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Poway Unified School District Poway High School

15500 Espola Rd.
Poway, CA 92064-2299

(858) 748-0245


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Transition from a family-centered world into the larger community is stressed through activities that develop creativity, group skills, and build independence and self-esteem. Other skills emphasized include communication, discrimination, visual and auditory perception, motor coordination, letter and number concepts, and social development. This preschool program is combined with child care through the District’s Extended Student Services Program. Children receive instruction five days per week, using developmentally appropriate activities that are offered through an integrated curriculum model that emphasizes school readiness tasks. (excerpted from website)

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Poway Unified School District preschools have used Scholastic’s Early Childhood Program curriculum since 1997. The central goal of the program is to help guarantee that young children will develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and life habits to become successful learners, especially in their language and literacy development. The program is designed to ensure that children's language and early reading skills will develop in accordance with the four critical areas outlined by the Early Reading First legislation: oral language, phonological awareness, print awareness, and alphabetic knowledge. The curriculum emphasizes language development and early literacy integrated in the following areas: mathematics, science, social studies, the arts, and physical, personal and social development.
The preschool program supports children's development of knowledge, skills, and processes that will help them make sense of themselves and the world around them. It provides young children with informed instruction that supports them as they actively investigate novel concepts, skills, and processes and reexamine known ones.

(excerpted from website)