WELCOME TO preschool

Children are special gifts from God and we promote their self-esteem and individuality. We believe that children learn best about God's world through experimentation and exploration. We provide developmentally appropriate activities and value play as an avenue to learning. We teach the whole child, spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. The St. Junipero Serra Catholic Preschool is licensed by the state of California and follows Diocesan guidelines. The preschool provides a high quality, developmentally appropriate program that recognizes the individual needs of each child, and both celebrates and encourages children's natural curiosity for learning.

The preschool follows the St. Junipero Serra Catholic School calendar with a few exceptions. Please use the links for the School Calendar and the Preschool Handbook and 2015 Diocesan Diversified Education Handbook.

LIC# 304371061


3-Year-Old Program

  • For children who are three-years-old and fully potty trained. Students cannot begin the program until they are at least 36 months old on their start date.
  • 3-Day Program: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • 2-Day Program: Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • 5-Day Program: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (Limited availability. Contact Admissions)

Young 4's Program

  • For children who turn 4-years-old between September 1st and December 1st
  • 5-Day Program: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.
  • 3-Day Program: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.
  • 2-Day Program: Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m

Pre-K Program

  • For children who are four-years -old.
  • 5-Day Program: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:15.a.m.

Preschool Extended Care

Offered 6:30 a.m. - 7:10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

The Preschool Extended Care Program provides before and after school child care to all enrolled preschool students. Our qualified staff is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for children. The program includes lunch and snack times, crafts, indoor and outdoor play time, and small group activities.

CLICK HERE for more information about our Preschool Extended Care Program


Preschool Staff


Carol Reiss
Principal, Preschool to Grade 4
(949) 888-1990

Toni Botterill
Assistant to Principal,
Preschool to Grade 4
(949) 888-1990, ext. 166

Melisa Ellis
Preschool Teacher - 3 Year Olds

Kylie Hannula
Preschool Teacher - 3 Year Olds

Emily Kunnel
Preschool Teacher, Young 4 Year Olds

Elizabeth Gosch
Preschool Teacher, Pre-K B

Maria Lane
Preschool Teacher, Pre-K C

Tania Alinaghian
Preschool Teacher, Extended Care

Jill Pierce
Preschool Teacher, Extended Care

Ashlee Taylor
Instructional Assistant-
Young 4 Year Olds

Christy Meyer-Heinzman,
Instructional Assistant - Pre-K B

Rachel Jones,
Instructional Assistant - Pre-K C