About our church
Kids & Students
Care & Support
Play. Pray. Learn. Grow.
Children learn and develop best in a safe, loving and nurturing environment. 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.
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
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.