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Butterflies Preschool

4046 Burckhalter Avenue
Oakland, CA 94605

(510) 517-9238

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

There will be monthly activities geared to allow the children the opportunity to experience their world through structured activities. These activities will consist of trips to the library, gymnastics, swimming lessons and other activities that enhance the physical, social and emotional development of your child. Parental involvement is encouraged-daily because it helps to further the overall success for each of our children. Extracted from Butterflies 2006 Flier

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Children learn through play--in a safe and nurturing environment. Constant encouragement and praise helps to support the development of positive self-esteem and social skills.

Our program focuses on language development and concepts that will promote literacy, which is one of our main goals as well as the development of other cognitive and social skills.

The ability to read and communicate effectively are two of the most important tools for a child to master. It allows the world to become an open book, full of new and exciting adventures.

As our children begin this brand new journey it is similar to the life cycle of the butterfly that begins as a caterpillar, with care and through many stages, grows into a lovely butterfly. No two are alike; each is unique and very special.
Extracted from Butterflies 2006 Flier

A Typical Day

7:00am-9:00 - Arrival/Breakfast/Individual Activities
9:00am-9:45am - Clean up/Bathroom Break
9:45am-10:30am - Circle/Story Time/Snack
10:30am-11:45am - Small Group/Indoor/Outdoor Play

11:45am-12:20pm - Lunch/Tooth Brushing

12:20pm-1:00pm - Stories/Nature Walk
2:00pm-4:00pm - Nap Time
4:00pm-4:30pm - Snack
4:30pm -5:00pm - Afternoon Project/Outside Play
5:00pm-6:00pm - Quiet Time/Indoor Activities
Extracted from Butterflies 2006 Flier

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

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

Modes of Communication

  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up