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New World Child Development Center Walnut Creek

1919 Geary Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Phone:
(925) 939-1688

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

We are an academic based preschool, but teach in a relaxed home-like atmosphere. We encourage children to explore their world around them, with gentle teacher led activities.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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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
  • Sorting, graphing 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
  • Yearly Art gallery celebration!
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.

A Typical Day

"Two's Daily Schedule

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Arrival/Combined with Blue Room
8:30 AM - 9:40 AM - Snack Time/Inside Activities
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM - Chinese/English Circle Time
10:00 Am - 10:45 AM - Small Group: Arts and Crafts, Inside Activities: Block play, Dramatic play, Reading and Writing, Manipulative � etc.
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM - Chinese/English Circle Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Outside Activities: Large Muscle, Water Play, Bikes, Sand Play and Gardening
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM - Lunch Time
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Story and Quiry Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Nap time
3:00 PM - 3:40 PM - Snack Time/Inside Activity/Small Group
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM - Circle Time
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM - Dancing Time
4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM -Outside Activities
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM - Inside Activities/Table Activities and Story Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Combined with Yellow Room

Preschool Daily Schedule
(Red Room)

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Arrival/Combined with Blue Room
8:30 AM - 9:40 AM - Snack Time/Inside Activities
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM - Chinese/English Circle Time
10:00 Am - 10:45 AM - Small Group: Arts and Crafts, Inside Activities: Block play, Dramatic play, Reading and Writing, Manipulative � etc.
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM - Chinese/English Circle Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Outside Activities: Large Muscle, Water Play, Bikes, Sand Play and Gardening
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM - Lunch Time
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Story and Quiry Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Nap time
3:00 PM - 3:40 PM - Snack Time/Inside Activity/Small Group
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM - Circle Time
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM - Dancing Time
4:15 PM -- 5:15 PM -Outside Activities
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM - Inside Activities/Table Activities and Story Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Combined with Yellow Room

Pre-Kindergarten Daily Schedule
(Yellow Room)
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Arrival/Combined with Blue Room
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM - Snack Time/Inside Activities
9:20 AM - 10:00 AM - Outside Time
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM - English Circle Time
10:25 AM - 10:50 AM - Table Activities: Arts and Crafts, Language, Math and Science
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM - Child Directed Activities
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM - Chinese Circle Time (I)
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM - Outside Time
11:45 AM - 12:25 PM - Lunch Time
12:25 PM - 12:40 PM - Story Time
12:40 PM - 1:00 PM - Quiet Reading Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Rest Time.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Snack Time/Child Directed Activities
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM - Chinese Circle Time (II)
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM - Outside Activities
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM - English Circle Time
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM - Dancing Time
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM - Table Activities: Arts and Crafts, Language, Math and Science/Child Directed Activities
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • 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:

  • 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 childs' 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.