Welcome to The Saint Thomas Episcopal Preschool
A year-round Christian based education for children ages two to six located in Temecula, CA
Trained, Professional Staff
Letter From the STEP Leadership
Here at The Saint Thomas Episcopal Preschool we provide a loving, nurturing environment for your child to learn, play and grow. We want the children in our care to excel, and we implement a Christian-based curriculum that provides a positive, accepting, and supportive environment for students and their families.
Our religious curriculum provides theme-based learning which is both fun and educational. We use a hands-on approach with activities that cultivate your child’s emerging skills and abilities, strengthen their self-confidence, and instill a natural love of learning.
Our teachers and staff are always learning, and constantly working to improve our skills. Through collaboration and constant study, we evolve as a learning center and support each other like family.
The children in our care are taught to be loving, compassionate individuals who respect each other and themselves. At STEP our staff is not only knowledgeable, but also supportive and understanding. We want our students to have the best experience they can have – both socially and academically. We want everyone to have fun and be excited about learning!
``The Busy Bee (3 year old) teachers and staff keep the classroom clean and safe. I receive great service. My child is learning math and science, art and has fun in chapel praying and singing. The classroom is clean and nicely decorated. Teachers are organized and enthusiastic.``
``My child in the Super Star (4 year old) brings home art work and crafts to share with our family. My child is in the Super Star class and is counting and recognizes letters in words. He is learning math, reading and art. I appreciate the weekly emails from the teachers, it really helps.``
``My Little Ladybug (2 year old) is learning nursery rhymes, songs, numbers and letters. She likes being a helper. The classroom is always clean and my child is happy. I like the key code entry door, I feel secure. The teachers send me weekly emails to keep me informed.``
``My child has kind, loving, caring teachers. We absolutely love that the kids know how to recite the pledge of allegiance. The classrooms are clean; we especially love the Ladybug classroom.``
``The teachers do a great job in the areas of teaching, communicating, support and parental involvement. We appreciate the regular assessments and feedback. We love that our child has the opportunity and is encouraged to pray and go to chapel to learn uplifting songs and stories from the bible.``
``My child now knows how to hold a pencil, recognize and write letters. I like the optional program this school offers like dance, sports, tumbling and piano. I love the hot lunch options.``
``I appreciate the teachers here. They have affection, patience, kindness, and a friendly demeanor even when my child is having a bad day. I like the folders that the teachers use for communication.``
``We have been attending St. Thomas since 2011/2012 when my daughter was 2. She has moved up through all the classrooms and this summer will be her last as she is starting kindergarten this fall. We have loved our experience here and truly feel like family. The memories made will last a lifetime.``
``My son has been going to STEP for a year now and he loves it. His social skills and cognitive skills have broaden and he continues to learn and absorb all the knowledge and love the teachers provide for the children.``
“We are very sad to have to leave and we appreciate all that you have done for our children. We have had other preschools in the past that were no where near the quality and caring environment provided at St. Thomas. They love your school and leaving it will definitely be an adjustment. Again, thank you for all you have done for our family and the care and love you have given to our children.”
At STEP we provide exceptional education with high quality teachers and staff. Our instructors have a minimum of 12 early childhood education credits, and many have their AS or BS in ECE, in addition to CPR training. Our staff have been working at STEP for many years and are dedicated to our students and families. We strive to create the most positive learning environment where children feel nurtured and supported.