Posted by Mo. Lyn on Aug 15, 2013 Comments (0)
One of the greatest responsibilities young parents face is finding the right place for their preschooler’s early education. Parents long to find a place that is safe, and staffed by people who will love and care for their child, helping the child to develop physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually, and if possible, spiritually as well.
Emmanuel Episcopal Preschool is just such a place. Founded in 1973, the mission of the school is to support families in these endeavors through programs that include active involvement and meaningful experimentation. The program is a developmental one. It is based on the theory that children learn through play. Schedules are designed to balance structure and free choice. Recognizing that children grow in predictable stages, each child is treated as an individual, working from the level that he or she has attained and moving forward a step at a time. The emphasis is on helping a child to feel successful without pressure.
Another goal is to assist each child in gaining self-discipline, in an environment where limits and expectations are clear. The atmosphere in the classroom promotes self-respect, respect for others and for the educational materials being used.
There is a broad range of activities for the students in the areas of art, science, cooking, music and movement, drama, large and fine motor development, language arts, and math activities. The program provides for a child’s spiritual growth through prayer, age appropriate bible stories, chapel time, and songs. These can become the building blocks of a lifelong spiritual journey.
Emmanuel Preschool is open to children 2 ½ years to 6 years of age. Potty training assistance is available if needed. There are 2, 3, and 5 day programs from 9:15 am to 12:15 pm. Extended care is available for early drop off starting at 8:00 am and an afternoon program until 3:00 pm at an additional cost. A junior kindergarten class is available 5 days a week. All classes follow a schedule based on the Fullerton Public Elementary School calendar, with the same breaks and holidays as the school district.
Visits can be arranged by appointment with the director, Nancy Shively at 714-738-1541.
If you or someone you know is looking for a preschool whose aim is nurturing the whole child...body, mind and spirit, and where a child will be invited to grow in grace, why not suggest they give Emmanuel Preschool a call? Enrollment is still open for the Fall.