“Play is the highest form of research.”

– Albert Einstein

COVID-19 Information

In response to MDUSD’s decision to begin the school year with 100% distance learning, Walnut Acres Children’s Center will be offering a Monday – Friday program from 8:00am-4:00pm for grades K-5; and Little Acres from 8:00am-2:00pm.

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Watching history in the making. ... See MoreSee Less
Watching history in the making.
“We may all have come in different ships, but we’re all in the same boat” -MLK

Reminder to all that we will be CLOSED Monday in observance of Martin Luther King.
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“We may all have come in different ships, but we’re all in the same boat” -MLK

Reminder to all that we will be CLOSED Monday in observance of Martin Luther King.
A great first week back with our friends! #wacc ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome back and Happy New Year to all! We hope your time at home was filled with Play and relaxation!

Our Parent Library Spotlight will be reemerging this year! This month we are spotlighting "A Child's Work: The importance of Fantasy Play" by Vivian Gussin Paley. Remember that if you see a book you would like to check out, contact the Center! #parentlibraryspotlight #playiswork

""Pretend YOU are the children who are playing." she said.....

In time we discovered that play was indeed work. First there is the business of deciding who to be and who the others must be and what the environment is to look like and when it is time to change the scene. Then there was the even bigger problem of getting others to listen to you and accept your point of view while keeping the integrity of the make-believe, the commitment of the other players, and perhaps the loyalty of a best friend. Oddly enough, the hardest part of the play for us to reproduce or invent were the fantasies themselves. Ours were never as convincing as the children's; it took us a great deal of practice to do what was, well, child's play in the nursery." - Page 2
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Welcome back and Happy New Year to all! We hope your time at home was filled with Play and relaxation!   

Our Parent Library Spotlight will be reemerging this year!  This month we are spotlighting A Childs Work: The importance of Fantasy Play by Vivian Gussin Paley.  Remember that if you see a book you would like to check out, contact the Center!  #parentlibraryspotlight #playiswork 

Pretend YOU are the children who are playing. she said.....

     In time we discovered that play was indeed work. First there is the business of deciding who to be and who the others must be and what the environment is to look like and when it is time to change the scene. Then there was the even bigger problem of getting others to listen to you and accept your point of view while keeping the integrity of the make-believe, the commitment of the other players, and perhaps the loyalty of a best friend.  Oddly enough, the hardest part of the play for us to reproduce or invent were the fantasies themselves. Ours were never as convincing as the childrens; it took us a great deal of practice to do what was, well, childs play in the nursery. - Page 2
A little blue steel from our Little Acres party animals! ... See MoreSee Less
A little blue steel from our Little Acres party animals!

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