Welcome to Coast Kids Preschool

Preparing hands for today, minds for tomorrow and hearts for eternity!


Preschool About Us

Mission Statement

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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Preschool News

Summer Camps are in session!

Last summer camp session is August 18th - 20th.

The preschool will be closed August 21st, 22nd and 25th for staff development days.

Open House is Monday, August 25th.

You and your family are invited to come to our Open House on Monday, August 25th.  Please check in at our check-in tables at the entrance to the preschool.  At the check-in tables you will be given your child’s assignment for teacher and room.
3:15 - 4:15           Children & families of T/TH morning schedules
4:30 - 5:30           Children & families of M/W/F morning schedules
3:15 - 4:15 or 4:30 - 5:30 Children & families of M-F morning schedules
5:45 - 6:30           Children & families of full day schedules

Open House is a time to acquaint yourself with your child’s teachers, your child’s classroom, our staff and our facility and it gives us the opportunity to get to know you and your child a little bit too.  During this time we will send you on a little scavenger hunt with your child to help you find the different areas that you will come in contact with weekly. Also during Open House, our chapel time CD’s will be available for purchase. 

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 26th.

















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Preschool Programs



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 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.

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.





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Preschool Contact Information

Director:  Alisa Wickham
Phone:  (760) 929-0029 x125
Address:  1330 Poinsettia Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website:  http://www.coastkidspreschool.com
FAX:  (760) 929-0169
License:  376700431

For more information or to schedule a tour,
call (760) 579-4190.


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Preschool Staff


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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