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Mission College Child Development Center

3000 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054

(408) 855-5177


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At Mission College Child Development Center, we believe children learn best in an environment that encourages exploration, provides nurturing supportive relationships, adapts to each individual child's learning styles and needs, and offers many opportunities for play.
Play provides the foundation for children's academic learning later in life. By providing materials in the environment that facilitate the discovery of key math, literacy and science concepts. From this platform they will be prepared for the academic concepts they will encounter throughout their educational experience. Our center is a place where learning grows one child at a time.
When children are cared for in a nurturing and caring environment, they learn that they are special and deserve to be cherished, and therefore develop a stronger sense of self-esteem. Our primary care-giving system provides each child and family with a teacher who builds a relationship with the family, bonds with the child by learning about his or her needs, cues and personality, and responds to the child's needs as they arise.
Children create relationships with their teachers that we value at Mission CDC. The teachers in our classrooms spend 2-5 years with the same group of children. They move up to older classrooms with their children in a Continuity of Care Program that supports children's social and emotional development.
We value parents as their child's first and most important teachers. We work closely with families to ensure parent's desires and goals for their children are reflected in the program. We welcome parents into the Child Development Center. We strive to be full partners in their child's learning.
Excerpted from the preschool's website