Preschool

Welcome to the preschool division of Woodland Hills Private School!

We offer a warm, caring place for your child to grow, learn, and discover. The concept of “The Renaissance Child” is the best way to describe what we hope to provide. Our concern is for the total child. Our program is designed to provide children with the opportunity to develop self-reliance, gain pride in their abilities and unique traits, maximize their creative potential, and to learn to appreciate the world around them.

Our preschool is open to all children between 18 months and 5 years of age who will benefit from a program that is committed to the well-being of all children. Our program is individualized, which allows each child to progress at his/her own pace. It also provides for the celebration of the cultural diversity of our families and our community.

Select one of the following to learn more about our specific age level programs:

Teaching Staff

All of our teachers are experienced and certified in Early Childhood Education.  They have been specially selected and trained for our program.  They work with both the children and the parents to assure a positive school experience.  Their dedication, caring ways, and professional concern will nurture your child through these formative years.

Weekly Lesson Plans and Daily Experiences: Child-centered, Teacher-facilitated

Each week, your child’s teacher will post lesson plans in the classroom. We encourage you to review these lesson plans regularly and use them to guide conversations with your child about his or her school day. Highlights will be sent home with the weekly newsletter. Each day, experiences in all four modes (personal interaction, experiential learning, group participation, child-oriented projects) are provided. These experiences help children to explore as their interests lead them with the teachers as their facilitators. Activities will encompass each of the following content areas:

  1. Self-image and self-awareness
  2. Problem solving skills
  3. Language development
  4. Multicultural awareness
  5. Animal and nature exploration
  6. Large and small muscle development
  7. Creative expression
  8. Reading and math readiness
  9. Science and social studies concepts
  10. Introduction to computers

Computers

There is a computer center and an iPad accessible for Pre-Kindergarten classes. Computers and iPads are used to reinforce reading and math readiness skills in Pre-K to introduce children to early research techniques. Other preschool classes may also utilize an iPad in the classroom, as needed. All technology used in the classrooms is facilitated by the teachers.

Progress Assessments

Your child’s progress in the listed curriculum areas is evaluated daily.  In addition to the frequent and informal reports from the teachers, parents will receive a written report every four months.

Field Trips

The field trip program is an enrichment program that provides children with a real world, hands-on experience.  All the trips are optional.  Parents are encouraged to participate.

Facility

Our campuses are filled with trees and natural, outdoor areas. Our preschool children have the opportunity to experience the outdoors with fun-filled learning experiences about animals and nature. At the Oxnard Campus, there is an animal barnyard nestled by our 500-year-old oak tree. There is an Animal and Nature specialist on site to guide the children as they learn about caring for animals and nature, which promotes the appreciation, respect, and concern for our environment. A storytelling room is available for the teachers and the children to enjoy story time in a unique, colorful, yet peaceful room. At the Collins Campus, the children enjoy the many outdoor classrooms: Our Forest area, Mini Ranch area, and the Veggie Garden.

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