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.
 

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2022-2023 PRESCHOOL PRE-REGISTRATION 

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

REGISTRATION

We will begin accepting pre-registration forms for the 2022-2023 preschool year starting October 1, 2021. 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 25, 2022. 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 18, 2022 based on the results of the lottery.

 
PRE-REGISTRATION LINKS for 2022-23
 
PRESCHOOL DOCUMENTS
PRESCHOOL TOUR DATES
All tours are from 9:00 - 9:45 am
  • Arundel Preschool - October 19, November 10, January 20, February 11
  • Brittan Acres Preschool - October 20, November 12, January 21, February 10
  • Heather Preschool - October 26, November 17, January 27, February 15
  • White Oaks Preschool - October 27, November 18, January 28, February 16
 
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2021-2022 PRE-REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS
San Carlos Preschool still has a few openings for the current school year, 2021-2022.
If you are interested, please email San Carlos Preschool Director to Sue Dawley.

PRESCHOOL SITES

 

Arundel Preschool
200 Arundel Road

- Turtles (Room 14) 650-832-4678

- Penguins (Room 15) 650-832-4679

- Orcas (Room 22) 650-832-4646

 

Brittan Acres Preschool
2000 Belle Avenue

- Blue Jays (Room 22) 650-832-4041

- Dragonflies (Room 23) 650-832-4042

- Hummingbirds (Room 24) 
650-597-1329

- Ducklings (Room 25) 650-508-7330

 

Heather Preschool
2757 Melendy Drive

- Koalas (Room 22) 650-832-4531

- Owls (Room 23) 650-597-1039

- Hedgehogs (Room 24) 650-654-7646

  

White Oaks Preschool
1901 White Oak Way

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