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Davo Family Child Care

8974 Cord Lane
San Diego, CA 92126

(858) 695-1930

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

Ours is a play based, emergent, integrated curriculum. It draws from the children's everyday experiences and fosters exploration. Our program is designed to stimulate more curiosity and possibilities encouraging and motivating the children to exercise their thinking skills.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Nutrition

From the Director:

Brain development and neural connections are at their peak from birth to three, so it is important that children have plentiful, meaningful experiences and relationships in a small nurturing environment to support their learning.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our low adult to child ratio enables us to identify areas where a child needs to be challenged or requires further scaffolding to his or her development. The home environment enriches our individualized teaching.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe, warm, caring, high quality, developmentally appropriate and supportive learning environment for your child.

We are here to enrich a child's life with meaningful experiences and to encourage exploration.

A Typical Day

Our everyday activities include Art, Science and Math, Literacy and Language, Music and Movemnt. Outdoor space encourages physical activity and the development of large motor skills. There are many opportunities for dramatic play and lots of sensory experiences. Manipulatives are always available. Summer Mencher, our music teacher and therapist enriches our music program once a week.

Nutrition is an integral part of our daily health program. Balanced and varied home cooked meals, organic milk, and nutritious snacks are served family style. Children learn about different foods and their culture is integrated into our menus. Here, social skills, sharing and taking turns also make an appearance at meal times.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We believe communication between home and day care is essential to the development of the child. Family child care gives us a rare opportunity to come together and work together as a whole for the well being of every child in our program.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want

Modes of Communication

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


Separation is Handled through:

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

Handling Separation: From the Director

Where and with whom your child will spend most of his or her day is very important and can at times be intimidating. We also recognize that strong attachment can make it difficult for a child to transition to a new caregiver and a new environment so we work with parents to help them and the child ease into our care in order to make the transition easy and comfortable for everyone..