Early childhood education is beneficial to a young child's development. A study by Bentley D. Ponder, et. al, of the Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy Studies found that a summer enrichment program can stimulate children’s language and pre-math skills.In addition to helping children with early learning skills, preschool can also ease children into the transition to primary school. Several summer programs in Rancho Bernardo, California, can be good early learning experiences for preschool age children.
1. LifeBridge Preschool
LifeBridge Preschool, in Rancho Bernardo, provides pre-K classes year-round, for students ages two and half to five. All children must be potty trained. A Christian-based program, this school also has daycare options. Curriculum focuses on early learning skills, as well as Bible teachings.
2. Rancho Bernardo KinderCare
Pre-K children can attend week-long summer camp sessions at KinderCare. Each week has unique plans and activities. The well-rounded curriculum is centered on helping preschool-aged children become more independent. They offer flexible scheduling plans, so families can sign up for as few or as many weeks as they need.
3. Carmel Mountain Ranch/Sabre Springs Recreation Center
Sabre Springs Recreation Center serves the Rancho Bernardo area and lists various summer classes for preschool-age children in its program guide. Some of these classes include ballet, tumbling and indoor ice skating. Parents who wish to sign their pre-K child up for these classes should consult the program guide for registration information.
4. Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church: KidsLife
This church offers a Sunday school program designed for pre-K children, called KidsLife. During church services, young children can learn about God and other religious lessons in a positive environment. The church provides the materials and supplies for the lessons to the children free of cost to the parents.
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