- Enrolling children 3 to 5 Years of Age
- Must be Potty Trained
TAKE A TOUR!
We invite you to come take a tour of our preschool. Tours are conducted on the second Tuesday of each month at 3:15pm.
- Tours are mandatory prior to enrollment
- Must make a reservation to have a tour
FAMILY MEMBER RATES
5 Days (M-F)
3 Days (M,W,F)
2 Days (T,Thurs)
The Peninsula YMCA Preschool is committed to creating high-quality, imaginative, dynamic, educational programs for children, families and educators. We are an emergent program that utilizes creative curriculum and is influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education.
Based on our fundamental belief that children learn best when their work is meaningful, we integrate all areas of curriculum through short-term explorations and long-term projects. Children are viewed as protagonists in their learning and are encouraged to work in collaboration with their peers to co-construct new theories and ideas.
The role of our teachers is to extend and deepen children’s ideas and theories. Through careful observation, documentation, thoughtful questions and deep reflections, our teachers work in partnership with the children to negotiate curriculum, extend thinking and develop explorations.
We understand and value the importance of children having time to connect with nature. Our beautiful outdoor environments give children time to explore nature through immersive experiences with sand, water, and natural materials.
Research has shown that early experiences in programs such as The Peninsula Family YMCA Preschool, improve children’s abilities to develop socially, intellectually and emotionally before they enter kindergarten, and that children who attended high-quality preschool like the YMCA’s will have more successful academic careers and develop the social skills necessary to adapt more easily to an elementary school environment.
Flow of the day
Free Play- Children are free to explore various centers in the classroom. Blocks, art, books and manipulatives will be some of the available choices
Outside Exploration- Children are free to explore the outside environment. Bikes, sand play, climbing structure and other various activities will be available
Group Meeting- The children will meet to further explore the curriculum topics for the day
Snack- A healthy snack will be served family style. Children will socialize with their peers, learn how to serve themselves and how to properly nourish their bodies
Our Service Site
Our program is located at the Point Loma Seventh Day Church, next door to the Peninsula Family YMCA, with two classrooms and a brand new playground.
The children are sure to have an exciting day!
The address is:
4425 Valeta Street
San Diego, CA 92107
Phone: (619) 224-4661
FULL DAY PROGRAM
7:00am - 6:00pm
Drop-off by 9:15am
Pick-up by 6:00pm
- To become creative, independent thinkers by providing experiences that are conducive to all children learning and growing;
- To feel capable, productive and self-reliant by offering a nurturing and supportive environment;
- To develop a sense of respect and responsibility for themselves, each other and their environment
- To understand that they are a part of a diverse, multicultural community that depends on interpersonal and social relationships;
- To help develop and demonstrate the YMCA character values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility;
To encourage the developmental growth of children into adults with a genuine code of ethics and morality.