1036 Solana Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
|Play- based||mostly teacher led||not formally in curriculum||conducive environment|
|Nursery rhymes, poems, songs|
|Emerging literacy skills|
|Math & number sense||
|Time & space||
|Sci. reasoning/physical world||
|Other subjects taught|
Unique because it is alternative education at the nursery school level
more than a school
a network of people who share a common philosophy of education
Because of the setting
a natural playground
hands-on laboratory for nature and science exploration
fits in beautifully with our child-centered program which allows for exploration
Because we have a child-centered program ï¿½ philosophy
letting children be children
allowing children the time and space and freedom to learn at their own pace and in their own style
without adult goals
letting children create and define their own experience
offering experiences which are appropriate for each developmental level
room for individual styles ï¿½ individually reinforced positively
open-ended activities ï¿½ environment
Goals for the program
1. For children to grow in a holistic way ï¿½ socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively: "whole child"
2. For children to become self-motivated learners
3. For children to discover and develop their own creativity
4. Focus on emotional growth
to help children acknowledge and deal constructively with their feelings ï¿½ positive and negative
5. Focus on social growth
to help children learn to communicate effectively with adults and peers
to respect their own needs and those of others and learn to negotiate
(excerpted from website)
~9:00-10:30: Child-directed play with adult facilitated activities and projects
~10:30-11:00: "Circle Time" and snack time. We provide an all organic cracker, fruit and water snack.
~11:00-11:15: Bathroom time in which every child is encouraged to "try." Teachers lead the children in song and games.
~11:15-12:00: Large playground play
12:30-3:00: Extended Day Care (EDC)
Our teacher's offer two [formal] parent/teacher conferences each school year. However, being a part of a parent cooperative school provide parents the luxury of developing relationships with the teachers and the other parents.
We have an open door policy so parents should never hesitate to speak with their teacher about their own child.