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Redlands Playschool, Westside Christian Church

1495 West Olive Avenue
Redlands, CA 92373

(909) 793-5811


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Reggio-Emilia

From the Director:

Children are naturally inquisitive. Our classrooms are designed to allow the children to direct their own play. The nature of their interests will allow the teacher to build on the children's inquires to create an environment to foster the growth and development to appeal to the child.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our lower ratios allow for our experienced teachers to create an environment ideally suited to your child's needs. We celebrate how uniquely and wonderfully made each child is!

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Westside Christian Preschool is a christ centered environment with respect for the personal beliefs of our families. We partner with the family to establish a warm and loving center. Laughter and joyfilled days are evident. Our purposeful play based program encourages independence, variety in programming, allows for exploration, and promotes growth in all areas of a child's development.

A Typical Day

We begin our day with exploration time where children are encouraged to try new ideas as well as create. Learning centers include science, math, writing, art, dramatic play, blocks and manipulatives. Small group focus with the teacher may include writing stories, creating an art project, engaging in math activities to name a few. Outdoor play to enhance gross motor activity and cooperative play. Full day students bring their lunch eat together followed by a rest period. Our afternoon staff round out the day with energies focused on reflecting of the days events while more free exploration takes place.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Our family communication board, monthly newsletters to the parents, and a fun filled year of activities are listed on our school calendar. the Westide Christian family has numerous events for the elementary school, our church and community that we encourage all to take part in.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

We love having the familyinvolved in all apects of their child's life. We create a partnership early on by encouraging the family to stay in the classroom for the drop off time, exploring and enjoying time with their child and the staff.