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Blackford Spanish Immersion Preschool

1970 Willow St, San Jose
San Jose, CA 95125

(408) 341-7000


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We believe that children learn through active exploration of their environment: the richer the environment, the more concrete opportunities there are for children to learn by interacting with people and materials. Our role is to create an enviroment that invites children to observe, be active, make choices, and experiment. Our intent is to enable children to interact in a positive manner with others and accept diversity and differences, thereby building social-emotional competence.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our program provides playful, hands-on learning experiences that are based on the High/Scope philosophy. Qualified preschool teachers know what is expected in kindergarten and plan fun-filled activities that help children build the social/emotional and pre-academic skills they will need later for success in school.

A Typical Day

8:15 - 8:45 Learning centers
8:45 - 9:15 Open circle time
9:15 -10:00 Small group instruction
10:00 - 10:30 Free play outdoors
10:30 - 11:00 Snack time
11:00 -12:00 Music, movement and academic instruction
12:00 - 12:15 Closing cirlce