Philosophy

We’ll Be Teachers A Little Later Every Day…

So You Can Be A Family A Little Longer Every Night.

Who says we cannot have circle time outside? Yes, our Dots learn from our outside environment. Who says we have to paint inside the lines? Yes, our dots paint their own lines and color outside the box.

At Dot to Dot, we teach our Dots through experiences and experimentation. Hands on learning guides your Dot’s development in an organic way. Our Dots are given the opportunity to use unique materials, build, garden, paint, and establish long-lasting memories. Our teachers may start the day with one plan and end with a very different result. Most importantly, the Dot to Dot philosophy encourages Dots to be confident, ask questions, and think critically.

Here is how we best describe Dot to Dot:

Modern: The architectural design of Dot to Dot was composed to extend your Dot’s learning. Dots are able to see the copper pipes in the ceiling and connect the idea – copper heats water and stainless steel ducts carry cool air.

Expressive: You will not find any artwork completed by a Dot with pre-cut or arranged pieces. Dots are given the needed supplies and guided in creating their individual work. If you look around Dot to Dot you will see each art structure is out of the toy box!

Natural: From the outside playground composed of indigenous San Diego timber, to the natural light exposure to all classrooms, nature is a key element of our promise. We pride ourselves on being energy efficient school not only through our architectural design but through our creativity. You will be amazed what your Dot is able to create with recycled cardboard, plumbing tubes, and a splash of paint. Instead of saying “no” our teacher’s say “let’s experiment.”

Diverse: Different backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities are family here at Dot to Dot. When walking through the hallways, or outside or on the playground, you will hear bilingual students carrying on conversations with other Dots or teachers. It is especially interesting when Dots have their cultural food during lunch time or traditions during share time.

Home: Dot to Dot is your Dot’s home away from home! We encourage warm and friendly hugs each and every day. Our staff understands the importance of a continuing a nurturing and loving classroom unit to make all transitions easier for little Dots at this young age. We find it a necessity for every Dot to feel safe and loved in order to develop. Dot to Dot encourages love all day every day.

Connection: At Dot to Dot, we embrace on the natural connection for learning. Our dots grow through confidence building and individual successes. This is why our programs are organized by learning capacity not age.