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St. Lawrence Children's Center

1977 St. Lawrence Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95051

(408) 869-8620


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Children are evaluated in all areas once a week then work with children at the same level.

Day in the Life

A Typical Day

Circle time (oral language sharing time) introduction of concepts. Religion, language arts, music, computer lab/library time, science, puppet show time, story time, centers, PE & snack. closing song and story.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parent-teacher conferences Monthly newsletter Notices daily on outside board. Special conferences when needed


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

From January on the preschoolers get to spend time with the upcoming kindergarten teacher so they are very comfortable with the classroom and teacher before the end of the pre-k year.