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Choo Choo Train Preschool

1000 Kiely Boulevard, #111
Santa Clara, CA 95051

(408) 241-8434


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught "Classroom activities will be based on hands-on experiments and age-appropriate tools, and include phonics and Chinese language, math and science, arts and crafts, music and movement, social play, gardening, and computer lab." Extracted from

From the Director:

"Children need to feel important as an individual, and learn to respect themselves and treat others, as they would want to be treated. Our program is to aid children in the development of sanitary health habits, learn to share, be polite and thankful." Extracted from

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

"Every child is different, and has different developmental needs. We offer support and encouragement through their interest and curiosity to build up their self-esteem. Individual attention helps children to gain confidence during this period of development." Extracted from

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our goal is to provide a safe, healthy, caring and learning environment for young children to explore. Our practice is to promote the development of the whole child. We consider the whole child not just cognitive, physical, and emotional." Extracted from