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Saratoga Parent Nursery School

20490 Williams Rd.
Saratoga, CA 95070

Phone:
(408) 867-9774

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Co-op

From the Director:

A cooperative nursery school provides a healthy, safe and varied environment in which your child can develop socially as well as physically, emotionally and mentally. Moreover, a cooperative nursery school allows you to see your child in a nursery school setting. You will also work with other children of the same age as yours. In the process, you will become aware of common behavior patterns and learn more about how to deal with them. For the Children: The school should help: -increase their sense of self worth -increase their range of experiences -increase their ability to communicate -develop physical skills appropriate to their age -develop sound emotional and mental health -develop a positive attitude toward school -support their trust in teachers and adults -increase their ability to listen and focus in a sustained way -develop social skills -develop their ability to delay gratification -encourage creative experiences in all forms Extracted from www.saratogaparentnurseryschool.org

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language      
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Creative arts and crafts |Music and movement |Science, nature and cooking |Calendar and seasons |Multi-cultural awareness,Social and emotional development , Story time and creative writing , Phonemic awareness , Numbers and patterns, Field trips

Day in the Life

General School Mission

A cooperative nursery school provides a healthy, safe and varied environment in which your child can develop socially as well as physically, emotionally and mentally. Moreover, a cooperative nursery school allows you to see your child in a nursery school setting. You will also work with other children of the same age as yours. In the process, you will become aware of common behavior patterns and learn more about how to deal with them.

For the Children:
The school should help:
- increase their sense of self worth
- increase their range of experiences
- increase their ability to communicate
- develop physical skills appropriate to their age
- develop sound emotional and mental health
- develop a positive attitude toward school
- support their trust in teachers and adults
- increase their ability to listen and focus in a sustained way
- develop social skills
- develop their ability to delay gratification
- encourage creative experiences in all forms

For the Parents:
The Parents should gain:
- techniques for working with Preschool children
- knowledge of child growth and development
- increasing objectivity about their own child
- better insights into the feelings and thinking of their child and acceptance of that child as he or she really is
- skills in selecting and using materials and books for your children
- increased awareness of the role of education and creativity in developing a healthy, effective and satisfying family life

Extracted from www.saratogaparentnurseryschool.org

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Monthly newsletter
Co-op school, so parents are in classroom

Extracted from www.saratogaparentnurseryschool.org

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • 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