About The Saint Thomas Episcopal Preschool
Since 2004, The Saint Thomas Episcopal Preschool has been providing year-round Christian-based education for children ages two to six. We provide a nurturing environment in a private setting where teachers can focus on each student and provide guidance and support. At STEP we pride ourselves on our individualized care that allows every child to feel comfortable and secure while away from home.
At our school every child is encouraged to experiment, explore, be creative, and make decisions. Our staff work together with children and their parents to provide a faith-based education that offers opportunities for our students to learn and grow spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally. Through play children develop social and emotional skills that prepare them for their future.
We offer tuition discounts for military, first responders, and medical workers. Parents have the option to choose from a two-day, three-day, four-day or five-day a week program. We offer both full and half day sessions – Full day sessions are from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m, and half day sessions are from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Extra days can be added to your child’s schedule if space is available. We have chapel once a week; during this time the students enjoy stories, songs, and projects with our Priest in Charge.
Each of our classrooms has both active and quiet areas to allow our young learners a variety of activities. The areas allow for both small and large group activities, and children attend weekly chapel. We offer diaper changing and potty training as part of our program for children two to three years of age.
Children in our care are provided with a morning and afternoon snack. If your child is enrolled in our full day program they must bring their own lunch. After lunch children nap on cots in the classroom while listening to soft music. After nap-time we continue our program which includes art, language, music, and playground time.
At St. Thomas Episcopal Preschool our goal is to support you in the process of educating and developing a healthy, happy, child. We believe that communication is vital and have developed a comprehensive system to provide parents with feedback on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. We also welcome and encourage your feedback because we only want the very best for your child.
What We Offer
- Early Care & Education for Toddlers (two to three years), Preschool (three to four years) and Pre-kindergarten (four to five years)
- Full & half day programs
- Flexible schedules
- Toilet training
- Learning with an emphasis on Christian Values
- Weekly Chapel presentations
- Kindergarten readiness program
- Enrichment programs available for an additional cost: Amazing Athletes, Busy Bee Dance, and Busy Bee Tumbling
- Nutritious Snacks
- Trained, professional staff
- Excellent child-teacher ratios
- Discounts available for parishioners, active military, first responders, hospital employees and Pechanga employees
- Themed-based Curriculum