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Childrens Learning Cottage

675 Escuela Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94040

Phone:
(650) 564-9906

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

Our mission is to develop an individual program for your child along with your support to help them grow into confident and motivated learners and further solidify their development. Our mission is to nurture your child in achieving their own individual potential as a well-rounded, secure, confident little person with a desire and motivation to learn as well as healthy self-confidence as they enter higher education levels. All children vary in how they process information and acquire skills. Learning strategies that are helpful for one child may be useless or possibly counterproductive for another. Even young toddlers demonstrate strong learning preferences. CLC Preschool staff is trained to assess these individual learning styles, utilizing both formal and informal assessment strategies. Our teachers then incorporate this information into individualized learning strategies devised to match your child’s personal learning style. This, in turn, promotes growth in all areas of development, including those that may be demonstrating delay and thus markedly accelerating overall learning and personal growth.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

CLC Preschool staff is trained to assess these individual learning styles, utilizing both formal and informal assessment strategies. Our teachers then incorporate this information into individualized learning strategies devised to match your child’s personal learning style. This, in turn, promotes growth in all areas of development, including those that may be demonstrating delay and thus markedly accelerating overall learning and personal growth.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

All parents want their children to experience success in school. All parents want their children to grow into confident and secure individuals. Beginning with the early years, our philosophy is to provide:
 A nurturing and warm environment that thrives on a positive and strong backbone of personal growth,
 An educational learning and playtime environment. We emphasize this learning process on the development of the whole person and through the needs of your child, thus promoting strong successful growth in all areas of development:
a) social
b) emotional
c) physical
d) language
e) cognitive

We believe that a child who feels comfortable in who they are as individuals, are more likely to enjoy going to school, has an easier time making friends and will be able to reach their full potential. Your child is unique and special and we take special pride and care in creating and implementing our programs. Through the acquisition and development of language, social, academic and behavior skills, each child is provided the tools and support necessary for building a foundation to participate in school and society. Providing careful preparation can be the most important step parents can take to assure this success throughout their child’s long educational journey.

A Typical Day

"Pre-School Daily Schedule
7:30-8:00 Children arrive, are warmly greeted, have breakfast and free play
8:00-10:00 Free play continues, usually outside in good weather
10:00 Snack
10:20 Circle time. Each teacher takes her group to their room and has circle
10:45 Related activity;art, cooking, etc.
11:30 Lunch
12:00 Clean up, bathroom, and down on mats for story
12:15-2:30 Nap taken with soft music playing
2:30 Bathroom and diapers and shoes are put back on
3:00Snack
3:20 Cleanup. Music, singing with guitar and fingerplays
4:00 Outside play
4:45 Clean up, bathroom & diapers, get children's artwork & things together
5:00-6:00 Quiet storytime and possible late snack until parents arrive