~ An excellent 1:5 teacher to child ratio (1:7 in our Pre-K program) with manageable class sizes;
~ Outstanding facilities with inviting classrooms and a beautiful, safe and secure, quiet play-yard.
~ The opportunity to experience concepts in all developmental areas through books, manipulatives, process art, music & movement, group times, and a wide variety of sensory experiences.
~ A curriculum designed to develop physical and social-emotional skills and to increase spiritual awareness.
~ A positive, ever-changing, learning environment that will create a strong foundation for life-long learning and academic success when starting kindergarten.
2 - 2.5 years old:
2.5 - 3 years old:
8:45 AM - 11:45 AM
This 2-3 year old program is created as an introduction to an independent social setting. It is designed to give the child a gentle, protected environment that will allow them opportunities to try out their emerging social skills. The teacher guides them to demonstrate appropriate behaviors while interacting with peers as they continue to develop their individual personalities. Children are introduced to the joys of school with games, stories, songs, and process art experiences using a wide variety of materials.
Potty training is not required. Our school provides diapering services for a fee. See information below.
**Beginning in January, these families will have the opportunity to add on an optional Friday to their schedule if their child is ready to add more consistency to their week.
3 - 4 years old:
(Must be 3 yrs. by September 1st)
8:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Our goal for the 3 year old class is to develop an increased confidence in their ability to do things for themselves and others. At this age, children also develop a great curiosity for the magic power of written and spoken language. Grace provides a positive interactive experience fostering these progressing academic skills while considering the child's individual creative expressions. Guided by the children's interests, we inevitably produce a platform for further discovery and exploration extensions on a wide variety of topics. This particular program has activities designed to further challenge cognitive skills and encourage children to master tasks which are developmentally appropriate for their physical and social development.
*This program is designed for children who WILL NOT be entering kindergarten next year.
4 - 5 years old Pre-Kindergarten
(Must be 4 yrs. by September 1)
4 day option
5 Day option
8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Our Pre-Kindergarten program is designed for children who will be old enough to enter kindergarten the following school year. These classes have curriculum designed specifically for students to discover the basic concepts necessary for life skills such as language and literacy, basic math readiness, and science exploration & discovery. We also work on following step by step directions, improving focus & concentration, problem solving while finding solutions, partake in group work, continue to build both gross and fine-motor skill development, and learn how to demonstrate socially appropriate behavior within a classroom setting. This class has a greater depth of curriculum then our preschool courses. Number and Letter recognition guidelines necessary for Kindergarten will be met.
Early Drop-Off Option
A 8:30 AM drop-off on the playground is offered for those who find it useful on those busy mornings. Families may stay with their student until 8:45 AM, or drop-off and leave if needed. Staff will be outdoors to supervise all early arrivals and make sure they enter their classroom.
In order to protect those children with food allergies, there is a ban on ALL NUT products. Note that Grace Preschool is a nut-free campus. Please be sure to keep any products containing nuts or products made in a facility with nuts at home.
Potty Training is provided at Grace Preschool! We understand that each child develops at their own pace and are here to help support your family during this transition. Grace Preschool is happy to provide diapering services for those little ones who are not quite ready for independent pottying. The cost is an additional $25 a month* until the time your child is able to stay dryat school on their own. If you would like, our trained staff will work with you and your child to help accomplish this goal. Please speak to your teacher for more details and to plan for your child's individual needs.
*Diaper sizes 1-6 are available and provided by Grace Preschool.
For a small fee of $20/day, we offer what we call,"Lunch Bunch." It is an optional extended hours lunch program from 11:45 AM-1:30 PM, Monday-Friday during the school year (some exceptions) for mixed age children. Students will have the opportunity to eat a lunch packed from home, socialize, and partake in a variety of activities. Art, Games, Science & Sensory, etc.
For an additional fee, we offer after school enrichment learning opportunities such as Coding, Spanish, Yoga, Watercolor Painting, and more! Children will eat lunch (brought from home) and discuss the group plan for that day's activity. More course information will be provided to families before each course opens for sign-ups.
We offer a summer camp program during the months of June and July to students currently enrolled and those who are set to start in the fall. Camp runs week to week for four days each week (Mon-Thur). 9 AM-12 PM. Please stop by the preschool office to pick up registration forms beginning in March. Your child must be potty-trained to attend summer camp.
Examples of Summer Camp weekly themes are: Community Helpers Week, Beach Week, Dinosaur Week, Jungle-Safari Week, and Space Week, etc.
Los Gatos United Methodist Church's Influence
We celebrate all of the Christian holidays as the children learn about their significance. On a more regular basis, once or twice per month, the children attend "Chapel". This is a small group time with Jonnye Cartmill, our Children's Ministry's lead. During Chapel time we teach the children virtues like kindness, compassion, friendship and other positive qualities. We use this time to sing songs, read stories, or talk about one of the special holidays approaching. At snack time, the children will learn and recite a meal prayer of thanks, and recite daily.
* Rates reflect the 2023-2024 school year