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La Jolla Preschool Academy

6580 Soledad Mountain Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone:
(858) 454-8019

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

From the Director:

Our centers provide teachers and parents with a monthly calendar that includes themes for the month. The staff also receives an outline of age-appropriate milestones on which to focus. The teachers then use these materials to implement a weekly lesson plan, that is posted in each classroom. Curriculum includes: Language Activities Music & Movement Art Gross & Fine Motor Development Social and Emotional Development Math Concepts Science Dramatic Play Colors/Shapes/Letters Cooking In addition to the planned group activities the children will also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in free play and individual play. Most classrooms incorporate the following centers: Dramatic Play Book Corner Block Center Manipulative Center Art Center Science Table. Music and creative movement is spontaneously used throughout the day. (excerpted from website)

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Early years of a child's life are the most important for developmental growth. Research shows that the emotional, physical and intellectual environments during a child's first 5 years have a major impact on how his/her brain develops. The experiences children have with parents and teachers affect their success and well being in school and throughout their life.

La Jolla Preschool Academy fosters this growth by providing a safe and stimulating environment. We promote development of the "whole child"-socially, emotionally, intellectually, creatively and physically.

Our programs are based on the assumption that growth is a sequential and orderly process. We believe children pass through stages of development which occur in predictable sequences. It is our responsibility to assist the child in attaining his or her fullest potential by recognizing each stage of development and fashioning a curriculum that will nurture and facilitate growth during each stage. Our classrooms are filled with wonderful hands-on learning opportunities.

At La Jolla Preschool Academy, learning is fun and our emphasis is on developing a strong self-esteem.

(excerpted from website)

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school