Heartfelt Thanks

May 1, 2020 by  
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Our centers are very fortunate for having wonderful people working and caring for children and we are also incredibly fortunate for the parents we have. Our families always show us their support throughout the years, but they have really showed us how much they care during this pandemic. So to all our families, we would like to say thank you for trusting us with the care of your most precious possessions, your children. We do not take this responsibility lightly. I would like to  take a step further to show our gratitude to the parents who are being able to support us during this very challenging time by continuing to honor their tuition or 50% of it, you are helping us to stay open to provide much needed care to the essential workers in our community and to be ready for you when you return. With a heart full of appreciation, we would like to say one last very big thank you to one of our angel moms who made masks for the entire team! We have ordered masks since March and still have not received them. But this wonderful mom got us covered, literally!   Photo from our staff meeting this week.

Environmental Nature Center

February 14, 2019 by  
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The preschool children went to visit the Environmental Nature Center in Newport. Inside the center, they got the opportunity to see and touch different creatures such as a salamander, a bearded dragon, a toad, a snake, a beetle, and a rabbit. Some of the children got the opportunity to walk on the trails and observe the fresh water flowing through the rocks. The children also saw different types of trees on our nature walk, listened to birds and saw a big cave near the river. Others had the opportunity to explore in the museum area and use magnifying glasses to examine a snakeskin.

Pumpkin Exploration!

December 5, 2018 by  
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Check out all the ways the children explored pumpkins in October and November including: pie baking, seed roasting, still life drawing, scrubbing, measuring, weighing, and the TK class even created a pumpkin tunnel into their block area! The infants/toddlers also got in on the pumpkin action too.

A word about academics from a passionate teacher

August 9, 2018 by  
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Academics can be explored in many different ways. In a play base hands-on curriculum, children explore academics by constructing their knowledge with the assistance and guidance of competent Early Childhood professionals who effectively plan and set up the environment in an attractive way. In our center, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is an integral part of the children’s environment and routine. Children are exposed to STEM in a natural and stimulating manner. Literacy is an organic process that does not need to be forced upon humans with worksheets that take away children’s creativity and natural exploratory capacity.

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International Mud Day at Children’s Village Preschool in Orange

July 1, 2018 by  
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The preschoolers and toddlers had a fun time in the mud!

World Forum International Mud Day is a day for children and early childhood professionals all over the world to celebrate nature, the glorious earth beneath our feet, and the joy of making a mess by getting really muddy.

Best Buddy Ice Cream Social at Children’s Village Preschool with a special treat made by the PreK class

June 22, 2018 by  
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Each child was able to invite their Dads or a Dad’s representative to come and enjoy an ice-cream treat during the Best Buddy Ice Cream Social at Children’s Village Preschool!  Our Pre-Kindergarten class also made a banana pudding dish for all to enjoy! 

Pre-K Graduating Class of 2018

June 15, 2018 by  
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We proudly present the Children’s Village Preschool of Orange class of 2018 that will be moving on to Kindergarten!  Some of our friend have been with us from Infant/Toddlers all the way to Pre-K and the staff could not be more proud!

Happy Chinese New Year!

February 21, 2018 by  
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The preschool children celebrated Chinese New Year! Part of the celebration included making fried rice and sticky rice cakes (The children learned that in Vietnamese it’s called “banh chung”). The children helped make fried rice in the skillet and practiced eating with chopsticks. They also explored a dragon puppet while listening to Chinese music. One class made their own dragon and put on a parade for the other classes. Some children even got to take home a red envelope and a tangerine home at the end of the day.

Santa Ana Zoo Field Trip

January 29, 2018 by  
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The Preschool children took a trip to the Santa Ana Zoo! They saw lots of different apes, monkeys, birds (such as parrots and bald eagles), insects, amphibians, an ant eater, and even camels! Some children learned that the difference between apes and monkeys are their tails. Monkeys have tails, while apes do not. The children noticed a pattern on the lemurs’ tails—black, white, black, white. They saw camels and noticed the different shapes of their backs. They talked about nocturnal animals such as the ocelot and herbivores like the porcupine and were able to look at skeletons of crocodile species. They also got to ride on a train and see all of the animals from the barn!

Pre-K Learning to Sew

November 22, 2017 by  
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The Pre-k class participated in a sewing activity. The interest emerged into the curriculum when the children received new dresses that were donated to the class. Some dresses were too long, so the children talked about cutting dresses and using the cut fabric to create new dresses and clothing.
 
The children helped cut the fabric, then watched as the teacher put the machine, needle, and thread together. Some friends had the opportunity to press down on the pedal to start the needle and threading process. With several attempts at sewing, most friends joined in with excitement when we were able to sew a fabric onto a dress. Some friends also created collage art using scissors, fabric we cut from dresses, and colored glue.

 

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