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Trinity Baptist Children's Center1019 California Avenue
Santa Monica, California 90403
Phone Number: 310-395-3282
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 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 street
Inglewood, California 90302
Phone Number: 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: 310-228-8338
Extensions: 323-634-1870 X101
Director:: Alexandra Blaker
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?: 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:: 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: 310-453-6255
Extensions: ext. 12
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://www.evergreencommunityschool.com
The Growing Place-Ocean Park Site401 Ashland Ave
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number: 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 accountabilityFor 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.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: 310-256-2136
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 Street
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number: 310-452-3881
Extensions: Ext 116
Director:: Nina Munch
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 ConferenceStaff 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://www.ywcapreschool.org
Beginnings Learning Center1516 19th street
Santa Monica, California 90404
Phone Number: 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: 310-474-8986
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.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 Street
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number: 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: 310 397-4863
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 Avenue
Santa Monica, California 90403
Phone Number: 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 meetingsChildren- 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 neededMembership 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: 310-829-2239
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.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.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 Second Street
Santa Monica, California 90401
Phone Number: 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://www.first-pres.net
Hill & Dale Discovery Center1540 26th St.
Santa Monica, California 90404
Phone Number: 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 childThe 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- 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- 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 Drive
Venice, California 90291
Phone Number: 310-396-6468
Extensions: Ext 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: 310-313-4444
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://www.newschoolwest.com
UCLA Early Care and Education-University Village3233 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90034
Phone Number: 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 St.
Inglewood, California 90301
Phone Number: 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.
Le Petit Gan Preschool1071 South Fairfax
Los Angeles, California 90048
Phone Number: 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
The Growing Place Marine Park1406 Marine Street
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number: 310-392-9737
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: 310-636-8257
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://www.itlpmarvista.com
The New School-West12731 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90066
Phone Number: 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://www.newschoolwest.com
Hill & Dale Family Learning Center2801 25th Street
Santa Monica, California 90405
Phone Number: 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: 310-553-3552
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 Boulevard
Santa Monica, California 90403
Phone Number: 310-829-5700
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 Street
Santa Monica, California 90404
Phone Number: 310-828-0858
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 Street
Santa Monica, California 90401
Phone Number: 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
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