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Calvary Chapel Of Santa Maria Preschool

2620 Santa Maria Way
Santa Maria, CA 93455

(805) 922-1822


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We have an excellent balance of teacher-led and self-directed activities available for children.

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 Though we play number and counting games at group time and meal times, there are plenty of opportunities to expolre math concepts throughout all of the classroom centers.

From the Director:

We believe children learn best through play and give them ample opportunitiy to explore the different learning centers in the classroom.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

All of the classroom teachers have an Early Childhood Studies degree and are very experienced. We also keep a portfolio to document developmental growth; this gives the teacher the opportunity to help the children grow in the areas they need individually.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our goal is to always provide a loving, enriching and safe environment. We strive to use developmentally appropriate practices and use a highly multi-sensory approach to learning with many meaningful experiences that will help foster healthy growth and development in all areas: spiritual, physical, social, emotional and cognitive.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We hope to partner with you in helping your child to grow and flourish so we have an open door policy and encourage you to come in and participate when you are able to. We encourage communication with comments and questions welcomed. We provide monthly school newsletters to inform you of our themes and events for each month, we also provide classroom newsletters as well.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are encouraged to come several times with their child to participate in the classroom until both the child and parent are comfortable in the new environment and with the new caregivers prior to the first day of school.