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Precious Preschool

12360 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120

(408) 268-9000


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Children do have the opportunity to make choices at free play where they can participate in a variety of activities.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Unifix cubes, table games
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • we will have pets on occasion
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • piano for large circle time
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Sign Language, Spanish, Yoga, Cooking,

From the Director:

When we are outside the structures outdoors are available as well various items such as tricycles, walking cups, various tossing games, balls, etc. Classroom activity is teacher led in this area.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Each child should receive the opportunity to grow in the areas of social, emotional, physical, creative and cognitive development.

A Typical Day

Arrival time-
Free play outdoors
Circle time
Academic project then free choice
Snack time then recess
Story time
Art project then free choice
Clean up and dismissal

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents will get a monthly newsletter with important school info. We also have Back To School Night and spring conferences. Staff will arrange meetings if necessary. We have an open door policy so parents can observe at any time.

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
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are welcome to stay with their child for a short time and then asked to say goodbye. We keep parents informed of the child's progress and will ask them to return if we feel it will help, or ask them to have the child bring in a stuffed toy or doll for comfort. Our staff is available to give extra hugs and reassurance.