The nursery school program (2.5 to 5 years old) is open each weekday from 7:00-6:00 p.m. Each classroom is planned for the daily care of 15 children to 2 loving and experienced caregivers with a 3rd roving teacher who helps assist and cover breaks.
We view young children as capable, competent, and curious about the world around them. Our classrooms are intentionally planned with this image of the child in mind. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, our teachers serve as collaborators in the learning process and plan curriculum based on the interests of the children. This child-centered pedagogy focuses on the infinite ways that children can express, explore, and connect their thoughts, feelings, and imaginings. This concept is often referred to by educators as, “The Hundred Languages of Children.” With this philosophy in mind, our environments are designed to encourage drawing, sculpting, dramatic play, music and movement, writing, building, cooking, painting and more. Through these enriching opportunities, the development of the whole child is supported and nurtured.
- 15 children (2.5 to 5 years old) to 2 caregivers (3rd roving teacher)
- Developmentally appropriate curriculum
- Play-based, Reggio inspired environment
- Option to enroll in the Before & After School Program
- Option to sign up for Dance and Spanish enrichment classes
- Music education every other Friday
- 2 snacks provided daily (AM/PM)
- Lunch, refillable water bottle, and extra clothes provided by the parent
Enrollment options for the nursery school program:
- Monday through Friday
Schedule options for the nursery school program:
- 8:30-12:30 p.m.
- 8:30-3:30 p.m.
- 7:00-6:00 p.m.
Nursery school students enrolled 7:00-6:00 p.m. are met each morning by two loving and experienced caregivers who are on site as early as 7:00 a.m. to receive children. Drop-off is on the upper playground and children are escorted to their assigned classrooms at 8:30 a.m.
Children enrolled 7:00-6:00 p.m. will have the opportunity to work in our Atelier (art studio) from 3:30-6:00 p.m. with our lead afternoon enrichment teacher. Our afternoon enrichment program is mixed-age, collaborative, and the curriculum is tailored around the interests of the children. The program primarily operates outside (weather permitting) and parents can pick-up their children on the upper or lower playground.
Please note: Children must be potty trained in order to be in attendance.
We adhere to the traditional calendar and holiday breaks of San Diego City Schools (hyper link calendar last sentence).