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

            At Playfactory we believe that                             "PLAY IS THE WORK OF CHILDREN"

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

               Sample of Daily Class Schedule

Daily Schedule for 2 year old classroom
Lady Bugs Daily Schedule.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [70.0 KB]

            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.

We are proud and honored to be a a official recognised demonstration site for the Outdoor Classroom Project. Our Outdoor classrooms will be  continuously updated to meet the needs of the children and program.

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. *So that children fully benefit from our program and scheduled curriculum every day we do ask that children arrive to school by 9:30am. This helps the children to stay on a consistent routine which is very important to children. It is also very difficult for children who are already at school and immersed in activities and or group times when other students arrive and their Teacher stops the activity/interactions with the class to welcome and give the arriving child comfort. Children's happiness and well-being are of utmost importance to Playfactory. For the above reasons children must arrive to school daily no later than 10:30am or (with pre-approval from Directors) come after 2:30pm when naptime is over.

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 fully 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.

The HiMama app now in use for prompt detailed 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 Lana or Tammy to schedule                                             a tour or for more information

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