We, at Great Beginnings Preschool believe that children should be allowed to take an active part in their environment; that learning occurs through doing and experimenting. It is our role to see young lives shaped into useful and full functioning individuals
The credentialed and experienced staff members strive to meet the needs of each child as an individual, and to provide a safe environment where children are free to make choices at their own particular level of social, mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical development. We will provide a quality educational program where children will develop a positive self-image.Great Beginnings Preschool welcomes children ages 2-12 years of age.
Preschool and Staff Specifics:
Great Beginnings Preschool is licensed by the State of California, Department of Social Services, which sets minimum standards for the administration, personnel, program, services, and equipment. Our school meets or exceeds all state, county, and local requirements. Our staff members are all certified in C.P.R. and First Aid.
Full Time Child Care:
This program is designed to offer quality child care for working and busy parents. Included in this program from 8:30-12:30, plus early morning and late afternoon creative free choices. Child care operated all year round, however designated holidays listed in the admissions agreement will be observed.
This program offers preschoolers a wide variety of learning tools, including arts and crafts, music and movement, circle time, indoor and outdoor activity periods and a mid-morning snack. A theme and a letter of alphabet are introduced weekly, around which the teachers base the daily curriculum.
Pre K Program:
This program offers Pre k students a whole language development learning program. Your child will build language awareness through writing their name, practicing writing the alphabet, letter identification, and introduced weekly, around which the teachers will base the daily curriculum.
Math will be incorporated daily. During the daily circle time the children will be introduced to numbers and counting in reviewing the calendar, date, day of the week, month, and year. Math is also incorporated in the curriculum in other ways such as sorting, classifying, counting, and sequencing.
A basic introduction to bible songs and simple bible stories and presented in a fun up beat format. Chapel is approximately 15 minutes and Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Chapel time is non-denominational and is presented in an age appropriate manner.
Healthy and hearty snacks offered mid morning and mid afternoon after nap time. Snacks often include several food groups with fresh seasonal fruit and veggies offered. Great Beginnings is a “Peanut Free” school. No products containing nuts are served to the children, and we ask that parents refrain from sending nut products in the children’s lunches. This ensures a safe environment for those children suffering from nut allergies.