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Valley Christian Ctr

7500 Inspiration Dr
Dublin, CA 94568-2838

Phone:
(925) 560-6200

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We view our school ministry as a service to the families and children of our
community who desire quality Christian childcare and academic enrichment for
their children beginning with preschool ages three years through our Junior
Kindergarten program.
We believe that each child is a unique and special gift from God and should be
encouraged to progress at his or her own rate of speed toward enriched
experiences, self-discipline, and the ability to make good choices. Our goal is to
provide an education that develops the whole child by providing a preschool
experience of lasting value with biblical values and principles woven throughout.
• Spiritually: by providing a Bible time, and by integrating a biblical
worldview throughout the curriculum and learning environment. We
model Christ-centered character qualities through the love of our staff
and the responses given to the children in our care. Bible stories, songs,
and prayer give children an awareness of God's love for them.
• Intellectually: by encouraging an enthusiasm for learning through
exploring and hands-on experiences.
• Physically: by encouraging experiences that will develop large and small
muscle coordination and motor skills.
• Socially / Emotionally: by encouraging participation in group activities,
getting along with others, and developing a feeling of security and
belonging.
• Creatively: by encouraging the exploration of art mediums, creative
experiences, and music."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"SAMPLE HALF-DAY CLASS SCHEDULE
8:15 8:40 Welcome / Interactive Play / Art
8:40 9:00 Bible / Chapel (F) / Music & Movement (TH)
9:00 9:15 Bathroom / Prep for Snack / Prayer
9:15 9:30 Snack
9:30 10:20 Centers: Lang. Arts, Letters, Social Studies, Math,
Science, Sensory and Choice Play
10:20 10:40 Spanish / Perception – Weekly Rotational
10:40 11:00 Recess / Drinks
11:00 11:15 Closing Circle: Story, Sharing
SAMPLE FULL-DAY CLASS SCHEDULE
7:00 8:15 Early Bird Arrival / Table Toys
8:15 8:40 Welcome / Interactive Play / Art
8:40 9:00 Bible / Chapel (F) / Music & Movement (TH)
9:00 9:15 Bathroom / Prep for Snack / Prayer
9:15 9:30 AM Snack
9:30 10:20 Centers: Lang. Arts, Letters, Social Studies, Math,
Science, Sensory and Choice Play
10:20 10:40 Spanish / Perception – Weekly Rotational
10:40 11:15 Recess / Drinks
11:15 11:40 Circle: Story, Sharing
11:40 12:00 Prep for Lunch /Prayer
12:00 12:30 Lunch
12:30 12:50 Recess
12:50 1:05 Drinks / Bathroom Break
1:05 1:30 Story / Prep for Rest & Nap
1:30 3:00 Rest & Nap
3:00 3:30 Wake / Clean-up / Bathroom / Prep for Snack / Prayer
3:30 3:45 PM Snack
3:45 4:15 Open Play
4:15 4:30 Clean-up / Bathroom / Transition for Kid's Club
4:30 6:00 Kid's Club (extended care program)

Block Area: When I play with blocks I learn concepts of shape, size, length,
and location as well as reading and math skills. I also learn to use my
imagination and cooperate with others.
Dramatic Play: In the dramatic play area I learn to improvise and use things in
a symbolic way to represent something else. This is abstract thinking. I also am
able to try on different big people roles and to solve social problems through
negotiation with friends.
Circle Time: In circle time I learn to listen, sit still and play with and understand
language. I learn to listen to others.
Story Time: At story time I learn that letters on a page represent words and to
interpret a picture to represent words and ideas. I learn to follow the
development of thoughts and ideas in the plot of a story. These are all prereading
skills.
Sensory Activity: During sensory activities I learn to use new vocabulary while
exploring concepts of texture, color, weight, and size. I observe differences and
similarities. These are math and science skills.
Science: During science I use my fine motor skills and tactile senses. I learn
about real-life situations and experiences, cause and effect, questioning and
logic.
Coloring/Writing: During coloring and writing I learn to hold a crayon and a
pencil. I learn to control the pressure when using writing tools. I learn to
express myself through pictures and words.
Outside Play: When I am outside I use my energy in a constructive way. I am
able to show my physical strength, coordination, and balance. I use my
imagination and learn to cooperate with others when involved in group play.
Arts and Crafts: I am able to use my imagination, creativity, and express my
feelings. I learn about space, size, and concepts of symmetry, balance, and
design. These are math and reading skills.
Snack and Lunch Time: At snack time I practice using my manners. I visit with
my friends and teachers as we eat snack and when we are done I throw away
my trash. I am learning to be independent and social skills, too.
Clean-up Time: At clean-up time I learn to cooperate and work with my
classmates to put toys back where they belong. When putting the toys away, I
learn to categorize."
Excerpted from the preschool's website