A+ Preschool

We are delighted that you are considering sending your child to our program. Our purpose is to provide quality care and enriching educational experiences for children in a warm and loving environment. As the name “A+” implies, we always strive for excellence.

For more information, please contact Haley Griffin (A+ Preschool Director) at haley@fbctahoe.com.

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WE'RE HERE TO SERVE THE NORTH TAHOE COMMUNITY

A+ Preschool began in 2003, and has continued to be an integral part of the Tahoe City community. We take our job serving your family seriously. We hope we consistently make a positive contribution to your child’s social, physical, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive development. We promise to love and nurture your child through his/her educational journey.

FULLY LICENSED AND QUALIFIED TEACHERS!

We are fully licensed by the state of California (license #313609613). What does that mean exactly? It means we follow state guidelines for operating a safe, fun, loving environment for your child. It also means we follow state guidelines for teacher to student ratios and our teachers meet educational qualifications set by the state.

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OUR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

We believe that God created each child as a special and unique person, and that each child can achieve his/her full potential through consistent guidance, positive feedback, love, and patience. We believe stimulation through a wealth of new experiences promote spiritual, emotional, physical, mental, and social development.

Our teaching philosophy is built on the following key concepts:

  • Children learn best through a combination of structured activities and free play. They learn through active participation in learning activities, including: crafts, group time, center time, recess, story time, organized games, and songs.
  • Daily activities, play, exploration and experimentation are critical for healthy child-development.

  • Children develop an understanding of the world by actively being involved in problem-solving behaviors, and directly interacting with people and a variety of materials.

  • Children should engage in play, experimentation, and exploration every day.

  • We teach based on the belief that a developmental curriculum is best for children. We do not assume all children have the same competence and knowledge as their peers. We equip children to succeed by respecting their current level of development and grow from there.

METHODS

We believe that every child should have a well-balanced early childhood experience in all areas of growth. Therefore, our program includes the following activities:

  • Group time

  • Bible stories

  • Music

  • Center time

  • Creative art

  • Language development

  • Math readiness and basic math

  • Dramatic play

  • Technology

  • Science and nature

  • Organized games

  • Free play

  • Outdoor activities

  • Physical exercise

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CURRICULUM

We believe in a hands-on approach to our curriculum. Every day, children are challenged to explore their world using as many of their senses as possible. They are encouraged to expand on their own ideas and personal interests. While some activities are teacher-directed and others are child-initiated, our staff always works closely with our students to help them make sense of their world. We provide enhanced activities to encourage personal growth and development. This allows the acquisition of additional skills and knowledge. We encourage teachers to identify each child’s prior knowledge of a subject, so that they can extend the class’ conceptual understanding of each topic.

During the school year, each day is divided into two separate sessions: morning and afternoon. The morning session is focused on academic development through learning centers, group time sessions, and outdoor free play. Learning centers are divided into sub-categories: language/literacy readiness and writing, math and numbers, and fine motor skills.

The afternoon session is equally as stimulating as the morning session. It focuses on the children’s language development and social skills through the concept of dramatic play centers, a craft of the day, group music time, self-directed math activities, and outdoor free play.

CLASS STRUCTURE

Class Structure
There are two preschool classes within the A+ Preschool Program.

Friendly Frog Class- Children in this class must be four years of age.


Busy Bee Class- Children in this class must be at least 2.5 years of age and toilet-trained.

*As soon as your child turns four years old, he/she is eligible and encouraged to transition to the Friendly Frogs class.

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GOALS

  • Educationally prepare children for Kindergarten

  • Encourage the child’s awareness of the love of God

  • Increase love and respect for others

  • Stimulate curiosity and creativity

  • Promote a positive self-image

  • Develop a sense of responsibility

  • Assist in the development of small and large motor skills

  • Introduce good health habits

  • Lay a foundation for success in school

  • Provide an environment fostering a sense of security and well being

ADMISSION POLICIES

Healthy children will be admitted and accorded equal treatment and access to services without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, or ancestry. The A+ Preschool Program is for children ages 2.5 to 5 years old. The day your child turns 2.5 years old, he/she is eligible for our program. Children must be FULLY toilet trained by the day of entry.

The following forms must be completed and submitted to A+ BEFORE your preschooler may be admitted into the program:

  • Online Registration Form

  • Notification of Parents’ Rights

  • Personal Rights

  • Identification and Emergency Information

  • Consent for Emergency Medical Treatment

  • Child’s Pre-admission Health History (Parent’s Report)

  • Physician’s Report, and Immunization Requirements

 A+ will not hold a spot for your child until all paper work is completed.

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OPERATING HOURS

Mondays- 8am - 5pm

Tuesdays - 8am - 5pm

Wednesdays - 8am - 5pm

Thursdays - 8am - 5pm

Fridays - 8am - 5pm

Saturdays - CLOSED

Sundays - Join us for church at 9am! 

SESSION FEES

Morning Session 8am - 12pm ($20 per child)

Afternoon Session 12pm - 5pm ($20 per child)

Full Day Session 8am - 5pm ($35 per child)

We do not prorate. If you child is in the program for any portion of the morning or afternoon session, you will be charged accordingly.

Contact Info

390 Fairway Dr. Tahoe City, CA 96145

PO Box 7433 Tahoe City, CA 96145

530-583-1534

admin@fbctahoe.com

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