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Sharon's Playhouse Child Care

49550 Pioneer Drive
Morongo Valley, CA 92256

(760) 363-7456


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Sharon’s Playhouse recognizes that children progress at different rates, have different strengths and learning styles. Our play based curriculum emphasizes, social and emotional growth, while ensuring their academic preparedness. Our children build on their successes and master skills that will serve them a lifetime. Our curriculum fosters independent thinking, creative problem solving, discovery, accomplishment, curiosity, and love of learning. We believe readiness means cooperating with the growth of each child and we offer an appropriate experience that will lead to the next step. Our teachers are keenly aware of the stages of child development. Children are provided with many opportunities for individual and collaborative work throughout the day, as they participate in math, reading readiness, science, writing, manipulatives, blocks, and imaginative play.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teachers are keenly aware of the stages of child development. They work individually with every child to make sure she/he is challenged and progressing confidently.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Sharonâ¿¿s Playhouse believes in a learning environment that fosters social and emotional development. We feel that preschool should be a "home away from home," that encourages cooperation with classmates and positive relationships with their teachers.
We model and teach positive approach language: "May I play with you?" "Please may I have the toy when you are finished?" "Can we play together?" "Can we share?"
We believe preschool should be a fun, spontaneous, and challenging place, where childrenâ¿¿s curiosities, strengths, and values are nurtured and respected.
We believe play is the best way for a child to accomplish the skills they need, while feeling comfortable, secure and independent.

A Typical Day

Sharonâ¿¿s Playhouse
Full Day Schedule

6:30-7:00 Children arrive, free play computers, games
7:00-8:00 Breakfast
8:00- 8:20 School age children clean up & leave for school
8:20-8:45 Indoor or outside directed free play
8:45-9:00 Clean up, Bathroom
9:00-9:30 Learning Circle,
Calendar, Weather, Singing,,
Special sharing time, Story time
9:30-9:45 Snack
9:45-10:15 Project
Art, Blocks, Math, Science,
Language, Manipulative
Dramatic Play, and or Cooking
10:30-10:40 Clean up, Bathroom
10:44-11:00 Outside play (go over rules first)
11:05-11:15 Clean up for lunch
11:15-11:45 Lunch
11:45-12:00 Bathroom
Clean up for departure (Pre-School children)
12:00 - 2:00 Quite Time
Resting on our mats or quiet reading
2:00-2:30 Small Group Activities
2:30-2:45 Snack
2:45-3:45 Supervised free play outside or inside
3:45-4:00 Circle Time
4:00-4:50 Art Project, coloring, painting, stencils, Playdoh
Free play with table toys, puzzles, book,
4:50-5:00 Clean-up, bathroom
5:00-5:30 Free play inside or outside
5:30-6:00 Clean up for Parent pick upâ¿¿s


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation