Strengthening Children, Families, and Our Community

Our History

St. Bernardine of Siena Children’s Center opened its doors in August 1996.  Starting out with only a couple of classrooms, the center has now grown to having 9 classrooms and providing services for children ages 2 – 5 years old.  The center is one of the largest and most successful preschools in the LA Archdiocese.

Our School's Mission and Philosophy

The philosophy of education at St. Bernardine of Siena Children’s Center is centered in Christ. It is concerned with the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical development of the child. The Church and the Children’s Center recognize the parent as the primary educator of the child. The Catholic school, in conjunction with the parent, is the educational setting by which knowledge, culture, and the values are developed within the child.

 

With Jesus as our model, St Bernardine of Siena Children’s Center provides a deep foundation of faith and academics in a safe and loving environment. Each child is encouraged to become a respectful, confident, and responsible individual within the community.  Our goal is to educate students in a loving, caring and supportive environment where God’s love is prevalent.  We strive to follow the example of Christ as the teacher as we embrace the joys and challenges of our vocation which is to assist parents in cultivating the mind, body, and heart of each child entrusted to us.

 

Class sizes are small and discipline is consistent, loving and Christian. Students are challenged to make good choices and to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Activities and lessons are designed to ensure a developmentally appropriate, child-centered program. It is our belief that young children learn best through both structured activities using their senses and free play. The preschool’s program is also designed to enhance a child’s social skills and self-image. In order to be successful learners, cooperation, turn-taking, and problem-solving skills must be developed.  In addition, it’s important that young children feel confident in their ability to make choices, initiate a learning encounter, ask questions, and use their knowledge.

 

A certified Early Education teacher and an aide are on staff for each of our classes. Children learn through experience and we strive to open the minds through various activities.  A typical day includes free play, circle or gathering time, a group activity, snack, story time, religion, exercise time, learning centers, and reinforcement time for Pre-K.

Director
Ms. Charlene Barkes

 

Teachers

Ms. Daniela Wood

Ms. Kim Segal

Ms. Debbie Milewski

Ms. Stephanie Coon

Ms. Dana Mitchell

Ms. Pam Ferguson

Ms. Lois Van Langingham

Ms. Jodie Ham

Ms. Mona Alfano – Daycare

 

Teacher Aides

Ms. Lucia Andriani

Ms. LeeAnn Lincome

Ms. Dana Mitchell

Ms. Kathy Cromar

Ms. Sherri Maranto

 

Office

Ms. Jill Ames

Ms. Cathy Barkes

Our Faculty

CALENDAR

Click to view our calendar page

TAKE A TOUR!

View images of our newly remodeled campus.

Or you can call or email to schedule one in person.

(818) 716-4730   |   info@stbpreschool.org

DROP US A LINE

Submitting Form...

The server encountered an error.

Form received.

PARTNER LINKS

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

www.lacatholicschools.org

 

Soccer Shots

www.soccershots.org/losangeles

 

Tumblebees Gymnastic Bus

www.tumblebees4me.com

WE'RE SOCIAL!

TESTIMONIALS

See what others have to say about us...

Copyright © 2015 St Bernardine of Siena Preschool & Children's Center. All rights reserved.