Arcadia Episcopal Preschool is open year-round, providing care for 43 children, ages 2 through 5 years. We provide a full and half day schedules to fit your families needs. The preschool is licensed by the state of California. We are a year round program. We are open from 7:00 am until 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. The school is closed for only 13 days per year. Our families receive personal attention from staff and management.
School Mission and Philosophy
The mission of our school is to provide high-quality child care for working parents in the community. Since 1993, Arcadia Episcopal Preschool has placed an emphasis on developing each child’s individual abilities. We provide a caring, Emergent curriculum designed to meet the child’s cognitive, social-emotional, physical and spiritual needs in preparation for daily life and kindergarten.
The philosophy of the school is based on Erik Erickson’s stages of social-emotional development, Jean Piaget’s theories of how children think and learn, and sound principles of physical development. We believe that children learn through play to become enthusiastic and engaged learners.
Our preschool serves as an extension of the family’s child-rearing activity through the care and education of children. Fulfillment of this role requires meeting criteria far beyond the minimum mandated standards through state licensing requirements for health and safety.
We Are Licensed by the State of California, # 191-500590
Parent involvement helps with communication between home and school. We ask all families in the school to contribute 5 hours per calendar year.
We require all parents visit with their child one hour daily one week prior to the start date. This helps with the child’s transition and gives parents an opportunity to see how we care for the children. It also gives the children a chance to become familiar with the teachers, their peers and their new surroundings. We encourage all parents to attend one chapel service with their children if possible.
We are proud that we have a low turnover of teachers during the year. Our staff members are selected through a rigorous screening process. All staff members have current CPR and first-aid training. In addition to having experience and a love for children, each teacher is knowledgeable in providing activities that produce efficient learners. The teachers attend a yearly in-service training to keep them up to date on new discoveries in the field of early-childhood education. We employ six teachers and an assistant director who can substitute in the classroom when a teacher is ill. Some teachers are bilingual in Spanish, German, and Indonesian.
We welcome preschool children who would benefit from our program regardless of race, sex, creed, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin. Parents seeking to have their child attend Arcadia Episcopal Preschool must fill out an application form and pay the application fee of $50, which is nonrefundable. The school accepts children on a first come, first served basis.
Openings in the preschool:
We have openings beginning in mid July and August . Since the preschool is small, it is a first come first serve basis. Scheduled openings for the preschool are as follows;
3-4 years- Seahorse class: 1 (5 half day) 1 (5 full day)
2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years- Starfish Class: 4 (5 full days) & 1 (5 half day)
2 years in diapers- Turtle class: (5 full days) & 1 (5half day)