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Artemis Nazarian Preschool program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for its high quality early childhood education and care.


The Preschool administration and teachers are committed to providing the best early childhood education in conjunction with the Armenian language and culture for 2-5 year-old children.  

Self-selected and center activities in a thoughtfully prepared and warm environment help children gain exposure to materials and experiences that promote age appropriate learning and growth in all four domains of child development--social, emotional, cognitive, and physical. Open-ended and structured activities are designed to provide children with academic as well as social skills, which are essential for building a foundation for future success.
 
Goals for each and every preschool student:
    • Develop self-awareness, self-expression, and self-control
    • Develop self-confidence and independence, and sense of responsibility
    • Acquire a sense of belonging, unity, and respect
    • Be aware of cultural values and morals
    • Develop creative problem solving and thinking skills
    • Acquire mathematical and scientific thinking skills
    • Acquire pre-reading and writing skills both in Armenian and English for a smooth transition to Kindergarten
    • Acquire proper language usage and expression both in Armenian and English.
    • Develop their physical and artistic abilities
    • Develop understanding of sound health, safety, and nutritional practices
The goals and the objectives of the curriculum are implemented through activities and learning materials that focus on language arts, mathematics and science, arts and creative expression, social studies, dramatization, physical activities, music and movement.

Our qualified teaching staff guides the students’ growth and development on daily basis and act as facilitators. Teacher/ student ratio is 1:6 for 2 year old classes, and 1:10 for 3 and 4 year old classes.  

The admission policy requires that a student reaches the appropriate age for the section by October 1st of that year. For example, 2 years of age for ANP-2, 3 years of age for ANP-3, and 4 years of age for ANP-4.

Open communication between school and families is vital for every child’s development and education, and the parents are active participants.

The program is licensed by the State of California, Department of Social Services.

It is composed of three 2-year old, two 3-year old and two 4-year old classrooms, with a total enrollment of more than 100 children and 16 certified staff members.
 
The hours of operation are five days a week,  7:50-3:00 p.m.
Part-time options are also offered for ANP-2 and ANP-3 (3 days).