About Taylor-Tot Playhouse

A Leader in Early Education

Taylor-Tot PLayhouse has been shaping the lives of young children since 1950. We are a community driven school and we pride ourselves on creating a family environment among our students, parents, staff, and the surrounding community. Taylor-Tot provides a solid foundation for children by giving them the tools to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

We focus on what your child needs and we make sure that they are growing in all aspects of development: academically, emotionally, and physically.

Our approach to education

Our approach is simple. Children need structure and a foundation so we focus on the fundamentals: Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic.

Click here for a note from the founder of Taylor-Tot, Mrs. Taylor.


Teachers

Mrs. Joanne Andrews
Director/Teacher
Mrs. Gloria Clark
Teacher
Mrs. Joyce Black
Teacher
Mrs. Iris Dyson
Teacher
Mrs. Esther Smith
Teacher
Ms. Marion Austin
Teacher
Felecia Sparks
Teacher

Our Program

Our Program Includes:
  • Creative activities through drama, music and crafts
  • Basic academics for future learning
  • Well-balanced meals and snacks
  • Developing interest in reading skills
  • Vigorous play and quiet rest periods

Dress Policy

There is no restriction on clothing worn to school. Comfortable play clothes are recommended. Be sure all garments are labeled with your child’s name. The school is NOT responsible for lost clothing.


Emergency Procedure

In the event your child should become ill at school, parents will be notified. The child will be isolated on his/her resting pad until parent arrives for transportation.

Should serious emergency arise, medical care for the school has been arranged at a nearby medical office. This would be used only if parents or a specific guardian could not be reached by phone or if other emergency procedures indicated by parent cannot be fulfilled.


Daily Schedule

7:00AM – 8:45AM Children arrive, free play inside or outside
8:45AM – 9:00AM Flag salute and preparation for individual class activities
9:00AM – 11:00AM Classroom activities
11:00AM – 12:30PM Recess/Lunch
12:30PM – 1:00PM Preparation for rest time
1:00PM – 3:00PM Rest period
3:00PM – 3:30PM Nutrition snacks
3:30PM – 5:30PM Supervised outdoor or indoor free play
5:30PM – 6:00PM Preparing to go home
6:00PM School closed (There is a fee charged for all late pick-ups)


Admission and Tuition Policy

Children must be 21/2 years old, also toilet trained and in good physical and mental health before acceptance. A registration fee of $300.00 is required upon enrollment, and will be due each September at the beginning of the school year. Weekly tuition is $100.00 and payable every Friday or the following Monday. If payment is not received by the due date, a $5.00 per day late fee is assessed.


Staff

All teachers on staff are well qualified and carry the required amount of completed subjects and training. We are concerned for your child’s health and safety; therefore, we rely on you to NOT send a sick child to school. Admittance will be refused to any child with symptoms of illness.


Health Policy

The State department of Social Welfare requires a Licensed Physician Certificate of good health for each child upon entrance and evidence of immunization for polio, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, small pox, measles, hepatitis B, and chicken pox.

Children may be exempted from these requirements when it is recommended by the physician for medical reasons or if his/her parents sign for exemption due to religious belief.


THE MOMS AND DADS CLUB

In order to provide the school with the support and resources sufficient to help maintain the best learning environment possible for all children, the Moms and Dads Club was formed over twenty years ago, by parents who greatly appreciated the learning experience their children were experiencing, and is still in operation. Their mission is to be supportive in the success of all children at Taylor-Tot Playhouse through the commitment of their time, resources and dedication. Their function is to come together as parents to enhance the educational program that Mrs.Taylor, Mrs. Andrews, (Mrs. Taylor’s daughter) and the staff have lovingly and tirelessly created.

Over the years, the Moms and Dads Club has coordinated various school activities and fundraisers. Some of the school activities have included Parent/Teacher Mixers, Teacher Appreciation Luncheons and School Picnics. Fundraising activities throughout the year have included the Annual Pancake Breakfast, Spring Carnival, Pizza Nights, Coin Drives and Raffles, among others.

All fundraising proceeds pay for various activities, materials and supplies for the children and staff. In the past the Moms and Dads Club has been able to provide the school with new carpet, chalkboards, playground equipment, televisions, an audio system and has had the entire school painted on the inside. None of this would have been possible without the support of the parents.

The Moms and Dads Club needs the participation and input of every parent to be able to continue its support. Parent participation is encouraged, welcomed, appreciated and valued.

The Moms and Dads Club meets every month on the second Wednesday, unless otherwise stated.


FUNDRAISER INITIATIVES FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

Listed below are traditional fundraising agendas that will be implemented during the school year.

ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST
One of the biggest fundraisers of the year. A fabulous, fun filled day where children, parents and friends can gather for food, fun and great conversation. Each family is responsible for selling two book of tickets, ten tickets each. Ticket price $6.00.

SHAKEY’S PIZZA NIGHT
We will have food and an enjoyable pizza party to help raise money for our cause. Family and friends are invited to come to this event. While are there, Shakey’s will donate 25% of the menu price of any food purchase we make to support our group. If you have a hectic schedule, you can still help because take-out orders count too. You can even call ahead and pick up dinner on the fly! Do not forget to drop your receipt in the box and bring your appetite!

RAFFLE
Taylor-Tot engages in several raffles during the school year. Parent prizes are also provided. A drawing is done for these prizes. All winners are announced during school hours. Each family is responsible for selling one book of ten tickets. The child selling the most tickets over 100 tickets, is eligible to win. Ticket price $1.00.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Clip foodservice Box Tops coupons from hundreds of participating General Mills products and submit them. Each coupon is worth 10 cents. A list of the products is provided.

ALUMINUM CANS/PLASTIC/GLASS BOTTLES DRIVE
This will be an on going drive through out the year. Bring your recyclable items to Mrs. Andrews.

SPRING CARNIVAL
Every year Taylor-Tots hosts a themed spring carnival. Lots of family filled fun activities. The activities are free for our present students. Tickets are for sale for all food items for our children. All others that wish to attend must pay for the activities and food.

T-SHIRTS
Order your T-shirt and wear it to show your school spirit on Wednesday and at all our events.


School Holidays and Observances

SCHOOL CLOSED CALENDAR (2015-2016 school year)

DECEMBER
…………………………………………………………….CHRISTMAS DAY
…………………………………………………………….THURSDAY AFTER XMAS
…………………………………………………………….FRIDAY AFTER XMAS
…………………………………………………………….MONDAY AFTER XMAS
…………………………………………………………….NEW YEARS’ EVE

JANUARY
……………………………………………………………..NEW YEARS’ DAY
…………………………………………………………….MLK’S BIRTHDAY

FEBRUARY
…………………………………………………………….LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY
…………………………………………………………….PRESIDENTS’ DAY

APRIL
……………………………………………………………GOOD FRIDAY

MAY
……………………………………………………………MEMORIAL DAY

JULY -AUGUST ………………………………………SCHOOL VACATION

As a facility licensed by the State of California Department of Health and Social Welfare, the Taylor-Tot Playhouse Day Care is operated on a non-discriminatory basis according to equal treatment and access to services without regard to race color, religion, national origin or ancestry.

The Taylor-Tot Playhouse is dedicated to children of all races and creeds. Special efforts are made to plant the seed to independence, so children can begin to understand the world around them. We strive to develop a real interest of wanting to learn through love and understanding.

Joanne Andrews
Director
Educating since 1950