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San Marino Community Church Preschool

1750 Virginia Rd.
San Marino, CA 91108

(626) 282-4186


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

From the Director:

Our curriculum is planned for the children in a way that is age appropriate. Children are encouraged to ask questions and to do their own problem-solving. Self-esteem is enhanced as children are free to choose from a wide array of activities provided by the teachers. Group time is a time for singing, stories, games, sharing, and listening. Children are exposed informally to the written word through stories and poetry. They explore mathematical concepts by manipulating materials, sorting, counting, and comparing. Hands-on science experiences correspond to daily life activities requiring children to use all five senses. Cooking, mixing, and observing changes are all part of this process. (Extracted from, preschool's website)

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The School provides a planned program offering young children opportunities for social and emotional growth as well as preparation for kindergarten. Our philosophy is based on what is developmentally appropriate for each individual child and how we can help children reach their potential socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically. Children ages three, four, and five learn through active play, exploring their environment, and interaction with others. The teachers are guides who create an environment that encourages exploration, creativity, discovery, and problem-solving. Nursery school should be a place of joy and laughter where each child is met with unconditional positive regard. (Extracted from, preschool's website)

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

The Nursery School believes in communicating regularly with parents and provides an array of opportunities for parents to appreciate the development of their children. Fall Class Coffees and Fall and Spring School Coffees provide important information about curriculum, school policies, and procedures. Each parent observes his or her child for a half an hour in November. There is a scheduled conference with the teacher in the spring. A parent may request additional observations and conferences by making arrangements with the Director. (Extracted from, preschool's website)

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school