13501 Community Road, Poway, Ca 92064

(858) 442-9707

Elm Park Preschool

Elm Park Preschool


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


Elm Park Preschool

About Us

Dedicated Staff


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


 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 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 Camp 2019 (pdf)


Admission Agreement 2019 (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

Admission Agreement Camp

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


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