The Preschool Turns 20!

Happy Anniversary!!

On Thursday, September 10th, 2000, Pasadena Christian Preschool opened its doors for the first time. Over the last twenty years the Preschool has had three directors, four assistant directors, a plethora of lead/associate teachers, and has served thousands of children and families. It is with immense pride and unrestrained excitement that we celebrate the preschool’s 20th Anniversary! Pasadena Christian Preschool is thrilled to have served our community for so many years and looks forward to continuing to serve. We know that with the love, grace, and guidance of God, Pasadena Christian Preschool will remain a shining beacon in the field of early education.

On this momentous occasion, we would especially like to extend our deepest thanks and profound gratitude to the preschool teachers/staff whose humble services and hard work comprise the heart of our preschool. In particular, we would like to thank Ms. Daisy and Ms. Silvia who have been vital members of our preschool staff since the very first day twenty years ago.

Our amazing 2020-2021 teaching team.

In closing, Pasadena Christian Preschool would also like to thank all the students and families that call us home and who have made/make up our amazing preschool community. Thank you for all of the wonderful years together, we literally wouldn’t have been/be here without you. Here is to 20 more years.

Black & White Abstract Painting

Painting in black and white and removing color is a great way for the little artist/student to concentrate on elements such as lines, composition, brush strokes and their drawing. Focusing on the image as a whole and creating movement is what I encouraged them to do. We also talked about what was a continuous line and how to achieve that in your art. We looked at other artists work in black and white. They were inspired by the work and were eager to create their very own art. Enjoy! Mrs. Monica

Fun in Room 5!


Hello from Room 5!!

We have had a very busy first 2 weeks of school! We have been playing outside; running around, dancing (especially to baby shark!) and of course popping bubbles!! Our friends in Room 5 LOVE bubbles! We have also been splashing in our water tables and watering our new plants outside on our patio!

Inside our classroom we have been busy cooking in dramatic play, stamping and coloring in our writing center and building with blocks in the block area. Again, music is a BIG part of our day! We like to dance and sing silly songs. We just started painting inside on the easel and our friends have been exploring the paint with their hands…and even their arms!!!

We are having lots of fun and we hope you enjoy our pictures below!

Blessings from Room 5

A Day in Room 2

We are off to a great start in Room 2! Our friends are acclimating nicely to their new classroom, getting to know some new friends and reconnecting with classmates from last year. Check out some highlights from our first couple weeks together.

At morning meeting, we pick classroom helpers, discuss the calendar, sing songs and pray together.

We read our Bible and interact with exciting props to solidify the concepts and themes in the stories.

When we play—we’re thinking, building, creating, problem-solving, socializing, developing language, using negotiation skills and exploring the world around us!

Small group time is a great opportunity for us to practice attention maintenance, following directions and learning how to engage in fun learning activities pertaining to language literacy, fine motor development, color concepts, shapes, sorting, patterning, science exploration, gross motor development and much more!

We even get to enjoy “the big field” at the elementary school! We do gross motor activities and play fun games like Red Light, Green Light and What Time is it Mr. Fox?

We’re already making huge leaps in our ability to connect print and storytelling! Check out this video of some Room 2 friends using our writing center white board to recreate some familiar stories. AMAZING!

We are looking forward to a wonderful year together!

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1

COVID-19 HEALTH and SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Pasadena Christian Preschool is pleased to share the news of our reopening in August 2020! Our facility is fully re-designed and prepared to meet all Federal, State, County, City, and Public Health standards and guidelines for health and safety of our students, families, and staff. Please click on the link below to read our full COVID-19 Response Policy. We would like to thank our families for their cooperation and help by adhering to all of our new safety protocols. It is our desire to provide a safe, healthy, nurturing, and loving environment for every staff member, student, and family that is a part of our PCPS community.

Let’s Keep Our Bodies Clean and Healthy!

For Personal Hygiene Week, we wanted to teach our students about the importance of keeping our body clean and healthy. Our activities were based on Ben Magleby’s Sugarbug Doug: All About Cavities, Plaque, and Teeth book.

Reading the story allowed us to follow sugarbugs (bacteria) as they destroyed teeth by building houses (plaque) and creating cavities. We learned that sugarbugs love when we eat sugar and dislike when we eat fruits and vegetables. The only way to get rid of sugarbugs is when we brush and floss our teeth in the morning and night. The following day we discussed, “What is a Cavity?” and “What Can We Do to Keep Our Teeth Healthy and Clean?”.
We drew our interpretation of cavities and healthy teeth! Some of us drew teeth full of sugarbugs that were creating cavities. Others drew what they could do to have clean teeth, like brushing and eating vegetables. We did an amazing job sharing our interpretation and listening to others!

After having a discussion about dental health, we were ready to practice brushing! Each student was given a styrofoam cup that was colored in yellow watercolor. This signified a dirty tooth with plaque and it was our job to brush our teeth and clean away the yellow stains. We each received a toothbrush with toothpaste and brushed away. This was our favorite part! Afterwards, we were shown what happens when we brush and rinse with water. The cup was put under water and rinsed away the yellow on the cup. The cup (tooth) was now squeaky clean! Yay!

We also read The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, Teach Your Dragon Good Hygiene, and Germs Are Not for Sharing. To end our week, we had a large group discussion and visual demonstration of how to wipe correctly when we go potty. The dos and don’ts of using toilet paper.

What an exciting week we had, we learned how to keep our bodies clean and healthy! Amazing work, friends!

HEALTHY TEETH

How do we keep our teeth healthy?

These is what the children said:

Miriam: “You go to the dentist.” Emma: “You brush your teeth.” Christian: “You put toothpaste on your toothbrush, you don’t eat.” Michael: “Eat good food.” Isaiah: “You eat rice.” Justice: “You brush the top and the bottom teeth.” Lucy: “You don’t eat ice cream and candy.” Dustee: “The dentist will look inside your mouth.” Austin: “You eat chicken.”