preschool

Preschool 

Preschool hours are 7:30am - 5:30pm

Hillside Christian Academy Preschool accepts students 2½ to 4 years of age. We are dedicated to providing an excellent early-childhood education experience for our students. We assist parents in developing our students academically, socially, physically and spiritually through a variety of activities and experiences. We nurture creativity in our students, helping them discover the joy of exploration and learning. By the time our students finish our program, they have the knowledge and confidence to have a successful kindergarten experience.

Every teacher in the Preschool must have completed the 12 CORE units required for Preschools by the Department of Social Services. Teachers are given financial incentives to continue their studies in Early Childhood Education allowing our teachers to become better equipped to teach in our ever-changing community. All the teachers in the Preschool exceed the state requirements needed for teaching.

Hillside Christian is fully licensed by the State of California Department of Health and Social Services. License # 410500307 / 410517130.

Scope & Sequence

The following provides a brief outline of the standards and recommended coursework, teaching order for each level.

  • Weekly Chapel Visit/Fannel Stories, Songs, Finger Plays
  • Nurture Creativity
  • Sensory Exploration
  • Color/Shape Awareness
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Vocabulary
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Bodily Controls
  • Small/Large Motor Development
  • God as Creator/Protector
  • Foster Creativity
  • Communication/Problem Solving
  • Language Development
  • Refinement of Self-Help Skills
  • Shape Recognition
  • Counting/Sorting
  • Exploration of Weather
  • Old/New Testament Stories
  • Self-Concept
  • Health and Safety
  • Literacy/Print Awareness
  • Identification of Patterns
  • Name Recognition
  • Explore Natural Environment

Daily Schedule

7:30AMDrop off / Free play
9:00-9:30Structure play
9:30-10:00Wash-up / Snack time
10:00-10:35Bible / Phonics
10:35-11:00Recess
11:00-11:30Art / Story time
11:30-12:00Lunch
12:30Half-day students are picked up
12:30-2:30Nap
2:30-3:15Afternoon snack
3:15-4:00Afternoon class time
4:00-5:30Large and small group recreation

Pre-school Fees and Tuition

Preschool Application Fee (one time for new student)$100.00
Preschool Registration Fee (Annual) New and returning$50.00
Full Time (All Day) 4-5 days, 8:30am - 5:30pm $1,219.32
Part Time (All Day) 2-3 days, 8:30am - 12:30pm$880.20
Full Time (Half Day) 4-5 days, 8:30am - 5:30pm $828.36
Part Time (Half Day) 2-3 days, 8:30am - 12:30pm$699.84

"Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they
will not turn from it." - Proverbs 22:6