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Barron Park Pre-School

3650 La Donna Street
Palo Alto, CA 94306

(650) 493-7597


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Barron Park Preschool embraces the "whole child" approach to learning; our curriculum is developmentally appropriate and emergent.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We see all people as life-long learners. Each child is observed and curriculum reflects meeting indiviual children's needs.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Statement of purpose: Provide for the all around education of the children in our care and to assist parents in their understanding of educational philosophy. Our goal is to enlist the natural desire of children to play and to learn. Our methodology to achieve this is primarily through the use of games and stories.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Our school has an open door policy. We encourage parents to speak with teachers daily. We have parent teacher conferences, parent meetings, as well as daily communication boards. We utilize technology to update parents as well. BPP uses "UpToUs" and picassa to share information and photos.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

BPP works with each individual child and family to ease separation anxiety. We will coach parents on how to transition in and out of school.