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ABC Preschool

1525 Bay Street
Alameda, CA 94501

(510) 521-6488

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

ABC Preschool teachers take a special interest in every student. If they are behind they work with them, if they are excelling they work with them. And they always keep the parent in the loop.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Mission: to provide families with a nurturing, enriching environment where their children can achieve their maximum potential in the areas of their intellect, emotional well being, social skills physical fitness and spiritual growth.

Philosophy: To promote learning, development and well-being in children by acknowledging their individual needs and personalities. The program will provide activities in a natural play environment which will allow children a variety of experiences within a supportive and explorative setting.

A Typical Day

6:30-8:30 Arrival, Free play
<p>8:30-8:45 Toileting
<p>8:45-9:15 Project
<p>9:15-9:45 Circle
<p>9:45-10:15 Snack
<p>10:15-11:00 Outside Free play <p>11:00-11:15 Phonics
<p>11:20-11:55 Inside Free play <p>12:00-12:30 Lunch
<p>12:30-2:30 pick up or nap
<p>2:30-end of day: Afternoon activities, projects, free play

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Open house & parent-teacher meetings.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

They give lots of encouragement to the parents & they call the parents once the child has calmed down. They offer to hold the child for comfort. They talk to the child and reassure him/her that mommy/daddy will be back. And if need be the child can hold the teachers hand for the whole day.