Little Knights Program

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Little Knights Program Pink & Aqua Dragons is for children 18 months to 2.5 years of age.

Program Options:

Little Knights Morning Program | 8:30am - 12:00pm

Little Knights Afternoon Program | 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Full Day Program | 8:30am - 4:30pm

Your Little Knight will have two “Discovery Rooms” to explore while they learn to be independent for the very first time with the guidance + care of our dedicated child development specialists.  Each room offer a warm, safe and nurturing environment with an indoor/outdoor play area, sandbox, and colorful corners to explore. 

 

It is here that we will help guide you and your child during their early years, working together to create your “Path To Preschool”. 

View the schedule at-a-glance here.

Additionally, activity centers + outdoor play are based on observations of each child and are planned to provide a daily balance of the following: indoor/outdoor, active/quiet, individual/small group, gross motor/fine motor, child initiated/teacher initiated.  The curriculum includes play experiences that foster growth in the Personal/Social, Cognitive, Sensorimotor and Language/Communication domains. 

Ms. Laritza
Department Head
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Ms. Laritza received two AA's from Pasadena City College; one in Humanities and the other in Social and Behavioral Sciences. She also holds a B.A from San Jose State University in Child and Adolescent Development with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education. She is proud to share that the last semester at SJSU she made the Dean’s List. She started working with children at 15, which is when she realized she wanted to become an early childhood educator.

Ms. Mariah
Teacher
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Ms. Maria
Teacher
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Ms. Maria was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She attended Belmont High School where she had the opportunity to learn more about the field of STEM. After graduating high school she attend UC Irvine as an Education Sciences major.

 

As a young girl she was interested in making a difference in her community through education. By participating in teaching opportunities and working as a Montessori teacher for 4 years, Ms. Maria learned about a different approach to engage students in their learning experience.

 

She loves coming home to her 5 year old dog, named Blue, whose curly hair bounces every time he walks around the house, and she has a bunny named Cocoa Puffs who loves lettuce and carrots. Her favorite activities are going to new places, arts and crafts, cooking, and so many more.  

Ms. Karina
Teacher
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Ms. Denise
Teacher
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Ms. Karina was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is currently an Early Childhood Education student and will graduate with an AA transfer and continue pursuing her education in Child Development and teaching. Ms. Karina loves working with children and is dedicated towards advocating for the voices of children, their education, families, and the communities they are a part of. Ms. Karina enjoys her free time spending it with her loved ones. Some of her hobbies include reading, writing, cooking, listening to music, attending music festivals, and exploring the city she grew up in.

Ms. Denise is born and raised in Los Angeles. Her love for teaching flourished when her first nephew was born. However, her passion for pursuing education grew as she volunteered at an elementary school working with kindergartners.

Currently, she is a senior at California State University Northridge where she is earning her bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent development! Ms. Denise hopes to continue to grow through her education and eventually earn her Masters.

In her spare time Ms. Denise enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Jesus, and her son. She enjoys going to the park, hiking with her family, and finding delicious eats all around the city!

Ms. Mariah was born and raised in Los Angeles. She found her passion of becoming an early childhood educator in the 7th grade after volunteering with 2 ½ to 5 year olds for an after school program. As an alumni of our local neighborhood Marshall High, Ms Mariah is currently attending Pasadena City College to complete her degree in Child Development. One of her goals is to become an elementary school teacher for kindergartners or 1st graders, and eventually a professor for child development. 

 

Ms. Mariah is very close to her family as they are a huge part of her everyday life. She has a younger brother who attends John Marshall and a younger sister. Outside of teaching, she enjoys hiking, working out at the gym, and exploring new places. In her free time she likes to journal and read books, as well as the expression of painting and dancing. Whenever there is a pocket of free time on her days off, she likes to squeeze in a good nap!

Little Knights Schedule

The pace and flow of the day for Little Knights is based on the individual needs of each child, in each class. We understand that each child has their own schedule for sleep, eating, and diaper changes, and that they are all at different  developmental stages. We have designed a schedule that attends to the caring needs of each child. View details of daily schedule here.

 
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