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New World Child Development Center

730 East Homestead Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

(408) 255-5330

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led, Waldorf

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Books, games
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • Art Teachers
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught We have Mandarin speaking staff who not only communicate with the children in Mandarin but also teach them the language.

From the Director:

We have a relaxed structured atmosphere, but allow time for children to explore and play on their own.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

To promote the development of the whole child by:

Developing a positive and healthy self-image through understanding and respecting individual differences.
Promoting curiosity and interests in their world to enjoy the process of learning.
Helping the child master effective communication skills through an open environment that encourages self-expression and group discussion.
Establish sanitary health habits.
Fostering the unique creativity in each child by actively encouraging various forms of creativity.
Facilitating learning about the world through science experiments, literature, field trips and hands-on projects.

New World Child Development Center's goal is to meet parents' needs by creating a balanced, harmonious environment in which ethical standards are cultivated and the child's potential is challenged.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

We help children with separation by using different methods, depending on the child's disposition, level of anxiety, and previous methods of experience. For some, it may be shortened hours or parent staying, for others, Teacher help quickly works. We adjust to each child.