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Preschool Academy

Available locations: Eader Elementary and Perry Campus

An engaging learning environment designed for independently toilet-trained 3 to 5-year-olds to support the development of the “whole child.” Emergent curriculum aligned with the California Preschool Foundations and Common Core Standards that adapt to the interests of children. The Preschool Academy Program is creative and child-centered, encouraging the exploration of science, mathematics, art, music, and literacy. Designed to flow directly into the kindergarten curriculum allowing for ease of transition to the elementary school program.

We welcome children who live in or beyond Huntington Beach. Transportation is the responsibility of the parents/guardians.

Experienced, highly qualified, and licensed Early Childhood Instructors (1 instructor: 12 children ratio, maximum 24 children).

Forms & Documents

    1. Complete the 2023-2024 Preschool Academy Registration Form 
    2. Gather copies of all current immunizations and original birth certificates 
    3. Contact the Preschool Academy Office staff at 714-378-2033 or via email at PreschoolAcademy@hbcsd.us to schedule an appointment to complete your registration packet 
  • Monthly Rates

    Days

    Half-Day

    Eader Elementary

    Full-Day

    Perry Campus

    5 Days

    $928

    $1,150

    3 Days

    $596

    $739

    2 Days

    $432

    $535

    Plus a $100 non-refundable, non-transferrable annual registration fee

    Open Enrollment for the 2023-24 fee-for-service program year is now open! 

    To enroll, please complete and submit the 2023-24 New Enrollment form with the $100 non-refundable, non-transferable annual enrollment fee to secure a space on the roster (based on availability).

    Contact the Early Childhood Office at 714-378-2033 or preschoolacademy@hbcsd.us with any questions. 

  • Please find a sample, flexible schedule that allows you to see a typical day across the program below. The children enrolled in the Preschool Academy additionally have access to regularly scheduled library visits and music classes. 

    First Hour: Circle Time/Stories, Small Groups, Literacy, Science, Art or Math

    Second Hour: Snack, Music & Movement or Free Choice

    Third Hour: Lunch* and Outside Play

    Fourth Hour: Centers, Free Choice Art, Science or Writing

     *Children will bring their lunches for tuition-based sessions

  • Snack Menu

    Subject to change

    Day

    Snack

    Monday

    Graham Cracker & 1% Lowfat Milk

    Tuesday

    Cereal & 1% Lowfat Milk

    Wednesday

    Yogurt & 100% Fruit Juice

    Thursday

    Crackers & 1% Lowfat Milk

    Friday

    String Cheese & 100% Fruit Juice

    The HBCSD Preschool Academy prides itself on preparing and serving snacks aligned with all new ‚Äčfederal and state ‚Äčnutritional guidelines.  With childhood obesity and malnutrition both on the rise, it is more important than ever to ensure that we provide nutritionally dense, balanced, and appropriately portioned food for children.  We serve snacks daily and encourage families to choose and pack nutritionally balanced items for lunch. 

  • Medications: It is recommended that medication is administered at home, as the Preschool Academy is a part-day program.  In the case that your child needs to maintain emergency medication in the Preschool Academy Program, we must have the written request of the parent and written order by the child’s physician.