Programs

Woodland Hills Day Care provides several programs to meet the needs of our families and children. These programs are:

Child care

Child care is provided for children from six weeks to 12 years of age, five days per week, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We accept children with authorization from W-2. Our teachers are certified.

Head Start

Head start is a federal educational developmental program for children 3 to 5 years of age. This program offers a comprehensive literacy component based on Creative Curriculum and Opening the World of Learning. Head Star is a free program of 3 and a half hour with wrap around child care service.

Summer Program

During the summer children have the opportunity to participate in an art, music and environmental science program. Children are exposed to art techniques with an artist in residence that speaks French. Children learn vocabulary in French as well as songs. A music program is provided where children are immersed in musical experiences which include singing and playing instruments. In addition, children interact with the environment through hands- on activities.

Los Angeles Reading Acquisition

Through collaboration with Marquette University and a grant provided by the Early Reading First program, children have been exposed to books and to literacy techniques helping children succeed in reading before entering kindergarten. Parents play an active role in this project.

Learning

Woodland Hills Day Care programs work hard to stay posted on the most up-to-date teaching methods. We are constantly revising our Opening the World of Learning (OWL) and Creative Curriculum by maintaining developmentally appropriate methods that nurture and enhance children’s learning. Our methods are exemplified in the activities we do with the kids.

Our activities are in the fields of:

  • Literacy
  • Art
  • Science
  • Manipulative
  • Music
  • Outdoor play
  • Sense related activities (smell, sight, feel)
  • Self-help activities

We like kids to learn by doing things themselves and provide them with an endless amount of enthusiasm as well as tools to explore with. Our classrooms are filled with toys, games, musical instruments, books and computers.
Each day, children are provided with social-emotional activities that help children solve problems, establish relationships, and develop responsibility. Our program supports the family unit. Parents are the first teacher of the child. <

Woodland Hills Day Care offers a unique and different care than other child care centers in Woodland Hills and Calabasas and West Hills area.  We create an environment where children are safe, nurtured, loved, and encouraged to learn, we strongly believe that:

  • High quality early care and education programs can yield both short-term benefits in school achievement and success in a child's development 

  • Sensitive child caregivers can help to reduce stress and hormone levels that may cause difficulties in learning and behavior 

  • Considering that 2/3 of children under six have mothers in the work force, there is a significant need for out-of-home child care 

  • Quality child care programs such as Head start have had positive enduring effects on academic achievement regardless of the quality of the school 

  • Poor quality child care negatively impacts children, lowering school readiness scores and language development -- factors that can lead to other behavioral problems