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Children's Village Preschool of Orange

254 South Esplanade Street
Orange, CA 92869

Phone:
(714) 633-3133

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Our classrooms are equiped with centers that are planned and prepared by the teachers, still allowing for freedom of choice throughout the day. The curriculum is developed by the teachers based on observations of children's interests and needs.

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
  • Writing center for the Pre-K
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Manipulatives and board games
Time & space more

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  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
  • Physical science experiences .
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Regular singing and dancing throughout the day.
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • Art experiences outside.
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
  • Mud Days
Other subjects taught Cooking on a regular basis. Gymnstics and organized sports as extra curricular activities.

From the Director:

Our curriculum is based on Jean Piaget's theories of cognitive development. Teachers develop the curriculum based on observations of children's interests and needs. Emergent curriculum is an integral part of our program.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teacher's qualifications are above the state's minumum requirements. We encourage our staff to continue their education and further their knowledge by supporting their school schedules and offering monetary incentives. We also provide regular staff meetings and workshops. Cristiane (owner) recently completed her Masters in Early Childhood and uses this education to guide the teachers.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our philosophy is based on the belief that children learn best when exposed to a challenging environment that offers a variety of meaningful hands-on activities and experiences. We believe that children should be allowed to explore their surroundings in order to develop a good sense of problem solving and decision-making. The curriculum, arrangement of furniture and space reflect the interests and needs of the children in the classroom. We believe that It is very important to meet the basic needs of children such as, safety, nourishment and rest for them to be able to achieve proper levels of development. We strive to challenge children�??s creativity and to be aware and respectful of their emotional needs, and to support and facilitate their social development by providing opportunities for children to build positive self-esteem. We welcome and respect the diversity of cultures and encourage every member of our center to share their culture with us. We are facilitators of children�??s development fostering their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development for life long learning.

A Typical Day

"Preschool Program
The children will be involved in the following activities:
Literature
Creative Art
Language experiences
Music and movement
Manipulatives
Physical and Natural Science
Cooking
Perceptual motor
Rest and Nutrition

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We offer two formal parent/teacher conferences per school year (more if needed). Each classrom provides a monthly newsletter in addition to the school's monthly news. We have a parent e-mail list and a communication book, that allow us to keep in touch daily.

We also provide different types of mini workshops, children's evaluations and gatherings during year.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

We encourage parents to bring their children to several visits prior to their first day of school.