The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since 1987
Founded in 1985
Financial Assistance in 2016-2017: 30K
Located in the beautiful community of Rancho de Los Peñasquitos in the inland north county community in San Diego. Peñasquitos Christian Preschool is located one mile west of the I-15 Freeway off the Carmel Mountain Road exit on Peñasquitos Drive.
18 months – 5 years
Students of Color: Approximately 25%
Zip Codes Represented: Approximately 5o
Faculty and Staff
Number of staff and faculty: 17-21
Longest tenure of faculty: 10 years
Faculty with early childhood postgraduate degrees (or in process): 15%
Program and Curriculum
Ratio: Between 1:6 and 1:10
Group Size: 12 to 20
Two fully qualified teachers assigned to every class
Matriculation: Students matriculate to public, private (Poway Unified, San Diego Unified, Independent, Private Christian and Non-Sectarian schools following preschool).
Student Schedule: Students can attend two, three, four or five morning with a combination of two, three or four afternoons depending on age and group program.
Potty Training: SonShine Kids (parent toddler) and Beginners preschoolers who are the youngest class students do not need to be toilet trained. Program goals work on these skills throughout the school year. Explorers and Kinder Readiness students need to be toilet trained to start school.
Chapel: All students receive the Chapel program once per week.
Nature Hut: All students receive have opportunity to explore the outdoor classroom with special Nature Hut teacher.
Spanish: Kinder Readiness students receive Spanish from our specially trained Spanish Teacher.
Afternoon Enrichment Classes: Available for certain age groups.
Special Days: Our calendar is filled with fun and exciting special days throughout the school year. Wacky Days, Farm Days, Stone Soup Feast, Transportation Derby. These days are by age, program and schedule.
$2,600 – $9,300 per school year
Families can pay by year (annual) or by month
Tuition is assessed based on student schedule
(range indicated above is from 2 mornings as lowest to 5 mornings and 4 afternoons highest)