At Elm Park Preschool, we've been preparing children academically, socially, and emotionally for Kindergarten since 2010.
Elm Park teachers are first aid/CPR certified and have backgrounds in early childhood education. They pass background checks and are encouraged to continue training in the field. Our teachers are trained to use positive reinforcement and redirection in the classroom for behavior modification.
Our teachers are dedicated to Elm Park's mission to prepare children academically, socially, and emotionally to enter the Poway Unified School district.
Elm Park Preschool uses Zoo-phonics for phonemic awareness, pre-writing, pre-reading, and spelling skills. Zoo-phonics is aligned with the California state standards and the Poway Unified School District and uses a playful format to teach sequential, developmental, and age appropriate content. Elm Park also uses Mother Goose Curriculum to teach core content standards. Mother Goose is also aligned with state and PUSD standards.
Incoming students are observed and/or informally assessed; progress is monitored throughout the year. Elm Park strives to prepare students for the Poway Unified School District while also encouraging the child's natural love of learning in a warm, nurturing environment. Children thrive in our small classes geared for kindergarten readiness.
Elm Park Preschool prepares young children academically, emotionally, and socially to enter the Poway Unified School District while at the same time encouraging a love of learning in a secure, friendly, and nurturing environment.
Elm Park serves 2 1/2 to 5 year-olds.
At Elm Park we teach to the whole child, with an emphasis on fostering a love of learning while building character development.
Hi! My name is Jen and I've taught in San Diego County since 1995. I received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education in 1994 and a Master of Science in Education in 2001. I began my teaching career working in a private school in Rancho Santa Fe, worked for the Carlsbad Unified School District, then taught for a charter school for several years. I enjoyed working with preschool children the most so I opened Elm Park Preschool in 2010 to continue doing what I love best- enriching the lives of preschool children. I've lived in Poway since 2007 and I am the proud mom of two boys who attend school in Poway.
I think the preschool years are unique and precious. These important years lay the foundation for learning throughout a child's entire school career. I believe in making learning fun and exciting; I also recognize the importance of Kindergarten readiness. I feel it is our job to provide opportunities for our children to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.
Miss Melanie has worked as a childcare provider since 2000, she had an in-home preschool from 2005-2008. Melanie and her husband are raising three children in Mira Mesa. She believes her knowledge and love for children can help each student grow academically and have fun all at the same time.
When not teaching, you will find Melanie with her family, watching her kids' sports (cheer & lacrosse), shopping, or volunteering at her local church or her kids' schools.
Miss Nikki has over 12 years experience teaching in Poway preschools. She studied Child Development at Mesa College and raised three boys of her own in Poway. Nikki is dedicated to the social and emotional development of each child and she makes it her priority to make sure each child receives the best care and love.
When not working, Nikki likes to walk her dogs, spend time with her family & watch movies.
Miss Modessa has enjoyed working with preschoolers since 2014. She believes that loving guidance is the key to a successful classroom experience. Modessa has her bachelor's degree in Art and History and she received her early childhood education training in Orange County.
Modessa and her husband are raising two daughers, they attend schools in the PUSD.
August 22 First Day of School
September 3 Labor Day Holiday
September 28 Professional Growth
November 12 Veterans Day
November 19 - 23 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24 - Jan. 4 Winter Break
January 21 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 1 Professional Growth
February 18 - 22 Washington/Lincoln Recess
April 15 - 19 Spring Break
May 27 Memorial Day
June 12 Last Day of School
8:30 - 9:00 AM Early Care Offered
9:00 - 9:15 AM Drop Off- Begin Morning Routine
9:15 - 9:45 AM Circle Time
9:45 - 10:15 AM Outdoor Play
10:15 - 10:45 AM Snack (we provide) & Bathrooms
10:45 - 11:15 AM Centers- Group Learning
11:15 - 11:45 AM Indoor Play
11:45 - 12:00 PM Closing Circle/Sharing
12:00 - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 - 1:00 PM Quiet Time
1:00 - 2:00 PM Small Group Activities/Art/Games
2:00 - 3:00 PM Inside or Outside Play
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Admission Agreement 2018 (pdf)Download
LIC 700- Child ID & Emergency (pdf)Download
LIC 701- Doctor Form (pdf)Download
LIC 702- Health History (pdf)Download
LIC 627- Consent for Treatment (PDF)Download
LIC613A- Children's Rights (PDF)Download
LIC 995- Parents' Rights (PDF)Download
LIC 995E- Caregiver Background Check (pdf)Download
Parent Handbook (pdf)Download
Tuition Fees (pdf)Download
Looking for summer fun for the kiddos? Try Elm Park's summer program! Preschoolers thrive on consistency, which is why continuing their schedule through the summer makes sense. The program will be altered slightly, with more water play and art projects. But we will continue learning and enjoying our academics as well.
Please call for additional information (858) 442-9707.
Session 1- June 18th - July 20th (No Camp July 2nd - 6th)
Session 2 - July 23rd - August 17th
To enroll you child for the summer program, please fill out the Summer Agreement Form and return with a $100 non-refundable deposit.