Preschool that is more than just daycare

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Full Day Kindergarten and Before/After School Programming for Kindergarteners. Call for details.

Extended Preschool

We are here to support working families with hours that fit your schedule. We are open 7am-6pm Monday-Friday. We are more than just child care, though.

Our preschool program is from 8:30-12:30 daily, but doesn't stop there. We continue activities in the afternoon that fit our "theme" of the week.

We offer childcare when other schools are closed. We have "Family Camp" for children up to age 10 during winter breaks, and spring breaks. We also offer a summer program for our enrolled families.


With over thirty years of teaching experience, we are passionate about providing a place for your child to grow and learn.

Our Director and Lead Teacher each have a Master's degree in Education and are dedicated to continuing education. Our teacher's have a minimum of 12 units in Early Childhood Education and many are continuing to earn their degree. We aim to continue our own learning so that we can provide the very best to your child!

We are located at 1600 Buena Vista Drive Vista, CA 92081.

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Fun things to do

A lot of planning goes into making sure that your child has a fun and rewarding experience. We plan our activities weeks in advance and keep our families informed of the activities we are doing each week. We offer extended activities that your child can bring home to continue their learning with family.

Every day I see that the kids are all clearly having so much FUN. They are free to be kids, but in a safe and supported way. Clear behavioral expectations are reinforced in a gentle manner by all teachers.

Michelle H.

Kindergarten Prep

We offer state of the art informal assessing with the Brigance Inventory of Early Development. Tracking your child's strengths we tailor our program to help your child become ready for Kindergarten. Each child learns differently, so we use a variety of teaching methods to keep your child engaged.

We have such big love for Big Tree. My little one LOVES it here. She is growing leaps and bounds socially, emotionally, and academically, and she is already learning so much about her connection to the larger world.

Shiloh S.

A Social Experience

Young or old, things are always better with friends. We offer a great atmosphere for young children to explore and learn together.

The owner has a back ground in Special Education and you can see how she brings a multi-sensorial approach to learning everyday. Yoga, treasure hunts, nature walks, singing, dancing and crafts are all part of her day.

Erica H.
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