Bethel Preschool is a developmentally-based kindergarten preparatory school that has a distinctive Christian spirituality. Our school was established in 1951 by Bethel Lutheran Church to serve the congregation and as an outreach into our local community.
We recognize that education is a life-long process of formal and informal experiences within the home, school, and church. Bethel seeks to collaborate with parents and children to fully develop each child’s potential in a loving and nurturing environment. We believe that maximum learning occurs when home and school work together to mutually support and reinforce education and values.
Quality education occurs when a professional staff is filled with dynamic, well-qualified, loving, relational teachers that maintain appropriate credentials and certifications in their field. The staff at Bethel lead their classes and the school in a spirit of love and discipline, while striving to set a Christ-like example.
We believe that through the school’s mission and philosophy, the community is enhanced and served, and the family is strengthened.
Our curriculum areas include:
Language & Literacy
Social and Emotional
Art (Sensory/Visual Arts)
Physical Health and Safety
Bethel Preschool follows a play based, developmentally-appropriate curriculum that is geared toward the whole child. We focus on a cognitively-oriented curriculum that emphasizes experiences that lead the child to the construction of logical knowledge through science, math, and problem solving activities. We focus on literacy which seeks to help a child grow in their understanding of reading and writing.
Special opportunities include:
Hot and Fresh Lunch included in tuition (protein, veggies, and fruit)
Healthy AM and PM snacks
Our anti-bias school helps the child grow in their own understanding of fairness, human rights and human differences. You can see more details on our curriculum page.
The teachers at Bethel Preschool provide two types of assessments ( Desired Results Developmental Profile - DRDP and Ages & Stages Questionnaire - ASQ and ASQ- SE) each school year for every student.
The DRDP was developed by the California Department of Education Early Learning and Care Division, and is a comprehensive approach that facilitates the achievement of the desired results identified for children.
The ASQ and ASQ-SE provide reliable, accurate developmental and social- emotional screening for children.
These assessments allow our teachers to help you as parents better understand where your child is developmentally, and what are some areas you can work on with your children.