Welcome parents and students to the C. and E. Merdinian Armenian Evangelical School Preschool
At C&E Merdinian Preschool, we believe children learn best when they are provided with educational opportunities that will develop positive universal values with academic, social and emotional skills. Our program, guides, prepares, and encourages children to become viable Armenian-American Christian citizens to better serve mankind. Working together with families, the children will grow up with the Armenian-Christian spirit within a wholesome environment. In addition, our program will finish traditional Armenian-Christian values and secure future growth and progress.
Our program philosophy is that education in the early years should involve the whole child. By nurturing the child as a whole and providing a loving and secure environment, there is a better chance that every child's social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth will be improved.
Our Preschool's curriculum is based on developmentally appropriate practices combined with Christian education. Our daily schedule consists of teacher-initiated and teacher-directed educational activities, which emphasize the five developmental learning domains: language, cognitive, aesthetic, social and motor.
We embrace the concept of a balance between structured and free choice activities and provide a wide range of hands-on activities that encourage children to experiment with science, math, language, reading, music, and art. Blocks, books, painting, toys, dress-ups, puzzles, manipulative, games, and role-play are available to the children during class time.
Our Preschool program provides an innovative curriculum with materials, experiences, and teaching methods that are grounded in the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) principles of child development including age and individual appropriateness.
Our Preschool is licensed by the state of California to serve the needs of children ages 3 through 5 years.