Our Private Preschool is unique in that we do not subscribe to just one philosophy for teaching. We believe that each child is created uniquely and their differences should be considered during the learning process. Our school provides a variety of methods and opportunities for our littlest friends to explore, make connections between concepts, develop independence and gain confidence in their abilities. We consider ourselves a well-balanced blend between academic, emergent, developmental and play-based philosophies in order to focus on the growth of the whole child.
With over 100 years of cumulative classroom teaching experience, our teachers are all focused on the learning process as it relates to the student as individuals. LACP has an extremely low turnover rate for our beloved staff and our teachers have been a part of our school family anywhere from three years to over twenty! This speaks to the high caliber of education we offer and the importance of our school’s focus on community. We love the sense of community that our school offers and our smaller class sizes help to foster a great connection between our teachers and parents.
Our average class size is 10 students, however for our 2 and 3 years olds, our teacher ratio is 1:8. Currently we employ teaching assistants when there are more than 8 students in a classroom for our 2 and 3 year olds. This ratio is well below the CA requirements of 1:12 and we feel that the ratio we offer allows our teachers to do accurate assessments of our student’s areas of growth along with being able to note possible concerns for each child.
As a Christian school, we remain focused on Christian values and have worked these core character values into our curriculum. We currently offer a non-denominational chapel program that uses Biblical stories to enhance these ideals. Our students learn about honesty, friendship, thankfulness, joy, and cooperation, all while they are engaged in a fun, hands-on learning process using songs, games, finger-plays and even acting out the stories themselves in costume! They love re-telling the stories and being able to participate in the dramas.
We encourage you to come and visit our preschool and see why we continue to be the hidden gem of preschools in the Los Altos area. To learn more, please explore our website, or call to schedule a tour. We offer scheduled visitor days October-May.
Observations are offered by appointment only so as not to disrupt the learning process.
Please call the preschool registrar at 650-948-3738.