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The Phoenix Ranch School

1845 Oak Road
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Phone:
(805) 526-0136

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Phoenix Ranch School implements the High Scope curriculum for our preschool and pre-kindergarten classes. High Scope is a cognitively oriented preschool program. The approach has been documented and tested in a series of projects beginning in the early 1960's through present day. Teachers at nearby CSUN are currently trained using this program's methodology. The approach has a clear organizing principle -a set of key experiences- that supports developmental theory. A curriculum is deemed developmental if it: "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"6:30 - 8:00 AM Extended Care (games, story, puzzles) - Indoor
8:00 - 8:45 Outdoor* Play and Transition to Class Time
8:45 - 9:20 Large Group Class Time(Greeting, Flag, Calendar, Story)
9:20 - 9:30 Morning Snack
9:30 -10:15 Group A -Small Group Plan/Do/Review - Indoors
Group B - Small Group Planned Activity - Outdoors
10:15-10:30 Transition
10:30-11:15 Group A - Small Group Planned Activity - Outdoors
Group B - Small Group Plan/Do/Review - Indoors
11:15-11:45 Story and Music
11:45-12:00 Transition
12:00-12:30 PM Lunch
12:30- 2:30 Rest
2:30 - 3:00 Outdoor Play and Snack
3:00 - 3:30 Group A - Small Group Planned Activity - Outdoors
Group B - Small Group Planned Activity - Indoors
3:30 - 4:15 Group A - Small Group Planned Activity - Indoors
Group B - Small Group Planned Activity - Outdoors
4:15 - 4:45 Large Group - Large Motor Activities
4:45 - 5:30 Activity Centers - Indoors
5:30 - 6:30 Extended Care (story, art, games)
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Excerpted from the preschool's website