Early Childhood Education
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Early Childhood Education Programs.
We offer high-quality child development programs by providing a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, creative, linguistic, and cognitive development of each child through developmentally and culturally appropriate practices while responding to the needs of the child and his or her family.
The Child Development Department of the Pasadena Unified School District serves children ages 3 through 11 in 20 different school locations across the District. Our program offers Full Day Preschool, Part Day Preschool and Before and After School Care for families who may qualify for State Subsidized funding.
Families who are not income eligible may also be able to obtain services.
Please call the office for additional information. Children must be 3 years by by September
1st of the enrolling school year to enroll in all preschool programs.
Full Day State Preschool and Before and After School Care Program(Subsidized and Full Fee Programs offered)
Offered at 4 Children's Centers which are located in an educational setting for children ages 3 through 11 whose parents are working, attending school, job training, seeking employment, or incapacitated. Hours of care are determined based on family need. Families must be low income families and meet State guidelines for eligibility.
Children's Center Locations: Jefferson Children's Center, Longfellow Children's Center, Washington Children's Center and Willard Children's Center.
Part Day State Pre-School Program (Subsidized and Full Fee Programs offered)
The Part Day program that operates for 3 hours, Monday-Friday. Program emphasizes on school readiness by creating learning opportunities for students in language arts, mathematics, science, and physical and social-emotional development. Emphasis is placed on pre-literacy and pre-mathematical skills and concepts.
Our Preschool Program is available to low-income families and may be offered to families who do not meet State requirements for a small monthly fee. The programs operating hours are 7:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. or 8:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.- 3:15 p.m. This program operates 183 -184 days a year following traditional school calendar.
Part Day Pre-School Site Locations: Altadena, Burbank/LAUP, Cleveland, Field, Franklin, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Longfellow, Madison, Norma Coombs, San Rafael (Spanish Dual Immersion), Sierra Madre, Washington, Webster, and Willard.
(Must be Age Eligible and a LA County Residence)
LAUP is a non-profit organization created to provide accessible and affordable preschool for all four-year-oldchildren in Los Angeles County. Services are offered to families with children needing support in the area of Autism. The LAUP program offers a 3 hour program that is offered Monday –Friday. Two sessions are offered to meet the needs of the families. Operating hours are 7:45am – 10:45am and 11:45am to 2:45pm. The LAUP program is in session 175 days a year following traditional school schedules. Program is offered at Burbank Early Chilhood Education Center, 2046 N. Allen Ave. Altadena, CA 91001
The LAUP program serves 40 children (20 in each session) and is unique in that it is a blended inclusion site that enables staff to meet the needs of eight children with autism, as well as typically developing children. The program continues to provide quality preschool services as we traditionally know it, and also address the core components of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder as a key method to early detection. With specially trained teachers, the class adresses areas of impaired social interaction, communication and restricted or repetitive behavior, which are all critical strategies in working with children with disabilities. We emphasize school readiness by creating learning opportunities for students in language arts, mathematics, science, and physical and social-emotional development. Emphasis is placed on pre-literacy and pre-mathematical skills and concepts.
Spanish/English Dual Language Immersion Preschool at
San Rafael and Jackson Elementary (Subsidized and Full Fee Programs offered)
During the three (3) hour Immersion Preschool Program, students will learn Spanish through research basedcurriculum that prepares them for the Pasadena Unified Elementary Dual Immersion Program. Students areprovided the opportunity to become bilingual, biliterate, and culturally aware in Spanish. Caring high quality teachers instruct the students 100% in Spanish throughout the morning or afternoon three hour session. Education Assistants are available to assist the students in English. Children must be 3 years by October 1, 2013 to qualify for the 2013-2014 school year and 3 years of age by September 1, 2014 for the 2014-2015 in order to enroll.
Funding available for low income families. Families who are not eligible for state funding can also apply. Please call main office for additional information.
* Enrollment in Spanish Immersion Preschool does not guarantee placement in the Elementary School for Kindergarten. It is the parents' responsibility to follow the district procedure for the school application process.
Mandarin/English Dual Language Immersion Preschool
at Field Elementary
(Non-subsidized, Full Fee Program Only)
During the six (6) hour Immersion Preschool Program, students will learn Mandarin through research based curriculum that prepares them for the Pasadena Unified Elementary Dual Immersion Program. Students are provided the opportunity to become bilingual, biliterate, and culturally aware in Mandarin. Caring high quality teachers instruct the students 100% in Mandarin throughout the day. Education Assistants are available to assist the students in English.
Children must be 3 years by October 1st in order to enroll for the 2013
-2014 school year and 3 years of age by September 1st for the 2014-2015 school year.
Monday-Friday from 8:40am-3:10pm
Monthly Fee Rate $800 a month
* Enrollment in Mandarin Immersion Preschool does not guarantee placement in the Elementary School for Kindergarten. It is the parents' responsibility to follow the district procedure for the school application process.
For additional information on all programs please call (626) 396-5762 x 10092
NOW Offering Child Care / Extended Day for DLIP Mandarin Preschool
The Mandarin Preschool DLIP extended day program offers an enriched and nurturing environment to include:
*Social/Emotional and Physical Development of motor skills
*Language, literacy and English Language development
*Critical Thinking skills/cognitive development /mathematics
*Healthy afternoon snack
Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 3:10pm-5:45pm.
Please contact Burbank Early Childhood Education Center at (626) 396-5762 x 10072
COMING SOON 2015-2016
Preschool at Roosevelt Elementary
A California Distinguished School
Roosevelt Elementary will be adding a Preschool program to its school site.
During the three (3) hour program, students will prepare for the Pasadena Unified School District Kindergarten Program. Implementing the CDE, Preschool Learning Foundations which align with the Common Core Standards, our preschool programs emphasize school readiness by creating learning opportunities for students in language arts, mathematics, science, and physical and social-emotional development. Emphasis is placed on pre-literacy and pre-mathematical skills and STEAM Concepts.
All staff members are looking forward to sharing this special time of development with your child. Our staff is committed to fostering positive self-esteem in children through modeling responsive listening skills, teaching effective ways to solve issues, and encouraging and supporting your children through these very important educational experiences.
Children must be 3 years by September 1, in order to enroll.
State funding available for low income families. Families may be eligible for free or low family monthly fee. $25 yearly field trip fee per student enrolling.
Program Hours will be Monday-Friday from 8:15am-11:15am or 12:15pm-3:15pm.
For more information please call (626) 396-5762 x 10092 or email Lcamarena@pusd.us
NOW ENROLLING PRESCHOOL CHILDREN for 2015-2016 school year. Waiting List applications are currently available and may be obtained online or picked up at the Early Childhood Education Center at Burbank Elementary campus 2046 Allen Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001. Please submit your applications (download the forms below) as soon as possible to add your child or children on the waiting list. Questions? Please call (626) 396-5762 X 10092.
Now registering PUSD Employee families at 50% . Spaces are limited. For more information please contact the Child Development Office.
The journey begins with us
: LAUP Preschool
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
: Spanish DLIP
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
: Our busy day
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Dual Language Immersion Preschool
Now offering Spanish and Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Preschool Program.
Spanish DLIP is offered at San Rafael and Jackson Elementary.
Mandarin DLIP to be offered at Field Elementary. Monday-Friday from 8:40am-3:10pm.
Please call our office for additional information.
Spanish Dual Language Immersion Preschool is offered at San Rafael and Jackson Elementary.
PUSD Children's Centers
Special Education Department: Are You Puzzled by Your Child's Development?
State Pre-School Program
Forms & Documents
3 Hour Preschool Bell Schedule Class and staff hours
Applications for Subsidy, Full Fee and Dual Immersion Preschool Programs
Information on Subsidized and Full Fee programs and the Dual Language Immersion Preschool Programs
School Calendars for ECP, FUll Day and LAUP preschool programs
+ 1 --Coordinator II, Ree Harris
+ 2 -- Program Specialist, Patricia Guzman
+ 3 -- Office Manager, Lorraine Camarena
+ 5 -- Enrollment, Dora Bell
+ 6 -- Enrollment, Nick Vargas (Habla Espanol)
+ Tashjian , Silva
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Elementary Education Department
PUSD Special Education Department
The educational program for children born between September and December.
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