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State Income Eligible Program

  • Based on family income and family size
  • Students must attend 5 days a week
  • Sites:  Flory, Campus Canyon, and Walnut Canyon
  • Morning Session: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Afternoon Session: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 

  • Requirements:

  • Must be 3 or 4 on or before September 1
  • Must be potty trained

 

 

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State Preschool

PRESCHOOL MISSION

Our mission is to create confident and independent children who are ready to take on any given task. This first school experience should develop an interest in learning and discovering, while demonstrating that caring and cooperation are a vital part of the school experience.

 

SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

Preschool programs are established for the provision at an early age of an enriched environment to benefit your child’s intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and cultural development.  Research shows that quality preschool programs reduce the need for remedial classes in subsequent grade levels.  During their pre-kindergarten years, children develop characteristics which affect their lifelong ability to learn.

The dual focus of California preschool programs is on children and parents.  The family has the most influence on a child’s learning and growing.  Participation of parents in classroom activities provides for observation of their child’s behavior in a formal learning setting and allows for reinforcement of teaching at home.  Parents benefit from the support of the preschool teacher and other parents as they meet for parent education sessions relating to child development.

Moorpark’s Preschool programs address a broad range of developmental elements to maximize student learning and growth within a safe and nurturing school environment.  The participating children will develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually through child-centered experiences which are age appropriate and geared to individual learning needs.  Children will benefit from a home-school relation­ship that builds each family’s capacity to educate the child and connect the parents with their child’s education.  Instruction will take place in the child’s home language to maximize that connection and build on what children already know.  Because all children develop at different rates and have unique interests and abilities, the major goal will be to promote individual development and provide students with a solid base of experiential learning.  Children will learn through cooperative interac­tion with adults and other children.  The preschool will provide students with a strong sense of self-esteem, and will stimulate students’ excitement and curiosity about learning.

 

PROGRAM GOALS

  1. To promote students’ socio-emotional, physical, cognitive, language, and creative development, as well as prepare students for success in school
  2. To implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum, that promotes exploration, making choices, and meets the individual needs of each student
  3. To build a strong home/school partnership and empower parents to participate in their children’s education through volunteering, advisory council meetings, parent education, etc.
  4. To serve the whole child by meeting their educational, social, and emotional needs
  5. To provide increased opportunities for local health screenings and immunizations and promote the development of good health with students and parents
  6. To develop creativity, problem solving, and more complex thinking skills in all areas of the curriculum
  7. To help children learn how to handle their own emotions and consider the feelings of others
  8. To maintain the outdoor physical environment and to provide more access to a variety of equipment which reflects the ages and levels of motor development, accommodates the special needs of children, and promotes safety for all students