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TLC of Cupertino

10038 Bret Avenue
Cupertino, CA 95014

(408) 996-1866


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught language arts, math readiness, art, science,|movement|music |drama|social studies

From the Director:

"The program at TLC provides the perfect balance between the structured approach and the developmental approach to learning. We believe in meeting the needs of the 'whole child' - socially, emotionally and cognitively. We believe that this sound early childhood program gives our students the tools that will serve them well on their educational journey. Our phonics-based program provides a strong foundation for success in reading. The daily schedule includes planned activities related to the 'letter of the week'- language arts, math readiness, art, science, social studies, drama, music and movement. These activities are balanced with outside time and 'self chosen time' where the children are free to choose between housekeeping, water play, free art and manipulatives. The children are taught respect of themselves, others and the environment. Learning should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience and therefore should not place pressures upon the child." Extracted from

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our mission is to provide an early education program in which the foundation for a lifetime of learning is developed within each child At TLC of Cupertino we believe that each child is special and unique. Our program is designed to promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of the young child. The curriculum is significantly well rounded to make each child feel good about himself / herself in some way each day." Extracted from