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St Paul Lutheran Child Development Center

1075 El Monte Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94040

(650) 969-2696


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The mission of the St. Paul CDC is to provide a loving and safe atmosphere for the encouragement of learning, self-discovery and independence through the use of Montessori principles, using Jesus Christ as our role model.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"7:30 Opening - Daycare Activities
8:20 Outside Play
8:45 Worship - Bible story, Chapel on Tuesdays
9:15 Job Demonstrations
9:30 Independent Work Period - During this time, children choose activities and explore the environment. Types of Montessori activities include:
- Practical life area - Math & Pre-Math Area
- Geography Area - Dramatic Play Area
- Science Area - Art Area
- Language Area - Sensorial Area
- Library Area - Writing Area

10:40 Music Program - Includes music appreciation, rhythm and voice instruction and introduction to music theory
11:00 Outside Play
11:45 Lunch
12:30 Naps (Older children rest for 45 minutes, then work in the classroom or small groups.)
2:15 Children transition from nap to work activities
2:45 Science Circle and Calendar Time
3:00 Motor Development/Sharing time on a rotational basis
3:30 Outside Play, including some learning stations:
- Gardening - Blocks
- Dramatic Play - Bikes
- Art Activities - Gross Motor
- Sand Play

5:00 Special Activity - Stories, Skits, etc...
5:15 Daycare Jobs
5:50 Parents need to arrive before 5:50 pm.
(See "Drop-off & Pick-up Policy: Pick-ups")
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • 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