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Children's Center Preschool Los Altos, California
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enrichment classes

Enrichment classes are designed to enhance our school year programs and are especially designed for the child that is ready for a longer day. These developmentally-appropriate classes are short in duration, fun, participatory and focus on "learning by doing"! They are available to Three’s and Pre-K children.

There are 26 weekly classes from 1:00–2:00pm, during the regular school year. The enrollment fee is $880 for the 26-week program. The sign-up for these enrichments is separate from our regular school year program. 2023-24 Enrichment Application


Storytime Adventures

"Storytime Adventures" creates an ideal environment for children to develop their pre-reading skills and cultivate an early love of literature. Through engaging with stories, children will expand their vocabulary, develop comprehension skills, and learn to express themselves more effectively. By exploring different types of literature, children are also able to develop their imagination and creativity.

Teacher: Laury Shattock | Threes & Pre-K | Tuesday 1–2PM


Explore the fun and magical world of music! Activities will include making and exploring different instruments, experimenting with sound and movement, as well as learning about various styles of music. There will be singing and much joy!

Teacher: Lorelei Russell | Threes & Pre-K | Tuesday 1–2PM

several children on the floor doing a yoga pose in Litty Yogis class


This class focuses on gross motor, core strength, and coordination skills. Children will practice tumbling, acrobatics, balancing, jumping on the vault and interactive games with the parachute. This class is ideal for coordination, agility, balance, muscle development and fun.

Teacher: Kim Kludt | Threes & Pre-K | Tuesday 1–2PM or Friday 1–2PM

Little Yogis

Breathe. Balance. Stretch. Repeat! Our little yogis will learn mindfulness, meditation, yoga poses and breathing exercises while building muscles, gaining flexibility, improving concentration and having fun. Games, music, and stories will be incorporated into each class with yoga mat practice and relaxation rounding out the session.

Teacher: Roz Garrow | Threes & Pre-K | Wednesday 1–2PM

First Spanish

Hola! This class will explore basic Spanish vocabulary through reading stories, tasting Mexican/Spanish treats and singing songs. Students will learn Spanish for simple greetings, numbers, colors, food and more, in a happy creative setting.

Teacher: Elena Lamothe | Threes & Pre-K | Thursday 1–2PM

Play At Life!

“Play at Life” teaches pragmatic life skills in a carefully planned and fun way. Each week, exciting environments such as “Birthday Party Day”, “A Day at the Veterinarian’s Office”, “Gardening”, “Ice-Cream Shop”, “Hair Salon/Barbershop”, “Traffic Safety” and many more are set up for the children to enjoy. These experiences provide opportunities for children to learn practical life skills which help guide them towards independence, while building a solid foundation of self-reliance.

Teacher: Alli Capek | Threes & Pre-K | Thursday 1–2PM

Math Wizards

Math is awesome! The class introduces and reinforces math concepts of shapes, measurements, patterns, and numbers through games, projects, literature, art, and music. Math Wizards provides a rich environment with hands-on experiences so children can have fun with math and strengthen their mathematical foundation.

Teacher: Merry Cohn | Threes | Friday 1–2PM

Teacher: Laury Shattock | Pre-K | Friday 1–2PM


science class with a boy standing inside a bubble and other children watching


This popular class offers a wonderful introduction to scientific concepts and an exploration of technology in a guided, small-group setting. Hands-on activities, experiments and discovery will entertain and educate the natural curiosity in your child.

Teacher: Mike Gardiner | Pre-K only | Monday 1–2PM


Using a “whole-brain” approach for the best memory retention, your child will learn their letters, sounds and pre-reading skills. As children learn through doing, “Zoo-phonics” provides opportunities to learn in a joyful, innovative way. As this is a twice weekly class, the fee is $1,760.

Teacher: Laury Shattock | Pre-K only | Monday & Wednesday 1–2PM

All classes are contingent on sufficient enrollment and are subject to change.

2023-24 Enrichment class descriptions

2023-24 Enrichment calendar

2023-24 Enrichment application

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