Our preschools have been carefully planned to provide quality preschool education for students in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.
Mommy and Me classes are offered and we encourage parents to come and have fun with their children. In the Mommy and Me classes, parents make new friends while gaining positive attitudes toward parenting through participation, child observation and discussion.
Our two year-old program offers an opportunity to explore through their own natural curiosity while addressing their social emotional development, cooperative play, language development, and motor development. These are the foundations for learning and a successful educational experience.
We take pride in offering three year-olds a “hands-on” learning experience. Children are encouraged to explore and learn from exciting opportunities in the student directed and adult directed environment. Children develop important requisite skills for literacy, math, print awareness, and story comprehension.
The four year-old classrooms focus on the skills necessary for kindergarten readiness. We teach letter recognition, phonemic awareness, pre-writing skills, reading comprehension, number recognition, sorting, categorizing, and sequencing. Children participate in science and cooking experiences, and they also learn self-help skills and conflict resolution.
All classrooms are organized by developmentally appropriate centers. Our staff is very knowledgeable in early childhood education and they participate annually in professional development opportunities and trainings to enhance and keep current in the field of early childhood education.
At our sister campus, Valmonte, we have the Sunrise and Sunflower program. The Sunrise program provides structured educational opportunities for preschoolers identified with special needs. Sunrise is committed to early intervention as the most appropriate model for reducing learning problems and promoting a successful educational future for the youngest members of our school community.
The Sunflower program option is available for students with primarily speech and language needs that are moderate to severe. Staff members include a Speech Language Pathologist and Speech Language Pathology Assistant.
For more information about our Sunrise and Sunflower progams at Valmonte, please call (310) 791-5078 ext. 460.