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MACC Preschool has educated children since 1972. We believe children learn best through play and hands-on experiences. In developing and employing our curriculum, we consider the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative needs of each child. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum includes art, science, math, singing, movement, stories, dramatic play, and both free activity time and group time.
Our Morning Preschool Classes are play-based, concentrating on socialization; helping children develop good listening skills, a cooperative and sharing attitude; and fostering self-esteem. We also support large and small motor skills development. Classes provide exposure to language, music, movement, art, and science exploration. We introduce colors, numbers, shapes, and the alphabet throughout the year.
Our Morning PreKindergarten Classes (aka "PreK") aim to nurture socially adept, confident, independent learners ready for Kindergarten and beyond. Our curriculum introduces phonics, handwriting basics, reading readiness, and number concepts. It also offers activities in math, science, language, and the arts. To supplement preK, we offer a 2-day weekly program, preK Enrichment, in which students further explore science, math, literature, and the arts through hands-on, project-oriented activities, both individually and in groups.
Our Afternoon Options include Lunch Bunch, Enrichment Afternoon, and After School Classes. Lunch Bunch, available daily, is an hour of supervised lunch and play with peers and teachers (you provide the lunch), 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Enrichment Afternoon is also available daily and includes Lunch Bunch, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM. Students have opportunities to engage with teacher-selected topics in more depth as well as engage in free and directed play opportunities. Teacher-chosen topics may include cooking, science, art and artists, phonics, math, drama, and athletic activities, among others. Nap or quiet time is available as needed. In After School Care, 3:00 - 6:00 PM, children engage in free and directed play options. Students may nap as needed. The After School Care pick-up time is flexible to meet your needs.
Our teachers are fully qualified with experience and education meeting or exceeding state licensing requirements. They attend preschool and Kindergarten professional conferences and training throughout the year. They also foster and maintain contact with local Kindergarten teachers. We maintain a low teacher:student ratio in our classes, striving for a ratio lower than the state mandate of 1:12, achieving between 1:8 and 1:10 on average.
SY 2015-16 Schedule Options (August 31, 2015 - June 10, 2016)
Our Morning Preschool class is available on Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday or for all five days. Class times: 8:30 - 11:30 AM. Extend the day with Lunch Bunch, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, available daily Monday-Friday, and Afternoon Enrichment class 12:30 - 3:00 PM daily. Additionally, we offer After School Care from 3:00 - 6:00 PM daily.
Our Morning PreKindergarten class is available Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday; for a 5-day class, combine the MWF and TTh classes. Class times: 8:30 - 11:30 AM; Lunch Bunch option available daily Monday-Friday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Afternoon Enrichment class available daily Monday-Friday 12:30 - 3:00 PM, with After School Care also available daily, 3:00 - 6:00 PM.
Lunch Bunch, Afternoon Enrichment, and After School Care are available to Kindergartners as well as all Preschoolers and PreKindergartners. You need not enroll your child in our Morning Classes to enroll her/him in our afternoon options!
Tot Time - toddler and caregiver class
New session begins September 8! Tot Time offers toddlers, 18-36 months old, and their parent/grandparent/caregiver a secure, fun opportunity to explore a typical preschool classroom and some of the routines of a preschool day. Enjoy singing, indoor and outdoor play, and simple art exploration led by a fully qualified, experienced preschool teacher. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance cognitive and language skills in your child. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:15-1:45 PM, in Room K1 (4660 Eastus Drive; San Jose 95129). Try a session on us! Please phone 408-446-4166 for more information.