At San Clemente Presbyterian Preschool, each child comes to know that they are a precious gift from God. We provide an excellent educational experience and a Christian atmosphere, while meeting the developmental needs of the children.2020/21 PRESCHOOL INFORMATION
Our program provides a curriculum for all learning domains and is designed to meet the developmental needs of the whole child (aesthetic, affective, cognitive, language, physical, social and spiritual). We are developmentally appropriate. Developmental appropriateness is defined in two parts: a) age appropriateness, or the universal, predictable sequences of growth and change that occur in children as they go through their early years of life, and b) individual appropriateness or the unique growth sequence of each child with their own pattern and timing, as well as individual personality, learning style, and family background experiences.
Preschool children learn mainly through active "hands‐on" participation. We provide many opportunities for children to learn through class instruction and personal discovery. Preschool teachers utilize children's group activities, small‐group lessons, one‐on‐one instruction and free play to promote social awareness, personal responsibility, autonomy, language development and pre‐reading, scientific and mathematical concepts.
We provide a safe, supportive, loving and nurturing environment and understand that a child's basic needs must be met before learning can occur. By using a guidance approach, children will learn while having fun, develop positive self‐esteem and build a foundation of fundamental life skills. A child's learning develops through responsive adults, active hands‐on participation, and meaningful experiences.
Contact us with any questions you have (949) 218-7398
We know how important our teachers are to the development of your preschooler. That's why we believe the teacher's role is to:
- Be educated in early childhood development
- Enhance children's development and learning
- Encourage the children to explore, create & problem solve
- Assess each child's developmentBuild positive, supportive relationships with each child and their family
- Be a positive role model
We are licensed by the State of California, and we refer to NAEYC's standards when making decisions regarding our program.
Get to know your teachers, I couldn't be more proud of our staff.
- Julie Snyder
Is to be a vibrant, Christ-centered community of faith who lives in grace, practices gratitude, and extends generosity