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Woodside Elementary School

3195 Woodside Rd
Woodside, CA 94062-2598

(650) 851-1571


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Woodside Preschool's philosophy has always been one that acknowledges and respects the
uniqueness of each child. It also supports the belief that a child's strong sense of self-esteem
comes from experiencing success within an age appropriate environment enhanced by a rich,
stimulating curriculum. The curriculum engages children's learning in all developmental
areas, while at the same time allowing for individual differences in learning styles and
encouraging creativity through a variety of play-based experiences. Our overall goals for the
children in our program are: a strong sense of self-confidence and self-esteem, development
of the whole child with emphasis on social/emotional skills and independence. Specifically,
these include:
Development of Self Confidence and Self Esteem
• Positive identity and self respect
• Trust
• Empowerment to make choices
• Taking initiative
• Mastery
• Expressing creativity
• Willingness to risk
• Feeling autonomous and self reliant
• Expressing needs, feelings and ideas
Development of the Whole Child
• Social/Emotional skills
• Communication skills
• Language development
• Physical skills
• Intellectual abilities/Cognitive skills
• Creativity
Development of Social/Emotional Skills
• Problem solving and conflict resolution
• Cooperating in play and work
• Developing trust in peers and adults
• Belonging to and participating in groups
• Becoming a leader and a follower
• Expressing feelings
• Developing good listening skills
• Making friends, being friends and sharing friends
• Having fun!"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"2 day/ 3 day Program :
8:30 Arrival
8:30- 9:20 Inside Choices
9:20- 9:50 Outside Choices
9:55-10:10 Group Time
10:10-10:30 Snack
10:30-10:35 Story Tape
10:35-11:10 Inside Choices
11:10-11:15 Clean Up Song
11:15-11:50 Outside Choices
11:50-12:00 Reading Time
12:00 Pick Up Time

5 day Program :
8:30 Arrival
8:30- 9:45 Inside Activities
8:45- 9:15 Optional Outside Choice
9:50-10:10 Group Time
10:10-11:00 Outside Choices
11:00-11:25 Snack in Small Groups
11:30-11:50 Small Group Activities
11:50-12:00 Transition Circle
12:00 Pick Up Time"
Excerpted from the preschool's website