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Petite Sorbonne Preschool

319 East Santa Inez Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401

(650) 347-8510


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe children should be exposed to a wide variety of challenges in order to arouse their curiosity and encourage self-expression. Each child is unique and has his/her own style of learning. We respect this. At P.S.P. our goal is to provide a place where:

Children like themselves.
They are secure and valued.
Individuality is respected and encouraged.
Creativity and imagination can flourish.
Individual learning styles are recognized and nurtured.
Children learn to identify their own needs and those of others.
Families are held in high regard.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"08:00 - 08:30 Arrivals; help children say good-bye to parents; breakfast; quiet play.
08:30 - 09:15 Free choice of indoor or outdoor play.
09:15 - 09:30 Clean-up time for morning Circle Time group.
09:30 - 10:00 Circle groups meet to share; sing; listen to stories; play games; dance to music; welcome the day together!
One day a week there is an educational video for everyone to watch (optional).
10:00 - 10:15 Wash up - then Morning Snack Time.
10:15 - 11:00 Activity time includes an art projects, science projects, and outdoor activities. Includes various learning centers such as Dramatic Play Room,
Block Room, Computer Center, Listening Center, and more.
11:00 Clean-up time; lunch rooms prepared; cots set up for nap time.
11:00 - 11:45 Outdoor free play.
11:45 - 12:00 Story time in back room; wash up for lunch.
12:00 - 12:20 Lunch time.
12:20 - 12:30 Wash up and use toilet before naps; stories in nap rooms.
12:30 - 02:00 Nap time / Quiet time.
02:00 - 03:00 Outdoor free play, may include indoor play, as well.
03:00 - 03:30 Circle groups meet for a variety of activities, including, songs, stories, number games, music with movement, and more.
03:30 - 03:45 Wash up - then, Afternoon Snack Time.
03:45 - 05:10 Indoor and outdoor play; special activities; dress-up; music; movement.
05:10 - 05:30 General clean-up time, then stories and departures.
05:30 Closing.

Excerpted from the preschool's website