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Message from our Preschool Director:

It is with great joy that I welcome you to Calvary Christian Academy’s official preschool website.

Here at Calvary Christian Academy (CCA) we continuously strive toward excellence. This is evident not only in our staff but in our academics. Our school is founded on three principles…Simply Jesus, Superior Academics, and Servant Leadership. This is taught from the tender young age of two, right up to the 12th grade. Our children are taught God’s values from His word, and His instructions are applied each day, as we train them up for the Lord. We are dedicated to teaching the word of God to our children and building confidence in them that allows them to flourish not only academically, but spiritually.

CCA's Preschool was founded in 1994 and continues to flourish as one of the best preschools in the South Bay area. I encourage you to look through our website to see why our school is unique and blessed.

If you would like to schedule a tour or have any questions regarding the preschool, please feel free to call or e-mail me at your earliest convenience.

I look forward to serving you and your family in the near future.

Your Servant in Christ,
Jennifer Greenawald
Preschool Director


Preschool Handbook


General Information

Our instructional time begins at 8:00am and ends at 12:30pm. CCA does provide part-time and full-time care. We are open from 6:30 am- 6:00pm daily. Please refer to the Preschool Application for those rates. Our office hours are from 7:45 am – 4:00 pm daily except in the summer. Through our monthly newsletter, email and special notices we communicate to our parents any upcoming events or changes in the schedule or daily routines. Uniforms are required in preschool.

Curriculum

Our preschool uses a Bible based curriculum which is called A Beka. Thousands of Christian schools around the world successfully use the A Beka Book curriculums, which are based on sound scholarship, common sense, and the Word of God. The purpose of this textbook ministry is to help Christian schools reach children and young people for the Lord and train them in the Christian way of life. Children learn through the Word of God and apply it to their daily routines of learning and living. We at CCA have found A Beka’s teachings to be excellent and our families have enjoyed and seen the fruit of this curriculum. Each child has a portfolio and it is kept and maintained in each classroom by our staff to see the progress of each child as they work their way through preschool.

About Us

CCA Preschool (formerly Bonita Christian Preschool) has been providing childcare since 1995. It is part of the Calvary Chapel San Diego church and is staffed with Christian educators. For more information about our staff, please look on CCA’s website under About Us and go to the Our Staff link for Teacher and Staff Bio’s.

Nutrition

Snack is provided daily in the am and pm. The snack menu is posted monthly in your child’s classroom. Lunch is provided by the parents and they can choose from buying hot lunches here on campus, packing a lunch for their child or a combination of the two. Please see the “Parent Handbook” for the guidelines concerning lunches that are prepared at home. This school does not refrigerate or heat lunches.

Philosophy

The foundation of Calvary Christian Academy Preschool is the development of compassion and respect. We turn to God’s Word for instruction, and we look to Jesus and His love for all people. Looking at Samuel, who was given to Eli to be taught and trained up in the ways of the Lord, we see that God’s Spirit will work in the hearts of all who seek Him. We will incorporate this insight into our philosophy of teaching.

The children that are entrusted to our care at CCA will be taught loving and godly characteristics to prepare them for dealing with everyday situations. Our staff carefully plans activities to guide your child to specific learning goals which lay the foundation for further education. In a child-centered, age-appropriate environment, your child will participate in a variety of activities that will encourage development in spiritual, social, emotional, language, and motor skills.

Enrollment

CCA accepts all children, ages 2-5 years old, within enrollment limits, regardless of race, religion, sex, color or national origin. The school, however, is not equipped to meet the needs of children who cannot benefit from a group experience and parents must comply with the rules of the school.

General Information

Our instructional time begins at 8:00am and ends at 12:30pm. CCA does provide part-time and full-time care. We are open from 6:30 am- 6:00pm daily. Please refer to the Preschool Application for those rates. Our office hours are from 7:45 am – 4:00 pm daily except in the summer. Through our monthly newsletter, email and special notices we communicate to our parents any upcoming events or changes in the schedule or daily routines. Uniforms are required in preschool.

Pre-K DAILY Schedule

Daily Schedule: 2-Year Old Classroom

6:30 am - 8:00 am: Free play in the classroom/Bathroom break
8:00 am - 9:00 am: Free play/Seat work/Wash for snack
9:00 am - 9:15 am: Snack
9:15 am - 9:30 am: Spanish Lesson/Music & Movement                        
9:30 am - 10:00 am: Free play/Clean-up/Bathroom break
10:00 am - 10:30am: Outside play/Bathroom break/Drink water
10:30 am - 11:10 am: Circle Time
11:10 am - 11:30 am: Bible lesson & music
11:30 am - 11:40 pm: Wash hands/Pray
11:40 pm - 12:40 pm: Lunch/Quiet time activity/Bathroom break
12:40 pm - 2:30 pm: Nap time
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Clean-up mats/Bathroom break
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm: Snack
3:20 pm - 4:00 pm: Inside play
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm: Outside play
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm: Indoor activities

Daily Schedule: 3-Year Old Classroom

6:30 am-7:50 am: Free play in the classroom
7:50 am-8:00 am: Clean up
8:00 am- 8:25 am: Outside Play
8:25 am- 8:30 am: Bathroom break
8:30 am- 9:10 am: Circle Time
9:10 am- 9:20 am: Wash hands for snack
9:20 am- 9:35 am: Snack
9:35 am- 10:30 am: Seat Work/Inside Play (Centers)
10:30 am- 11:00 am: Outside play
11:00 am- 11:30 am: Bathroom break/Inside Activities
11:30 am- 11:50 am: Spanish/Music & Movement
11:50 am- 12:00 pm: Wash hands for lunch
12:00 pm- 12:30 pm: Lunch
12:30 pm- 12:40 pm: Bathroom break/Clean-up
12:40 pm- 2:40 pm: Nap time
2:40pm- 2:50pm: Bathroom break/Clean-up of mats
2:50 pm- 3:00 pm: Snack
3:00 pm- 4:00 pm: Inside play
4:00 pm- 5:00 pm: Outside play
5:00 pm- 6:00 pm: Indoor activities

Daily Schedule: 4-Year Old Classroom

6:30 am-7:50 am: Free play in the classroom
7:50 am-8:00 am: Clean up
8:00 am- 8:15 am: Circle Time Bible Songs
8:15 am- 9:00 am: Circle Time
9:00 am- 9:20 am: Snack
9:20 am- 10:45 am: Seat Work/Inside play
10:45 am- 11:05 am: Spanish/Music & Movement
11:05 am- 11:50 pm: Outside Play
11:50 pm- 12:20 pm: Lunch
12:20 pm- 12:30 pm: Bathroom break/Wash hands
12:30 pm- 2:30 pm: Nap time
2:30 pm- 2:45 pm: Bathroom break/Clean-up of mats
2:45 pm- 3:00 pm: Snack
3:00 pm- 4:00 pm: Outside play
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm: Indoor activities