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Johnson Preschool Performing Arts Academy

801 Grand Ave. Suite 6
San Marcos, CA 92078

(760) 744-9700


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We are here to nurture, guide and respect all of our children and their families. We do this by listening, communication, observing and allowing the children and parents to be themselves. If we work along side the parent, we will bridge the gap between school and home. This will benefit the children, the family, and the staff. In order for our children to get the best possible start, we must start with the basic understanding that we must work together.

A Typical Day


7:30am - 9:30am WELCOME stude nts and parents, circle time/instructional time, small and large groups
9:30am - 9:45am Transition, clean-up and hygiene
9:45am - 10: 00am SNACK
10:00am - 10:15am Transition, clean-up and hygiene
10:15am - 10:30am Circle Time/instructional time, small and large groups
10:30am - 10:35am Transition, clean-up and hygiene.
Outside/Inside break if needed! Time may
10:35am - 11:30am Music/Dance instructional and exploratory
11:30am - 11:35am Transition
11:35am - 12:00pm Outside Activities
12:00pm - 12:05pm Transition, clean-up and hygiene
12:05pm - 12:30pm LUNCH
12:30pm - 12:45pm Transition, clean-up and hygiene
12:45pm - 2:45pm Rest, nap time with soft music and stories
2:45pm - 3:00pm Transition
3:00pm - 3:15pm SNACK
3:15pm - 4:00pm Outside/Inside instructional activities
4:00pm - 4:05pm Transition, clean-up, hygiene
4:05pm - 4:30pm Indoor Activities, SCHOOL CLOSED

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have parent teacher meetings, we send home a daily report, open house, 3 month progress reports, and an annual report.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • 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
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year