programs

Birney Preschool

Daily Schedule

7:30-8:45 Arrival/free play
8:45-9:00 Classroom clean-up
9:00-9:15 Morning circle time (student attendance, pick classroom helpers, songs & stories, wash hands for morning snack)
9:15-9:45 Morning snack time
9:45-10:00 Circle time (story, classroom jobs, dismiss for outdoor play)
10:00-10:30 Outdoor play
10:30-10:45 Clean up and line up
10:45-11:00  Circle time (songs & music, zoo-phonics, introduce learning centers, dismiss to learning centers)
11:00-11:30  Morning learning centers (academic-based centers, each table rotates covering phonics, mathematics, science, and language arts)
11:30-12:00  Arts & crafts/free play
12:00-12:30  Wash hands/lunch time
12:30-1:00 Nap time transition (bathrooms, book time)
1:00-2:30 Nap time
2:30-2:45 Nap time transition (wake from nap, clean up, quiet table activities)
2:45-3:00 Circle time (story, music & movement, wash hands for afternoon snack)
3:00-3:30 Afternoon snack time
3:30-4:15 Outdoor play
4:15-4:30 Afternoon circle time (story, introduce learning centers, dismiss to learning centers)
4:30-5:00 Afternoon learning centers/free play (theme-based learning art, phonics, mathematics, science, and language arts)
5:00-5:15 Clean up
5:15-5:30 Quiet table-time activity, dismissal

General Information

  • Children ages 3 years old to 5 years old (must be potty-trained)
  • Location: North Park area
  • Licensing number: 376701240
  • Enrollment questions: please contact SAY Preschool Program Director Melanie Gelinas by email or phone at 858.565.4148 x235 or fill out the Reservation Inquiry Form below.

Other Important Resources             

Fee Schedule & Reservation Inquiry Form

Please complete the form below to be placed on the waitlist. You will be notified by email if or when an opening becomes available.

Monthly Tuition
5 Day $700
3 Day  as space is available $408
2 Day  as space is available $320

Fees are subject to change. The preschool will be closed during school holidays and vacations.

Tuition includes:

  • AM/PM snack (children bring lunch from home) (we are a peanut and tree nut free classroom)
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