Sometimes children need excitement, energy and choices to make the most of their learning environment. But then there are times when all they need is a soft lap, a hug, or a place to cuddle. A happy face, a soft voice and all the time in the world. Our teachers understand this and are dedicated and honored to be able to provide the best atmosphere for your child.



6:15am - 6:00pm


Citrus Heights Pre-School Inc.
Since 1970
Call Us At:
(916) 726-1550

Our Mission

Our personal philosophy statement is based on the premise that all children have an equal right to education in a loving and nurturing environment that assures their safety, good health and well-being. We believe that children can learn the skills for success and recognize that each child learns at his/her own pace. It is our assumption that children go through certain developmental stages, in a predictable sequence, in their physical, emotional, social and cognitive growth. As teachers we can assist children in developing to their fullest potential by providing a planned curriculum that will offer a variety of developmentally appropriate learning experiences to facilitate that growth and the development of the “whole” child.

Independence and self-reliance is encouraged by allowing a child to make choices and to move about in an enriched learning environment which offers the opportunity for children to explore, discover and create through positive, “hands-on” learning experiences. It is important to us that our teachers be warm, supportive, have a sense of humor, and serve as a positive role model in order to help children develop positive attitudes about themselves and others. We recognize that each child is a unique individual and we will be supportive and strive to meet each child’s individual needs.

We have respect for parents as the primary caregivers and the most important influence of children. We see parents and teachers as partners in children’s care and education and believe they can and should work together to give each child the very best start in life.

Child Development

Our first responsibility is to the children, parents, and families of our center. In meeting their needs, everything we do must be of the highest quality. We will consistently strive to provide the best service possible. We strive to offer a quality childcare program for the best possible rate.

Children need a safe, healthy, caring environment. We believe children learn best from activities that increase their ability to problem solve and grow in social skills. Since peers are an important part of a child’s life we offer chances to socialize in mixed age groups. We promote learning skills and listening skills by offering chances to model after adults and peers, with chances to explore filling space, and cause and effect in a variety of experiences. We believe children learn by doing.

Early Development is Fundamental to the Growth of Your Child

Cognitive Development Social Development Language Development
We help children learn to coordinate their bodies by stacking blocks; rolling a ball, running, hopping, and tumbling. Learning to scribble with crayons and stringing beads, help little fingers learn how to move in all kinds of ways. Children have different interests, different abilities and should have choices to match their individual needs. We understand that growing children want and need respect for their ideas. We use this need to foster imagination, creativity, and trust. We know children learn and grow best in a multi-age environment. Sharing their abilities and ideas with younger children. Language can be as simple as story time, dress up or singing songs. Or it can be as complex as a discussion about how water falls from the sky, learning their favorite rhymes and naming colors and shapes.

“Big or Small We Love Them All!”

Learn   •   Laugh   •  Share   •   Grow   •   Develop