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Oceanside First Presbyterian Church

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About Our School

First Presbyterian Church established the Preschool in 1970 as a service to the community. It is a nonprofit organization supported entirely by tuition. It is operated on a nondiscriminatory basis offering equal treatment and access to services without regard to race, color, or religion.  Particular attention is given to qualified leadership and staff. Early childhood education is a highly specialized field. A good preschool program takes careful planning, skill and knowledge.

The first five years are the most formative ones in your child's entire development. Our school is designed to meet the needs of children's developmental differences. We encourage your child to explore, ask questions, be creative, get dirty and make wise choices. We offer rich experiences and environments in which your child will feel secure to practice social skills and to learn how to solve conflicts constructively.

Arrival Procedures

Drop Off:

Please go directly to your child’s classroom. All children, parents and staff entering our school will receive a general health screening and temperature check. If a child, a parent, or a staff member has a temperature over 100°F then they will not be allowed to enter. Once children have arrived, they will be directed to wash their hands before participating in any activity.

What If My Child Is Sick?

Our policy remains the same. If your child has vomited or had a fever, they must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning. If your child is sent home sick on a Tuesday, they may not return on Wednesday. Remember – SYMPTOM free for 24 hours AND without medication.

Class Assignments

Class Assignments

Children will be assigned to a classroom with the same teachers and same peers throughout the school year. Classrooms will be defined groups.

Outdoor Time

Outdoor time is an extended time of learning and supports development!  All children will spend time in one of our three outdoor areas during the school day.


Please adhere to the schedule and days that you registered for as we do not have the flexibility to make changes.


"As a parent of 3 kids that have attended First Pres preschool over the last 7 years, my wife and I have been blessed to have their education tract start at first pres. The staff and administration team have set an education standard that is above and beyond what we expected. Not only is the classroom experiences wonderful, but they set an environment that reflects nothing but kindness and love. Thank you First Pres for setting up our kids for their future success!"

~Sam P.

"Not only did my child love this place and it's staff of amazing teachers, my whole family was invited into a community of peers and friends. We could not have asked for a better preschool experience for my son"

~Pastor Mike Killeen

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Director: Candelora Wisener
Assistant  Director: Jordan Jackson
2001 S. El Camino Real
Oceanside, CA  92054

License #372000206
Office Hours: 
Monday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (760) 757-5120  Fax: (760) 757-0961

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