Matthew 19:14 (NIV)

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”


Play is truly the work of a child, it is their way of learning about the world around them. Through play, children try out new skills , explore their imagination and creativity, and learn about relationships with other people.

Play is simple and at the same time complex. We know play comes naturally to a child, yet what is happening to shape and mold a child’s development is amazing. No matter where your child is developmentally, play is an important part of adjusting to new skills and people.

When we enrich chidren’s play, they learn...

  • Cooperation
  • Problem solving
  • Language
  • Mathematics

And they develop...

  • Curiosity
  • Self-esteem
  • Strength
  • Coordination
  • Self-direction
  • Values

School’s role …

  • Creates a learning environment, organizing materials so children use them to figure things out, practice skills, and learn new concepts.
  • Teacher’s ask open-ended questions that stimulate the child’s thinking.
  • Nurtures reading and writing through stories, dictation, providing writing centers and conversation.
  • Math and science are woven into the classroom through block play, sensory tables, self -serve snack.
  • Scientific observation is developed through projects about weather, seasonal changes, and plant and animal life.
  • Children are encouraged to contribute their own ideas, use their own problem solving strategies, and pursue their own interests.
  • Academics are most effectively and appropriately incorporated by using play to build success for preschool age children.

Contact Info

Village Church Preschool
6225 Paseo Delicias
PO Box 704
Rancho Santa Fe, CA  92067
Phone: (858) 756-2394
License #372000619
Tax ID # 95-6006164

Preschool Information

  • The Village Church Preschool is a program of the Village Community Presbyterian Church and is licensed by the state of California.
  • Our Preschool is operated on a non discriminatory basis: equal treatment and access to services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry.
  • We believe as Christians in the worth of every individual and accept each child as he/she is.