Welcome to Pine Tree Preschool! We are excited about the opportunity of getting to know your family. We are committed to meeting your child's cognitive, physical, emotional, and social needs through the center's caring faculty, proven curriculum, and an environment conducive to learning.
Pine Tree Preschool's mission is to provide our community of children from diverse ethnic, linguistic, and economic backgrounds with developmentally and culturally appropriate quality care and academic preparation so that each child can have a happy, successful, and productive childhood.
It is the intention of the center to provide a child-oriented, developmentally appropriate curriculum where children learn through play and exploration of their environment. These activities promote success for children because they are geared towards developmental stages and individual abilities and interests. Our preschool program supports the use of learning through cognitive growth, multi-cultural awareness, creative growth, and social responsibility. Furthermore, our curriculum and spatial organization of each classroom are designed to facilitate children's learning by encouraging them to explore, experiment, problem solve, share ideas, and apply knowledge.
Toddler Class (Dragonflies Class):
This program serves a total of 12 children between the ages of 18-30 months. The teacher child ratio in this class is 1:6. We use the High Reach Learning curriculum for the developmental development of the children it serves.
The toddler program philosophy is based on the premise that children learn about the world around them through active involvement with other children, adults, materials, and the environment. In this classroom, learning takes place as toddlers touch, manipulate, and experiment, with things and interact with people.
Two's (Bunny Class):
This classroom serves children ages 2.6 to 3 years of age with a ratio of 1:12. This class has also adopted the High Reach Learning curriculum with an emphasis on the social, emotional, and language development of the children it serves.
Preschool (Chipmunks Class):
The preschool classroom serves children ages 3-4 years with a ratio of 1:12. We employ monthly theme subjects from the Scholastic Big Day Curriculum which prepares children for pre-academics (please see the section below).
Pre-K (Monkey Class):
Our Monkey classroom serves children ages 4-5 years old with a ratio of 1:12, who are getting ready to move on to kindergarten either at a private, public or charter school. We ensure that our graduating children are academically, emotionally, and socially ready to embark on a new educational journey. In this classroom we also use Scholastic's Big Day Curriculum. This curriculum addresses all nine areas of the Pre-k Curriculum guidelines: Language and Early Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Health and Safety, Personal and Social Development, Physical Development, and Technology.
*We are open year-round only closing on major legal holidays.
*Parents interested in enrolling their child should arrange a school tour and obtain an enrollment packet, which includes a physician's report and immunization record.
*At least two play dates are arranged prior to the child's first day of school. This ensures a proper transition for each child.
*Meals are offered at no additional charge. We serve breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.
We love to meet new potential families, so feel free to visit during normal business hours. Please leave us a message with any questions or to set up a tour. Hablamos Espanol!
311 S Normandie Ave, los angeles, CA 90020, US
Monday - Friday: 7am - 6pm