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Altadena Children’s Center


Altadena, CA

Rated on: 9/01/2017*

Adult-Child Interactions 4 Stars Scores high on providing:
  • Emotional support
  • An organized classroom
  • Consistent schedules and routines
  • Interactions that build vocabulary, critical thinking skills and curiosity
  • Lessons that include children’s experiences and ideas
Physical Environment 3 Stars Has been rated on if the quality of the learning environment is safe, clean, and enriching, and has a plan for improvements
Developmental Screening and Monitoring 2 Stars Ensures children receive annual physicals to make sure children are healthy and ready to learn
Child Observation and Planning 4 Stars Uses a state-approved tool to observe children’s development at least twice a year, and uses the results to plan learning activities in the classroom
Teacher-Child Ratios and Group Size 5 Stars At least:
  • 3 teachers for every 9 infants
  • 3 teachers for every 12 toddlers
  • 1 teacher for every 8 preschoolers and a group size less than 20
Staff Qualifications - Lead Teacher 3 Stars 24 early childhood education units, plus 16 general education units. Staff completes 21 hours of professional development annually
Staff Qualifications - Center Director 4 Stars Bachelor’s degree with 24 early childhood education units, 6 units of preschool administration, 2 units of supervision, or has a Program Director Permit from the CA Department of Education. Staff completes 21 hours of professional development annually

Note: QSLA providers are rated every two years. The above score is a reflection of the aspects of quality that were observed on a designated “rating” day, and on corresponding data that was gathered during the assessment period.

Sites are assigned a tier rating on a 5-point scale using the Quality Continuum Framework.

To verify that sites are currently in good standing, in compliance, and that there are no outstanding violations, we encourage you to check with the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Department (CDSS-CCLD).

*Tier ratings are updated on this web page every January, May, and September. Changes to a provider’s tier rating due to a recent assessment will be reflected at the next update.