Our Programs

The Children's School at Claremont McKenna College provides a language based, developmentally appropriate program for children ranging in age from two to eight years. It accommodates children from the Claremont College community and from the community at large.

The school consists of five different classes. Each class of up to eighteen children is held in a small cottage that was designed especially for the care of young children. These cottages support carefully planned programs that include activities in language, art, science, math, cooking, dramatic play, music, and movement.

Most of the activities are done in small groups, although activities for individuals and large groups are planned as well.

Our teachers do lesson planning weekly, usually around a theme. They plan activities that reinforce the theme and provide integrated experiences. Their lesson plans are posted in the classrooms and school office.