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La Petite Academy (Sabre Springs)

12668 Sabre Springs Parkway
San Diego, CA 92128

(858) 486-7197


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"You want to know what's important to us and what your child will get out of the time he or she will spend at La Petite Academy. You want to know what our approach is to helping your child's development.
Our philosophy is centered around the early education of your child. Our unique age-specific programs and curricula are designed to move your child ahead developmentally, get him ready for school and teach him important social skills - in
an environment that's warm, nurturing and fun.
We view nearly every activity in which your child engages
as opportunities to teach. So when you visit La Petite
Academy and see children playing with others or alone reading a book, you'll know they're also learning."

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A Typical Day

Sample Preschool Daily Schedule
Opening-8:30am Exploration & Learning: Arrivals, breakfast, table work, large & small motor activities, learning center opportunities
8:30am Settling in, clean up
8:45am Morning Group Meeting: Welcome, daily review, attendance, jobs, weather, calendar, discussion topics
9:00am Music & Movement
9:15am Literacy & Language Enrichment: stories, poems, shared reading, and extension activities
9:30am *Preschool Projects & Learning Centers: Individual, partner, and/or small group child-directed & teacher facilitated work, observations & assessments
10:45am Transition/clean up
11:00am Outdoor Play Experiences
11:30am Handwashing/prepare for lunch
11:45am Lunch
12:15pm Quiet Time
1:45pm Transition/afternoon snack
2:00pm Music & Movement
2:15pm *Preschool Projects & Learning Centers
3:15pm Transition/clean up
3:30pm Outdoor Play Experiences
4:00pm Afternoon Group Meeting: Review of the day, preview of tomorrow
4:15pm-Closing Exploration & Learning: Table work, large & small motor activities, learning center opportunities, welcoming parents
*Learning Centers typically include: Science & Sensorial Center, Math & Manipulatives Center, Creativity & Art Center, Reading & Listening Center, Writing Center, Dramatic Play Center and Construction & Design Center

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Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school