Ages

Infants - 6 weeks to 12 months

Baby's Breath Room. At Play Care Learning Center, our experienced teachers take pride in ensuring your precious baby has a great start in learning and development. They actively engage and interact with infant’s through talking, playing, moving, singing, and reading. These activities help infants physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development. Our daily activities provide great opportunities for infants to develop their:

  • ◆ Language attainment
  • ◆ Sensory consciousness
  • ◆ Motor skills
  • ◆ Visual following
  • ◆ Self-motivating skills, and more…
Our infants are engaged in different creative based activities throughout the day, and parents are kept informed of their activities and learning daily through our online app.

Toddler - 12 months to 24 months

Cherry Blossom Room. Play Care Learning Center's Toddler Program provides a very rich and stimulating environment for your toddler that helps their early mental and physical development. Our highly trained teachers are focused on providing an educational, safe, and fun environment in a classroom where multiple opportunities are provided for toddlers to express their creative abilities.
Our classrooms are designed to assist your toddler with social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. Our toddlers are engaged in different creative based activities throughout the day, and parents are kept informed of their activities and learning daily through our online app.

For toddlers we provide:

  • ◆ A separate playground with age-appropriate play structures
  • ◆ Designated art sessions in our art studio which includes clay sculpting, hand printing, project making and so much more
  • ◆ Indoor playground (for hot/cold/rainy days) including bouncy play structures.
  • ◆ Gardening and lots of hands-on experiences

Early Preschool - 24 mos. to 36 mos. / Preschool - 3, 4 and 5 year olds

Various Rooms. Play Care Learning Center's Preschool Program provides a very rich and stimulating environment for preschool age children which helps their cognitive and physical development. PCLC provides a wide range of classroom materials in an environment with designated Math, Art, Science, Reading/Writing, Blocks, and Dramatic play areas. Our classrooms are not only designed to stimulate children’s curiosity but also provide variety of learning tools for them.
Our center provides four different play grounds, Physics, Farm, Loose Parts, and Sport, that provide endless possibilities for any interest. PCLC also provides a designated Art Studio in which children in small groups can have an opportunity to create different forms of art crafts such and clay and candle making. To be eligible for pre-school your child must be fully potty trained and be emotionally, physically and mentally prepared to have the best experience possible in an older classroom group.

In summary for preschoolers, PCLC provides:

  • ◆ Four different playgrounds with a variety of activities for children with different interests
  • ◆ Designated art sessions within small groups in our art studio which include clay sculpting, hand printing, candle making and so much more
  • ◆ Indoor playground (for hot/cold/rainy days) including bouncy play structures
  • ◆ Gardening and lots of hands-on experiences

Preshool Limited Service - 3, 4 and 5 year olds

Daffodil Room. Play Care Learning Center's Limited Service Preschool program is a 6 hour mid-day program running from 9 AM to 3 PM - at more affordable rates. To keep rates affordable, lunch is not provided and must be provided by parents everyday their child attends. Like our regular preschool program, a rich and stimulating environment helps students achieve advanced cognitive, social and physical development. PCLC provides a wide range of classroom materials in an environment with designated Math, Art, Science, Reading/Writing, Blocks, and Dramatic play areas. Our classroom is not only designed to stimulate children’s curiosity but also provides a variety of learning tools for them. Children must be potty trained to be eligible for this program.
Our center shares four different play grounds, Physics, Farm, Loose Parts, and Sports. PCLC also provides a designated Art Studio in which children in small groups can have an opportunity to create different forms of art crafts such and clay and candle making.

In summary for Limited Service Preschool, PCLC provides:

  • ◆ Strong academic focus based on California curriculum
  • ◆ Four different playgrounds with a variety of activities for children with different interests
  • ◆ Advanced art sessions with small groups in our art studio which include clay sculpting, hand printing, candle making and so much more
  • ◆ Indoor playground (for hot/cold/rainy days) including bouncy play structures
  • ◆ Gardening and lots of hands-on experiences

Before and or After School Care - K-12 year olds

Daffodil Room. Play Care Learning Center's After School and or Before School care program provides homework assistance, a nurturing environment, science projects and free play time. Students are transported in a Ford Transit van outfitted with side curtain air bags, child appropriate booster seats, anti-roll technology, predictive accident protection among others to provide the safest transportation service anywhere in our area. Like our regular preschool program, a rich and stimulating environment helps students achieve advanced cognitive, social and physical development. PCLC provides a wide range of classroom materials in an environment with designated Math, Art, Science, Reading/Writing, Blocks, and Dramatic play areas. Our classroom is not only designed to stimulate children’s curiosity but also provides a variety of learning tools for them.
Our center shares four different play grounds, Physics, Farm, Loose Parts, and Sports. PCLC also provides a designated Art Studio in which children in small groups can have an opportunity to create different forms of art crafts such and clay and candle making.

Curriculum

PCLC's curriculum is based on our philosophy of learn by doing and is Reggio Emilia inspired. As such, teachers respect and listen to each child to understand their interests and create learning paths around them. While doing this the teacher weaves in core concepts about math, science, drawing, reading etc. to make learning fun and something you actually learn rather than memorize.

PCLC uses the California DRDP (Desired Results Developmental Profile) framework for periodic evaluation of children. This framework evaluates children on eight categories:

  • ◆ Approaches to Learning - Self Regulation
  • ◆ Social and Emotional Development
  • ◆ Language and Literacy Development
  • ◆ English Language Development
  • ◆ Cognition Including Math and Science
  • ◆ Physical Development - Health
  • ◆ History - Social Science
  • ◆ Visual and Performing Arts
Within each of these categories a child is evaluated as Responding, Exploring, Building or Integrating. And finally, within each of those categories a child is evaluated as Earlier, Middle or Later.

The software our school uses has slighty different names for these. However, all of this is available via your smartphone. For comprehensive information about the California DRDP please check out the evaluation methodology and matrixes available here. PCLC teachers constantly monitor and evaluate each child’s learning ability based on their daily activities. Children will be evaluated according to their developmental progress based on observations. Each child will also have an electronic portfolio that tracks what they've done with photos and annotations.

Infants:

Infants are beginning to develop an understanding of the world around them through their senses and physical actions. To develop these skills, infants will experience age appropriate activities that help the child develop at his/her own rate. A child will experience activities in the areas of sensory-motor, psycho-motor, language development, cognitive development, large and small motor skills and social and emotional development.

Toddlers:

Toddlers are developing social skills, enlarging their vocabulary and testing their independence. The two year olds will explore and learn about their environment through individual and group activities. Toilet training, learning to deal with frustrations and encouraging self-help skills will be offered to provide a successful age appropriate experience.

Three, Four and Five-year-olds:

Preschoolers are developing peer relationships, asking questions about the world around them and developing self-discipline and control. Families are the primary caregivers and educators of young children. Play Care Learning Center (PCLC) Staff works collaboratively with parents to ensure that children are provided optimal learning experiences.

Calendar

Our annual calendar with holidays and teacher service days

Food Menu

A sample one week food menu

DRDP Program Matrix

This document provides an overview of the categories that students will be evaluated on.

DRDP Scale and Measures

This document provides an example of the scale and measures.

Before/After School Program

PCLC's before and/or after school program provides an alternative to Roseville school districts Adventure Club. Please click on the PDF image below for a brochure of our offering. We only cover select schools due to different individual schools scheudles. We have 24 spots available (12 spots for Kindergarten and 12 spots for Grades 1-12 year olds). This year, this service will start whenever Roseville schools start the 2020/2021 school year.

Before/After School Program

Printable Brochure

Forms

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If you were previously enrolled with PCLC you will be familiar with that registration process. We use Brightwheel to administer our after school program and that's how you'll be invoiced and pay fees. Use the enrollment tab to sign up.


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