Three Campus Locations — One Great Start
A significant number of Santa Cruz County students have enjoyed their first school experience in a Baymonte preschool, with three preschool locations in Scotts Valley serving more than 130 students each year. Ask your neighbors about our strong programs and caring staff. We have a rich academic program to nurture and grow your child’s individual potential.
We value all children equally, as a gift from God. We believe every child is a unique and special creation from the hand of God. As a result, children in our community gain appreciation and understanding for others.
- We recognize the significance of parents as the primary educators of their children. The preschool program supports and intentionally encourages parent partnership in the educational and spiritual formation process.
- We develop age-appropriate learning experiences which allow each child the freedom to grow at their own pace and not be compared to other children.
- We understand the uniqueness of early childhood learning. Our preschool program provides learning experiences that promote the growth of the whole child. Children are given the opportunity to grow socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Baymonte Christian Preschools unique program offers common curriculum while individual campuses allow us to meet the specific needs of each family.
- Preschool Admission Request
- Infant/Toddler Admission Request
- Identification and Emergency Information
- Child’s Pre-Admission Health History — Parent’s Report
- Physician’s Report
- Notification Of Parents’ Rights
- Personal Rights (Granite Creek Campus)
- Personal Rights (Scotts Valley Drive Campus)
- Personal Rights (Bethany Drive Campus)
- Personal Rights (Infants/Toddlers)
- Infant and Toddlers Needs Assessment Plan
- Consent For Emergency Medical Treatment
- Model Release and Directory Authorization
- Individual Infant Sleeping Plan
- BCS Notice and Release
- COVID-19 Policies and Procedures
- COVID-19 Quick Emergency Contact Information
The preschool’s philosophy of integrating Biblical principles in to all areas of the program is first accomplished by hiring committed Christians to teach in our program. Both campuses strive to offer a program that challenges the preschooler to learn by experience; socially, emotionally, spiritually and cognitively. In the preschool years a child develops a concept of himself and others, patterns of feelings and behavior that underly all of his later experiences.
Our goal is to frame an environment and program consistent with the highest standards which will allow each child opportunity to develop at their own rate of speed. Teachers are careful to incorporate activities that enrich all areas of development. We believe a hands-on multi sensory approach is the best method of insuring that all children are challenged and enriched.
The preschool curriculum is tailored to fit the developmental level of the three to five year old child which includes our Bible curriculum. Bible lessons are taught regularly, but also integrate biblical principles in to every aspect of the curriculum. The children see Christian living through the example of their teacher and the director. They also learn that Christ can be a part of the math lesson, the science lesson and outdoor play.
The daily schedule for each classroom includes large group activities, small group activities, individual time with the teacher and a time for choice activities. The length of time designated for large group events varies according to the age level of the class and the overall personality of the group. The day also includes quiet and down time allowing children space to be alone and process their own thoughts.
Classroom environment is intentionally designed to foster the best learning environment possible. A wide variety of materials and equipment are used to introduce multiple levels of complexity and difficulty and are routinely rotated. Teachers are trained to be keen observers of the children in their classroom. They also solicit input from the parents concerning the individual needs of the child. Assessments and parent/teacher conferences aid in accurately providing appropriate curriculum content.
Samples of Curriculum Used:
- Zoo Phonics
- Math Their Way / Box It Bag It Math applications
- Mary Rice Hopkins Bible Curriculum
- ACSI Bible Curriculum
Granite Creek Campus
- 7:00am–8:00 Full day children arrive; supervised play
- 8:00–8:45 Half day children arrive; supervised play in middle room
- 8:40–8:55 Story time in the middle room
- 8:55–10:00 Class time
- Calendar and prayer
- Learning Centers: Arts, Crafts, Math
- Dramatic Play
- 10:15–10:30 Snack
- 10:30–11:30 Outside play
- 11:30–12:00pm Circle time
Mondays and Thursdays: Share days
Tuesdays and Fridays: Bible days
Wednesdays: Music and Movement
- 12:00pm–12:25 Lunch
- 12:30 Half day children prepare to go home; in side yard
- 1:00–1:15 Full day children prepare for nap
- 1:15–3:00 Rest time
- 3:00–3:30 Afternoon snack
- 3:30–6:00 Supervised play, outside activities, prepare to go home
Scotts Valley Drive Campus
- 8:15–8:30 Children arrive, parents sign in/teacher check
- 8:40–9:00 Morning circle
- 9:00–10:00 Interest centers and activities
- Painting, crafts, manipulatives
- Dramatic play, blocks
- 10:00–10:15 Circle time (Calendar, songs, finger plays)
- 10:15–10:30 Bathroom, wash for snack
- 10:30–10:45 Snack
- 10:45–11:50 Outside Activities (Bikes, sand play, balls)
- 11:55–12:10 Circle time
- Monday and Thursday: Share days
- Tuesday and Friday: Bible days
- Wednesday: Music and movement
- 12:15 Pick up time
Bethany Drive Campus
- 7:30-8:40 Welcome & Free Choice
- 8:45 Morning Circle
- 9:05 Learning Centers
- 10:05 Clean up Wash Hands
- 10:10 Snack
- 10:20 Outside/Large Motor Activity
- 11:10 Language/Math/Science)
Free Choice at Learning Centers
- 11:40-11:55 Circle:Bible/Music & Movement/Sharing
- 11:55-12:15 Outside Play Dismissal of half day kids
- 12:15-12:45 Wash Hands/Lunch
- 12:45 Prep for Nap/Story Time
- 1-3 Nap Time
- 3:00 Clean up/Wash hands/Snack
- 3:20-4 Free Choice & Activity
- 4-5 Outside
- 5-5:15 Story/Circle Time Activity
- 5:15 Closing Table Top Toys
The preschool department offers a wonderful summer program at the Granite Creek and Early Childhood Learning Center campuses. Although Preschool Too closes for the summer, many Preschool Too parents opt to enroll their preschooler for summer school. Children may be enrolled in a two, three or five day program – either half or full day.
Summer is a great time for creative science projects, outside art and fun water activities. The classrooms are completely different from the school year – as are the activities, themes and projects. Our preschool directors can provide additional information regarding specific summer program details.
Familiar faces greet the children each day for summer school; returning children are happy to see the same teaching staff in summer while enjoying new and different activities.
The summer program runs from the middle of June until the end of August. We are closed the last week of August for staff in-service training and new student orientation. Registration for both summer and fall takes place in May. Currently enrolled families have preferential registration and first choice in schedules options.
|Sample Lunch Menu||Sample Snack Menu|
|Taco Salad with meat, lettuce, olives, cheese, and tortilla chips. |
|Mandarin Oranges |
Milk or Water
|Turkey and Cheese Sandwich |
|Ants on a Log |
Celery with Cream Cheese and Raisins
Milk or Water
|Chicken Noodle Soup with Vegetables |
|Graham Crackers |
Milk or Water
|Grilled Cheese on Whole Wheat Bread |
|Wheat Thins |
Vegetables with Ranch Dressing
Milk or Water
|Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Parmesan Cheese |
|Ritz Crackers |
Milk or Water