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Americaed Learning Center

762 Sunset Glen Drive
San Jose, CA 95123

(408) 629-8442


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

* walks without watching feet; walks backward; runs at an even pace; turns and stops well
* climbs stairs with alternating feet, using hand rail for balance
* jumps off low steps or objects; does not judge well in jumping over objects
* shows improved coordination; begins to move legs and arms to pump a swing or ride a trike, sometimes forgetting to watch the direction of these actions and crashing into objects
* perceives height and speed of objects (like a thrown ball) but may be overly bold or fearful, lacking a realistic sense of own ability
* stands on one foot unsteadily; balances with difficulty on the low balance beam (four-inch width) and watches feet
* plays actively (trying to keep up with older children) and then needs rest; fatigues suddenly and becomes cranky if overly tired

A Typical Day

Monday through Friday
6:30 - 7:00 Arrival Time
7:00 - 7:30 Clean Up/Hand Washing/Breakfast Available
7:30 - 8:30

Indoor choice activities available at learning centers
(computers/manipulatives/ listening centers/ reading books)
8:30-9:10 Music and Movement Activities
9:10 - 9:30 Clean up/Hand washing/Morning Snack
9:30 - 10:00

Circle Time
Language and Communication Development Activities (calendar, weather, felt board stories, story telling, reading books and personal reflections)
10:00 - 10:20

Small Group Time
Practice Writing Skills (Letter of the week/Number of the week)
10:20 - 11:00 Outdoor Play and Gross Motor Activities
11:00 - 11:30 Math and Logic Activities through work sheets, white boards and meaningful learning
11:45 - 12:30 Clean up/Hand washing/ Lunch
12:30 - 12:45 Brush Teeth/Bathroom/Prepare for naptime
12:45 - 2:45 Nap Time/Resting Time
2:45 - 3:00 Bathroom /Hand Washing/Snack
3:00 - 3:30 Outdoor Play time
3:30 - 4:00

Creative Expressions,
Art, Drama and Music
4:00 - 4:30 Science/Cooking Projects
4:30 - 5:00 Choice Activities at the Learning Centers/Finishing Projects
5:00 - 5:30 Small Group Activities
5:30 - 5:45 Clean up and Winding Down time
5:45 - 6:30 Quiet Table Games/Computers