Bumble Bee (2 -3 years)    

Two teachers work in in each department, with an environment composed of two large areas equipped with learning centers, play areas and age appropriate toys. Each area has its own outdoor space.

Two healthy snacks are provided daily for your child. A list of snacks available in the facility is provided for viewing on a weekly basis.  It is necessary for you to provide a lunch, and if necessary, diapers for your child.  A diaper chart is provided to inform parents of their child's potty activities.

The school offers a daily educational program designed to meet each child's individual development. We prepare our students throughout the school year to meet the educational goals suggested in the pre-kindergarten learning development guidelines from the California Department of Education.

In order to accomplish these goals we use principles developed through research on the development of the human brain, which suggests that positive stimulation during the early years creates the foundation of a child's lifelong thinking patterns, attitudes and behaviour.

Each child is evaluated throughout the school year and a final outcome of the academic process is presented to each parent at the end of the school year.  We offer two parent conferences throughout the school year and keep you informed through newsletters, calendars and daily interactions with the teachers.

Caterpillars (4-5 years) 

This is a class of children who will be in kindergarten the following Fall.  One goal for the preK's is readiness in all areas of growth.  This includes social awareness, large and small motor development, language and math skills, as well as encouraging an excitability about learning and exploring the world around us.  Individual learning goals are developed to aid each child with specific needs.

Starting in February, all preschool children will be evaluated on K readiness.  Parent/ caregivers will receive their child's report in time for K placement.

Butterflies (Kindergarten)

The classroom teacher for this program is Tina Persaud, who holds a Masters in Education.  The students and teacher have two rooms available for use.  One is set aside for table work and guided reading.  Each child has a table and chair for their individual work.  All staudents have access to a large container with the necessary tools for their daily work. 

The other space is designed for circle time and all the other activities for Kindergarten education.  We store puzzles, manipulative toys and games, educational math and science helps (like scales, number lines, shapes, thermometers) and computers for the use of our students.

Circle time entails calendar activities, book reading in all forms like prediction, comprehension, literacy skills and phonetic games and activities.  Math activities, science, geography, foreign language exposure (German) and social studies.

Music and Bible are taught in the Multipurpose room with all the other teachers and children present.  We have two performances for parents:  Christmas and graduation.

The ACSI curriculum was chosen for instruction, because of the strong emphasis on phonetics and math.  We use the Kindergarten and 1st grade standards adopted by the California State Board of Education as a guideline.  All students receive a progress report each quarter.  Stanford Achievement Testing is used to determine progress and placement to first grade by the end of the year.  

School Age (6-9 years)

Our school age program consists of safe and supervised childcare with age appropriate activities and materials.  All staff is qualified in health/ safety and CPR.  Their education has focused on Recreation and Child Development.

Childcare is available before and after school, and during summer break.  We are also open during Christmas and Easter breaks.  We currently transport children to Northwood and Salvador Elementary schools.  During the school year children are able to complete homework after school, chose an activity or art project, play with friends, or engage in some recreational games etc..

With more time available during the summer break, we add field trips, Vacation Bible School, reading contests, music/movement, cooking activities, sporting activities and dramatic play. The children are taught the Bible through visualized lessons, music, games and contests.