East Pasadena, Pasadena, TX Daycare
If you reside in East Pasadena, Pasadena, TX, you can choose the best daycare for your child. Our Pals Activity Center is just 3 minutes away by vehicle or 13-minute walk!
From East Pasadena, head west on Mc Nay Dr toward Red Bluff Rd. Turn right onto Red Bluff Rd, and turn left onto Burke Rd. Head straight and in less than a minute, you’ll see our daycare.
View our location in Pasadena, TX for more information, or see our map below for directions from East Pasadena to Pals Activity Center.
Because of our school’s excellent standards and reputation, parents come from as far as South Houston to enroll their children.
Many people feel that Pals Activity Center is the ideal location for their child’s preschool because of our proximity to East Pasadena.
About East Pasadena, Pasadena, TX
East Pasadena is a census-designated place in Pasadena, Texas. East Pasadena consists of a small residential area that is south of NASA Road 1. East Pasadena sits on a slight stretch of road where the city’s boundary extends to the east of what used to be State Highway 35. The town of Seabrook and Bayport surrounds East Pasadena.
East Pasadena is a small community with a school called “North Shore Elementary School” for grades Pre-K through 5th grade.
East Pasadena Park features:
athletic complex with full-sized baseball/softball fields
a lighted football field
and a soccer field
East Pasadena is located on the northern side of Galveston Bay. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, East Pasadena has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated “Cfa” on climate maps.
Having access to local parks, playgrounds, childcare facilities, and well-regarded preschools is essential for families with children.
The proximity of high-quality childcare facilities is essential for all families. Still, it is significant for families with working parents.
East Pasadena is not only one of the oldest neighborhoods in Pasadena; it’s also home to some of the most desirable homes. The neighborhood has a history that goes back to the 1800s when the first settlers arrived and set up residence on their new land. Pasadena was founded by Leland Stanford Jr., son of California railroad tycoon Leland Stanford, who bought 8,800 acres east of Los Angeles for $150 an acre. Leland Jr.’s wife Jane wanted to build a summer resort for people from all over Southern California, so she hired Frederick Law Olmstead Sr., designer of New York City’s Central Park, as well as Stanford University. The result was “the city among parks,” -a vision that continues to this day.
Many of the original homes have been torn down and replaced by mansions, but some gems from the early 1900s remain, as well as charming newer homes tucked away on narrow streets.
When you hear “Pasadena,” many people immediately think of majestic California estates like those featured in Disney’s “Cars.”
East Pasadena is one of the city’s most desirable areas, with some real estate listings fetching millions. “East Pas” has an eastern neighbor–the upscale Sierra Madre neighborhood that borders Allen Avenue between Del Mar Boulevard and Hill Avenue. To the south are close-knit communities of Old Town Pasadena, the Raymond District, and South Lake Avenue.
East Pass is home to some of Pasadena’s oldest gems. Many homes are built in a craftsman style that makes them seem like they are out of an old fairy tale book. Some areas have charming tree-lined streets with houses tucked away on narrow lanes, while other parts are grander with wide tree-lined streets and larger homes. A lot of the area has been redeveloped, but some features are still reasonably undisturbed.
The first settlers arrived in Pasadena on March 18, 1874, after purchasing land from the Los Angeles Barranca Land Company, a group of investors who had acquired most of Pasadena and South Pasadena and laid out the street grid. The location of these first homes was near Orange Grove Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard, then later on East Colorado Street. The community that grew up along the north side of the old Rancho Rosa de Castilla developed commercial ties to Old Town Pasadena, which soon became a thriving retail district. It was the first commercial center in Pasadena, beginning as a few wealthy homes at the turn of the twentieth century and becoming a full-fledged business district catering to residents who worked there and shoppers from around the region.
The first transcontinental train arrived on June 5, 1885, making plans for a “grand hotel” by the tracks. Henry E. Huntington built the Pasadena Hotel in 1902. It remained a significant part of Pasadena’s tourism business for decades, hosting such guests as President Herbert Hoover. He took a break from his Commerce Department duties to stay at the hotel in 1929 and Elvis Presley in 1956 before he made it big. The hotel fell into disrepair and was torn down in 1967, replaced by the current office building on Colorado Boulevard and Mentor Avenue. Caltech now owns it.
In 1895, former Kansas Governor John P. St. John purchased 847 acres of land along East Colorado Street near Lake Avenue, planning to build a town for motion picture companies to shoot their silent films. By 1900, the main boulevard had been completed with a bridge across the Arroyo known as the Colorado Street Bridge. Businesses opened on South Raymond Avenue and East Green Street, which became bookends for this new town, then named Monrovia after St. John’s son Monroe. The city increased and was incorporated in 1903 with a new City Hall opening on Myrtle Street and New York Avenue.
St. John was mayor from 1903-1906, followed by George E. Cole from 1909-1912. Today there is a statue of him along the sidewalk at the south side of Monrovia City Hall.
Monrovia was hit hard by The Great Depression, falling into disrepair before being revitalized in the 1980s. It’s now known for many historic homes and its wonderful tree-lined streets with an old-world charm.
One of Pasadena’s oldest historic landmarks is the Arroyo Seco Bridge which was made of concrete in 1904, becoming the first reinforced concrete bridge in Southern California. It’s tall enough that the tall-masted schooner ships could pass under it during that period, becoming a symbol for residents who wanted to keep Pasadena “open” to such creative exploration.
Today the bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places, carrying the Arroyo Seco Parkway across the river.
Find Out More About East Pasadena, Pasadena, TX Daycare
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We offer trial starter sessions – that will let you get to see just how well it could work for you.