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Merry Moppet Preschool

2200 Carlmont Drive
Belmont, CA 94002

(650) 593-6175


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

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
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
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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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught Social Studies

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"It is the philosophy of our school that learning is a lifelong process and we recognize that the best education takes place in a warm, accepting, yet challenging environment. It is our goal to prepare a well-rounded student intellectually, socially, physically as well as emotionally. It is also our goal to instill a lifelong love of learning. It is our belief that the development of independent thinking is compatible with self-discipline, self-esteem, consideration and respect.
All of the school's goals, objectives and policies are directed toward recognizing each student's uniqueness and developing each child's full potential."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

7:30-9:00 am Inside free play
9:00-9:20 am Circle Time (calendar, jobs, roll)
9:20-9:45 am 1st Group
9:45- 10:15 am Storytime
10:15-11:00 am Recess
11:00-11:25 am 2nd Group
11:25- 11:50 am 3rd Group
11:50-12:00 pm Wash for lunch & sing song
12:00-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30-1:00 pm Recess & Bathroom
1:00-3:00 pm Quiet music & nap
3:00-3:45 pm Wake up & snack
3:45- 4:30 pm Project and/or recess
4:30-4:45 pm Wash up & story
4:45-5:25 pm get ready to go home
5:30 pm Pick up time