In the Armenian community, there is a need for a good school built on the foundation of sound human relationships, warmth, understanding, and genuine caring for the children. It should be a program which is structured, but also flexible enough to suit the needs of each individual child.
Our goal is to provide a useful education and to promote American and Armenian values. Our children are expected to love and respect American culture, the English language, their native language, as well as their own culture and history.
Narek Cultural Foundation is unique because of our staff members’ academic credentials, excellence, and high moral values. Therefore, we are a model school for our Armenian community.
Facility Location and Environment
The Narek Day Care Center is located at 321 Riverdale Drive, Glendale, California. The fresh air, clean neighborhood and beautiful facilities form the basis of an ideal educational environment for your children.
Narek Foundation is comprised of 2 individual buildings, providing a total of 6 classrooms, a kitchen, offices, a library, and a conference room. It has a large playground and a parking area.
The indoor and outdoor physical environment fosters optimal growth and development through opportunities for exploration and learning.
Activity areas are defined clearly by spatial arrangement. Space is arranged so that children can work individually, together in small groups, or in a large group. It is also arranged to provide clear pathways for children to move from one area to another and to minimize distractions.
Age-appropriate materials and equipment of sufficient quantity, variety, and durability are readily accessible to children.
The faculty members of our school are highly-qualified well-experienced university graduates. All of our teachers have mastered their chosen subjects, and can knowledgeably and proficiently guide students through their various steps of educational and social development.
Narek Day Care Center
Narek Day Care Center’s educational program is based on the educational philosophy that each child is provided with activities that promote his or her cognitive, social-emotional, intellectual and physical development.
We believe each child is unique for a variety of reasons, including his or her cultural identity, which influences learning. Therefore, we respect all cultures. We challenge the individual potential of every child. Learning is coordinated by our experienced staff.
Our teachers plan and implement learning possibilities for each individual child. At our center, children (2-5) develop naturally because we encourage interests, expression, and imagination in an age-appropriate, stimulating environment. The classroom environment and the room arrangements support teachers and allow them to engage in positive interactions with children. Children learn the skills necessary for them to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. They have opportunities to problem solve and build fine and gross motor skills. To this end, hands on activities help make learning fun and interesting.
Narek Armenian School
Narek Armenian School strives to raise an ideal citizen whose beliefs are deeply rooted to his heritage. In addition, the school provides students with studies in Armenian language, literature, history and culture.
In keeping with its high educational standards, Narek Armenian School instills and practices highly moral and disciplinary measures. As a result, the school bestows individual attention on each student.
The Narek Armenian School presently offers classes for Kindergarten through 8th grade.