Preschool Schedule

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. 

Preschool Program

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.