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Peek-A-Boo Preschool

3112 Windsor Drive
Alameda, CA 94501

(510) 522-5539


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led, Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio-Emilia

From the Director:

Our program is very unique. We use many of the most successful approaches to learning. Throughout our day we have play based activities, teacher led circle time, Montessori approach to academics,Waldorf approach to teaching the child as an individual, and a creative arts and crafts program like Reggio-Emilia.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Sign language

From the Director:

Our program is a combination of teacher led activities , stations, and children choose their own activities. Our academic program teaches children to read, write and do addition and subtraction by the time they are ready for kindergarten. This is based on working one on one with the teacher each day for about 10 minutes. The results are truly amazing. Our children leave us and are at the top of their class in elementary school. We are very proud of them.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our program is very unique.
The children are taught one on one with a teacher. They work at their own individual level. They progress at their own pace.
They are not in competition with other students - just themselves.
We have had over 30 years of success with this way of teaching.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our program reflects the philosophy that preschool years are for FUN and for a great deal of LEARNING and DISCOVERY.

Growth is a sequential and orderly process through predictable stages of development. We understand these stages and offer a program that will nurture and facilitate growth of each child to his/her best potential.

At Peek-A-Boo Preschool we lay a foundation for your child's feeling of self-confidence. We provide an atmosphere encouraging an excitement for learning.

A Typical Day

7:30 'Play based' activity centers

8:30 Creative Arts and Crafts

'Developmental' approach to Reading, Writing, and Math readiness.
Each child is taught individually by a teacher. They are taught at their own level.
Fun filled outside play in a safe fenced yard. 'Play based' activity centers.

11:00 Lunch time (we provide fruits, vegetables, and a beverage. You provide your child's favorite sandwich.

11:30 Circle Time
Sign Language, singing, dancing and instruments, story time, Show and Tell (Friday)

12:00 Morning session ends

12:30 Settling down for nap time

1:00 Nap time

3:00 Snack time

3:30 More fun filled play outside in our safe fenced yard.

5:00 'Play based' activity center/board games

6:00 Full day session ends

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Our program is very unique.
We communicate with the parents everyday in person.
We also communicate thru email.
We provide phone conferences.
Parent - teacher conferences are available as often as the parents would like.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • 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
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Individual needs basis. Each child is different.