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Tikes & Tots Childcare

17490 Via Arriba
San Lorenzo, CA 94580

Phone:
(510) 287-9397

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

At Tikes and Tots our vision is to promote the healthy growth and development of children and provide high quality, developmentally appropriate care. We strive to provide the children with a safe learning environment that will encourage creativity, and inspire a love for learning. We believe in a â??hands onâ?? learning approach and encourage each child to develop their critical thinking and cognitive skills in figuring out solutions to everyday problems. We encourage a positive view of ones self and of others so the children may learn to appreciate and celebrate the differences in other people. Our desire is that the children develop good character, will be life long learners, to develop confidence and self-esteem so they may realize their true potential and never be afraid to try new things.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

At Tikes and Tots our vision is to promote the healthy growth and development of children and provide high quality, developmentally appropriate care. We strive to provide the children with a safe learning environment that will encourage creativity, and inspire a love for learning. We believe in a â??hands onâ?? learning approach and encourage each child to develop their critical thinking and cognitive skills in figuring out solutions to everyday problems. We encourage a positive view of ones self and of others so the children may learn to appreciate and celebrate the differences in other people. Our desire is that the children develop good character, will be life long learners, to develop confidence and self-esteem so they may realize their true potential and never be afraid to try new things.
â??Education is helping the child realize his potentialities.â??
- Erich Fromm

A Typical Day

Daily Schedule


7:30-8:00
Breakfast

8:00-9:30
Circle Time, Colors, Letters, and Shapes

9:30-10:00 Morning Snack

10:00-11:00
Free Play/ Puzzles, Games or Outside Play

11:00-11:30 Music & Movement

11:30-12:00 Video, Lunch Preparation

12:00-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:00 Story Time

1:00-3:00 Rest Time

3:00-3:30 Afternoon Snack

3:30-4:15 Indoor Play â??Puzzles, coloring etc.

4:15-5:00 Free Play or Outside Play

5:00 â?? 6:00 Indoor free play/ Ready To Go Home

We will focus on two letters two numbers and different shapes every month.

We will have special book selection every week for developing good character and making good choices.

One special craft project each week besides daily coloring and art.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on