April 7th was Children Village Preschool of Orange’s 10 year birthday (at least as Alan+Cristiane as owners) We invited some alumni for a little get together and had a great time seeing old faces and how grown up they are! Crazy to see friends that graduated with us as preschoolers and are now in Middle School.
The preschool is more than 40 years old really serving the areas of Orange, North Tustin and Villa Park areas, here is the history from the About page of the website:
The property was originally an orange grove. The school started in the 70’s and began with one ECE college professor taking in children in the house she lived in(existing house). This slowly turned into a Preschool and the owner built the building that is room 5 and then added the rooms 8+9 later. In the early 80’s the Kriss family had a daughter attending Country Village Preschool and fell in love with the place, they saw that the owner was looking to sell and they jumped at the opportunity. A few years later they added the room 6+7 building. By 2007 the Krisses had built and expanded Country Village Preschool to 3 locations in OC (Rancho Santa Margarita and Foothill Ranch), in 2007 they decided to retire and sold the 3 schools. One buyer purchased the other two and kept the name Country Village. The Fosters had heard of this school through workshops, as soon as they heard that the Krisses were considering selling they were very persistent and in April 2007 Alan+Cristiane became the proud owners of Children’s Village Preschool.