Welcome to Preschool at Hillcrest Christian School!
This is where children learn about and experience the love of Jesus each and every day in an enriching and nurturing environment dedicated to the academic and developmental needs of each child who is uniquely created by God.
The preschool program is designed to nurture children spiritually and academically at a developmentally appropriate level. We focus on the child’s social and emotional growth as well as his or her physical and mental development, thus meeting the needs of the whole child. We believe that every child who enters our program is a unique and special gift from God, and that it is our privilege and responsibility to help him know that he is loved and cared for by our Lord Jesus Christ. Along with being state licensed, our program is one of the few in the Conejo Valley that is also accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, ACSI.
Preschoolers attend either a full day or 1/2-day program, with seasonal and study-related field trips experienced at least once a semester. We feature two spacious playground areas for all age children, one being dedicated to a variety of large/gross motor development and the other being constructed with natural elements for creative, imaginative play. We also offer an extended childcare program both before and after school. We encourage and welcome parents to be involved in all aspects of our program.
At Hillcrest Christian Preschool, the curriculum is the basis for developing an effective, developmentally appropriate preschool program, which includes teaching in all areas vital to the young child’s growth. Our program includes a Biblically integrated early childhood curriculum from A Beka, including Bible stories and scripture. To encourage and prepare our students for the future demands of school, we introduce academics focusing on pre-reading and writing skills, mathematic fundamentals, and sight word recognition. Enrichment activities such as weekly chapel, music and movement, field trips, and seasonal activities that change yearly are also vital to our program’s success.
Preschool students have the opportunity to explore their environment through diverse and enriching activities. Chapel: In our Christian preschool children attend chapels to experience what it is like to praise and worship God as a group. Educational Field Trips: The Pumpkin Patch and Strawberry Patch are the field trips of the school year. Other off and on campus field trips are arranged yearly, based on the children’s emergent interests. Additional Events: Preschool also takes part in all school special events including Movie Night, Annual Auction/Backyard BBQ, Open House, and International Day. To round off the year each preschool, pre-kindergarten and TK class may take part in a variety of the following monthly events: Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Celebration, Snow Day, Valentine’s Day Party, St. Patrick’s Day P.J. Pancake Breakfast, Easter Celebration, Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day Event!