Preschool Program

 
SAN CARLOS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
 
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OUR PHILOSOPHY

San Carlos School District Preschool is built on the principle that children learn best through play! In our rich, developmentally appropriate environment, positive self-identities and proactive communication skills develop through hands-on experiences. As children engage in multi-sensory activities they are involved in experiences which build awareness of varied viewpoints. Children are encouraged to explore, invent, and discover ways to create their own unique understanding of the world. We value family traditions and family involvement in the ongoing education of young children. We believe in building a strong community through mutual respect, cooperation, understanding, and open communication.

DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE

We follow Developmentally Appropriate Practice, which is a guideline for educators designed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  It is a guideline for maintaining a high-quality program.  The basics of these guidelines are as follows:

  • Curriculum is based on knowledge of how children learn.
  • Activities and learning experiences reflect concepts and ideas that are relevant to the child’s world.
  • Teachers understand the sequence of development, and that children develop at their own, unique rate.
  • Individual and cultural variation is celebrated.
  • Teachers provide many opportunities for children to work in small groups to practice problem-solving.
  • Teachers provide opportunities for children to choose their own activities from varied learning areas based on program goals and information teachers have collected about each child.

 

REGISTRATION

We will begin accepting pre-registration forms for the 2021-2022 preschool year starting October 1, 2020. If you are interested in applying, please fill out the Pre-Registration form associated with your Home School. Only one pre-registration form may be submitted. Pre-registration forms will continue to be collected until Friday, February 26, 2021. If you have any questions, please email San Carlos Preschool Director to Sue Dawley.

LOTTERY

In the event that we have more applicants than we have spaces for, we will hold a lottery to determine preschool placement. We will begin notifying families shortly thereafter.  Applicants will be notified by March 12, 2021, based on the results of the lottery.

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PRESCHOOL TOUR DATES FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
All tours 9:00-10:00am - Masks required with physical distancing.

Arundel Preschool
  • January 12
  • February 8
  • March 3
Brittan Acres Preschool
  • January 13
  • February 9
  • March 4
Heather Preschool
  • January 14
  • February 10
  • March 2
White Oaks Preschool
  • January 15
  • February 11
  • March 1
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2021-2022 PRE-REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS
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2020-2021 PRE-REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS
SCSD Preschool is still accepting registration for the current school year.

If you have any questions, please email San Carlos Preschool Director to Sue Dawley.

PRESCHOOL SITES

 

Arundel Preschool
200 Arundel Road

- Penguins 650-832-4679
- Turtles 650-832-4678

 

Brittan Acres Preschool
2000 Belle Avenue

- Ducklings 650-508-7330
- Hummingbirds
650-597-1329

- Blue Jays 650-832-4041

 

Heather Preschool
2757 Melendy Drive

- Hedgehogs 650-654-7646

- Seahorses 650-597-1039

- Dragonflies 650-832-4531

  

White Oaks Preschool
1901 White Oak Way

- Room D Butterflies
650-597-1499
- Room E Honey Bees
650-632-8090

 
2019-2020 PROGRAM INFORMATION