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About Our School

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MISSION STATEMENT

The Preschool Assessment and Educational Team’s mission is to offer an inclusive early childhood program and educationally relevant services to all preschool children enrolled in the program.   Services provided will nurture and educate children in a warm and safe school environment.   We provide a continuum of individualized services including educational resources and programming, parent support and transition services in the least restrictive environment.  Our goal for each educational placement is to provide a developmentally appropriate and a supportive environment to promote/stimulate each child’s social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language development.  The environment and curriculum are based on research and the developmentally appropriate practice guidelines set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the California Preschool Learning Foundations.  We offer ideal student to teacher ratios which enables our educators to have a direct impact on each child’s growth and development during their preschool years.

Developmentally appropriate is an approach to teaching grounded in the research on how young children develop and learn and in what is known about effective early education. Its framework is designed to promote young children’s optimal learning and development involving teachers meeting young children where they are (by stage of development), both as individuals and as part of a group; and helping each child meet challenging and achievable learning goals. (NAEYC ~ National Association for the Education of Young Children)

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) is the requirement in federal law that students with disabilities receive their education, to the maximum extent appropriate, with nondisabled peers and that special education students are not removed from regular classes unless, even with supplemental aids and services, education in regular classes cannot be achieved satisfactorily. [20 United States Code (U.S.C.) Sec. 1412(a)(5)(A); 34 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) Sec. 300.114.]

Individualized is to adapt to the needs or special circumstances of an individual.

 

curriculum

 
To guide curriculum in the classroom the Preschool staff uses the California Preschool Learning FoundationsHandwriting without Tears and Kimochis.
 
 

PROGRESS REPORTS

Progress reports are sent home three times during the school year, following the elementary school report card dates:

  • November 16, 2016
  • March 10, 2017
  • June 2, 2017

You will receive progress reports on two of the above dates, the third progress report is your child’s annual IEP date.  You can look at your child’s IEP goals pages to see what dates you will receive progress reports.

DROP OFF – PARKING LOT PROCEDURES

When dropping off your child, please meet your teacher outside the big black gate. We ask you to park your car in the parking lot or on the street and walk your child up to the gate to meet your teacher. Never allow your children to walk across the parking lot unattended and please use the crosswalk when crossing the parking lot. Your safety is very important to us.

In the morning it is best for your child if you leave him or her with the teacher as quickly as possible when school begins. Tears will pass and it will help for them to accept the transition more quickly.

Pick-up procedures have been adjusted to eliminate congestion at the gate. At 1:45pm the small gate leading into the playground will be opened by a staff member. After this gate has been opened please proceed to the door of your child’s classroom and wait outside for the staff to dismiss the children. Please be aware that the staff will be attending meetings and continuing to serve children after the 1:45pm dismissal. For this reason, we ask that you not linger in our playground area.

Curbside parking is for drop off of middle school students and for busses. Cars should never be parked or left unattended at the curb! 

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DIRECTIONS AND MAP

Harvest Park Preschool is located on the campus of Harvest Park Middle School.

Our school is accessible from the parking lot off of Northway Road.

4900 Valley Avenue, Pleasanton, California 94566

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