13501 Community Road, Poway, Ca 92064

(858) 442-9707

Elm Park Preschool

Elm Park Preschool

Elm Park Preschool

Elm Park PreschoolElm Park Preschool

At Elm Park Preschool, we prepare children academically, socially, and emotionally for Kindergarten.


Elm Park Preschool

About Us


Dedicated Staff

First-Rate Curriculum

First-Rate Curriculum

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.


First-Rate Curriculum

First-Rate Curriculum

First-Rate Curriculum

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. 


Our Mission

First-Rate Curriculum

Our Mission

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.  

Meet the Team


Director/Miss Jen

Miss Lindsey

Miss Lindsey

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 Lindsey

Miss Lindsey

Miss Lindsey

Miss Lindsey has a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and is a certified yoga instructor. She has always loved teaching. Once she had her own two children, she realized just how much she loves the early years of childhood. She then went on to received her early childhood education in Carlsbad. She believes in the power of learning through play and creating a learning environment that allows children to fall in love with learning.

Lindsey and her family live in Poway and her son and daughter have both been at Elm Park Preschool as well. When not teaching, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her family, going on adventures, doing yoga and cooking.   


Miss Kelly

Miss Lindsey

Miss Kelly

Miss Kelly received her early childhood education training from Ashford University and has taught since 2002. She believes a positive preschool experience helps children learn.  Kelly works to shape children's behavior through positive reinforcement and gentle redirection.

Kelly lives in Rancho Penasquitos with her two children. In her spare time, she enjoys taking her kids to the park, hiking, and photography.


Miss Kirstin

Miss Kirstin

Miss Kirstin

Miss Kirstin has worked with preschoolers for the past several years as a speech therapist assistant and also a program assistant.  She received her ECE hours at Theoria College.

Kirsten is the mom of two boys who attend school in Poway.  In her spare time she likes to work on digital art, create crafts with her kids, and work in her garden.

Kirstin is the inventor of Wee Buddies, which is a revolutionary potty training tool.


Miss Modessa

Miss Kirstin

Miss Kirstin

 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

Miss Kirstin

Miss Elli

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.  

School Calendar



August 21                   First Day of School

September 2             Labor Day Holiday

September 30           Professional Growth

November 11           Veterans Day

November 25 - 29   Thanksgiving Holiday

December 23 - Jan. 3      Winter Break

January 20              Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 31              Professional Growth

February 17 - 21    Washington/Lincoln Recess

April 13 - 17              Spring Break

May 25                     Memorial Day

June 10                     Last Day of School        

Typical Daily Schedule


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

Admission Forms

Click on a file to download.

Admission Agreement 2020 SUMMER/FALL (pdf)


LIC 700- Child ID & Emergency (pdf)


LIC 701- Doctor Form (pdf)


LIC 702- Health History (pdf)


LIC 627- Consent for Treatment (PDF)


LIC613A- Children's Rights (PDF)


LIC 995- Parents' Rights (PDF)


LIC 995E- Caregiver Background Check (pdf)


Lead Exposure (pdf)


Parent Handbook (pdf)


Calendar 2019-2020 (pdf)


Summer Program


Summer Camp - 2019

Preschool Summer Camp
Ages 2-6
M/W/F 9 AM - 12 PM
T/Th 9 AM - 12 PM

Session 1- June 17- July 19 (No Camp July 1-5)
Session 2- July 22- August 16

Preschool kids will enjoy summer camp with water play, arts & crafts, songs, games, activities, and   more. 

Academics included!

Art & Science Camp
Grades K-2nd  
M/W/F   9 AM - 12 PM

Session 1- June 17- July 19  (No Camp July 1-5)
Session 2- July 22- August 16


Early elementary children will engage in an art filled summer program that includes games and activities! Students will grow their confidence and hone their fine motor skills as they enjoy self-expression through the arts.

Alternate days will be dedicated to science exploration. Kids will make slime, bouncy balls and other cool creations in this hands-on exciting class.

Cooking & Science Camp
Grades K-2nd - T/Th 9 - 12 PM

Session 1- June 17- July 19 (No Camp July 1-5)

Session 2- July 22- August 16


Our little chefs will learn nutrition and health basics while planning meals and cooking their favorite dishes! 

On alternate days, campers will explore the world around them with hands on activities geared towards feeding their interest in science. Kids will build a volcano, watch the effects of sugary drinks on teeth, and make playdoh.

Parents’ Night Out
Ages 3-10
June 14 & 28, July 26, Aug 9
6- 8 PM

Kids will be entertained with activities, games, and a short show while parents enjoy an evening to themselves!
Price is $15 per child, $10 for siblings.  Call to reserve a spot!  858-442-9707

Session Dates

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.

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

Please call Miss Jen to schedule a tour!  (858) 442-9707

Elm Park Preschool

13501 Community Road, Poway, CA 92064, US

(858) 442-9707


Open today

08:30 am – 03:00 pm

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