Toddlers Classes are offered by Woodcrest Preschool in Lake Forest near Irvine, Tustin, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Laguna Niguel in Orange County. Toddlers begin to acclimate to a schedule within a whole group structure. Through a combination of personalized instruction and small group time, toddlers, develop resourcefulness, critical thinking skills, and capacity for compassion. Our toddlers are actively engaged in play, music, exploration, art and socialization.
- Circle time
- Small group and individualized learning
- Self help skills
- Playground time
Lake Forest, CA 92630
- NAEYC Accredited (Only 10% of schools have this accredidation)
- We have a team of experienced staff who will not only care for your child, but they will also meet their educational needs.
- We offer competitive rates for the high quality level of preschool that we offer.
- We offer flexible schedules that meet your needs (half day and full day options)
- Extended hours. Woodcrest Preschool is open 6:30am to 5:30pm
- Potty training
- Enhanced curriculum: Yoga, cooking, gardening, animal visitations, enrichment
- Siblings discounts of up to 5% off tuition
The programs offered at Woodcrest Preschool Agoura Hills are designed to prepare your child for entry into kindergarten at the same time instilling compassion, the ability to adapt, and responsibility. To help your child become prepared for this big step, our incredible team of teachers provide students with a rich and diverse academic curriculum along with a social and emotional learning component. This combination along with lots of play and imagination is the key for success.
Where is Woodcrest Preschool Lake Forest located?
Woodcrest Preschool in Lake Forest is located at 21772 Lake Forest, Drive. Lake Forest, CA 92630. Woodcrest Preschool is convenient to the 5 FWY and all of South Orange County.
What is Woodcrest Preschools curriculum? Academic or developmental?
Our curriculum is well balanced to provide opportunities to develop foundation skills that prepare children for kindergarten as well as lots of play, art, and collaborative activities. One could say that it is a STEM program filled with love.
What age are children able to start attending Woodcrest Preschool in Lake Forest?
Woodcrest enrolls children as young as six weeks old. Don’t worry about potty training, our teachers will take care of it. We are experts at potty training without tears.
Do you celebrate holidays at Woodcrest Preschool?
Celebrations of holidays is a big party of our monthly theme based curriculum. Our inclusive and diverse community is vibrant and celebratory of all occasions.
What are Woodcrest Preschool’s hours of operation?
Woodcrest Preschool in Lake Forest is open from 6:30am to 6:30pm Monday through Friday.
How does Woodcrest Preschool handle allergies?
We ask for allergy information on each child. A plan for communicating allergies and communication is discussed with each parent and posted in the child’s classroom.
What is the minimum number of days I can enroll my child?
We offer between two and five days a week, any days based on availability. Woodcrest Preschool in Lake Forest offers full time and part time options.
What kind of training do your teachers have?
All staff at Woodcrest Preschool have the necessary ECE units and experience to teach in an early childhood facility. All staff are trained in CPR, Health & Safety, and First Aid. In addition, all staff are cleared through the Department of Justice and FBI.
What is Kid Reports?
Kid Reports is used by Woodcrest Preschool to share pictures, daily routines, lesson plans, and videos with parents via smart phone or desktop. This is a great way to stay connected with your child throughout the day.
What is Procare?
Procare care in the industry leader in childcare center management software. Woodcrest preschool uses Procare to monitor time and attendance. When you check in the center a ticket is generated, once the ticket is generated it is handed to the teacher in order to chick in the child. This is repeated upon pickup. No ticket, no pickup.
Woodcrest Preschool Social Action
Woodcrest Preschool takes great pride in working with our local community in the Rancho Days, 4th of July parade, Autumn Harvest Festival, and much more.
|6:30AM TO 7:55AM||EARLY ARRIVAL AND WELCOME INCLUDED IN FULL TIME TUITION|
|8:00AM TO 8:55AM||ARRIVAL AND WELCOME TO SCHOOL|
|9:OOAM TO 9:45AM||OUTDOOR CLASSROOM & ACTIVITIES|
|9:45AM TO 10:05AM||CIRCLE TIME AND WHOLE GROUP TIME|
|10:05AM TO 1:15AM||ACADEMIC TIME,LEARNING CENTERS,SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES|
|11:15AM TO 11:30AM||CLEAN UP AND STORY TIME|
|11:30AM TO 12:30PM||LUNCH TIME|
|12:30PM TO 2:30PM||REST TIME|
|2:30PM TO 3:15PM||GETTING UP REST TIME|
|3:15PM TO 3:30PM||SNACK TIME|
|3:30PM TO 5:00PM||STORY TIME, ART AND LEARNING CENTERS|
|5:00PM TO 6:30PM||EXTENDED PICKUP INCLUDED IN FULL TIME TUITION|
Daily schedules are developed with the following in mind:
- Our teachers work in small groups and one on one to provide enriching age appropriate activities that stimulate growth and development.
- The school provides time for outdoor play that is both structured and unstructured.
- The day is blocked to provide at minimum two large blocks of time for child-directed learning and theme based activities.
All days will include:
- Morning and Afternoon large group Time
- Small-Group Activities at tables and at centers
- Theme and holiday based learning centers through the classroom
- Outdoor play and structured activities
- Snack and meals
- Rest time
At Woodcrest preschool, children are welcomed by their teachers as they enter the classroom. Parents will give the teacher the Procare admission ticket to sign in to the classroom. Children will then participate in table and floor activities and get ready for the morning program.
Children are provided with snacks and a drink while they unwind from the morning activities. Teachers sing songs, go over routines, and talk about manners.
Children clean up from lunch and transition to rest time.
Woodcrest provides many opportunities for extra enrichment. Woodcrest contracts with dance teachers, karate instructors, science instructors, gymnastics instructors, sports instructors and many more. Inquire with the Director to learn more about enrichment.
Whole-Group Circle Time
In the early morning, the teachers will assemble the children on one of our colorful theme based carpets to go over morning routines such as days of the week, day of the month, number of the week, holidays, color of the week, sing songs, discuss character and read books relating to the theme.
Outdoor play is an important part of our program. Children enjoy structured and unstructured play outdoors. As part of the lesson plan, teachers set out theme based activities, books, and toys.
Rest Time and Quiet Work Time
Children nap or rest quietly during this down time. Teachers play music, rub backs, and sing songs to provide a calming environment.
Small Group Learning Centers and Activities
After the whole group circle time, children transition into learning centers around the room. These learning centers include: blocks, dramatic play, reading center, manipulatives, science and sensory, free art and writing.
Children wash their hands while teachers set up the table for lunch. Children can bring their own lunch or eat our hot lunch. Lunch time is a great time for routines, talking to friends and connecting with teachers.
Woodcrest works with Reptacular Animals to introduce animals to the children. These animals are from all over the world and provide an opportunity for children to learn about habitats, kindness, ecology, and geography.
Teachers will work with your child to help with potty training. Teachers communicate often with parents to discuss how the process is going at school as well as learning about at home support. Teachers are very patient with the children and help relieve potty training pressure.