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Wonder Years (Piedmont Rd.)

1411 Piedmont Road
San Jose, CA 95132

(408) 926-1234


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

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 art, language development, science|drama|math readiness|social skills |music

From the Director:

"At The Wonder Years, in working with the children our goals are: To promote a healthy, positive self-image To allow self-expression through music, storytelling, play acting and child -initiated exploration To improve and build communicative skills To develop social skills through group interaction To teach self control To recognize and respect individual creativity To reward good behavior and a positive attitude." Extracted from

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Wonder Years is a warm, comfortable setting for children to grow and develop at their own pace.

We offer a prepared environment where active exploration and child-initiated, teacher guided learning is fostered. We believe that children develop at their own pace and that they learn best by experiencing.

Children in our programs learn self respect, as well as respect for each other, family and community.

The Wonder Years offers a rich, stimulating environment for your children to learn. We promote self confidence and academic success through the work of our experienced, dedicated teachers."

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A Typical Day

"Children of all ages are growing rapidly in every area of development - socially, physically, intellectually and emotionally. Developmentally appropriate activities and routines are planned and offer each child many opportunities for challenge and success.

The curriculum includes both child and teacher directed activities in areas such as art, language development, science, drama, math readiness, social skills and music."

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