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Santa Maria, CA

805-922-KIDS (5437)

Preschool

3 years to 4 years

Our goal is to provide a fun, safe, positive environment; emphasizing on confidence building and self-esteem. The Preschool Program concentrates on listening and basic cognitive skills such as colors, shapes and alphabet and number recognition.

Our daily schedule includes circle time, which promotes social development, sharing, cooperation and participation as a group. Math and Science activities reinforce practice counting, recognizing numbers, colors, sizes and shapes, as well as scissor practice. Story time and a language arts activity promote language development, alphabet and name recognition, individual expression and creativity. We have music and movement to develop skills of expression, rhythm, listening, coordination, as well as large motor skills.

Our classroom has centers such as Science, Reading, Dramatic Play, Manipulative, and Art. These centers encourage your child's learning experience. Our maximum teacher to child ratio is 1:12.

A day in our Preschool program

Yellow Group

  • 7:00 - 7:30 Welcome, Free Choice Centers
  • 7:30 - 8:45 Outdoor Play Activities
  • 8:45 - 9:15 Clean Up, Snack
  • 9:15 - 10:30 Outside Play
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Art, Circle, Songs, Story, Manipulatives, Letter, Number & Shape Recognition, Calendar
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Toileting, Hand Washing, Lunch, Prepare for Nap
  • 12:30 - 2:30 Nap
  • 2:30 - 3:00 Quiet Time, Wake from Nap, Toileting, Hand-Washing, Snack
  • 3:00 - 5:00 Inside/Outside Play (Student’s Choice), Art, Free Choice
  • 5:00 - 5:30 Toileting, Hand-Washing, Story Time, Music, Free Choice
Preschool
Preschool
Preschool

A day in our Preschool program

Red Group

  • 7:00 - 7:30 Welcome, Free Choice Centers
  • 7:30 - 8:45 Outdoor Play Activities
  • 8:45 - 9:15 Clean Up, Snack
  • 9:15 - 10:30 Outside Play
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Art, Circle, Songs, Story, Manipulatives, Letter, Number & Shape Recognition, Calendar
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Toileting, Hand Washing, Lunch, Prepare for Nap
  • 12:30 - 2:30 Nap
  • 2:30 - 3:00 Quiet Time, Wake from Nap, Toileting, Hand-Washing, Snack
  • 3:00 - 5:00 Inside/Outside Play (Student’s Choice), Art, Free Choice
  • 5:00 - 5:30 Toileting, Hand-Washing, Story Time, Music, Free Choice

Preschool Weekly Tuition Rates

Half Days (leave by 12:15)

2 days per week: $125.00

3 days per week: $155.00

4 days per week: $190.00

5 days per week: $220.00

Full Days (attend after 12:15)

2 days per week: $155.00

3 days per week: $200.00

4 days per week: $245.00

5 days per week: $290.00

There is an annual registration fee of $150.00 per child. A 10% discount will be given for each additional child in a family.

Single extra days may be arranged with the director at a rate of half day: $70.00, full day: $85.00.

Sam Wise

Sam Wise

Preschool Lead Teacher

Litzey Dominguez

Litzey Dominguez

Preschool Teacher

Michelle Mora

Michelle Mora

Preschool Teacher Assistant

Lexie Martinez

Lexie Martinez

Preschool Teacher Assistant

Brigitte Ortiz-Tello

Brigitte Ortiz-Tello

Outdoor Classroom Teacher

Veronica Trejo

Veronica Trejo

Outdoor Classroom Teacher Assistant