Fruit salad, yummy yummy!

October 2, 2017 by  
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The pre-kindergarten class made a fruit salad using some new fruits many children had never tried before. They used grapefruits, kiwis, plums, reds, blackberries, and Mexican papaya. The children were able to touch, smell, and taste the fruit. Many did not like the smell of the Mexican papaya at all!  They talked about the texture of the fruit used in the fruit salad and described the outside of the fruit and how it differs from the inside of the fruit. The children also talked about safety and how to use a knife safely.  The best part was eating the fruit salad!

National Playdough Day!

September 20, 2017 by  
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September 16th is National Playdough Day! In celebration, the children made playdough using flour, salt, oil, water, and Kool Aid mix. They carefully measured and mixed the ingredients. Some friends checked to see if the playdough was ready by feeling its texture and consistency. They also helped knead the dough after mixing all of the ingredients together, and best of all, got to play with their newly made playdough!

Tanaka Farms Field Trip 2017

April 14, 2017 by  
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We had a fun and educating visit to Tanaka Farms! We were able to take a wagon ride through the fields and taste various vegetables like baby Maui onions, bok choy, spinach, carrots, and celery. Our last stop were the strawberry fields where we filled our containers and our tummies at the same time! We made sure to pick the reddest and juiciest strawberries that we could find!


Happy Birthday Children’s Village Preschool

April 8, 2017 by  
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April 7th was Children Village Preschool of Orange’s 10 year birthday (at least as Alan+Cristiane as owners)  We invited some alumni for a little get together and had a great time seeing old faces and how grown up they are! Crazy to see friends that graduated with us as preschoolers and are now in Middle School.

The preschool is more than 40 years old really serving the areas of Orange, North Tustin and Villa Park areas, here is the history from the About page of the website:

School History
The property was originally an orange grove. The school started in the 70’s and began with one ECE college professor taking in children in the house she lived in(existing house). This slowly turned into a Preschool and the owner built the building that is room 5 and then added the rooms 8+9 later. In the early 80’s the Kriss family had a daughter attending Country Village Preschool and fell in love with the place, they saw that the owner was looking to sell and they jumped at the opportunity. A few years later they added the room 6+7 building. By 2007 the Krisses had built and expanded Country Village Preschool to 3 locations in OC (Rancho Santa Margarita and Foothill Ranch), in 2007 they decided to retire and sold the 3 schools. One buyer purchased the other two and kept the name Country Village. The Fosters had heard of this school through workshops, as soon as they heard that the Krisses were considering selling they were very persistent and in April 2007 Alan+Cristiane became the proud owners of Children’s Village Preschool.

Chicks are here!

March 29, 2017 by  
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Our fertilized chicken eggs have finally hatched! After the 21 days of gestation, and under the careful watch of our children, we were able to see them hatch! IMG_7816
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Water Play

March 9, 2017 by  
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We’ve upgraded our outdoor areas with new water play troughs for all of our yards! The children have been experimenting with how water flows with gravity, creating currents, and testing how objects float or sink. They are also working their way toward understanding  volume and conservation through filling and pouring the water using various containers.

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Staff CPR/First Aid Re-Certification

January 26, 2017 by  
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Our staff attended their bi-annual adult and pediatric CPR and first aid re-certification training. It was a good refresher on current techniques that are used to assist children and adults in an emergency situation. IMG_8160

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Car Week in our Pre-K class

January 9, 2017 by  
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Our pre-k class planned an exciting STEM activity involving cars. They engaged in memorable and educational play during Car Week! They incorporated their own ideas and creativity while playing. Some friends participated in the buddy tunnel as they stood upright, with their legs spread apart and watched as the cars went through each other’s legs. Other friends set the cars behind the race line, revved the engines, and disengaged the brake as they shouted go!  Others shared about the car they brought to enter into the Car Show. Some friends tested out the speedway as they strategically placed strips of flooring and watched there cars make it into the car garage. Other friends used a  car wash to keep their vehicles clean. They also used a spray bottle and rags to wipe them clean. Friends explored with batteries, circuits and lights as they controlled the traffic light. Red means stop, yellow means sloooow down and green means go!

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Recycling: Caring for the environment and for others

November 23, 2016 by  
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After visiting the Irvine Regional Park on a field trip, our Pre-K friends came back with plastic water bottles that were given to them, which sparked an interest in recycling.  As a way to bring recycling into the classroom, they set up a system in which friends and family had the opportunity to participate.

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There were separate bins for plastic bottles and metal cans that friends helped to sort. After collecting recycled items, the class took a walking field trip to our local recycling center.

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At the center, the children helped sort and empty the cans and bottles into the large trash bins that were then weighed for a final tally. The total amount came out to $72.65. We had a generous donor that matched the collected amount with $75, so we had a grand total of $147.65!

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The children discussed how to spend the money raised and have chosen to sponsor children through CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) by providing special gifts to children in foster care in Orange County. This was an opportunity to expose children to the concept of giving and caring for others and the environment.

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Children’s Village Preschool at the NAEYC conference

November 4, 2016 by  
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Children’s Village Preschool Staff at the NAEYC conference today. (National Association for the Education of the Young Child) On their behalf THANK YOU parents for helping us provide training and continuous education for them. What a great team!

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