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2014/2015 SCHOOL YEAR

Appleby Preschool

Where children learn, grow, and develop to their fullest potential!

There are some exciting changes happening at Appleby Preschool. We have completed the renovation of our school which includes new furniture and new flooring throughout the entire preschool. We have also selected a new creative curriculum in which we believe will help our children grow and develop a stronger foundation for Spiritual growth and social skills. Here are some of the skills your child will acquire through the creative curriculum program:

  • Literacy, increased vocabulary and language skills
  • Mathematics, beginning understanding of numbers concepts
  • Science, becoming knowledgeable of physical and life science
  • Social Studies, understanding people and the world around us
  • Arts, gaining knowledge of music concepts, drama and visual arts skills

Our qualified staff who implement the early childhood curriculum program have received training in how all the pieces of the curriculum fit together. Join now to be a part of something big!

Licensed Pre-School

New School Year begins
August 18, 2014

Registration for the 2014/2015
school year
starts on
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

at the Appleby Preschool.

Welcome to the Palomar Family YMCA Appleby Preschool. Our Preschool is licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing. We offer quality care and the excellent standards of the YMCA.

The first five years in your child’s life are the most formative ones in his/her entire development. We hope that your family, and especially your children, can feel at home in our center. We assure you that our nurturing, friendly staff will make your time here an experience to remember.


Our curriculum is based on Piaget’s developmental theories. We encourage your child to explore, ask questions, to be creative, and to make choices and decisions. We offer an environment in which your child feels secure to practice social skills and to learn to resolve conflicts constructively.

Curriculum includes the following areas:

  • Language Development
  • Music/Movement
  • Sensory Play
  • Dramatic Play
  • Science & Discovery
  • Creative Experience
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills

Additional Events

  • School Pictures
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • End of the Year Pre-K Ceremony
  • Look for other special events in your parent handbook.

YMCA Character Development

The Palomar Family YMCA participates in the Character Development program, which focuses on four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Learning each of these values is vital to the growth and development of children. These values will be incorporated into various planned activities, as well as using teachable moments that the children so often provide.

Fees & Hours of Operation
2014-2015 school year

Upon registration, families are required to pay an annual $50 non-refundable registration fee plus one month's tuition. After you have registered for the preschool, families pay a monthly flat rate and may use the hours they need per enrollment. All payments must be paid in full by ATS (check) on the 10th of the month or by ATS (credit card) on the 15th of the month.

Full Day Program Year Round

2-5 years old

Monday-Friday | 6:30 am-6:00 pm
Monthly: $700 for Family Memberships

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