YMCA Preschool
at Toler Elementary School

Welcome to the Toler Preschool where we believe that a good preschool takes careful planning, skill, and knowledge. Early childcare education is a very specialized field. The first five years in your child’s life are the most formative ones in his/her entire development. We hope that your family, and especially your children, can feel at home in our center. We assure you that our nurturing, friendly staff will make your time here an
experience to remember.

The Toler Preschool offers an innovative, high-caliber program for children ages three to five years old. The preschool is licensed by the State of California and offers quality care and excellent standards of the YMCA. Particular attention is given to choosing a qualified, trained and nurturing professional staff.

The preschool is operated on a non-discriminatory basis offering equal treatment and access to all children without regard to race, color or religion.

Our Philosophy

We believe children are strong, capable learners who learn best through social and environmental interactions. Our preschool staff provides opportunities for children that
stimulate each child’s physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development in our natural, home-like environment. Children are allowed to learn through play, both individually and in small and large groups. The YMCA understands that each child is unique and has his or her own rate of development.

Our Curriculum

Our approach to learning is based on the Creative Curriculum, which focuses on responding to children's learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. Learning is a natural process occurring through self-directed experience, but optimized by a supportive environment as well as positive interaction with adults.

The teachers facilitate these interests by mindfully setting up learning centers in their environment with materials and experiences where children can investigate and make discoveries, while expressing them through art, dramatic play, and social interactions. Our teachers use observation and documentation of the children to research interests, make learning visible for parents, and assess the development of our children.