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Learning Company and Academy

1200 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA 95118

(408) 723-1131


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

"The program at The Learning Company and Academy provides the perfect balance between the structured approach and the developmental approach to learning. We believe in meeting the needs of the 'whole child' -socially, emotionally and cognitively. We believe that this sound, early childhood educational program gives our students the tools that will serve them well on their educational journey. Our phonics-based program provides a strong foundation for success in reading." Extracted from

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 Language arts|Math readiness|Science|Social studies|Music, Movement, Drama, Art

From the Director:

"Language Arts Reading readiness: Introduction to letter recognition, Matching, Visual perception Auditory discrimination, Introduction to Phonics Listening skills Oral Language skills: Sharing of ideas and relating experiences, Describing pictures Story telling: Creative dramatics Creative thinking skills Math Readiness Introduction to number recognition 0 - 10 and 11 - 20 counting One-to-one correspondence Relationship of parts to a whole: Puzzles Size and gradation Manipulatives Shape recognition Sequencing Cause and effect Science Simple experiments: Magnets, Floating and Sinking, etc. Nature study Health and safety Parts of the body Measurements: Cooking activities Social Studies The Family Community helpers Holidays Building self-esteem: Learning independence, Tying, Buckling, Zipping, Buttoning Taking pride in a job well-done Socialization skills: Common courtesies, Following school rules, Sharing Communication skills, Self-chosen time at various centers, Housekeeping, dress-up Finger painting, Floor toys, Puzzles and manipulative Field trips Music, Movement and Drama Singing, Finger plays, Nursery rhymes, Creative movement Large motor coordination: Skipping, Hopping, Jumping, Galloping, Rhythm and Patterning Spanish - vocabulary, conversation, songs, dances Art Creative expression with various media: Paint, Crayon, Felt pens, Cutting, Pasting Colors: Recognition of colors, Blending and mixing colors Printing Playdough Crafts Small motor skills." Extracted from

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our mission in preschool is readiness for kindergarten with emphasis on letter recognition and sounds. Our mission in kindergarten is readiness for first grade with emphasis on reading and math skills. The Learning Company and Academy offers an enriched education in a creative and stimulating environment. It is our goal to educate 'the whole child' and to instill in our students a lifelong passion for learning. Our enthusiastic and dedicated teachers and our well-balanced curriculum contribute to the fact that our students are excited about learning and they look forward to coming to school each day." Extracted from

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up