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Happy Time Nursery School

6409 Las Colinas
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

(858) 756-3694


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers work with students individually, because we are one teacher to six children, we are able to address each child's needs.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We teach children to be kind, loving, and have nice manners.

A Typical Day

Monday there are horseback riding lessons.
One on one learning colors, alphabet, and nursery rhymes.
Other children play outdoors riding bikes, playing with blocks, playing in sand, and with playdough.
High Tea with juice and cookies.
Pointing to colors, opposites, alphabet.
Story Time - 4 children at a time.
Collecting chicken eggs, and taking them home.
Watching dog outside and giving her treats.
Child shaking hands with teacher and teacher talking to the mother telling her how the day went.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Teacher/parents meeting if they would like.
We talk to every single parent when they pick up their child from school every day, because there are only 25 children a day.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Shorter school days every day until the child is comfortable, even if the child only comes two days a week.
We do not want the child to feel stressed.