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Western Christian Schools Corporate Office

3105 Padua Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

(909) 624-8291


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We promote experiences that meet the needs of our students by stimulating learning in all developmental areas. The curriculum is developmentally appropriate and challenging. We believe children learn best from direct and personal exploration of the environment. Children learn through curiosity and discovery, through making choices and through the modeling of adults. Our program is designed to enhance the individual skills of each child and to honor and celebrate everyone's uniqueness. This is accomplished by recognizing the inter-relatedness of their spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional and physical development.
We believe in serving the whole child, which includes the child's family and community. We believe a well-prepared and sensitive staff is crucial to the success of our program. The Western Christian staff members are highly trained in early childhood development and strive to be positive Christian role models. They are encouraged to continue their professional growth through higher education. Our program provides opportunities for staff development and training. Our adult to child ratio is 1:5 in our classrooms. We promote continuity and stability for our students by communicating closely with parents."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"7:30 -- 8:00 a.m. Self Directed Play Centers
8:00 -- 8:50 a.m. Morning Outside Playground Time
8:50 -- 10:45 a.m. Wash-up, snack, pledges to the American and Christian Flag, and Bible. Bible story, Bible verses,
umbers, read books, language, centers, and free play. Small circle time, work on a concept
10:45 -- 11:10 a.m. Wash up, pray for lunch
11:10 -- 12:15 a.m. Lunch and outside play
12:15- 2:30 p.m. Nap Time
2:30 -- 2:45 p.m. Wake-up, shoes on, and potty-time
2:45 -- 3:15 p.m. Snack
3:15 -- 4:30 p.m. Centers (Art, Crafts) and self directed play
4:30 -- 5:30 p.m. Outside play -- weather permitting
Excerpted from the preschool's website