Our preschool is licensed by the State of California under Title 22 Guidelines.
Our Staff are all qualified by state requirements and specialize in educating children with training in Early Childhood Education.
We hold Accreditation through Associated Christian Schools International (ACSI) for over 6 years.
We emphasize development of the total child, with a “hands-on” learning environment.
Happy Harbor Preschool offers an enriched program of highly creative activities, including an extensive: Kinder-prep Program Literature Reading Math Readiness Art Science Dramatic Play
CURRICULUM AND GOALSThe children learn at Happy Harbor by doing. We emphasize the 5 senses as a tool to enhance development. The activities we do at school may look like “play” and it is! Remember that children learn better through play and hands-on experience than by pencil and paper work. Here at Happy Harbor we encourage kinesitic activities rather than stifling the child’s development by forcing them to sit at a table and do work that their eyes, hands and muscles are not ready to do. Research and tests show that the total development of a child occurs best with hands-on learning. The following list of readiness skills is just a beginning of their learning:PhysicalTo develop large motor muscles through outdoor activities (run, jump, hop, skip, balance, climb, etc.).To develop coordination, strength and agility through use of balls, swings, bikes, and other playground apparatuses.To develop small motor muscles through manipulative activities (craft, finger plays, and blocks).To learn to cut with scissors.Phonics ReadinessRecognize alphabetPrint nameCopy shapesMatch shapes, color, and objectsDevelop listening skillsMath ReadinessMeasuring (size, length, height, weight, quantity)Ordering and sequencingSpecial conceptsComparing and contrastingMarking X and OPositional words: top, bottom, middle, over, under, in, out, between, up, down.Size difference: small, smaller, smallest, large, largest, same size, etc.