Children's Center Preschool Los Altos, California


Get information on parent education events, community outreach projects, and special visits/performances going on at the Family Resource Center. Here's what's on the horizon...

Parent Education Events

Be sure to mark your calendars for:

The Terrible 2's, 3's, 4's & 5's .... Parenting Tips for Challenging Behavior

Wednesday, March 21, 7:00–8:30PM, Children's Center Multi — Register online

Oppositional behavior like WHINING, DISRESPECTING OTHERS, SLEEPING and TOILETING ISSUES are some of the biggest challenges parents may face with preschoolers. If you've been experiencing some of these difficulties, help is on the way! Please join us for a special presentation by noted behavioral and developmental pediatrician, Dr. Damon Korb. At this presentation you will ...

  • learn parenting strategies for difficult behavior
  • understand the impact of temperament on behavior
  • gain a perspective of children's needs for healthy development
  • realize treatment options for very young children

Although there is no fee for attending this event, we are expecting a large crowd and we ask that you kindly register in advance.

Raising Independent and Responsible Children

Wednesday, April 18, 9:30–11:00am, Creekside — Register online

Join retired Children's Center Director, mom of 4, grandma to 7, Non Mead, as she shares her wisdom for raising independent and responsible children. Come and learn key skills and best practices in a safe, friendly and humorous environment to nurture a self-sufficient, confident adult.

  • What does it mean to be a responsible adult?
  • Chores? Allowance? Why they are so important
  • What does positive parent engagement look like?
  • How to teach resiliency
  • That it is o.k for children to be disappointed

Community Outreach

The Children’s Center is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of all children in our greater community. We strive to participate in 4–5 philanthropic activities per school year that will be meaningful and approachable for the preschoolers. We believe that nurturing community service is an important and fundamental value for all children. This past year we participated in the following activities:

• Project Night Night — We collected gently used and new books to help support children in shelters.

• Community Services Agency — We collected over 400lbs of food during our Halloween Hoot Festivities.

• Head Start in Mountain View — We collected a new pair of PJ's and a stuffed animal for every child in their program to help make their Christmas a bit more magical. Plus, winter coats, boots, hats, scarves and gloves for Head Start Families.

In the Spring we collected books for Help One Child & The Creative Montessori Learning Center of East Palo Alto.

Stanford Jump Rope Team Special Visits & Performances

Here at the Children’s Center we strive to make each day colorful and fun! To meet this goal, we delight in scheduling special events for the preschoolers. Some of our favorite special events have included:

• Interactive Author Visits — Such as Christie Matheson, the author of Touch the Magic Tree and Touch the Brightest Star

• Jump Rope Performers — Our preschoolers were literally jumping with joy as they watched the Stanford Jump Rope Team perform their amazing jump rope feats!

• Special Dance Performances — Greene School of Irish Dance on St. Patrick's Day and a Cinco de Mayo performance by the Los Altos High School’s Latino Student Union Dancers. What a blessing to experience music and dancing from different cultures!

• An amazing Bubble Performance — by Sterling Johnson, The Bubblesmith

Bubble performance by Sterling Johnson


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