Half Day and Full Day Programs

A Children’s Garden Preschool operates on the following schedules:


  • Monday through Friday
  • Monday-Wednesday-Friday
  • Tuesday-Thursday

Half day: 8:30-12:30 (Leucadia)
Half day: 9:00-1:00pm (Olivenhain)

Both centers are open until 5pm for after school care.
All Centers serve children ages 2-5

For the first part of each morning, our children are able to choose where they would like to play, who they would like to play with, and in what activity they will do. This open setting provides children with some control over their school day, supporting socialization and a sense of well-being. Children thrive when they have opportunities every day to make choices in their learning.

For the second part of each morning, children participate in group activities with their peers. They rotate through four learning environments: art, large motor, small motor, and cognitive skills.

9:00 am – 10:00 am: Indoor/Outdoor Activities

  • All areas are set up with developmentally appropriate materials to encourage social, emotional, creative, cognitive, and physical development.

10:00 am – 10:15 am: Community Snack Time

10:15: Community Gathering

  • During our gathering, teachers and children participate in storytelling, music, and dance.

10:15 am – 11:45 am: Group Rotations

  • Children rotate with their peers into the four environments: art, large motor, small motor, and cognitive skills.

11:45 am – 12:15 pm: Community Lunch

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm: Outdoor Activities, Story Time, Pick Up

  • Parents arrive to pick preschool children.