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Welcome to Providence Preschool! We are thrilled you are exploring our school as an option for your child.

At Providence, we begin with the end in mind. It’s not just the day-to-day joy-filled growth and development that Preschool parents value, but the educational foundation that we establish through a safe environment, a thoughtful program, and genuine love for each and every child. 


My child is loved by his teachers the way that we love him at home. It brings us so much comfort, knowing that our son is being poured into by teachers who hold similar values and perspectives.  He comes home with stories and songs and laughter, and we couldn’t be more satisfied with our choice of Providence Preschool.

– A mom of a Preschool child 


Our preschool was founded in 1958 and continues to be a robust program with a reputation for a strong, family-like community. 

The preschool curriculum varies from class to class according to developmental needs. We establish a balance of  both indoor and outdoor time as well as structured and unstructured play experiences. Each classroom incorporates gross- and fine-motor development, creative art, music, stories, dramatic play, concept games, and other pre-academic activities while building on individual skills such as language and communication, autonomy and self-confidence, and learning routines and self-control.


We offer classes for children from two to five years of age. Children are assigned to Room 1, Room 2, or Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) on the basis of age groupings. Children must be fully toilet trained.

Preschool begins in Yellow Room is where preschool begins: a safe space to playfully engage in learning while building self-confidence and independence. Children shift from parallel play into interactive play, as friendships form and blossom. Teachers lovingly guide the children in how to navigate peer relationships through expressing feelings and resolving conflict. (Average age 2 ½–3 ½ years old)

Green Room is a year for children to develop social and emotional skills, scaffolded by guided play to enrich their creativity and problem solving skills. We introduce academic concepts throughout the year as we explore art projects, science experiments, and literature. Children practice speaking in front of a group through daily helper roles and “Star Student” weeks. (Average age 3 ½–4 ½ years old)

Pre-K is the final preschool year before a child enters kindergarten. This is  year emphasizes kindergarten-readiness skills and critical thinking skills. The curriculum includes a pre-reading program, formal introduction to numbers, and enriching experiences in all developmental growth areas through dynamic classroom themes, which are supported by creative art activities and science exploration. (Children in Pre-K are usually 4 ½–5 ½ years old and are anticipated to enter kindergarten the following year.)


We hold Chapel twice a week, singing worship songs before we hear a brief message of Biblically-based principals at developmentally-appropriate levels. We review patience, forgiveness, goodness, self control, and other themes as we read Bible stories and children’s literature to support our learning. Children especially love when our puppets teach a lesson! 

Twice weekly children creatively explore through song and instruments in music class. Preschoolers perform at a variety of events including Christmas programs, Grandparents & Special Friends Day, and the Lower School spring concert.

Most days, students explore the Garden – our outdoor, hands-on learning classroom. Students dig, water, weed, and observe nature. We believe children benefit from being outdoors in both teacher-supported and child-initiated activities. The connection with nature supports both physical and cognitive learning processes and  fosters psychological health as children form an understanding of their place and value in God’s world. 


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:  8:30 am–1:00 pm, with an extended day program available until 2:45pm.

Schedules are made to fit the family’s needs and preferences. There is a three-day minimum for Pre-K students.

Calendar: Late August through early June, with Summer Camp options for the remainder of the month of June.


Lead teachers are experienced and highly qualified. They live Christ-centered lives and are passionate about serving children and families. They enjoy close relationships with students, fostered in classes that are small and nurturing. The student-to-teacher ratio is approximately 6:1.


We believe that a school choice is for the whole family; therefore, we encourage parents to participate in our many annual events. Opportunities to volunteer are shared throughout the year by the San Roque Parent Association, open to all Preschool parents.

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We would love learn more about your family. 

Submit the inquiry form below, and we will promptly respond with more information about Providence Preschool.

For a personalized tour, please call Julia Davis, Preschool Admission Director, at (805) 962-3091 or email her at

Thank you for your interest in our program. We look forward to partnering with your family.

Desiree Feller

Preschool Director