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Mother Goose Day Care

109 Quail Ct.
Hercules, CA 94547-1618

(510) 245-2067


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"My philosophy is to provide a loving, happy, educational and secure environment for children. I strive to enrich each child with a love of learning, a positive self-image, and a sense of creativity. I also strive to promote mutual respect between the parent, the child, and myself. To accomplish these goals, I will work:
To provide a nurturing atmosphere to promote a child's creativity and positive self-image.
To provide the children with many different educational activities and play centers to explore and participate in. I provide developmentally appropriate material—either developed by me or purchased through a preschool program—for the children to experience and enjoy. I incorporate field trips, walks, library visits, music, art, and stories into my programs.
To provide positive methods of discipline to reinforce the strengths of the children and to help develop a respect for others. I try to develop age-appropriate limits to help the children gain a sense of independence and responsibility.
To be available to parents for daily communication; my doors are always open to you."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"7:00am-8:30am Breakfast is served and play
8:30am-9:00am Children watch Sesame Street quietly.
9:00am-9:30am Children have free play
9:30am-10:00am Circle Time{ABC, 123, Spanish, Colors, Songs, Story, Sign Language
10:00am-10:20am Learning Time{Letter/Number of the week papers}
10:20am-10:55am Monday-Puzzle Time
Tuesday-Playdough Time
Wednesday - Drama Puppets
Thursday - Art Projects
Friday - Finish Art Projects
10:55am-11:00am Clean up Time
11:00am-11:30am Play Outside {If Weather Permits} Story Time, Sing Along
11:30am-11:50 Eat Lunch
11:50am-12:00 pm Clean up, prepare for nap time
12:00pm-2:30pm Nap Time
2:30pm-3:15pm Clean up mats and blankets from nap time
3:15pm-3:30pm Snack Time
3:30pm-4:00pm Preschool Program
4:00pm-4:30pm Play Outside
4:30pm-4:45pm Flash Cards
4:45pm-5:00pm Play Game
5:00pm-5:30pm Watch Sing a longs, Wait for Parents"
Excerpted from the preschool's website