Preschool Program

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.

 
Preschool Staff

 

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 2020-2021preschool year starting October 1, 2019. 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. The deadline to apply is February 14, 2020.

 

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 6, 2020, based on the results of the lottery.

 

2020-2021 PRE-REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS

PRESCHOOL TOUR DATES FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR
All tours 9:00-10:00am

Arundel Preschool
  • Fri, October 11
  • Tue, November 19
  • Wed, January 29
Brittan Acres Preschool
  • Wed, October 16
  • Fri, November 15
  • Mon, January 27
Heather Preschool
  • Tue, October 15
  • Wed, November 13
  • Fri, January 17
White Oaks Preschool
  • Tue, October 8
  • Mon, November 18
  • Wed, January 22

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

 

Heather Preschool
2757 Melendy Drive

- 650-654-7646

  

White Oaks Preschool
1901 White Oak Way

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

 
2019-2020 PROGRAM INFORMATION