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Circle Time CDC

318 El Rancho Verde Drive
San Jose, CA 95116

(408) 538-0200


Educational preschool for children 2-5 years of age. Fully qualified and trained teaching staff and administration. Breakfast, lunch and snack provided.

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
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Circle time staff create a solid base which allows for all children to learn and explore. circle time is committed to the continuous learning of the staff as well as the children in the program. Circle offers training and development opportunities throughout the year to the staff to maintain the educational growth of all employees.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Circle Time's mission is dedicated to the educational growth and development of children 2-5 years of age; while working in tandem with parental support. We know that the parent is the first teacher for a child and wish to establish a unique connection with parents through various mediums. Circle Time does not take for granted the old saying "it takes a village to raise a child". We look forward to extending ourselves by opening the door for community organizations to come and share their knowledge, expertise and valuable information with the families that we partner with.


Handling Separation: From the Director

Every child is unique and every situation may require a different method. It is Circle Time's desire to ensure that children feel safe and secure in the center so a variety of techniques may be utilized. Parents are always encouraged to be a part of the program and can stay with their child if they choose but there are always qualified staff on hand to assist with any separation concerns.