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WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF THE PRESCHOOL DAY?
Preschool hours are from 9:00 AM–1:00 PM, with extended care available both before and after school.

Summer Office Hours
8:00 AM–1:30 PM
Office Hours
8:00 AM–4:00 PM
School Hours
9:00 AM–1:00 PM
Extended Care
7:00–9:00 AM
1:00–6:00 PM

At Little Friends Preschool, you will find a safe, nurturing environment and Christian teachers who love helping children learn and grow. Our programs are designed to meet the needs of the whole child: spiritual, academic, emotional, physical, and social. We provide a blend of academic and developmental practices throughout the curriculum. The days at Little Friends Preschool are filled with fun and developmental learning with a Christian worldview. Our students learn to follow the example of Jesus and form their character in His image. During playtime activities inside the classroom and outside, the children develop lasting friendships based on biblical principals.

Typical Day at Little Friends Preschool

A typical week at Little Friends Preschool will include:

  • Bible lessons
  • Scripture memorization
  • Weekly chapel services
  • Music class (exposure to musical instruments, variety of songs, and music with movement)
  • Science lab (hands-on experiments and lessons)
  • Math activities
  • Language development
  • School library visits
  • Perceptual training (activities focused on large motor development)
  • Cooking
  • Outdoor playground time
  • Art (using a variety of mediums)
  • Little Friends Preschool special days include a Harvest Celebration, Christmas Program, Pet Share Day, Book Fairs, Spring Fling, Pony Pictures and more! Additionally, Little Friends get visits from community helpers, fire authority, local police officers, dentists, doctors and other community helpers!

Character Trait Awards

Students at Little Friends Preschool focus on a character trait each week during the school year. Students who embrace the character trait each week are recognized in front of their peers during Chapel.

Extended Care

Extended care is available from 7:00am to 9:00 a.m. and 1:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. Occasional use of Extended Care is $5.50 per hour or any part of an hour.

 

Frequently Asked Questions – Little Friends Preschool

Thank you for your interest in Little Friends Preschool. We welcome your questions! We want to get to know you, and we want you to get to know us.

The questions listed below are the ones we are asked most often. If you don’t see the information you want listed below, call either preschool office. Better yet—come for a visit and see what preschool can mean for your child.

 

WHAT IS THE AGE REQUIREMENT FOR A CHILD TO ENTER PRESCHOOL?
A child must be two years old on or before September 1st to be admitted into the two-year-old program.

A child must be three years old on or before September 1st to be admitted into the three-year-old program.

A child must be four years old on or before September 1st to be admitted into the Pre-K program.

A child must be five years old on or before September 1st to be admitted into the Junior Kindergarten program.

HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE IN EACH CLASS?
The number of students in a class varies by age group.

    • For two-year-old classes, the maximum number of students is 8 with 1 fully qualified teacher.
    • For three-year-old classes, the maximum number of students is 10 with 1 fully qualified teacher.
    • For Pre-K classes, the class size varies from 10-12 with a fully qualified teacher.
    • For Junior Kindergarten, there is a maximum of 12 students with a fully qualified teacher.

 

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR A TYPICAL DAY?

We have fun at preschool! A typical day at school includes devotions, stories, time to play with friends both inside the classroom and on the playground, science, math, and language development, and so much more. Weekly chapels, perceptual training (large motor development), music, and special activities definitely keep us busy.

 

CAN WE TOUR THE PRESCHOOL?

Yes! You are welcome to tour anytime between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. If you would like to schedule a visit, call either preschool office, or click here. You are also welcome to come without scheduling a tour in advance.

If you would like to see a specific activity such as music, chapel, or a science lesson, we recommend calling so we can let you know when those activities are scheduled.

Little Friends Preschool office: 714-528-8402

 

DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE OPENINGS?

We have openings in a few classes or age groups, but not all.

Please call the preschool office of your choice for more specific information.

Little Friends Preschool office: 714-528-8402

 

WHAT IS THE COST FOR PRESCHOOL?

Please see the preschool sections under these links.

Tuition and Fees

 

ARE FRIENDS PRESCHOOLS DEVELOPMENTAL, ACADEMIC, OR A BALANCE OF BOTH?

Our preschools blend academic programs with developmental practices and principles. We believe it is important to educate the whole child and incorporate age appropriate learning opportunities to achieve this goal.

 

ARE THERE ANY ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS?

Children benefit from our music and perceptual training (large motor development) programs. In music, children march in the band, sing silly songs, are introduced to composers, and interact with puppets. They learn music theory and recognize notes, instruments and the sections of the orchestra. At perceptual training children have an opportunity to strengthen their muscles and improve their dexterity, through obstacle courses, parachute play, relay races, bouncing balls and variety of other large motor activities.

 

DO YOU TEACH ABOUT THE BIBLE?

Yes, children learn Biblical truths through intentional lesson planning, including sharing Bible stories and responding with prayer, worship and interactive activities. They learn to apply God’s truth to their lives as we incorporate those lessons into all aspects of their educational experience, including playtime, social interaction, and responding to their experiences and environment.

 

IS FOOD PROVIDED FOR CHILDREN DURING THE DAY?

No, parents provide snacks and lunches.

Family Handbook 2018-2019