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Horizon Christain Learning Center

23370 SW Boones Ferry Rd
Tualatin, OR 97062

(503) 691-1054


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

Circle Time is predominantly teacher-led instruction and table activities are set as play-based with some structure. We use a Tell, Show, Do method of teaching.

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
  • Many Math Manipulative toys/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
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Piano Keyboarding
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • Monthly Student Showcase
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
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
  • Full size gym, natural park like campus, community garden
Other subjects taught Spanish, American Sign Language, Piano keyboarding, Computer Science

From the Director:

All programs Includes a daily preschool Head Start approved curriculum and Bible lessons.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our low student to teacher ratio allows our students to get lots of individual attention from our well qualified staff. Teachers have BA in Early Childhood and Elementary Education with minors in Spanish and Music

Day in the Life

General School Mission

It is our desire to provide a happy, safe, and fun learning environment for kids. Our mission is to partner with parents and provide a safe, nurturing, stimulating program that introduces our students to God's love and gives them a strong academic foundation for success in school.

A Typical Day

7:00 Welcome Routine/Learning Play Centers
7:45 Free Choice
8:00 Classes Split/Transition
8:15 Opening Circle�?? InvestiGator Club
8:30 Writing and Learning Centers
9:00 Clean Up and Snack
9:30 Drink Break/Bathroom Break
9:45 Bible Story Time
10:15 Art and Discovery Centers
10:30 P.E.
11:15 Prepare for lunch
11:30 Lunch
12:00 Art and Discovery Centers
12:45 Quiet reading
1:00 Rest Time
1:20 Quiet Activities For Non-Resters
2:30 Wake Up/Free Choice
3:00 Clean Up and Snack
3:30 Closing Circle �??InvestiGator Club
4:00 Playground/Rainy Day Fun
4:30 Free Choice
5:00 Closing Routine/Learning Play Centers

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Open House introduces families to our staff and get an overview of learning goals. Parent-teacher meetings are available any time, parent education classes are made available through the Horizon Schools and Church. Connection to services/activities in the community are available and encouraged ongoing. Quartly Conferences are used to partner with families to summarize student learning and for goal setting.

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 is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • 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

Extra staff is dedicated to handle separation through redirecting, holding, hugs, and calming conversation. Parents can call in to talk to students and drop by for a visit or lunch.