Playfactory Preschool is a non-sectarian Program Open to All Children of the Community
Serving Temple City, San Gabriel, Arcadia, Pasadena, Rosemead,
and the San Gabriel Valley since 1973
9723 Garibaldi Avenue, Tample City, CA 91780
(corner of Garibaldi and Golden West - parking lot and school entrance is located off og Golden West)
Lana Shifflet-Ragos, Director
Licensed by State of California (#191502175)
Daily yoga and physical fitness activities
Located in a quiet neighborhood in Temple City
Ages 2 through 6
Breakfast, lunch, and a afternoon snack are provided
Half-day and part-week enrollment options are available
Free annual vision, hearing, and dental screenings by trained professionals
Health and Fitness program including yoga implemented on a daily basis. (One of the important parts of our curriculum is that we teach children the importance of healthy eating and exercise.)
Potty training is available
A high-quality program promoting the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children, based on modern scientific understanding of preschool-age child development
Open 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday year-round
(closed major holidays)
7:00 - 8:00 Welcome to school - stories & learning centers
8:00 - 8:30 Outdoor activities - large motor skills, table toys
8:30 - 9:00 Restroom / wash hands / Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 Outside activities - large motor skills, table toys
9:30 - 11:00 Large group activities, art, music, stories, & learning centers
11:00 - 11:30 Outside activities, large motor skills, table toys, group
games, outdoors centers
11:30 - 12:00 Wash hands / Lunch
12:00 - 12:30 Restroom / wash hands / story time
12:30 - 2:30 Nap / rest time
2:30 - 3:00 Restroom / put beds away, Yoga
3:00 - 3:15 Snack
3:15 - 4:15 Outdoor activities - large motor skills, table toys, outdoor centers
4:15 - 6:00 Clean-up / restroom / group time / stories & learning centers
Breakfast, a hot lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided, following the California Food Program nutrition guidelines. There is a nap/rest period of
2 hours in the early afternoons. The daily class schedule is a mix of guided activities and unstructured play time.
Parents are free to visit, drop off and pick up, their children at any time
Large outdoor play areas for social and physical development
Our education approach follows standard early childhood education practices. Preschool children learn by hearing, seeing, doing, saying,
and playing. When we say "Play is the Work of Children"... we mean that!
Young children instinctively play because that is how they learn at that age.
Our teachers guide the children through a variety of fun, educational, age-appropriate activities such as lesson-oriented art projects, classroom cooking projects, music, song and stories.
Students are grouped into four classes. Children will be promoted only after consulting with the parents and teachers so that all are comfortable that the child is ready for transition.
Playfactory curriculum includes a wide variety
of hands-on educational activities
Field Trips/In-house Speakers
Temple City Sheriffs
Field trips are offered throughout the year. We also have an exciting annual visit to the Fire Department, with a fire safety talk by a firefighter, and a visit by a local sheriff. Other expeditions include visits to the nearby Temple City Library and to the post office.
Temple City Fire Department
Playfactory History and Philosophy
Playfactory was started by the Temple City Christian Church in 1973 to answer the needs of the community, with the increasing number of single-parent families needing high quality but affordable day care and preschool education. Partially supported by the church and located in the church complex, Playfactory is a non-sectarian program and welcomes children of all religions and creeds. Playfactory is a non-profit organization. Parents in need of tuition assistance should contact the Director for more information about programs which may be able to help.
Our philosophy is that children need a warm, comfortable non-competitive place to learn about themselves, other people, and the world around them. Philosophy is important because it affects everything we do in school. We believe each child can develop to the fullest physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually in an atmosphere of love and trust.
Our philosophy determines the goals we set up for the children and also the program we employ to carry out these goals. A very simple way to determine one's philosophy is to ask, "What kind of adult do I want each child to become?" We want our children to become competent, self-confident adults. To this end, we accept each child for the individual they are and to help them develop a good self-image as a contributing member of society.
Highly Trained Experienced Teachers
Our teachers are trained in Early Childhood Education and follow the State Matrix for Continuing Education. Most of our teachers are parents, also!
Our teachers enjoy their profession, they relate well with children, and are skilled in providing the loving but firm guidance necessary for the child's development. Our teachers are encouraged to attend annual child educators conferences and schooling to further their own professional development.
We are licensed by the State of California. Teacher to student ratio is low allowing for individual attention.
Student to teacher ratio is low allowing individual attention
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