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Westlake Hills Presbyterian Preschool

7127 Bee Cave Road
Austin, TX 78746

Phone:
(512) 327-1315

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A play-based half day preschool for children 17 months through 5 years (as of September 1) that provides children with a nurturing environment and an atmosphere of Christian love.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We seek to instill in the children entrusted to us a love for God, an understanding that each is special to God, an awareness that each child has unique abilities, a positive attitude toward church and school, and a sense of wonder and appreciation for God’s creation. We want to provide children the opportunity to grow socially, physically, spiritually, emotionally and intellectually.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The mission of Westlake Hills Presbyterian Preschool is to provide the child with an atmosphere of Christian love conducive to creative play and exploration of the child's world.
Emphasis is placed on the child's:
� Christian Education
� Social Development
� Emotional Development
� Mental Development
� Physical Development
� Communication Skills
� Creativity

We recognize that attending preschool is frequently the child's first experience away from home. We want this to be a positive, happy experience where the child enjoys and looks forward to school, teachers, friends, and learning.

A Typical Day

Your child's day begins at 9:00 am as you sign them into their classroom. The Lead Teacher and the Assistant Teacher have appealing manipulatives on the tables, engaging activities in the block, dramatic play, art, science, library, and sensory table areas. The children have free choice centers for about an hour each day.
During the week, your child will attend Music, Chapel and have a Spanish lesson. Every class enjoys almost a full hour of outside playtime on our spectacular playgrounds every day. Around 10:00 am, the class will sit together at tables and enjoy their personal snack. Lunchtime is around 12:30 pm and is again a time for the children to sit together, converse and enjoy their lunch brought from home. An end of the day activitiy engages the children until the parents arrive at 1:00pm for pickup.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents are a vital part of our program. You have opportunities to volunteer in the classroom, assist with our one fundraiser, Holiday Collectibles Christmas Show, assist with our annual Book Fair, assist with our Family Fun Night in the fall and our Hoe Down in the spring.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • 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

Handling Separation: From the Director

Children and their families are invited to attend our Open House the week before school starts. It's a wonderful time to meet the teachers and see the classrooms.
Separation issues are dealt with on an individual basis. Our desire is for the child to love school and love learning.