self reflection that is then shared and discussed with the Director.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Staff development is ongoing and happens daily at Evergreen. Staff meetings (from 2:30 -4 daily) give us the opportunity to view video footage, discuss children's progress and reflect on our own teaching practices. Additionally, we regularly attend workshops, participate in the NAEYC Annual conference, and meet with other educators.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: We work closely with families and the professionals they are using.
http://evergreencommunityschool.com
The Growing Place-Ocean Park Site401 Ashland Ave.
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-399-7769
Director:: Anita de la Puente
Ages of Children: 2-1/2 to 5
Hours: 7:30AM to 6PM
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 28 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 4
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 4
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Provocation, observation, planned possibilities
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: For classroom work: Planned possibilities, view video at teacher Documentation and reflection meetings,children's reflection meetings, team meetings for discussion, reflection page for classroom community, documentation. This happens weekly. ECERS, ASQ, DAP are tools we utilize for the program as well...... For teacher evaluation/performance: classroom observations, annual performance including review with video from classroom work, goal setting and accountability
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We have five days set aside per year when we close the program to focus on staff development. In Spring, we coordinate two days with our Westside Collaborative of inspired programs. Various workshops are set up to experience, wonder and reflect together.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: We have served children with special needs in past years, however. currently we do not have any enrolled-- Not sure about September yet.It helped in the past to have a teacher who had taken the course SMC offers (ECE23?)
http://www.growingplace.com
Barefoot Preschool1620 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles, California 90025
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310 256-2136
Director:: Karen Avital
Ages of Children: '2-6
Hours: 8:30-5:00
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 4 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 3
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 2
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist, Reggio Emilia Inspired
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The curriculum and enviornment is planned by the staff and admin as a team. We meet 2-3 times weekly and we plan according to observation, reflections, childrens interest, and collaboration.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We use internal evaluation forms, and the children are assessed twice yearly using ASQ forms.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We do both internal and external staff development. We participate in community round tables with other schools, and attend workshops, locally, nationally, and this year internationally.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Their is a private company called One Step that provides inservices for staff and we attend workshops.
http://www.barefootpreschool.com
YWCA Family Cooperative Preschool2019 14th St.
S.M., California 90405
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-452-3881 x116
Director:: Nina Moench
Ages of Children: 2.9-5 +
Hours: 8:20am - 12:30pm
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 1 1/2 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 1
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Play Based Child Directed,Emmergent
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Through observation of the children's play , time of the year and at times the teachers area of expertise we create curriculum plans that usually rotate on a 1 week schedule.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Observation, discussion, documentation.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Staff development 3 days in August, with a special guest facilitator. CCPPNS Conference Annually Outdoor Classroom Project Conference
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: No
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: none
http://ywcapreschool.org
Beginnings Learning Center1516 19th St.
santa monica, California 90404
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-828-0858
Director:: Michelle Raz
Ages of Children: '2-5
Hours: 7:30-5:30
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 5 yrs
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 4
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: developmental
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: No
http://www.beginningslc.com
Westwood United Methodist Preschool10497 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90024
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310 474 8986
Director:: Linda Bravin
Ages of Children: 21/2 to 5
Hours: 7am to 6pm
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 25 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 2
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 2
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Creative Curriculum
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Teachers lesson plan weekly. Taken from creative Curriculum the activities are developmentally appropriate and individualized. We also engage in emergent curriculum. If the children's interest that day take us away from what was planned, so be it. We are here to facilitate our children's educational journey in every way possbile.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We have partnered with an outside agency, Chancey and Bruce, that will conduct formal observations on our children yearly. Parents and teachers will review and recommendations are applied. In the classroom, teachers are conducting informal observations daily. This is most helpful in planning curriculum, setting up the environment, solving behavioral problems, fostering independence and conducting conferences with parents.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We have two in-services each year to educate and update teachers. The director will also meet weekly with teaching teams for mini trainings and to help with curriculum. We also advertise any and all teacher trainings whether it is through an NAEYC affiliate, local community colleges, or other reputable associations. We also subscribe to webcasts if we can't get staff out of the building for trainings. Continued education is always encouraged.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Depending on the severity of the special need will determine how training is developed. Teachers will always participate in IEPs and connect with all educators in the child's life to provide continuity of care. Many times, we bring in an outside expert to explain complexities or we recruit the parent to explain certain elements of the special need.
http://www.westwoodumc.org
SMMUSD-CDS2802 4th St.
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number (310-555-5555): (310) 399-5865
Director:: Alice Chung
Ages of Children: 3-5 yrs and TK-3 after school
Hours: varies
Type of Center: Public, Shool District
How long has your program been in existence?: 70 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 15
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 2
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: High Scope
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The curriculum and environment are planned using ECERS-R, High Scope Curriculum and children's individual developmental goals in all areas of development.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Children are assessed using the DRDP PS 2010 twice per school year for CSPP classes and 3 times per year for Head Start/Cspp classes. The PKOF's are utilized twice a year for LAUP classes.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Staff development is based on staff feedback, professional goals, and children's developmental goals. In addition, staff development and training also reflect program goals, needs and requirements. Staff development topics include CLASS, GLAD, High Scope Implementation and Positive Behavioral Support Strategies.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Training on working with children with special needs is included in staff professional development and training.
http://www.smmusd.org
SGM Atelier4461 Inglewood Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90066
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310 397-4863
Director:: Maureen Morrison
Ages of Children: '3-5
Hours: 7:30-5:30
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 4 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 2
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist, Creative Curriculum, Eclectic approach
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Our curriculum and environment are child originated and teacher framed.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We use an evaluation form based on the Mind in the Making book with the children once every 6 months, ASQ 's are performed as needed, we use ECERs to evaluate our program twice each year, and staff uses self-evaluation and reflection tools to help them recognize areas for potential growth each year.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We attend NAREA conferences together in the winter and summer each year. We also are active in local workshops and conferences, both presenting and attending.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: We attend IEP's and confer with doctors, psychologists, social workers, and parents in order to best support the individual child most effectively. Our director has a Master's degree in Educational Psychology, with an emphasis in young children's special rights. One teacher is taking ECE 23 currently, working on her certificate. All staff have taken one or more semester classes in working with challenges.
http://www.sgmatelier.com
The Early Years School302 Montana
Santa Monica, California 90403
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310 394-4063
Director:: Joy Siegel and Tama Taub
Ages of Children: '3-5
Hours: 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 31 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 8
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Emergent/Developmental
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The curriculum is based on children's interest and life cycle events, etc.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Children- Creative Curriculum 3 times per year , on-going observations Parent-Teacher Conferences 2 times per year or as needed Staff- School forms, self-evaluation, regular meetings
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Membership to NAEYC and CAEYC, fees covered by school Local workshops and conferences, fees covered by school Outside consultants available as needed
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Meetings and on-going supervision with consultants, therapeutic companions and Directors.
http://www.theearlyyearsschool.com
Pilgrim Lutheran Preschool1730 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, California 90403
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-829-2239
Director:: Judy Mulligan
Ages of Children: 2.9-6
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: over 35 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 1
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Essentials
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Weekly themed curriculum centered in Christ and focusing on social/emotional growth, academic, physical and spiritual growth. Our program is structured, yet very flexible striving to help children to grow in all areas of their lives.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: I visit classrooms daily and observe and listen to both teachers and children. I am involved one on one with teachers/parents and children. Teacher watch/listen and make weekly notations and report changes to me. We have monthly teacher in house service meetings. In the older classroom we evaluate using a variety of kindergarten readiness forms.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Teachers/staff are involved with Connections for Children in SM, PEL and LCMS and go to various workshops and conferences
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Attended workshops covering special needs. Requested outside assistance and guidence
http://www.pilgrimlutheranpreschool.com
First Presbyterian Nursery School1248 2nd street
santa monica, California 90401
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310 451 9259
Director:: Mary Hartzell
Ages of Children: 2.5 years old to 6 years old
Hours: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: more than 40 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 12
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Creative Curriculum
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Curriculum is child centered and planned according to the children interest.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: No
http://first-pres.net
Hill & Dale Discovery Center1540 26th St.
Santa Monica, California 90404
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-828-6766
Director:: Elizabeth B. Schenck, MA, CCLS
Ages of Children: 2.9-5 years of age
Hours: 7:00am-6:00pm
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 60 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 4
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: None
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist, Socio-Constructivist
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The staff bases their curriculum planning on the ongoing emergent interests of the children. We hold small group sessions with the children based on their interests and scaffold expansion of learning through teacher/child interaction. We embrace the competencies of each child and support the child's growth and development based on their individual needs. We hold planning meetings weekly to discuss common themes, environmental materials, and what is happening in our small groups We work collaboratively to support the interests of the children and create an environment that is the most conducive to the curious and capable mind of the young child
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: - Ages and Stages Questionnaire - Developmental Check List - Bi Annual Parent/Child/Teacher Conferences - Staff Evaluations every 6 month
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: - We hold 6 staff development days a year - We offer our staff multiple professional development opportunities within the community and beyond - We encourage ongoing continued education in the field of early childhood education
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: We work collaboratively with any associated therapists and family members to support the individual needs of each child.
http://www.hillndale.org
St Joseph Early Learning Center204 Hampton Dr.
Venice, California 90291
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-396-6468 x 358
Director:: Dina Brevdo
Ages of Children: 18 months-6 years old
Hours: 7:30AM-6:00PM
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 20+ years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 4 teachers
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: it is a combination of creative curriculum with some elements of Reggio Emilia Approach and emergent curriculum
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Ultimately, the goal of our early childhood curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners through sensory stimulation, frequently seen by children as fun playtime. Action oriented learning occurs by supporting children when they focus on cognitive, emotional and practical aspects related to life and classroom environment. By concentrating on the interests of the participants as individuals and in a group social setting, we trigger an understanding of responsibility, and encourage social learning. The ELC will encourage good habits and attitudes which will help children become independent problem solvers, self-confident, and really make a difference in a child’s development through adulthood. Classroom environment Following from the belief that children can best create meaning and make sense of their world through exploration of their environment, ELC staff carefully organize a space for small and large group projects and small intimate spaces for one, two or three children. Within this space, children can explore, question, and work independently within a small group of peers and with an adult. This then becomes the environment in which children are heard, nurtured and supported. Documentation of children's work, plans, discussions, and collections that children have made from former outings is an important part of our classroom environment. Various forms documentation (such as pictures of children engaged in experiences, their words as they discuss what they are doing, feeling and thinking) are displayed both at the children's and adult eye level. We view work in progress as an important tool in the learning process for children, teachers, and parents.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We use ASQ to assess and track child's development. In the pre-k class we also use several kindergarten readiness screening tools to assess children's readiness for kindergarten. Assessments are being done twice a year: in December and June. We also use ECERS and ITERS to assess our classroom environment and we use CLASS assessment tool to assess teacher-child interactions
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: The staff is required to complete at least 15 hours of professional growth each school year (workshops, training, ECE classes, etc). In addition, all the teachers participate in monthly in-service meetings during which various topics related to ECE field are being covered.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: No
http://www.stjosephctr.org
The New School-West12731 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90066
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310 313-4444
Director:: Roleen Heimann
Ages of Children: '3-5
Hours: 7:30-5:30
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: Since 1987
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 5
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 4
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist, Reggio Inspired
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Our staff meet weekly to review documentation and plan curriculum based on the children's interests, incorporating individual and philosophical goals.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Administration observes staff weekly in the classroom. Using video and analysis of teacher's documentation, we create goals together for personal and professional growth.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We collaborate with 5 Reggio Inspired schools in the West Los Angeles area. Our collaboration results in sharing presentations, attending a 5 school retreat together annually, and planning professional development events together. We also open our doors to all early childhood educators in greater Los Angeles through a collaborative MeetUp that meets monthly: "Early Childhood Educators of Greater Los Angeles" can be found on MeetUp.com
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: We meet with parents in IEP meetings, and encourage families of children with special needs to schedule core care administrators and specialists to meet with us and share information and update goals.
http://newschoolwest.com
UCLA Early Care and Education-University Village3233 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90034
Phone Number (310-555-5555): (310)915-5827
Director:: Mona Franco
Ages of Children: 2 months to 6 Years
Hours: 7:30a-5:30p
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 40 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 6
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Pathways to Science
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Pathways to Science is a science-based curriculum that builds on a child's inborn urge to explore and investigate through the senses, to make connections between what is familiar and what is new, to construct knowledge from experience and to master new skills. Teachers design learning experiences that are organized around a central concept and are responsive to the needs and interests of the children in the group. The Pathways to Science curriculum encourages children to form patterns of thought that will support and enhance lifelong learning. Adults and children are seen as learners who observe, predict, measure, test, document and communicate. Through a process of thinking, talking and working, the curriculum fosters critical thinking and the ability to ask questions. It allows children and teachers to experience the pleasure of having wonderful ideas and the joy of finding things out.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
http://www.ece.ucla.edu
South bay Child Development center521 East Queen Stl
Inglewood, California 90301
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-672-0965
Director:: Jenny Valentini
Ages of Children: 3-5 years old
Hours: 7:00-6:00
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 8 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 4
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: High Scope, Creative Curriculum
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The curriculum is planned around the interest and needs of the children. The teachers do observations, take ancedotal notes and follow the lead of the children, incorporating their interests into the activities. The children learn by doing, by being actively involved in their own learning.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We are a Title 5, non-profit program for low income families, receiving funding from the Dept. of Education. We are required to assess the children using the Desired Results Developmental Profile twice a year. Through daily observation and ancedotal notes, the teachers are able to assess the needs of the children and where they are at developmentally. Portfolios are kept for each child, documenting their growth and development throughout the year. We also use the E.C.C.E.R.S to help evaluate our environment and the staff/child interactions. Staff also receive one-on-ones with the director where professional and personal goals are made. Feedback is given on a regular basis with staff. Teacher evaluations are done once a year.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Training is done at staff meetings, at in-services trainings, through regularly sponsored trainings within our company and through workshops offered in the community, through C-Pin and the Dept.of Education trainings. Many staff are in the process of taking classes at the local community colleges, Domingus Hills and Pacific Oaks College. Whenever possible, staff are encouraged to visit other programs to get ideas.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: This is an area that we could grow in. We do work with Westside Regional center and the local elementary schools that have special ed staff that we can confer with and that offer some assistance. Most of the needs we have are not significant.
http://center104@cdicdc.org
Le Petit Gan Preschool1071 South Fairfax
Los Angeles, California 90048
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-866-0570
Director:: Sophie Botbol
Ages of Children: 2 years old- 5 years old
Hours: 8:30 - 5:00
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: Two years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: All
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 2
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: High Scope, Creative Curriculum, Montessori, Waldorf
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Le Petit Gan de Sophie's teachers believe that children are simply small citizens of the world, and that the early years are the best years to help them understand all the possibilities open to them. Our emphasis on the English, French and Hebrew languages is one way of achieving this. Another is our focus on helping others and giving back. We do this in part by getting our hands dirty in the garden, where children learn about the earth and grow fruits and vegetables not just for themselves but to be provide to the less fortunate. The circle of life in a small plot of land. We believe that every child can learn and deserves to learn in a loving environment. We believe the messier the better in the service of learning – we’re not afraid of paint, glue, dirt, glitter, or the complicated questions that young children so often ask. We like getting down to eye level with our wee charges, where we teach them how to treat people with respect and be respected in return. We take a whole child approach, incorporating as many aspects of play as possible into our curriculum. Who says learning can’t be fun? We believe that learning is important even at such an early age but that loving to learn is even more essential. We want children to leave Le Petit Gan ready for whatever other educational opportunities await them – academically, emotionally and socially.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Monthly Parent Surveys Monthly teacher surveys and evaluations. Weekly Student Surveys
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: The staff at Le Petit Gan encouraged to take at least 20 hours of Early Childhood Education per semester. Staff attends monthly teachers' enrichment programs both offered at the school as well as on other campuses
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: No
http://lepetitgan@gmail.com
The Growing Place Marine Park1406 Marine St.
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 3103929737
Director:: Kimberlee Turner
Ages of Children: 3 months- 5.5 years
Hours: 7:30-6:00
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 13 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 8
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 4
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Annually TGP staff meet to form Curriculum Intentions that are in response to our observations of the children's questions and theories, as well as the developmental stages and expected interests of the age group.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We use a variety of evaluation tools including formal and informal; ASQ forms, parent conference forms (2x per year), written reflections by teachers, classroom observations and feedback, peer/team reflections, etc. The process of evaluation is ongoing and also responsive to the needs of the children, classrooms and teachers.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: TGP plans for a six all day training days per school year. During these training days we focus on topics such as curriculum frameworf, child development, relationships, parent connections, environment as the third teacher, role of documentation, etc. In addition, we also meet weekly as teams, campuses and across our two campuses to collaborate and reflect together on the work of the teachers.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Our teaching staff do not currently hold any specialization in working with children with special rights. We work very closely with local agencies and specialists including speech therapists, occupational therapists, companions, etc.
http://www.growingplace.com
Infant Toddler Learning Program4344 Chase. Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90066
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 3106368257
Director:: Ann Ceely
Ages of Children: 6 months to 4 years
Hours: 8:30 to 4:30
Type of Center: Family Child Care
How long has your program been in existence?: 20 plus years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 3
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: none
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Vygotsky/Piaget/WestEd
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
http://itlpmarvista.com
The New School-West12731 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90066
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310) 313-4444
Director:: Roleen Heimann and Kristin Sherman
Ages of Children: 3 to 5
Hours: 7:30 to 5:30
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: since 1987
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 5
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 2
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Through observing the children's play, the teachers (who meet together twice a week) take notes and reflect back with each other to plan strategies that support curriculum that is driven by the children's interests. With this is mind, the environment becomes a "teacher" and is continuously organized with materials that enhance and extend the children's learning. Because we have shifted our schedules to incorporate longer time periods, the children can really be vested in their short and long term projects.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Over the years we have used a variety of tools to guide us as we work with the children and families to support the children's developmental stages. Understanding the importance of strengthening the five domains that builds self-esteem, we have developed our own system of evaluation by merging information from several tools (DRDP, ECERS, CLASS, ASQ, and more). We have two formal parent-teacher conferences where this information is shared although we work closely with the parents all year.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Keeping ourselves energized and informed as a group of teachers working together is important for the stability of the school. Ongoing staff development (both personally and professionally) is considered an important part of the budget. We have taken part in conferences both locally, out of state, and out of the country. Part of our school's mission is to bring back what we learn to our parents and local community and the teachers' present their work and what they're learning at workshops as part of this professional development.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Several of our teachers have taken the Special Ed courses at SMC and have brought the information learned back to the staff. We are always reaching out to our community to gather resources that will help all of us best support all the children, the parents, and ourselves. We have attended workshops, brought books for our staff library, and have invited Occupational Therapists on several occasions to share techniques that keep us learning.
http://newschoolwest.com
Hill & Dale Family Learning Center2801 25th St.
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-450-2803
Director:: Mary De La Rosa
Ages of Children: 0-5 years
Hours: 7am-6pm
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 65 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 10
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 2
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist, RIE
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: We base our curriculum on the children's interests and developmental needs.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: ASQs every 6 months
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We do two major professional developments a year. We also attend various workshops throughout the year. In addition we conduct staff meetings twice a week.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: We have attended various workshops. However we do work closely with the families to make sure they gain the services they need for their child to reach their potential.
http://www.hillndale.org
Temple Isaiah Preschool10345 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90064
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-553-3552
Director:: Dr. Tamar Andrews
Ages of Children: '1-5
Hours: 9-2:30
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 35 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 40
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 5
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist, High Scope, Creative Curriculum, Montessori, we use an eclectic approach
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Staff make large calendar decisions Mondays from 2:30-3:30 and then do daily planning from 8:15 am to 9 am
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We use the DRDP-r and it is ongoing
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: It is ongoing. Some is formal such as training on bullying, giftedness, special needs, etc. Some is informal from mentor teachers. Some is through attendance at meetings and seminars and conferences.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: One mentor teacher is also our special needs coordinator. All lead teachers know how to support children with special needs, how to discuss goals and IEP plans staff and parents and therapeutic companions, therapists, etc.
http://www.templeisaiah.com
Cassidy Preschool2122 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, California 90403
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 3108295700
Director:: Luisa Donati
Ages of Children: '2-5
Hours: '9-4
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 5 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 5
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: None
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist, Creative Curriculum
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Each month teachers develop curriculum based on a combination of monthly themes and children's interests.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: There has recently been a change of administration at our school and we are currently developing new evaluation tools.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Teachers attend workshops and take classes. We also bring in experts and specialists to work with us on different areas that we would like to review and rethink or learn more about.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Some of our teachers were initially trained as behaviorists so we have many resources within our own staff to help us address children who have special needs.
http://www.cassidypreschool.com
Beginnings Learning Center1516 19th St;
santa monica, California 90404
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 3108280858
Director:: Michelle Raz
Ages of Children: '2-6
Hours: 7:30-5:30
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 5 yrs
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 3
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
http://www.beginningslc.com
10th Street Preschool1444 10th St.
santa Monica, California 90401
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310 458-4088
Director:: Cindy Wasson
Ages of Children: '2-6
Hours: 8:30 - 4:00
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 23 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 3
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: developmental
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: we research topics and decide on themes together
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: kindness, fun, attentiveness
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: team meetings, literature, going to conferences
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: we also have therapeutic companions and work with professionals
http://www.10thstreetpreschool.com
Trintiy Baptist Children's Center1019 California Ave.
Santa Monica, California 90403
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-395-3282
Director:: Lisa M. Wilson
Ages of Children: 12weeks to 6 years old
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 30 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 4
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Creative Curriculum
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The staff collaborates ideas and plans curriculum implementation together based from the interests and needs of the children in their classrooms. We have a pre-printed curriculum that the teachers use however, the teachers are able to add to the curriculum based off their students' needs.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: At Trinity Baptist Children's Center we use the ASQ for children upon enrollment and then once a year. Teachers use a self evaluation tool once a year which is conducted in the spring.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: At trinity we host, twice a year, staff development meetings and teacher in-service meetings. We also encourage staff to attend school and we provide a reimbursement up to $200 towards schooling related to the field of early childhood education or the pursuit of a degree in early childhood.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: The teaching staff at trinity individualize curriculum to meet the needs of diverse learners as well as work with behavioral therapists. Some teachers hold a certificate from SMC for working with children with special needs.
http://www.tbcc4me.org
Maple Tree2143 21st St.
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310.346.0330
Director:: Stephanie Caspian
Ages of Children: 3 mos- 5 1/2 years
Hours: 7:30 am- 6 pm
Type of Center: For Profit, Family Child Care
How long has your program been in existence?: 2007
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 1
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Teacher collaborate daily on setting and planning the curriculum and environment. If we intend to discuss major changes in curriculum or environment we set a planned meeting, as needed.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We offer regular communication and critiquing for teachers; bi-annual evaluations for staff and teachers. For children we offer daily reports to families and bi-annual parent meetings with portfolios.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Attend professional development courses provided by Connections for Children; attend NAEYC conferences when possible; staff/ teachers take individual courses offered by SMC.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: No
http://www.mapletreesantamonica.com
Mt.Olive Preschool1343 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 3104522342
Director:: Kris Ladish
Ages of Children: '2-5
Hours: 7:30-5:30pm
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 42 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 8
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 12
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Creative Curriculum
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Staff plan the curriculum using the learning goals for each age group as a focus for their teaching. Curriculum may be theme based, project approach, or emergent curriculum coming from the children themselves, our community or the world around us.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Staff evaluations are done once a year by the director of school and also a self evaluation is done once a year. Children are evaluated at the beginning and end of each school year.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Staff are encouraged to take classes at SMC, and UCLA extension. Our school pays for staff to attend local workshops and conferences as well as purchase books and instructional materials for their classroom needs
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: We do have some children that require speech therapy,and physical therapy. Children are usually taken off site for these services, but professionals also come to our school for therapy. Many of our teachers have taken classes that touch on the basic characteristics of children with special needs.
http://mtolivelutheranpreschool.org
The Venice Garden2206 Walnut Ave.
Venice, California 90291
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 3103132426
Director:: Sheryl Tell & Tamara Harrell
Ages of Children: 2.9-5
Hours: 8:30-5:30
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 4 yrs
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 4
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 2 one in the morning program and one in the afternoon
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: we have a bit of everything
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: We plan at staff meetings once a week, we discuss what the children's interest are and sometimes we plan on the fly depending on the day.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We keep notes on all of the children and we discuss weekly at the staff meeting where the children are at and where they need to be and how can we meet those goals. It really helps when we all sit down together to discuss the children so we are all on the same page.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We send our teachers to workshops they are interested in going to. We have them read articles that we think would be interesting and have discussions regarding their thoughts and how we can implement it in our program.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: No
http://www.thevenicegarden.
Green Beginning Community Preschool3047 S. Roberton
Los Angeles, California 90034
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-841-6100
Director:: Veronica Cabello
Ages of Children: '2-6
Hours: '9-4
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 4 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 4
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The staff meets once a week to plan activities based on the children's interest (emergent curriculum) as well as teacher proposed curriculum. The curriculum is thematic and it could last from 1 -6 weeks. The environment is set up so that the children will explore independently. Generally, there is one activity that is teacher directed/proposed so that the children will develop a particular skill.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Most evaluations are done by anecdotal records, checklists and authentic assessments.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We have at least 3 professional development days during any particular school year. Professional development days are at school and presented by the director or by other guests. Teachers also attend professional development and workshops offered by NAEYC & CAEYC.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Half of the staff has taken special needs courses. When we have children with specific challenges, the Director may bring to school other professionals from different disciplines to discuss the specific approaches to take with the child. Some of the multi-disciplinary professionals we have had are: developmental psychologist, occupational therapists, and speech pathologists.
http://www.greenbeginningpreschool.com
Gillybean School1751 Oak St.
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-452-5740
Director:: Gillian Wiener
Ages of Children: 2 to 5
Hours: 8.30 to 2 p.m.
Type of Center: Family Child Care
How long has your program been in existence?: 20 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 2
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Emergent curriculum, play-based
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: We use a developmental approach and our curriculum is designed to promote learning through play. We encourage children to work together in small groups, while we observe and document their interactions with one another. This allows us to better understand each child’s learning styles and interests. Then we use this information to ask questions and offer experiences or materials that will further the children’s thinking, providing them with a curriculum that is relevant and meaningful.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We observe children closely every day. We meet with parents twice a year for formal conferences. We pay attention to developmental milestones to ensure that children receive additional support if they should need it.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: All the teachers at Gillybean are well educated and experienced in early childhood education. We are committed to continuing our own growth and development as individuals and teachers by reading professional journals, attending workshops and conferences and supporting each other as colleagues.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Teachers have taken classes to better understand how to meet the needs of children with special needs and how to support them and their families. They also attend workshops and conferences to keep current with new developments in the field.
http://gillybeanschool.com
Bright Horizons at The Watergarden1620 26th St. #1020 North
Santa Monica, California 90404
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 90404
Director:: Charmaine Ramirez
Ages of Children: Infant-Kinderprep
Hours: 7am-6:30pm
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 25+ years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 3
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 1
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Reggio Emergent Based
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: We do daily observations on the children's interests and developmental levels. We plan our curriculum based on those findings.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We use Teaching Strategies Gold for our assessments twice a year. We constantly observe children and include our findings in their portfolios 2-3 times per month minimum.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We perform informal observations consistently throughout the year as well as yearly job performance assessments. In addition we hold three in-services per year, one of which is workshop based to encourage their growth and development in the field.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: No
http://www.brighthorizons.com
Little Village Nursery School11827 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90064
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310 479 8468
Director:: Sylvia Rath
Ages of Children: 2.5-6 years
Hours: 8:45-3:30pm
Type of Center: Non Profit, Coop
How long has your program been in existence?: Since 1947
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 3
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Developmental Emergent
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Our Teachers follow the interest of the children and their experiences and work with flexibility around those interests planned each week after some reflection at the staff meetings. Our younger children do process oriented art work and our 3.5-6 years classes do Reggio Inspired-- although we are not a Reggio program. Our children work with clay and other natural materials and draw from still lifes.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: Each child has a portfolio of their work for assessments. The Teachers also use work sheets based on the ASQ system. We do informal assessments all year and have formal assessments 3 times a year in preparation for conferences.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We have weekly staff meetings and have guest speakers occasionally attend. Half of our staff are in the Aspire Program and attending classes. We all attend outside ECE workshops. We work with a private consultant Dr. Susan Herz who observes and advises Staff, children and parents on interventions.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: No
http://www.lvns.org
First United Methodist Preschool of Santa Monica1108 11th St.
Santa Monica, California 90403
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-395-7292
Director:: Batsheva Spector
Ages of Children: '2-6
Hours: 7-5:30
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: 65 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 2
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: 2
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: developmental
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: weekly planning meetings, monthly grade level meetings
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: fall goal setting and spring evaluation form
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: both in fall and spring full day workshops (this year CAEYC Conference). Before the start of the year 2 staff development days in school learning together.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: we expect teacher to work with recommendations from specialists. These special needs students will be served if and when we see success in our typical program with minor adjustments.
http://santamonicaumc.org
UCLA ECE Krieger Center101 Bellagio Drive
Los Angeles, California 90095-1785
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-825-5086
Director:: Gerardo Soto and Sue Ballentine
Ages of Children: 2 months - 6 years
Hours: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: Since 1971
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 9
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: n/a
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist, Pathways to Science
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The program is governed by Title 22, Title 5 and NAEYC Accreditation standards. The curriculum is planned around concepts as described in the book "Preschool Pathways to Science." Teachers design curriculum and plan for learning experiences in classroom teams with the help and support of the Curriculum Director and the Program Director. Indoor and Outdoor plans are designed around a central concept with the goal of creating a culture of inquiry, leading to the development of higher order thinking.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: The program is evaluated by NAEYC Accreditation and California Title 5. Teachers are evaluated annually by their supervisors. Children's progress is monitored and evaluated by the Desired Results Developmental Profile. Parents and staff complete the Ages and Stages Questionnaire and, as indicated, the Social/ Emotional Questionnaire. Staff and parents are surveyed annually as required by NAEYC, Title 5 and UCLA for their satisfaction and comments.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Staff meetings are held weekly in center groups and in classroom teams. Department-wide seminars are held once a month. Teachers are encouraged to attend CPIN trainings as offered. PITC training is offered to infant and toddler teachers. Staff is supported to attend conferences such as Zero - 3, CAEYC, Hand Writing Without Tears (kindergarten) and other special events as are interesting and sought out by teachers and administrative staff.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: There are workshops and seminars. Consultants are hired part time to be available for observation and advice.
http://www.ece.ucla.edu
UCLA ECE Fernald Center320 Charles Young Drive North
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-825-2900
Director:: Cindy Ligh
Ages of Children: 2 mo - 6 yrs
Hours: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Type of Center: Non Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: since 1994
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 3
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: n/a
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Constructivist, Pathways to Science
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: The program is governed by Title 22, Title 5 and NAEYC Accreditation standards. The curriculum is planned around concepts as described in the book "Preschool Pathways to Science." Teachers design curriculum and plan for learning experiences in classroom teams with the help and support of the Curriculum Director and the Program Director. Indoor and Outdoor plans are designed around a central concept with the goal of creating a culture of inquiry, leading to the development of higher order thinking.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: The program is evaluated by NAEYC and California Title 5. Teachers and directors are evaluated annually by their supervisors. Children are evaluated by the Desired Results Developmental Profile. Parents and staff complete the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. Staff and Parents are surveyed annually as required by NAEYC, California Title 5 and UCLA.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Information is provided and discussion takes place weekly in classroom and center-wide staff meetings. Department-wide seminars are held once a month. Teachers are encouraged to attend CPIN and PITC trainings. Staff attend conferences such as CAEYC, Zero - 3 and other meetings as they are interested. Email messages with teaching and professional development information are sent t all staff on a regular basis.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Information is provided through staff meeting discussion of case studies. Consultants are available as needed.
http://www.ece.ucla.edu
Lennox School District State Preschool Program and School Readiness Centers10319 Firmona Avenue
Lennox, California 90304
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-680-3500
Director:: Nellie Rios-Parra
Ages of Children: 2 months - 5 years
Hours: School Readiness 2x/week at 8:30-10, 10:30-12, or 1-2:30 p.m. M/W or T/Th, Preschool 7:50-10:50 a.m. or 12-3 p.m. M-F
Type of Center: Non Profit, Public
How long has your program been in existence?: Preschool since 2001, School Readiness since 2002
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 12
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: Yes
If yes, how many?: Two
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: High Scope, SPARKS, Guided Language Acquisition Design, and Repeated Interactive Read Alouds
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Staff plans the curriculum and environment based on the Preschool Foundations and Early Childhood Education Rating Scale, coupled with ongoing reflection and the Desired Results system of continuous improvement.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: The evaluation tools we use for staff and children are the Desired Results system (ECERS, DRDP, Parent Survey) in addition to district made (Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, CLASS, etc.) or district purchase items (Bilingual Syntax Measure).
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: Based on a Professional Development staff survey and DRDP, ECERS, and Parent Survey data, we design PD on one or two content areas per year. We meet weekly, except for once a month, for an hour and a half for PD from our staff development specialist or outside consultants. If there are new directives from CDE, we review them with the staff at our weekly staff meetings. We also provide new teacher training and specific training for Teaching Assistants. Staff also attend trainings provided by local ECE organizations when requested by staff or based on goals they have set for themselves.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Topics have included identifying and referring children with special needs, differentiated instruction, working with challenging behaviors, Center for Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning, mainstreaming, visual schedules, sensory integration, child development and school readiness, speech and language delays, IDEA and compliance, and IEP's.
http://www.lennox.k12.ca.us
Saint John's Early Childhood Directions1339 20th St.
Santa Monica, California 90404
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-829-8679
Director:: Laura Osorio
Ages of Children: 3months - 5years
Hours: 7am - 6pm
Type of Center: Non Profit, Owned by Saint John's Hospital
How long has your program been in existence?: 20 years
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 6
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: 0
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Creative Curriculum
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: Curriculum is planned on a weekly basis. Each member from each classroom meet to discuss the planning and curriculum implementation for the their groups by creating lesson plans, individual goals for children with special needs. Environment is is modiefied as needed to mee the needs of the children.
What kind of evaluation tools do you use for staff and children, and how often?: We currently only use the Ages and Stages and ASQ - SE.
Briefly describe your ongoing staff professional development.: We have about 5 Teacher In Service days during the school year. These are scheduled days that are filled with trainings from our staff here at Saint John's/Mental Health Clinic and other associates. Each staff member is required to enroll in at least 1 ECE course per year.
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
If yes, describe any staff training specifically supporting their needs.: Tranings with Child Development Specialis - Dr. Myra Mendez Staff of the Child and Family Development Center.
Bright Horizons at Ocean Park3350 Ocean Park Blvd. Ste.100
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number (310-555-5555): 310-452-1919
Director:: Mary Jane Escorpiso
Ages of Children: 6weeks - 5years of age
Hours: 7:30am-7:00pm
Type of Center: For Profit
How long has your program been in existence?: Opened March 2013
How many of your teachers qualify to be mentors: 12
Do you currently have teachers that are CA Mentors?: No
If yes, how many?: na
Our school is interested in welcoming students into our program for purposes of:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
The most prevalent curriculum students are likely to encounter and learn is:: Observations, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 21: 3 hour day once a week, to total 39 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 22: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours, Fall/spring semester fieldwork placements for ECE 23: 3 hour day twice a week to total 90 hours
Briefly describe how your staff plans the curriculum and environment.: High Scope, Creative Curriculum
Do you serve children with special needs at your school?: Yes
http://brighthorizons.com/oceanpark
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