453 La Moree Road
San Marcos, CA 92078
|Play- based||mostly teacher led||not formally in curriculum||conducive environment|
|Nursery rhymes, poems, songs|
|Emerging literacy skills|
|Math & number sense|
|Time & space|
|Sci. reasoning/physical world|
|Other subjects taught|
Our low ratios (1:4 in our jr preschool, 1:7 in preschool, and 1:10 in pre-k) allow teachers the time and space to see each child as an individual. Children with demonstrated strengths are encouraged to model and develop their skills, and children who need more suppport or direction are provided with those as necessary.
We believe that every child is entitled to: a safe environment; nurturing, creative, qualified teachers; and a developmentally appropriate program. We believe that play is the means through which children explore concepts, acquire skills, and develop successful relationships.
Family-style meals (included in tuition), playground, large and small group activities, music, and gardening.
Each class has a routine that is flexible and evolves according to children's interests and energy each day.
We believe in school-family partnerships and cultivate those relationships in a number of ways: daily notes; monthly newsletters; weekly emails from director; student assessments and parent conferences scheduled twice yearly; such family events as "Pizza and Pumpkins", all-school Birthday Bash, Cocoa and Carols, and National Night Out.
We have an open-door policy for parents, who are invited to observe and participate at any time.
Parents have access to the program through our "parent cams" which allow you to observe your child through a secure link on your computer. This access gives parents an unprecedented look into their child's day at school.
We support both children and parents who have separation anxiety! Each child's separation routine is determined by the parents' needs and the child's temperament. Some children are successful when their parents drop and go, others require parents to stay for brief periods or to attend on an abbreviated schedule for the first days. We work with you and your child to make the transition as smooth as possible.