Welcome To Preschool General Overview
We provide a Christ-centered learning environment where the development of the whole child is our main focus. We let each child know they are a special child of God, loved and blessed by Him. Religion is integrated within all aspects of our curriculum. We start each day with age-appropriate prayers of adoration and thanksgiving, to include singing and movement, as we praise God. In Pre-K, students attend 8:00am Friday Mass with the K-8 students starting in November. We have prayerful celebrations in the classroom, in addition to our beautiful Holy Day celebrations, in which all children participate.
Through a combination of play-based, sensory, hands-on opportunities and structured activities we concentrate on spiritual, social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth. Each of the classes focus on the age-appropriate developmental needs of the children in our care. That focus helps us create a stimulating program that provides hands-on learning centers, individualized attention and encourage each child’s individual growth. Children are encouraged to explore the world around them and experience the goodness of God. We hope to instill a natural curiosity to learn, experiment, discover and think.
We have lessons on Character Development to teach the concepts of fairness, respect, responsibility and love for each other. We support the development of cultural awareness, self-identity and family relationships. We strive to build relationships with parents and children that develop trust, open communication and a sense of security. Children will grow through positive experiences with loving and caring teachers that nurture the foundations you have begun at home.
Our ages for admission are:
- 4 years old by September 1st of the academic year to enter.
- 3 years old by September 1st of the academic year to enter Good Samaritans
- 2 years old by September 1st of the academic year to enter Noah’s Ark. Children do not need to be potty trained at this time; parents will need to provide all necessary items for diapering.
Our program is licensed by the California Department of Community Care Licensing, our teachers all have First Aid/CPR Certification, Diocesan Religion Certification, Criminal Clearance and Early Childhood Certification. All students need to show proof of immunizations as deemed by the CCL. (3) polio, (4) DPT, (1) MMR, (3) Hepatitis B, (1) HIB, (1) Varicella or immunity.
Our program is designed to meet the needs of the children and our working parents. We offer full time (7:30-5:30), ¾ time (8:00-2:45) and ½ day (8:00-11:45). All our preschool programs follow the same school calendar as the K-8 students (August-June).
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We encourage you to contact us at any time with your questions regarding our Preschool programs. We look forward to working with you as our partners in education.