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Community Christian Preschool

170 South O Street
Lincoln, CA 95648

(916) 434-0516


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

Though, our teachers are very involved in our program, we do provide opportunities for students to explore and create on their own as well as being led and faciilitated by teachers. We try to balance teacher led activities with play and exploration.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • some worksheets, dry erase boards, dry erase books, mats, puppets
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • number toys, worksheets, dry erase boards, felt board with numbers,counting materiaos, sequencing cards, math stories, rhymes and more.
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
  • pvc pipes and connectors,
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • Pets for children to watch and care for
  • science activities
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • cd's, songs, rhythm activities
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • annual art show
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught We do provide opportunites for learning the alphabet in sign languate in our pre-k classes as well as some counting in Spanish.

From the Director:

We use a portion of the Abeka curriculum for teaching phonics and numbers. We look carefully at each childs' abilities and inclinations. We develop activities which helps focus and encourage them to learn. We pull from a variety of sources helping us to provide a challenging but fun environment for our students.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

To help students succeed we notice children who are in need of either more or less challenging activities. We adapt or enhance activities as needed. We spend some extra time with those who want some "help" or more to do. We will also work with the parents to offer ideas of things that can be done in their everyday lives to support what we are doing in school.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We want to provide an excellent education for our students as well as develop their faith and sense of community. We encourage leadership and provide activities to strengthen self confidence. We have a structured curriculum laced with experiences in art, creativity, music, and physical activities. We learn, letters, numbers, writing as well as paint, cut, play and create.

A Typical Day

We begin each day with activities to transition between home and school. Each class will have several activities to choose from as students arrive at school. 30 minutes later, we begin chapel with singing, pledges, memory verses, stories and prayers. Older children have 30 minutes of outdoor time, running, climbing, riding, chasing and playing with friends. Younger children will have snack.
As the older children arrive back to their classrooms for circle, snack, and work time, the younger children will have their outdoor time before returning to circle and work time.
They will all be learning letters and numbers with activities in art, music and science. Before you know it, our 4 hour program comes to an end between 11:45 and 12:pm.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents recieve newsletters, emails and conversations directly from teachers, administrators and the director. We have several evenings showcasing students work or performances. Conferences are arranged at anytime the parent desires. We have several "parties" and festivities each year involving parents.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

Most children experience separation anxiety. We advise parents to talk to their children openly and confidently before bringing their child the first day of school. We reccomend bringing their child to the center before school starts to help them feel familiar with the enviroment. We also have the parent leave with a hug and a kiss and head directly out the door! We are experienced in helping children through the first few days of school and will take good care of them. We continue to encourage the parent to be confident and reassure their child that they are loved. A lingering parent usually makes the seperation anxiety last longer. Some children respond to praise and rewards for smooth drop offs. Always feel free to call the center to check on your child.