Preschool

Our staff is dedicated to providing quality care and education for each child. We are very proud of the caliber and longevity of our well qualified teaching staff and believe them to be among the finest in San Diego County. We have established goals to help each child meet his/her spiritual, emotional, physical, social and intellectual needs:

  • To help him/her feel happy and secure in the first step away from home.
  • To assist him/her to become independent and self-confident, as well as a competent group member.
  • To teach him/her acceptable social behavior and manners.
  • To stimulate his/her curiosity and creative powers.
  • To inspire in him/her a desire to explore his/her environment.
  • To produce in him/her academic achievement with high moral values.

These goals are attained through our daily program, which includes the following:

  • Indoor and outdoor play
  • Experiences with numbers and pre-reading skills, as well as creative movement, fine and gross motor development, science, arts and crafts, music, drama, and dramatic play.
  • Spanish, computers, school garden, classroom and school library, and chapel
  • Love of God, country, family and the acceptance of the uniqueness of each individual.
  • Snack, rest and toilet times.
  • Field trip experiences--expanding the classroom into the community.

Optional extra fee services include music, karate, Spanish, Play Ball, and dance.

Preschool Goals
2 Year Olds
3 Year Olds
4 Year Olds


Goals for 2 Year Olds

Spiritual:

  • To learn about Jesus
  • To be reverent at prayer time
  • To learn that God is always with us

Cognitive:

  • To begin to be attentive during circle time
  • To begin recognizing basic shapes and colors
  • To recognize personal belongings

Physical:

  • To be able to walk and run without falling
  • To attempt to dress oneself
  • To be able to identify common body parts
  • To begin learning to throw and catch a large ball
  • To develop bowel and bladder control

Social:

  • To begin to show sympathy and kindness to others
  • To begin to understand the need to share and take turns
  • To be able to follow simple directions
  • To begin to use words to settle conflicts
  • To use the toilet with assistance

Emotional:

  • To be able to separate from parents without difficulty
  • To be happy and secure at school
  • To begin developing friendships with peers
  • To be able to show affection when appropriat

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Goals for 3 Year Olds

Spiritual:

  • To learn who Jesus is
  • To learn that prayer is talking to God
  • To learn that God is always with us
  • To be reverent at prayer time

Cognitive:

  • To begin to recognize letters and numbers
  • To begin to audibly recognize rhyming words
  • To recognize basic shapes
  • To recognize basic colors
  • To begin to pair related items

Physical:

  • To be able to identify common body parts
  • To begin to be able to catch a ball
  • To walk and run smoothly
  • To begin to dress self
  • To begin to use art materials effectively

Social:

  • To learn to show sympathy and kindness to others
  • To learn to share and take turns
  • To learn to listen and follow directions
  • To learn proper manners
  • To learn to use words to settle conflicts
  • To toilet self with little help
  • To learn to play cooperatively

Emotional:

  • To be happy and secure at school
  • To be able to show affection when appropriate
  • To show respect for self and others
  • To develop friendships with peers
  • To develop compassion for others

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Goals for 4 Year Olds

Spiritual:

  • To know who Jesus is
  • To learn to pray and that God answers prayer
  • To know that the Bible is God's truth
  • To know that God is always with us watching over us
  • To learn to love God's words through Bible stories and songs

Cognitive:

  • To be able to recognize and print own name (using proper case)
  • To recognize most letters (upper and lower case) at random
  • To be able to recognize most letter sounds
  • To be able to receive and perform 3 verbal directions
  • To be able to reproduce common shapes and patterns
  • To have a general understanding of time (seasons, months, weeks, and days)
  • To be able to match and name shapes and colors
  • To be able to recognize and understand the concept of numbers 1-20
  • To recognize opposites
  • To recognize rhyming words when listening to nursery rhymes
  • To be able to pair related items
  • To be able to express oneself in complete sentences

Physical:

  • To be able to identify one's own body parts
  • To be able to identify left and right sides of the body
  • To be able to walk, run, and march with coordination
  • To be able to bounce and catch an 8 to 12 inch ball
  • To develop good balance on the balance beam
  • To be able to dress oneself (fastening snaps, hooks, buttons, and zippers)
  • To develop left to right eye movement
  • To be coordinated when using paint, glue, etc. and proficient when using scissors

Social:

  • To show sympathy and kindness to others
  • To be able to share and take turns
  • To be able to listen and follow directions
  • To be able to use good manners
  • To work and play cooperatively with others
  • To be able to use appropriate words
  • To develop good self-help skills
  • To develop good peer relationships

Emotional:

  • To be able to separate easily when arriving at school
  • To develop appropriate self-control
  • To be able to interpret facial expressions appropriately
  • To be able to show affection when appropriate
  • To accept self and others
  • To learn to problem solve
  • To show respect for self and others
  • To be compassionate toward others

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