The LCFCC Preschool Parent Board is proud to offer many fun and educational enrichment programs for our students. All of the Parent Board’s fundraising efforts throughout the year allow the Board to fund all of these amazing programs that make our Preschool so special.
Kimberly Bradstreet, the teacher and Director of Dance and Jingle, introduces the children to music and movement weekly – promoting cognitive development, social awareness, and emotional growth. The children are guided through an array of musical experiences: exploring instruments, marching and dancing to different beats and singing songs. Musical performances for the parents take place in the Winter and Spring.
The children actively participate in planting, caring for and in many cases sampling fruits and vegetables from the garden in the play yard.
Each December, LCFCCP is connected to families in need through Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Preschool families are encouraged to purchase a gift for a family member from the "giving tree" and parent volunteers deliver the presents to the families right before Christmas.
Outside experts such as the Wildlife Learning Center, The Reptile Family, and The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium visit the Preschool during the year. The children enjoy learning about the animals, seeing them move across the floor, and even touching or holding many of them! These hands-on experiences are a highlight of the year!
Earth Day in April is celebrated during a week where the Parent Board and Teachers provide Earth-themed activities and education. Parents are invited to an Earth-friendly Coffee Social this week as well!
A very memorable week in the Spring is Safety Week! The LA Sheriff’s Department visits in a squad car to teach basic safety and answer questions. Similarly, the La Cañada Fire Department Station 82 visits to discuss fire safety and show off various features of their engines and trucks.