The following represents an average day at our Encinitas preschool. We do occasionally make exceptions for families who need a different schedule so please call us to find out if we can accommodate your request.
8:30 - 9:00 AM Drop-Off
9:00 - 10:00 AM Interest Centers
10:00 - 10:15 AM Morning Snack
10:15 - 10:45 AM Gathering
10:45 - 12:00 PM Outdoor Activities
12:00 - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 - 1:00 PM Story time and quiet play
1:00 - 1:15 PM Pick-up for half-day students
Extended-Day - We have temporarily suspended our extended-day program due to COVID-19. Occasional afternoon care may be provided on a case by case basis.
We offer optional extended care for those families that need it and any enrolled family can use this option at any time provided we have space that day. After rest, our afternoons are filled with more play opportunities that support and extend children's learning.
1:15 - 2:45 PM Rest or Quiet Time
2:45 - 3:00 PM Afternoon Snack
3:00 - 4:15 PM Outdoor Activities
4:15 - 4:30 PM Afternoon Gathering
4:30 PM Pick-up
The Year at our Preschool
While we operate year-round, parents have the choice of enrolling for the calendar or school year. Our summer program keeps the same hours and schedule as we do during the rest of the year.
Important Dates for 2020
January 6 - School Starts
January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr.
February 17 - Presidents' Day
April 6-10 - Spring Holiday
May 25 - Memorial Day
August 10-14 - No school/Teacher prep-week
September 7 - Labor Day
October TBD - Parent-Teacher Conferences
November 25-27 - Thanksgiving Holiday
December 21-January 1 - Winter Break
Our rates reflect our desire to provide an affordable high quality early childhood education while maintaining our low teacher ratio and our high standards for our environment, materials and equipment.
Preschool (8:30 - 1:15) Monthly Rates
We have temporarily eliminated our 2- and 3-day/week offerings due to COVID-19 and our desire to keep a small and stable group of children in order to maximize the safety of everyone in our program.
4 days/week: $880
5 days/week: $1100
Our Extended Day (1:15-4:30) option is available on a drop-in basis to all enrolled families for $25/day. Please email to inquire about full-time rates for extended-day care (not currently available).
*We offer military family and multiple child discounts. Please see our FAQs for more info.