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Childtime Learning Centers (UTC)

4545 La Jolla Village E-1
San Diego, CA 92122

(858) 452-9732


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Journal writing
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Counting, patterning, sorting, classifying, estimating and predicting
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • Performing experiments
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Reading and Writing Mathematics Science

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Through our leadership and passion we will:

Provide a secure, caring and enriched environment that promotes learning and the development of the whole child.
Develop lifelong relationships, create family solutions, and enhance the quality of life for our families.
Provide a fun, challenging work environment that fosters teamwork, inspires professional excellence, and encourages contribution by all team members.
Leverage technology to develop innovative learning products and solutions.
Provide superior levels of support and service to our schools.
Achieve the best financial performance in the industry, allowing us to fulfill our mission.

(excerpted from website)

A Typical Day


8:00 Your daughter is looking forward to sharing a favorite book during reading time. When you drop her off, she runs ahead to the library.
8:45 A song to get the day started. The kids act out ?Old McDonald.?
9:15 Your daughter loves to ?read? ? she reads her favorite book to the whole class.
9:50 Run, run, run, ? it?s outside and a game of Tag.
10:20 Whew! Now the kids are hungry ? they have some crackers and juice.
10:45 The children cooperate to build a tower of boxes and cover them with paper. After lunch, they?ll finish their skyscraper.
12:00 Yummy mac and cheese for lunch ? your daughter ate all her green beans, too!
12:30 Time for some rest and relaxation. Your daughter takes a book to her cot.
2:30 Back to the tower. The kids add pieces of shiny foil for windows.
2:45 Outside! Oh, boy! Tossing the ball helps build coordination.
3:10 Looking through a magnifying glass, the children discuss feathers, blades of grass, rocks and flowers.
3:20 A snack keeps them going for the rest of the day.
3:40 Your daughter takes a turn at the drum while the other children move with the beat.
4:15 Group time. The children talk about what they?ve done and learned.
5:40 You arrive to find your daughter drawing ? Just a minute, mom!

(from Childtime website)