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Handprints Preschool

3225 Winchester Boulevard
Campbell, CA 95008

Phone:
(408) 378-9000

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

"Our Missions: Handprints Preschool will provide a safe, positive, loving and supportive learning environment to our children. Where children can be creative thinkers and problem solvers, at the same time, have a structure in their learning which can be fun and enjoyable. Handprints Preschool will provide the highest quality and affordable Preschool and Day Care to our parents in Campbell and surrounding communities." Extracted from www.handprintspreschool.com

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

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

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  • 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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  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
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
  • 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 Art & Drawing Music Gymster Free Play Stories & Books Outside Play Beginning Spanish (per school web site)

From the Director:

"Curriculum type: Academic Developmental/Interactive Curriculum: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT LARGE MOTOR ACTIVITIES PERCEPTUAL MOTOR DRAMATIC PLAY AND COMPUTER TOTS CULTURE, ARTS, CRAFTS, AND MUSIC RHYTHM, SHAPES, COLORS, AND TEXTURE HEALTH AND SAFETY, NUTRITION, NAPS NUMBERS AND ALPHABETS RECOGNITIONS SCIENCE, MATH, AND PHONICS SCHOOL ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR PROBLEM SOLVING AND SELF HELP SKILLS" Extracted from www.handprintspreschool.com

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe that: All children should be treated with respect and dignity.

All children have a special gift. All children have a creative way of learning.

We can bring out the best of our children by providing them with a safe, positive, loving and supportive learning environment.

We can create our classroom in a way children will be able to become creative thinkers and problem solvers through Music, Art, Language, Science, Math and Dramatic Play.

Quality Preschool and Day Care Program has to meet the needs of each child's Physical, Intellectual, Social, Emotional, Cognitive and Language Development.

Quality Preschool and Day Care has to accept each child at his/her level of development and to provide the opportunity to encourage progress, through a plan program of flexible age-appropriate activities."

Extracted from www.handprintspreschool.com