955 Teal Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Laurelwood is a Parent Co-op Preschool started in 1964. We have a highly skilled, loving teaching staff and supportive, involved parent community.
|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||Crafts, Art, Music & Movement, Story Time, Field Trips, Cooking, Basic Math, Dramatic Play|
Laurelwood Parent Co-op Preschool has four 3 year old classes and four 4 year old classes. Each class has one teacher and 3 working parents each day. One of the best things about our preschool is the opportunity to work in the classroom with your child and their peers. Lifelong friendships are forged among students, parents, and teachers as we all work together to form a safe, supportive, and loving atmosphere for learning and growing.
Four Year Old (PK) Class (sample)
8:30-8:50 - Arrival and Free Play
8:50-9:10 - Welcome Circle
9:10-9:40 - Table Work (Calendar, Counting, Letters)
9:40-9:55 - Free Play
9:55-10:10 - Second Circle (Songs, Stories, Poems)
10:10-10:30 - Snack
10:30-10:35 - Clean-up/Prepare for Recess
10:35-11:00 - Recess
11:00-11:30 - Closing Circle:stories, songs,
11:30 - Dismissal to Parents
Three Year Old (EC) Class (sample)
8:30-8:55 - Arrival and Free Play
8:55-9:15 - Welcome Circle
9:15-9:30 - Table Work (Calendar, Colors)
9:30-9:55 - Free Play
9:55-10:05 - Second Circle (Songs, Stories, Poems)
10:05-10:25 - Snack
10:25-10:50 - Recess
10:50-11:00 - Closing Circle: Good-bye Song & Dismissal
In addition to the regular schedule, the school has an art and music teacher who come in throughout the year. We also have a wonderful selection of field trips and visitors to the class to help introduce our students to the community around them.
Laurelwood uses newsletters, calendars, and notes at the sign-in book to communicate with parents, but the most important tool we use for communication are our class Shutterfly Sites. Each family is a member of their class site where they can access work schedules, calendars, important forms, upload photos for class memory books, and more.