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Preschool Program Overview

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley offers child daycare and preschool programs for children ages six weeks to five years at our two preschools in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley. We also offer school-age before and after school programs for school-age children.
Our high quality programs are operated at our two licensed child development preschools: the NAEYC Accredited Learning Center Child Development Preschool in Fountain Valley and the Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool on the campus of Golden West College in Huntington Beach.

 

Hours of Operation

LEARNING CENTER PRESCHOOL

Program Hours
6:30am - 6:00pm (Monday - Friday)
Office Hours
7:00am - 6:00pm (Monday - Friday)

ROBERT MAYER PRESCHOOL

Program Hours
7:00am - 6:00pm (Monday - Friday)
Office Hours
7:00am - 6:00pm (Monday - Friday)

There will be new hours starting August 31: 6:30am - 6:00pm (Monday - Friday)

 

Program Information

OUR PHILOSOPHY
The Learning Center Child Development Preschool and the Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool provide opportunities for children to develop emotionally, socially and physically. We believe in an atmosphere in which each child is respected and free to experiment and investigate, free to have individual ideas, and free to master those ideas in a planned environment. Children learn the pleasures of doing things for themselves, and thus develop a positive self-concept. Our program sets limits to help children learn safety, value of property and respect for the rights of others. We do not attempt to bring about quick changes; rather, we believe that with parent cooperation, positive learning experiences will establish a foundation for each child’s personal achievement.

CURRICULUM
The Learning Center Preschool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. Our accredited curriculum is designed to give children the opportunity to explore a wide range of developmentally appropriate activities within a warm and supportive environment. We believe that by developing a positive self-image (self-worth), children will reach out and develop new skills at their own pace.

The curriculum at our Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool mirrors that of our accredited Learning Center, providing the same high quality programs and activities.

Infant & Toddler Program (Ages 6 weeks-3 years):
The Infant and Toddler Programs offer a loving, caring, and nurturing atmosphere for children from ages 6 weeks to 3 years. Children are provided with a stimulating environment, which consists of learning experiences designed for the child’s total development, while respectful and trusting relationships are established between children and caregivers.

Preschool Program (Ages 3-5, fully potty trained):
Activities include creative art, music and movement, physical and natural science, language arts, gross and fine coordination skills, listening experiences dramatic play, and special events. A typical daily schedule will include circle time, art, nutrition break, outdoor play, music, story time, activity centers, quiet time and indoor play. We believe that children learn best when given a chance to explore, experiment, discover, and create in a caring atmosphere.

Depending on your family’s childcare needs, your child can be enrolled in the preschool from 2-5 days a week. The children eat lunch at 12:00pm and rest time begins at 1:00pm. Afternoons consist of a planned program of indoor and outdoor activities, individual and group experiences, with nutritional snacks provided by the Boys & Girls Club.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK):
The Learning Center Child Development Preschool and the Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool are offering a new opportunity perfect for 4 ½ to 6 year olds who do not yet meet the age requirements to attend Kindergarten: Transitional Kindergarten, commonly called TK.

Our new TK classroom follows the state Transitional Kindergarten guidelines including the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Framework and the Common Core Standards set by the California Department of Education. To help every child reach the goal of being ready to succeed in school, our teachers plan curriculum that helps children develop social, emotional and academic skills. The TK curriculum includes language, literature, mathematics, technology, health and safety, artistic expression and appreciation, music and movement, handwriting, motor skills development, social skills development and much more. Our TK classroom has a low 1 to 12 teacher to child ratio. That means your child will get the attention they need and deserve.

The TK program follows the same extended day, year-round calendar as all of our other programs at the Learning Center Child Development Preschool and Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool. Working moms and dads can count on quality, educational care from 6:30am – 6:00pm. TK is available for full-time and part-time enrollment.

For more information about the TK program, call Sami Hour at the Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool at 714-899-5900, call Chelo Loshak at the Learning Center Child Development Preschool at 714-593-0753, or stop by your nearest branch for a tour.

 

Program Prices & Fees

New prices take effect on January 1, 2016 for new members.

REGISTRATION
The registration fee for the Learning Center Child Development Preschool or the Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool is $50 per year.

PRESCHOOL TUITION & FEES
Infant & Toddler Programs(6 weeks to 24 months): Our infant and toddler program is full time, Monday through Friday from 7:00am – 6:00pm at the Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool and from 6:30am – 6:00pm at the Learning Center Child Development Preschool. Fees are $235 per week.

Toddler Preschool Program (24 to 36 months): The toddler preschool program is full time, Monday through Friday from 7:00am – 6:00pm at the Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool and from 6:30am – 6:00pm at the Learning Center Child Development Preschool. Fees are $210 per week.

Preschool Program (36 months+ & Potty-Trained): Parents may select either the full-time or part-time preschool program.
Fees are $165 per week for the full-time preschool program, Monday through Friday from 7:00am – 6:00pm at the Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool and 6:30am – 6:00pm at the Learning Center Child Development Preschool.
Fees are $140 per week for part-time, three days per week, (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) from 7:00am – 6:00pm at the Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool and 6:30am – 6:00pm at the Learning Center Child Development Preschool.
Fees are $115 per week for part-time, two days per week, (Tuesday and Thursday) from 7:00am – 6:00pm at the Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool and 6:30am – 6:00pm at the Learning Center Child Development Preschool.

Transitional Kindergarten - TK (Ages 4 1/2 - 6): Parents may select either the full-time or part-time TK program
Fees are $170 per week for the full-time TK program, Monday through Friday from 7:00am – 6:00pm at the Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool and 6:30am – 6:00pm at the Learning Center Child Development Preschool.
Fees are $145 per week for part-time, three days per week, (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) from 7:00am – 6:00pm at the Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool and 6:30am – 6:00pm at the Learning Center Child Development Preschool.
Fees are $120 per week for part-time, two days per week, (Tuesday and Thursday) from 7:00am – 6:00pm at the Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool and 6:30am – 6:00pm at the Learning Center Child Development Preschool.

PAYMENT INFORMATION
Payments should be made in the front office only. All full-time tuition fees are due the Friday before each week used or a late fee of $10 will be charged. No exceptions for absences, vacations or holidays. If you have any questions about billing, check with the office. All prices are subject to change.

PERFORMING ART CLASSES
We offer transportation to/from the Robert Mayer Child Development Preschool to the ClubHouse Academy in Fountain Valley for selected performing arts classes. Preschoolers at the Learning Center Child Development Preschool can walk with teachers to select classes at the adjacent ClubHouse Academy.