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Early Childhood Education

check out our new programming options for preschoolers!

Computers in Classroom!

Little ones are always learning and it is our job to steer them in the right direction. We take this responsibility very seriously and we want to help open the door to the world of education. The Smart Start and Ready Set Learn classes are curriculum based programs, incorporating fun into learning.

Children must be FULLY POTTY TRAINED WITHOUT PULL-UPS for the Smart Start & Ready Set Learn programs. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this requirement.

 

contact information, links & forms

Early Childhood Education Registration Form 2014-2015 - REQUIRED BY FIRST DAY OF CLASS- NO EXCEPTIONS!

E-Mail Program Coordinator: Kim Crawford or call 760.643.5275

E-Mail Program Assistant: Toby Brodman or call 760.643.5272

To contact a teacher, please e-mail Kim or Toby.

TO REGISTER PLEASE CLICK HERE

*Please Note: a convenience fee will apply to all online registrations and deposit option is not available.

Smart Start | 3-4 years

New This Season! You can choose between Monday/Wednesday or Smart StartTuesday/Thursday

This program will focus on readiness skills as an introduction to several concepts such as letter/name recognition, socialization / interaction, listening and following instructions and fine motor skills.

School year runs from September to May. It is encouraged when registration opens that parents pay for the first session in full and place a $10 deposit / session on all of the other sessions to secure their spot for the year.

WINTER/SPRING 2015 SESSION INFORMATION:

Please click here for MORNING SESSION information ( 9:00am -11:30am)

Please click here for AFTERNOON SESSION information (12:00pm - 2:30pm)

 

Ready, Set, Learn | 4-5 years

Ready Set LearnNew This Season! You can choose either a 3 day program or a 5 day program.

This kindergarten readiness program focuses on language, math, reading, writing, and science to establish a solid educational foundation before entering Elementary School, providing them with the tools they need to be a successful learner.

School year runs from September to May. It is encouraged when registration opens that parents pay for the first session in full and place a $10 deposit / session on all of the other sessions to secure their spot for the year.

WINTER/SPRING 2015 SESSION INFORMATION:

Please click here for MONDAY / WEDNESDAY / FRIDAY session information

Please click here for MONDAY - FRIDAY session information

 

Field Trip Information

Safari ParkThroughout the school year we will be taking a total of 3 field trips. Cost of the trips will be no more than $15 for one child & one adult (additional siblings/adults will cost extra). The locations will be Bates Nut Farm (pumpkin patch), San Diego Zoo Safari Park & Sea World.

A parent/guardian is required to attend. Transportation is not provided by the program. We will meet at the location the day of the trip. Classes will be combined on that day and will run from 10:00am to 1:00pm. For more information on the locations, please click on the link below.

Bates Nut Farm

San Diego Safari Park

Seaworld San Diego

NEW! MOMMY'S LITTLE LEARNER! | 12 MONTHS - 4 YEARS

Mommy's Little LearnerMoms/Dads/Grandparents, are you looking for a place where you and your child will share fun and memorable experiences! If so, this class is for you! Join us for circle time, arts & crafts, story books, nature walks and musical fun! Let our staff provide you and your little one some unique 'mommy and me' time, creating special memories you will treasure for a lifetime.

Click on the appropriate age group for more information including session dates and fees.

12 - 24 months :: 9:00am - 10:00am

24 months - 4 years :: 10:10am - 11:10am

Meet Your TEacher

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Parent Information

Below are links to the Preschool Program Parent Handbook and Registration Form. Please be sure to fill out the registration form and bring it to your child's next class. Also, please look through the Parent Handbook and let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to a wonderful and productive school year. Thank you for choosing the City of Vista Preschool Program.

Preschool Program Parent Handbook

Preschool Registration Form 2014-2015

'Just Playing' Poem

Job Announcement

The City of Vista is currently looking for dynamic individuals that are passionate about teaching preschool-age youth. It takes a special person to work with this age group. Any combination of training, education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position are required in order to be considered. Please click on the link below for more information. If interested in applying, please click on the application link. Applications are required, resumes can be sent as well. For more information please contact Kim Crawford at (760) 643-5275 or kcrawford@cityofvista.com.

Preschool Instructor Job Information

City of Vista Application (Required in order to apply)