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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.

Parent Events

Check back soon for more upcoming parent education events!

children in halloween costumes donate food

Community Outreach

The Children’s Center is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of all children in our greater community. In a typical year, we strive to participate in 4–5 philanthropic activities that will be meaningful and approachable for the preschoolers. We believe that nurturing community service is an important and fundamental value for all children. In recent years, 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. We have also supported CSA with our "Socktober" sock drive to assist homeless people.

• Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto — During the holidays we collected new pairs of pajamas to help make some children's Christmases a bit more magical.

• There With Care — We collected thousands of diapers to support families with critically ill children.

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

Our Next Philanthropy Event:packs of diapers from various brands piled up on a table

Diaper Drive

Tuesday, January 30 – Friday, February 9

Please help us spread the love this Valentine Season by donating diapers to “There with Care” — a non-profit dedicated to helping families with critically ill children. Diapers are a particular need because children undergoing chemotherapy go through double the number of diapers.

To participate, please bring diapers to the Children’s Center at drop-off. All size diapers and wipes are welcome. Opened packages are appreciated as well. (If you have diapers that no longer fit your child, you can donate them.)

Participating in these donation drives is a great way to nurture a sense of empathy and compassion in your child. This is a cause you can really get behind!

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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