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Director:

Jerri Ford has a Master of Arts in Education; Reading Specialist degree, a California Teaching Credential, and Early Childhood Education Post Graduate units. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Head Teacher:

Sandi Goossen-Brown has a Bachelor of Arts Degree; California Teaching Credential, a Certificate in English, and Early Childhood Education Post Graduate units.

Teacher:

Andrea Cabezon has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Consumer Science, and Early Childhood Education Post Graduate units.

Aide:

Jillian Ford is an undergraduate student with Early Childhood Education units.

 

Pre-School

Saint Francis de Sales preschool program is an opportunity for children ages 3-5 to play, socialize and learn together in a safe, secure, enriching, fun, Catholic Environment. Parents are encouraged to participate in the classroom two times per month, but there is also a "drop-off" option for parents who are not available to be present during school hours.

There are special Parishioner rates for families registered at the church as active parishioners. For more information please contact Sandi Goossen-Brown at (818) 997-8438.

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Children may register for Tuesday/Thursday only, Monday/Wednesday/Friday only or all 5 days. M-W-F or all 5 days is recommended for children applying for Kindergarten at SFDS the following year.

The St. Francis de Sales Preschool has a limited number of openings each school year. If you are interested in registering your child, or would like more information, please feel free to visit the classroom any day that school is in session.

We encourage parents to volunteer in the classroom because parent involvement is very important at this young age. Your children want you and need you to be their first teachers. Parent involvement allows our adult/child ratio to be at least 1 adult to 5 children (with 4-6 adults for 18 children). Mixed age grouping allows for the older and younger children to learn from each other and allows for the wide range of abilities in the age group. No "grade" placement allows parents to be flexible if you are not sure which year your late birthday child should start Kindergarten. Familiarity with the school and the future Kindergarten classmates helps make the transition to Kindergarten easier if your child continues on at SFDS. Children must be at least 3 years old by September 1, and potty trained.

       
     
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