We are a developmental childcare center with a play-based curriculum and integrated academics serving children from 12 weeks to 6 years of age Play Video

Welcome to Children's Village Preschool of Orange

We are a developmental childcare center with a play-based curriculum and integrated academics serving children from 12 weeks to 6 years of age Play Video

Welcome to Children's Village Preschool of Orange

Welcome to Children's Village Preschool of Orange

We are a developmental childcare center with a play-based curriculum and integrated academics serving children from 12 weeks to 6 years of age Play Video

Our Program

Curriculum Curriculum
Our preschool curriculum is based on Jean Piaget’s and Lev Vygotsky’s constructivist theories.

We believe that children’s life experiences shape who they are in the future; therefore, we strive to involve children in problem solving situations by utilizing science (physical and natural), mathematics, and social activities. Our preschool and toddler curriculum also provides a variety of hands-on and social activities that incorporate children’s and family’s interests, needs and life experiences by exposing children to the fields of arts, music, and creative movement. All our staff plays an integral part of the curriculum by facilitating children’s explorations and positively interacting in their daily routines.

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Guidance Guidance
We believe behavior guidance to be a means of fostering children’s self-control, so that they will ultimately

be able to incorporate positive values and standards into their lives. This will allow the children to interact responsibly with others in a predictable and mutually satisfying way as a precursor for lifelong learning.

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Health Health
We strive to maintain a clean and safe preschool environment with specific policies regarding

health and safety. All our teachers are CPR and First Aid certified. Our preschool provides care for WELL CHILDREN. We depend on parents to follow the center’s policy and keep ill children at home.

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Nutrition Nutrition
We provide two nutritious snacks, morning, and afternoon as well as a lunch that is prepared at the

school (included in the price of tuition). Lunch is included for children 18 months and older for Core and Extended schedules. Excluded from the lunch program are infants and 1/2-day children. We feel that mealtime is also a time for learning; therefore, children are encouraged to help themselves and each other. Nutrition is also incorporated into the preschool and toddler curriculum with cooking in the classrooms. Our weekly menu is posted on the parent board and website.

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What Makes Us Special

We have a highly motivated professional staff that cares about your child.

Our team is committed to providing the best care and education to children. We provide ongoing meetings and training to the entire staff to assure up to date practices in health, safety, and education of young children.

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Our outside space is a rare find in Orange County. The parklike setting on a one-acre

lot allows plenty of room for the development of essential skills (large motor) and exercise; it also provides opportunities for discovery and exploration of nature. We see the outside as a continuous learning environment designed to meet the developmental needs of children.

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Children are an important part of their community; hence, our program aims to

support community involvement through family events at the center that enhance children’s culture and family traditions , family involvement opportunities and field trips to local educational venues that are aligned with our philosophy.

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Our philosophy is based on the Constructivist belief that children learn best

when exposed to a challenging environment that offers a variety of meaningful hands-on activities and experiences. We believe that preschool children should be allowed to explore their surroundings to develop a good sense of problem solving and decision-making. The preschool curriculum, arrangement of furniture and space reflect the interests and needs of the children enrolled in our childcare center. It is especially important to meet the basic needs of children such as, safety, nourishment, and rest for them to be able to achieve proper levels of development. We strive to challenge children’s creativity and to be aware and respectful of their emotional needs, and to support and facilitate their social development by providing opportunities for children to build positive self-esteem. We welcome and respect the diversity of cultures and encourage every member of our preschool to share their cultural traditions with us. We are facilitators of children’s development fostering their social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development for lifelong learning.

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How to Enroll

Call us to schedule a tour of the school, it is never too early to do this. Best times for tours are between 9:15am and 11:00am, your child is encouraged to join you. Tours can be scheduled at any time; however, this time slot will give you a chance to see more. Walk-in tours are welcome but calling ahead can help to make sure there are no conflicts with special events, field trips, nap time, etc.

If you decide that this is the preschool for you and your family:

  1. Pay a registration fee to confirm your spot/start date and pick up your enrollment packet.
  2. Fill out your enrollment packet and bring it back with all the required documentation. This is possible to do in one day if space is available for your needed schedule.  For your convenience click on the enrollment forms below to get a head start on the required state forms that can be filled out and printed.

Our News

Valuing Family Cultures and Traditions

Our Transitional Kindergarten class got to learn more about a family tradition that is celebrated in a classmate’s home.  The child brought a book to read in class called Dia […]

Read for the Record 2021

On Thursday October 28th children and adults worldwide, including Children’s Village, participated in the world’s largest shared reading experience by reading this year’s campaign book, Amu Wu and the Patchwork Dragon […]

Shake out
Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

At 10:21am on Thursday, October 21st, millions of Californians, including Children’s Village Preschool, participated in the largest earthquake drill. The Great ShakeOut is held statewide on the third Thursday of […]

Parent Testimonials

Bittersweet but proud part of preschool.

We wish we could keep them forever but at one point they have to graduate from preschool and move to the next steps.  Below are from cards or e-mails received […]

Random e-mail the other day

Good Morning, I could not help be surprised that this preschool is still here! I attended in 1970-72 When Mrs. Villaneve was a teacher there with farm animals, orange trees […]

Parent Survey comments May 2014

A few responses when we asked “What do you like about our program?”   I love the setting of the school, with its multiple play grounds and buildings. I love […]