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Willow Glen United Methodist Church

1420 Newport Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125

(408) 294-6072


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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 Games|Stories|Art|Reading|Writing

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our preschool is a ministry of the Willow Glen United Methodist Church. Concern is expressed for the total child with emphasis on God's love and care for each of us.

Our Christian program is designed to meet each child's social, physical, cognitive and spiritual needs. We want our children to know that they are loved and that they are special. This is their school.

With God's love, their horizons are unlimited."

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A Typical Day

"T-TH AM Preschool:
9:00 to 12:00
Our 2-day preschool program is offered as an introduction to a social environment. It is designed to give your child a gentle, protected environment where they can try out their emerging social skills. Staff will guide them in appropriate behavior while they interact and develop their own personalities. Children will be introduced to games, stories and different art media all aimed at developing their innate abilities and introducing a lifetime of social, physical and cognitive development.

MWF AM Preschool:
9:00 to 12:00
Our MWF Preschool program is designed for children who have already had preschool experience and will not be going to Kindergarten next year. These children will have more activities designed to further challenge their cognitive skills.

MWF AM & PM Pre-Kindergarten:
9:00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:00
Our MWF Pre-K program is designed for children who will be old enough to go to Kindergarten the following year. These children will have activities designed specifically for them to 'discover' concepts necessary for reading, writing, concentration, staying on task, following directions, large and small motor skill development and socially appropriate behavior.

T-TH AM Pre-Kindergarten:
9:00 to 12:00
Our 2-day Pre-K program is designed for children who will be old enough to go to Kindergarten the next year. Children in this session focus on Pre-Math and Science skills.

The T-TH Pre-K may be taken along with MWF or on its own.

MTWTF AM Pre-Kindergarten:
9:00 to 12:00
A combination of our Pre-K programs. Children in this session will be involved in Pre-Reading and Writing activities as well as Pre-Math and Science."

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