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Preschool Program Site Contacts

Danbury Preschool

(909) 398-0609 x 41090

Teacher: Stella Hansen

 

Vista del Valle Preschool

(909) 398-0609 x 41019

Teacher: Sherrill Smith

 

Mtn. View Preschool Inclusion Program

(909) 398-0609 x 67012

Teacher: Madisenne Burciaga

 

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Welcome to Preschool

Welcome to the Claremont Unified School District Child Development Preschool Program! It is our pleasure and privilege to share in the growth and development of your child and your family.

The CUSD State Preschool is a school-readiness program that provides services to children that are three and four years of age.  Children must be three years old on or before September 1st of the enrolling school year in order to attend our preschool program.  A nutritious breakfast or lunch is served daily. 

Our programs are located on the campus of Vista del Valle Elementary located at 550 Vista Drive and the Danbury School located at 1745 Lynoak Drive.

  • The preschool program at Vista del Valle offers a morning class from 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and an afternoon class from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
  • The preschool program at Danbury offers a morning class from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and an afternoon class from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The CUSD Preschool Inclusion Program is a three hour school-readiness program that operates on the campus of Mountain View Elementary. A nutritious snack is served daily. The Preschool Inclusion Program is a collaborative preschool program in which students with special needs attend school with their typically developing peers. The program addresses each child’s developmental needs including social/emotional, physical, cognitive, language, creative development and any special education or related services. The classes are designed to provide all children with direct access to learning opportunities, individualized accommodations and supports to participate, and collaborative support systems to ensure that all children reach their full potential. The Preschool Inclusion Program is a parent fee-based program that is available to all children three and four years of age. 

  • The preschool program at Mountain View offers a morning class from 8:10 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. and an afternoon class from 12:10 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.

All classes are offered Monday-Friday and follow CUSD’s school calendar which can be viewed online

High Quality Programs

 The CUSD Preschool Programs are licensed by the State of California, Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Child Care Division. Sumner Danbury and Vista del Valle are also accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

As a licensed child care progrEarl Learning Programam, we are required to maintain mandated levels of health and safety requirements as set forth within the Title 22 Regulations for Child Care Centers.

As a NAEYC accredited program, we have voluntarily undergone a comprehensive process to ensure that we are providing high quality services as outlined in the 10 NAEYC Early Learning Standards.

More information on Title 22 Regulations and the 10 NAEYC Learning Standards can be obtained by clicking directly on the links above.

Program Philosophy

It is the belief of CUSD's Preschool Program's that the child’s day should reflect an interest in developing the whole child by:

  • providing learning experiences within an environment that is stable, familiar and predictable, yet allows for individual flexibility
  • supporting children towards their optimal level of development through active participation and exploration that values the child as a contributing member to his/her learning
  • making connections with the family and community in support of the child
  • having access to knowledgeable teaching staff who are in tune with the needs and abilities of each child and has extended understanding of child development

The approach to planning learning experiences for the preschool child is based on the belief that:

  • Children learn best when taught in all areas of development
  • Children learn best when the family and community work together to support the child and the program
  • Children learn best when challenges are addressed early and resources are provided to assist the child in meeting their full potential
  • Children learn best when provided with hands on experiences that are relevant to their daily lives

Preschool Goals and Objectives

The fundamental goal of CUSD's Preschool Programs is to ensure that all children in the program make progress in the areas of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. Children are provided with opportunities to interact with people and materials that will enhance their innate ability to explore the world around them, develop positive relationships with peers and expand their knowledge through active participation and play. Within CUSD’s Preschool programs, we pride ourselves on providing each child with an individualized plan for learning that recognizes their current level of development and supports them as they master new skills and abilities. Our classrooms provide children with a safe and nurturing space that welcomes children to take charge of their learning and be involved in the learning process.

The objective of the CUSD Preschool's is to ensure that all children achieve four broad desired results that have been defined as conditions of well-being for children:

  • Children are personally and socially competent
  • Children are effective learners
  • Children show physical and motor competence
  • Children are safe and healthy

To assist teaching staff in creating experiences that support these four (4) desired results, we utilize the Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) to assess the development of each child. The assessment is also used to plan for, and conduct age and developmentally appropriate activities and learning experiences. A DRDP is completed on each child within the first sixty (60) days of enrollment and every six (6) months thereafter.

Registration

For more information on the Preschool Program please contact the Child Development Office @ (909) 398-0373