Parents will find that the flexibility of our preschool offerings provides the right accommodations for almost any need from full-day, five-day to part-time options. In addition, special programs in areas such as music, art, and dance are offered through our award-winning Kaleidoscope program. Parents desiring continued childcare after the end of the school day can choose our Aftercare program until 5:45 PM.
Since 1999, PCA’s Preschool has had an early education program that is fully committed to partnering with parents in developing each child’s potential. In a dedicated area of the Lower School, our preschool children enjoy a safe, fun, and nurturing learning environment that offers opportunity for choice within safe community structures. Recognizing that young children may exhibit a wide range of developmental levels and competencies, the preschool program is designed to introduce students to the world of learning in a way that builds strong self-efficacy (“I can do that!”) and a love of learning through both discovery and instruction. The preschool curriculum is designed to mold around the needs of the individual child. While themes and activities are consistent, the level of challenge is differentiated according to the needs of each learner in order to keep each student excited in accomplishing new things.