Elm Park Preschool
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.
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 Sharon has been teaching in San Diego since 1989. She has a BA from University of Cape Town and completed her teacher training at the London Montessori Centre. She loves teaching preschool and is the owner of a children's yoga business. Her lifelong passion is working with children and finding creative, holistic methods to learn and thrive.
Miss Sharon is originally from South Africa and she has a daughter, Emma, who is in college. In her spare time, she enjoys doing yoga, listening to music and watching Netflix.
Miss Jannah studied early childhood education at Miramar College and graduated in May of 2017. She was born and raised in the Philippines, and now lives in Mira Mesa with her fiance.
She enjoys working with children especially while doing art projects as she enjoys watching them use their imagination and creativity.
In her spare time, Miss Jannah likes going on road trips, going to the beach, and brush lettering & calligraphy writing.
Miss Diane has been teaching preschool since 2014. She believes in using art & curriculum to create a positive environment for learning. She works to encourage self courage and self esteem in children.
In her spare time, Diane enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and grand baby!
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.
Miss Elli relocated to San Diego from Germany in 2010, she received her early childhood education at Miramar College. Through play, she believes children can develop better social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain self-confidence which helps them engage in new experiences and different environments.
When not working, Elli enjoys spending time with her husband, gardening, exploring new places & walking. She also enjoys arts and crafts.
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 2019 (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
Lead Exposure (pdf)Download
Parent Handbook (pdf)Download
Tuition Fees (pdf)Download
2018-2019 Calendar (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 17th - July 19th (No Camp July 1st - 5th)
Session 2 - July 22nd - August 16th
To enroll you child for the summer program, please fill out the Summer Agreement Form and return with a $100 non-refundable deposit.