CRC event will feature 12 South Valley preschools

By Staff Reports

One of the most important investments one can make is a high-quality education for your child, and that begins with choosing a preschool that is a good fit for your family.

To support families’ awareness of local options, Mount Madonna School will host a free, family-friendly Preschool Information Night. Twelve preschools serving South Valley are expected to share information about their programs at the event.

“The Preschool Information Night is a great place to introduce parents to all the preschool options in Morgan Hill and Gilroy,” said Jennie Tucker, recreation manager of the Centennial Recreation Center and former director of the city of Morgan Hill’s preschool program.

“This is often your child’s first experience in an organized program, and it is so important to find that perfect fit! Having the option to talk to different preschools all in one location is an easy and great option for parents!”Choosing the right program to support their child’s needs and development is a significant decision.

“We are very excited to be able to offer parents this opportunity to explore the many wonderful preschool school options in our area,” said Kami Pacheco, director of Mount Madonna’s preschool and summer camp programs. “Parents can learn about academic and enrichment programs, class sizes, educational environment, affordability and the admissions process for each of the participating schools.”

For parents, choosing the right program to support their child’s needs and development is a significant decision.

Stratford School’s preschool program lays the foundation for students to develop core competencies focused on collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking.

Active learning, through direct, hands-on experiences with people, materials and ideas is the foundation of early education programs at The Children’s Courtyard.

Morgan Hill Parent Child Nursery School is a cooperative institution owned and administered by parents who desire greater involvement in their children’s first school experience.

Mount Madonna School’s natural environment inspires learning, play and social-emotional wellness in students preschool through grade 12. The Montessori-influenced preschool features a low child-to-teacher ratio.

Footsteps Preschool is committed to equipping children by presenting the Bible and meeting them at their age level while also emphasizing fun.

At the city of Morgan Hill Recreation Preschool, children engage in hands-on learning through art, music, language, reading and math readiness and motor-skill activities, preparing them for kindergarten and beyond.

Oakwood School’s early childhood curriculum is a developmental program based on a sequence of skills and focuses on developing the whole child, emphasizing social, intellectual, academic, emotional and physical growth.

Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials curriculum is designed to nurture, educate and inspire children. This curriculum focuses on the development of six key outcomes: character, confidence, curiosity, connection, critical thinking and creative expression.

Hearts & Hands provides loving care in a safe environment.

The National Association of Independent Schools reports that early childhood programs are developmentally appropriate in that they are based on an understanding of general patterns of growth in the early years, as well as children’s individual development.

Details: Linda Manzur at (408) 846-4042 or visit