Site Update: October 2020

As many of you are aware, we have been dealing with an ongoing bug issue here at the preschool. The mosquito population has grown rapidly over the last few years in Southern California and schools, business, and home owners are all trying to mitigate the impact of these pesky pests. The preschool/school has regular monthly visits from a pest management company that sprays the exterior of our campus with a bio and student friendly bug deterrent. This year, however, we have found that the situation has worsened and after a visit from Vector Control, the campus has decided to take extra measures. This Friday, October 23rd, after the campus closes for the day, we will be spraying a new bug spray around the exterior of our campus. Below you will find the specifics of the compound that our Environmental Services team has elected to use.

We take the safety of our students, families, and staff very seriously and this includes both their exposure to bugs as well as the means to eliminate them. We are grateful for our Environmental Services team and the diligence that they pursue their responsibilities with.

Jackson Pollock-ish Preschool Art

Jackson Pollock was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting. The children experienced the process of drip painting like Pollock. Painting standing up and splashing paint. The approach was a little different because they used a string tied to a stick that was dipped in the paint which allowed the paint to drip off onto the paper with more control, yet the outcome was the same. Enjoy! -Mrs. Monica; Preschool Art Teacher

Many of the students artwork displayed in our school lobby.

The Great Shakeout!

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Today the preschool took part in the Great California Shakeout. Schools, businesses, and companies across the state participate each year in practicing what to do in case of an earthquake. At the preschool we call our “duck and cover” procedure, “Bunnies in the Hole.” All the classes had a fantastic time running through the whole process from “duck and cover” to mustering all the way to the big field on the main campus. They kids did a great job staying safe and listening to their teachers!

Chapel – October 2020

We had our first Preschool Chapel of the school year and we’re so excited! It was a wonderful time spent together singing, worshiping, sharing Bible stories, and enjoying the beautiful day that the Lord has made.

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:16
Song: You Are the Light of the World by Steve Green, Hide ’em in Your Heart Vol. 1

Click the button below to see the details of our Chapel.

Block Area

Our program is a child center environment based on our understanding of how young children learn. Our curriculum centers on the “whole child” approach and learning through play.

You might ask yourself what is my child learning when she/he is playing with blocks.

Science and math: they discover that one long block is equal to two short blocks ( proportions, fractions). Match block shapes to shelf label (spatial sense). Make patterns ( square, square, triangle, triangle and so on.

Language and literacy: Learn vocabulary; shapes (cylinder, arch) comparison (taller, heavier), talk about structure before, during and after.

Social and emotional: rebuild after a block tower falls (self confidence, perseverance), put away blocks when finished building (self regulation,sense of community).