The Learning Centers at Fairplex

CDC Programs

Philosophy

We utilize research-based, best practices in all of our age groups. Taking into consideration research from brain research, literacy, and child development, our programs are well designed to help children develop to their fullest. Through guided play, fun, and well-designed learning activities, children will learn at their best pace. Our expert teachers design individualized learning activities to help children grow and learn to their potential. With our caring teachers and well-designed learning environment, children, develop confidence, competency, and skills to be successful in education and through their lifetime. We help children learn in the domains of social and emotional, language and literacy, cognitive and thinking, health and physical development.

Literacy-Based Curriculum

Our program provides a literacy-enriched environment where children develop a love of reading and language-based activities. Our take-home backpack program helps all children have access to a variety of books to be read to them before bedtime. Research demonstrates that when children are read to on a regular basis, they will be ready to be readers. Our children learn their letters and the sounds of the letters when they are in our Pre-Kindergarten classes and are ready to read by Kindergarten.

Fair Field Trips

During the month of September, the Los Angeles County Fair is right outside our back door. Our Toddler and Preschool classrooms design walking trips to some of our special learning exhibits, such as the Big Red Barn to see where milk comes from! This is a very special time for our children and families. We invite families to join us, allowing us to share the learning experience.

Conscious Discipline®

Within this program, children learn skills to build a sense of community (the School-Family) and to develop empathy and caring for others. The children learn to manage their emotions and deal effectively with conflicts. Research studies have found that when children learn pro-social behaviors early they are more likely to succeed later in life in areas such as health, education, career, and life-long relationships. And we know that all children deserve to have a successful life!

 “We use a nationally known program to help children & adults develop social-emotional intelligence.”
 

It is the only program that integrates classroom management with social-emotional learning, utilizing everyday events as an opportunity to learn. The children are taught techniques to help manage their emotions, build trusting and caring relationships and to handle conflict in a constructive way.

Conscious Discipline® is a comprehensive social-emotional learning and classroom management program based on current brain research, child development knowledge, and best practices. Written and designed by Dr. Becky Bailey, a child psychologist, this program has gained national recognition as a model for character education for early childhood education and elementary education programs. For more information on this program go to consciousdiscipline.com or call Loving Guidance, Inc. at 1-800-842-2846.

Baby Signs®

Our center is a certified Baby Signs School, with our teachers specially trained to use simple sign language with our babies to help them learn to communicate, even before they can talk. We have found that our babies love learning to sign different things such as bottle, milk, and all done to communicate their needs and wishes. They also love to sign things such as bird, tree, and outside to express their enjoyment of our environment. We have found that our babies can begin learning simple signs as early as six months. As children begin to speak, their reliance on the signs diminishes. Some research indicates that children who learn sign language as a baby will develop expanded vocabularies.

Garden Program

Our garden program helps our preschool children to learn about the science of growing and the nutrition of eating foods that are healthy for us. With our very own garden in our playground, our children plant the seedlings and nurture them as they grow. They are very excited when it comes time to harvest the kale, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, and other vegetables. Our children help to prepare the vegetables and are excited to try them! With the ever growing obesity epidemic, it is important that our children learn to make healthy food choices.