As a parent, there is nothing more comforting than knowing your child is in a nurturing, safe environment all hours of the day. Families with a full day program can drop off as early as 7:00 a.m. and pick up as late as 6:00 p.m. Children enrolled in the half-day morning programs can be dropped off as early as 7:00 a.m. with pick up at 12:30 p.m.
The PCS Preschool offers admission opportunities for children ages 2 to 5. Children who will be 5 years of age by September 1st should apply to our kindergarten program. For children that will turn 5 between September 2 and December 31, please apply for our Transitional Kindergarten program.
School Year Program: August - May
All age groups:
School Year Program Days Program
Monday - Friday 5 days
Monday / Wednesday / Friday 3 days
Tuesday / Thursday 2 days
All programs are available as full-day or half-day (mornings)
Summer Program: June- July (a separate enrollment will be offered in the Spring)
Reenrollment for the next school year requires the payment of the annual registration fee. Returning students are guaranteed a space in the appropriate older class with the completion of the reenrollment process.
Applications thereafter are considered in this order:
Children of P.C.S. Employees
Siblings of continuing students or siblings of P.C.S. Students
Siblings of alumni
Children of alumni
Children on previous year's waitlist
Age limits, gender and teacher recommendations are all taken into consideration when determining the order of admittance.
Our curriculum features engaging activities involving various subjects, open-ended tasks, and skill development. Learning at our preschool is in the context of play, guided by teachers who make it a goal to extend the child's discovery. We believe intellectual learning takes place when we provide a wide variety of materials, activities and exploration in a well-organized and well-thought-out environment. We support a "developmentally appropriate" curriculum that addresses activities for each age and stage of development. This flexibility is a description of the "emergent" opportunity that allows teachers to take advantage of "teachable moments." In this way, children learn in a meaningful and fun way.
"Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it."
We believe the most successful schools are those with the highest level of parental involvement. As a result, Pasadena Christian Preschool, in cooperation with our Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF), provides numerous opportunities and activities for parents to get involved. Each preschool family is required to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours per school year.
"We have different gifts according to the grace given us."
-CHILDREN DO NOT NEED TO BE TOILET TRAINED TO START OUR PROGRAM-