13501 Community Road, Poway, Ca 92064

(858) 442-9707

Elm 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

Director/Miss Jen

Director/Miss Jen

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 Kelly

Director/Miss Jen

Director/Miss Jen

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 Elli

Miss Modessa

Miss Modessa

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.  


Miss Modessa

Miss Modessa

Miss Modessa

 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.

School Calendar



August 19                   First Day of School

September 7             Labor Day Holiday

September 21           Professional Growth

November 11           Veterans Day

November 23 - 27   Thanksgiving Holiday

Dec. 21 - Jan. 1        Winter Break

January 18               Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 29               Professional Growth

February 15 - 19     Washington/Lincoln Recess

April 12 - 16              Spring Break

May 31                      Memorial Day

June 9                       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

3:00- 5:00 PM Afternoon Group & Snack & Art

Admission Forms

Click on a file to download.

Admission Agreement 2020 summer (pdf)


Admission Agreement 2020 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)


Summer Program


Summer Camp - 2020

Are you ready to send your children back to preschool?  Come join our summer program!  Children will enjoy activities, games, outside play, and interaction in our carefully protected and modified environment designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

For prices and dates, click on the Admission Agreement for Summer 2020 under the enrollment links.  Or call for details 858-442-9707.

See you soon!!

Session Dates

Session 1- July 1- July 31

Session 2 - August 3 - August 14


To enroll you child for the summer program, please fill out the Summer Agreement Form and return with a $100 non-refundable deposit.


Welcome to Elm Park's Kindergarten/TK

Looking for an alternative to public school education? At Elm Park, your child will get a personalized educational experience with highly qualified teachers who work hard to inspire, support, and encourage children to flourish as they lay the foundation for life-long learning.

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 – 05:00 pm

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