To love, care for, and teach young children.

Helping young children achieve their developmental milestones in a safe, nurturing, biblically influenced environment. Established in 1976.


Escondido Christian Preschool and our Infant Toddler Center are operated under the direction of Escondido Christian School, a traditionally structured K-8 school which has served local families since 1948. Our goals and educational approach are sequenced carefully to reach early learning outcomes through a child appropriate directed and hands-on curriculum. The result is to make the transition between preschool and elementary school successful.

What To Expect

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The Infant and toddler center is a community that spiritually and academically challenges, and inspires students to impact their world for Christ. Our Mission is to provide high quality childcare in a safe, loving and inclusive environment that provides a stimulating early learning and childcare experience which promotes each child’s social/emotional, physical and cognitive development.

Enrollment may be 2, 3, or 5 half or full days a week

Ages & Dates
  • (Infant Room) 3 months - 18 months 
  • (Toddler Room) 18 months - 2 1/2
  • (Sprouts) 2 1/2 - 3 years



The teachers use intentional lesson planning utilizing Monthly Themes as their resources. We incorporate a teacher directed Bible time, learning circle time, art. science, math, music, motor development, manipulatives and centers in the lesson plans for the week. Our classrooms are set up with centers for the children to be involved in as well as having teacher directed activities. Social development is an important part of our day. We draw from many different early childhood curriculum materials as well as teacher creativity to present a well rounded program for our children.

Enrollment may be 2, 3, or 5 half or full days a week.

Ages & Dates
  • (Yellow Room) 2.6 yrs old by Sept. 1
  • (Red Room) 3 yrs old by Sept. 1
  • (Green Room) 4 yrs old by Dec. 31

Our Pre-K classes are setup to continue development and prepare children for Kindergarten. We work on building a solid foundation of fine motor skills, listening skills, social skills, organizational skills and knowledge to prepare our children. When these skills are in place, children can focus on the teacher and lessons being presented rather than struggling with their scissors or not picking picking up on the directions that the teacher has given. The teachers use intentional lesson planning utilizing Monthly Themes as their resources. Math, science, literacy, letter recognition, letter sounds are all part of our day and… best of all, it is within a Christ-centered Biblical foundation. Character traits are interwoven in the lesson plans along with many activities including music and gross motor development.

Enrollment may be 2, 3, or 5 half or full days a week.

Ages & Dates
  • (Blue Room) 4 yrs old by Sept. 1

Our Jr. Kindergarten class is specifically designed for children who have late summer/early fall 5 yr old birthdays or are more mature and developmentally ahead of children beginning Pre-K.

This classroom is set up like a kindergarten classroom yet has developmental work stations to explore. We use intentional lesson planning, with Monthly Themes as the resources. This class is a bit more teacher directed than the Pre-K but not as formal as kindergarten. It is the perfect ‘gift of a year’ transitional class for physical and emotional development, maturation, and learning. Children may enroll in this class if they are within the age group guidelines, are recommended by their preschool teacher, or pass a screening given by the Jr K teacher. This class is a 5 days-week and may be either half or full day.

Ages & Dates
  • (Jr.K)  5 yrs old by Dec 31

More Information

Our preschool is open from 7:00am to 5:00pm Monday – Friday.  The classroom time is 8:30am – 12:00pm and is considered the half-day.

Our center is open from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday – Friday.  A calendar is available in September that keeps parents informed as to days closed for holidays and in-services for each school year.

The best way to get a hold of our Preschool or Infant Toddler Center is through their specified phone numbers:

Preschool: (760) 745-6296

ITC: (619) 567-6599

 To schedule a tour and/or receive an application for the Infant/Toddler Center or the Preschool, please contact the preschool at 760-745-6296 or email

Children need to be potty trained to be in the 3 year old by Sept 1 class.

Yes, we are open in the summer for current students. Our school year runs from the day after Labor Day in September to mid-week the second week of June.  Our summer program starts the beginning of the third week in June and runs through the third week in August. If there are additional openings after current students are enrolled, students may sign up earlier than the start of the school year in September.

Our preschool program, ages 2-5 along with our K-12, are dual accredited by Association of Christian Schools International and the Western Association of School and Colleges.

Yes. We are licensed by state of California. The Infant Toddler Center License # is 376701106 and the Preschool License # is 372000971.

We are non-discriminatory on the basis of gender, race, color or national and ethnic origin.

We have a written set of Student Outcomes for each age level and the Curriculum Guide for the program reflects these goals.  On a tour of our preschool, you would be able to review these and see how our curriculum plays out daily.