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Childrens Garden Preschool

531 Christine Dr.
Vacaville, CA 95687

Phone:
(707) 365-0694

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

We work to nurture and "Grow" the whole child in the context of a well-balanced program. Our goal is to encourage each child to grow in each of these five areas: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and community. We believe this is best done through a balance of play (learning centers), and structure, as children retain more through fun and active learning. Basic Goals: That each child would come to know his/her value in the community. To provide a variety of experiences appropriate for the preschool-aged child. To promote positive behavior by setting limits, reinforcing appropriate behavior and redirecting inappropriate behavior. To create a sense of teamwork among teachers, parents, and children by reinforcing relationships and promoting open communication on an on-going basis.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Because we have such small classes, it is easy for us to offer the individual, loving touch that other Child Care Centers are not capable of offering.
We foster a learning environment that is not as much "Age" specific as it is "Ability" specific. Therefore, we can tailor our program to each individual child.
Every child is offered age appropriate activities and is encouraged to do his or her best.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our philosophy of teaching is to nurture and "Grow" the whole child in the context of a well-balanced program. Therefore, our goal is to encourage each child to grow in each of these five areas: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and as a part of their community. We believe this is best done through play (learning centers), as well as structured activities, as children retain more through fun and active learning.

Basic Goals:
To foster and develop healthy habits early in life, including nutrition and activity.
That each child would come to know of his or her value in the community, and take an active role in it.
To provide a variety of experiences appropriate for the preschool-aged child.
To promote positive behavior by setting limits, reinforcing appropriate behavior and redirecting inappropriate behavior.
To create a sense of teamwork among teachers, parents, community and children by reinforcing relationships and promoting open communication on an on-going basis.

A Typical Day

6:00am~Drop off begins
7:15am~Breakfast
8:00am~School transportation begins
9:00am~AM Preschool drop off.
9:15am~Circle time, Calendar, Weather, Songs.
Activity #1
10:15am~Break, Snack,Garden.
10:30am~Activity #2. Storytime, Student of the week, songs.
11:45am~ Clean up
12:00pm~AM Preschool Pick up / PM Drop off.
12:15pm~Circle time, Calendar, Weather, Songs, Activity #1.
1:15pm~Break, Snack, Garden
1:30pm~Activity #2, Storytime, Student of the week, songs.
2:45pm~Clean up
3:00pm~PM Preschool Drop off.
3:15pm~Homework Helpers Club members start to arrive.
3:30pm~Homework Helpers begin. Snack
4:30pm~Clean up~Free play
5:30pm~Homework Helpers Dismissal.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • 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

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions