Playfactory Preschool is a non-sectarian program open to all children of the community & surrounding communities

Serving Temple City, San Gabriel, Arcadia, Pasadena, Rosemead,
and the San Gabriel Valley since 1973

(Located on the corner of Garibaldi and Golden West -

parking lot and school entrance

is located off of Golden West)

Playfactory Preschool

9723 Garibaldi Avenue,

Temple City, CA 91780
Phone #: (626) 285-9223

Fax #: (626) 285-8234


Picture: Nanette Fish - Temple City Councel Member (middle) presenting Certificate of Recognition to

Lana Shifflet-Ragos - DIrector (left))  & Tammy Singdale - Assistant Director (right)


Lana Shifflet-Ragos, Playfactory Preschool Director

Tammy Singdale, Playfactory Preschool Assistant Director

Licensed by State of California (#191502175)

Weekly yoga class with our yoga instructor Ms. Linda. Also, each class does daily yoga and physical fitness activities.

Located in a quiet neighborhood in Temple City

Ages 2 through 6

Breakfast, Lunch, afternoon snack, and a evening 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

Daily Program

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, an afternoon snack, and a light evening 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

            3 age-appropriate Outdoor Classrooms

Age appropriate "Outside Classrooms" provide a wide variety of areas to explore in all aspects of development. Areas for exploration include exploration zones to experience and explore areas based on "Goals and Objectives" of development (literacy, gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, social-emotional, language, science and technology, arts, mathematics, social studies, & english language aquisition.

Large outdoor classrooms for social and physical development

Learning by Doing

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


Temple City Children's Librarian



Field trips are offered during the School year and our Summer program as well. On sight and off sight presenters from our community are scheduled throughout the year. We also have an exciting annual visit from the Temple City Fire Department with a fire safety talk by a firefighter and we have monthly visits from the Temple City Librarian who reads, sings, tells flannelboard stories, and much more. Some expeditions include visits to the nearby Temple City Fire Department,Temple City Library the park, 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.

HiMama app now in use for prompt Teacher/Parent communication. Daily reports of children's daily          events are sent real time and nightly through the private/secure HiMama app.

Highly Trained Experienced Teachers

Our teachers are trained in Early Childhood Education and follow the State Matrix for Continuing Education. Some 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

                                                       Visits are welcome!

                   Please contact the Lana or Tammy for tours or more information


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