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La Petite Academy - East J

798 East "j" Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Phone:
(619) 421-0966

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Research shows that an enriched, stimulating preschool environment is the ideal place for children to earn social-emotional "literacy" - behavior in a learning community, respect for others and a sense of confidence and competence. That's why at La Petite Academy, our Journey Curriculum constantly presents children with opportunities that will help them build skills vital to success in Kindergarten, and in life.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Research shows that an enriched, stimulating preschool environment is the ideal place for children to earn social-emotional "literacy" - behavior in a learning community, respect for others and a sense of confidence and competence. That's why at La Petite Academy, our Journey Curriculum constantly presents children with opportunities that will help them build skills vital to success in Kindergarten, and in life.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language      
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught It's never too early to get a jump on learning. Our Journey Curriculum is a year-round Preschool Curriculum that includes 26 themed units tied to specific learning activities. It incorporates journals and portfolios to encourage communication through drawing and writing while showing your child's progression of learning throughout the year. We also offer a Spanish enrichment program for our Preschool children.

Home-School Connection

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
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

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