Welcome to Coast Kids Preschool
Preparing hands for today, minds for tomorrow and hearts for eternity!
Preschool About Us
The mission of Coast Kids Preschool is to provide children in our community with the opportunities to grow physically, cognitively, socially/emotionally, and spiritually by offering a high-quality and developmentally appropriate program that is built upon a partnership between the child, teacher, and family.
“Jesus grew in stature and in wisdom and in favor with men and God.” Luke 2:52.
Our curriculum reflects this Bible verse. We desire for our preschool children to grow as Jesus did: physically, cognitively, socially/emotionally, and spiritually. We use The Creative Curriculum as our blueprint for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate program. We also draw lessons from Wonder-filled Weekdays: Lessons for Christian Preschool Ministries. Our curriculum covers the content areas that are included in the national and state standards - literacy, math, science, social studies, and the arts.
Making Faith Connections
Faith connections are made throughout the day. Looking at snails is not just a science lesson. It is an opportunity to talk about God and His creations. Children will enjoy coming together for Chapel Days. Chapel is very interactive with lively songs and Bible Stories and lessons that come alive. Parents are always welcome to join us. Another way to make faith connections is to get involved in serving others. Each class will be involved in service projects during the year.
Play Is Important
Many parents ask if our program is play-based or academic. They want their children to enjoy preschool yet be prepared for kindergarten. We do too! The good news is that best preschool teaching practices make the most of children’s natural inclination to play. What’s more, you don’t have to choose between academic learning and enjoyable play experiences.
Almost all research in early childhood clearly indicates that when children play, they learn, and they learn social, emotional, and physical skills as well as academic content and spiritual development. We believe that a quality preschool program is one that promotes learning through rich play experience.
According to Susan Linn in her book, The Case for Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World: “The ability to play is central to our capacity to take risks, to experiment, to think critically, to act rather than react, to differentiate ourselves from our environment, and to make life meaningful.”
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Openings for 2013 - 2014
We have a few openings in Pre-K and Super Pre-K. Call the preschool office for specific openings and to set up a tour.
Priority Registration for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014
Priority Registration for current students ends March 10th. Our rates will be raised for fall, about 3%. This is only the 2nd time since we opened! Summer rates will be posted with summer information. There will be a new admissions agreement that will be due with registration. Siblings also have priority registration. Come to the office if you need more forms. Please pick up the full Registration Packet for siblings. We know there are many choices for you for preschool and we are happy that you choose us!
March 6 & 7 Josiah, the Boy King
March 20 & 21 Joshua vs. the Wall
11:30 in the Fireside Room. You are welcome to join us!
Thursday, March 20th, 4:30 - 5:15pm
We encourage you to visit the classes your child may be in the next school year. (Room B102 will not be available for Open House because we will still have children in there.)
Spring Art Show & Reception
Thursday, March 20th, 5:15 - 6:30 pm, NCCC Auditorium
This exhibit features an original masterpiece by each of our fine young artists. Stroll the gallery of artwork by the realists and impressionists of tomorrow! Please bring a plate of finger-foods to share with others at our Artist Reception. Please bring on disposable plates and stick with our snack policy of NO NUTS and LOW SUGARS.
Invite your friends and neighbors to these events on March 20th!
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Morning Programs are 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Full Day Programs are 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Both Morning and Full Day Programs are available in 2, 3 or 5 days per week.
2 Day Programs are Tuesday and Thursday.
3 Day Programs are Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Age Groups for 2013-2014 School Year
3 Year Olds (must be 3 years old by November 1 and potty trained)
Pre-K (must be 4 years old by October 1)
Super Pre-K (must be 5 years old by October 1)
Age Groups for 2014-2015 School Year
Your child must be 3 years old by November 1, 2014 to enroll in the 3 Year Olds Class. Your child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2014 to enroll in the Pre-K Class. Your child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2014 to enroll in the Super Pre-K Class.
Your child must be 4 years old by October 1, 2014 to enroll in the Pre-K Class. Your child must be 5 years old by October 1, 2014 to enroll in the Super Pre-K Class.
We offer Early Care hours for our Morning Programs. We have 2 options. Option one is 7:30 am - 9:00 am. The other option is 8:00 am - 9:00 am. The Full Day Programs do not pay extra for Early Care. This is included in their tuition fees. We also offer Lunch Bunch for our Morning Programs. Lunch Bunch is 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Your child must bring a lunch for this. The Full Day Programs do not pay extra for Lunch Bunch. This is included in their tuition fees. Your child stills needs to bring a lunch. You must sign up ahead of time for Early Care and Lunch Bunch. The sign up sheets are in the preschool lobby.
2013-2014 Monthly Tuition Rates
5 full days $880.00
3 full days $650.00
2 full days $485.00
5 mornings $575.00
3 mornings $345.00
2 mornings $255.00
Early Care Hours (7:30 - 9:00 am) $8.50 per day
Early Care Hours (8:00 - 9:00am) $5.50 per day
Lunch Bunch Hours (12:00 - 1:00) $5.25 per day
Annual Registration Fee $80.00
2014-2015 Monthly Tuition Rates
5 Full Days $910.00
3 Full Days $675.00
2 Full Days $500.00
5 Mornings $595.00
3 Mornings $360.00
2 Mornings $265.00
Early Care Hours (7:30 - 9:00 am) $9.00 per day
Early Care Hours (8:00 - 9:00am) $5.75 per day
Lunch Bunch Hours (12:00 - 1:00) $5.75 per day
Annual Registration Fee $90.00
We admit children of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all of our Program Options.
Summer Camps 2014
Call the preschool office for rates and registration information.
Session 1: June 16 - 20 Alphabet Fun
The children will have fun with a variety of alphabet activities by focusing on a specific children’s book each day. Each day will include five or six special letters of the day. We won’t be able to cover the whole alphabet in one week. We will put letters together to make words and learn their sounds. “Sing a new song to the Lord.” Psalm 98:1
Session 2: June 23 – June 27 All About Dogs
Woof! Woof! Dog’s are part of God’s creation. There are so many different kinds, colors and sizes. Dogs can be kept as pets and live in cities or they can work and live on a farm or in the wilderness. God said, “Let the earth produce all kinds of animals.” Genesis 1:24
Session 3: June 30 - July 3 Wheels
Tricycles, bicycles, cars, trucks, wagons, trains, skates, and scooters. They all have wheels that are used for travel. We will have a “take apart” station to have fun with taking apart and putting together things with wheels. We will learn about other types of wheels that are not for travels. God said, “Remember, I will be with you.” Genesis 28:15
Session 4: July 7 - 11 From Super Heroes to Real-Life Heroes
By definition, superheroes are larger than life, courageous, powerful, and seemingly able to overcome any obstacle with their physical prowess while doing great deeds at the same time. We will explore ways that even preschoolers can be heroes everyday. “I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
Session 5: July 14 - 18 Growing Little Helpers
Preschoolers love to help. This week the children will be actively engaged in fun service projects for their families and community. We hope that children will discover that serving is as fun as it is life changing. “God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7
Session 6: July 21 - 25 The Earth
As we learn about the earth, we will explore dirt, rocks, mud and earthworms. We will discover that dirt is a gift and a vital part of life - not just something to wash off hands and floors. We will learn ways we can take care of our the earth. “God called the dry land earth.” Genesis 1:10
Session 7: July 28 - August 1 Trash & Garbage
Trash and garbage are all around us. They are in our homes, on the streets, and in places where we work and play. Children are fascinated by trash and the garbage trucks. We will see that some trash is actually recyclable and that someone’s trash is another’s treasure. We will create using recyclables. “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein” Psalm 24:1
Session 8: August 4 - 8 Clothes
Children are interested in clothes from a young age. By the time children are in preschool they develop distinct preferences for colors, fabrics and styles. We may even design our own clothes for different events. “And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.” Matthew 6:28 - 29
Session 9: August 11 - 15 Jr. Architects
We will be learning about different buildings in our communities. We will make plans and build with blocks and other materials, creating our community. “People will build houses and get to live in them.” Isaiah 65:21
Session 10: August 18, 19 & 20 I Have a Heart (full day only)
Children are fascinated with information about their bodies. Most have been introduced to their heart in connection to emotions. We want them to discover that God plans for the heart muscle to pump blood through each of their bodies. “I am wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:14
Bring a bathing suit and towel to every session. Please label! We will have special water play days on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (weather permitting) and special outdoor games on Thursdays and Fridays. We will enjoy chapel together on Thursdays and Fridays during Sessions 1, 4, 5, 7 and 9. We will have fun with jumpies Sessions 2 and 6. Session 3 we will have a Transportation Parade and Session 8 we will have a Fashion Show.
Is your child heading off to kindergarten in the fall? Sessions 1, 3 & 9 will also include activities in preparation for Kindergarten.
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Preschool Contact Information
Director: Alisa Wickham
Phone: (760) 929-0029 x125
Address: 1330 Poinsettia Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011
FAX: (760) 929-0169
For more information or to schedule a tour,
call (760) 579-4190.
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A strong team is key to a successful preschool. All of our staff are committed Christians and experienced Early Childhood educators. Each of our staff meets, and in many cases exceeds, the requirements set by the State Licensing Department. Our staff is certified in CPR and First Aid. Our staff members have undergone an extensive background check. We believe it is both a privilege and a responsibility to care for and nurture your child.
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