Together For Excellence

Voted By Local Parents as
The Best Choice in Child Care

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Together For Excellence

Voted By Local Parents as The Best Choice in Child Care

Preschool & Daycare Serving El Cajon, Lakeside and Santee CA

Art, Music, And Dancing
Bring Your Child Joy Daily

We add unique extras to our curricula, like art, music, and dancing, to get your creativity in motion throughout the day. Classrooms have pet mascots, like a gecko and a bearded dragon, so your child shares in caring for an animal.
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Healthy, Home-Cooked
Meals Made With Love

Meals are prepared in-house, a delicious breakfast, lunch, and snacks every day. We are happy to accommodate any food restrictions and allergies your child may have, including gluten-free substitutions. We are a 100% tree-nut and peanut-free environment.

Spacious Rooms And Beautiful Decor Welcome You and Your Little One

Our classrooms are bright and clean. Children’s art adorns our walls, along with their happy pictures and past projects. Large, open spaces give your child plenty of room to move around freely from activity to activity.
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Large, Open Playgrounds Your Child Can Safely Explore

Your child spends up to 90 minutes a day in the open air. Our amazing playgrounds have plenty of space to run free, pedal a tricycle, or relax on a patch of grass. Children also play classic schoolyard games like hopscotch or skipping.

Classrooms Professionally
Cleaned Daily For Good Health

All classrooms are professionally deep-cleaned and washed every day, including carpet, walls, and floors. Our teachers keep toys fresh by regularly sanitizing, which prevents the spread of germs, and keeps your child healthy.
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Get Your Child Ready For
Kindergarten And Beyond

Your child will learn practical life skills, how to have positive relationships, and school skills. We focus on pre-reading and STEAM activities: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Your child will be well-equipped to take on the world of kindergarten.

Voted Best Choice For Childcare By Our Amazing Communities

Thank you for voting us the best! Both our El Cajon and Lakeside communities deem us the most honest and trustworthy daycare around. We are so happy to make our beloved families proud.
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Your Child Learns Practical
Skills For Better Living

Your child learns to tie their shoes, button up their jacket, and other everyday skills. Life skills give your child a sense of independence, pride in their accomplishments, and boosts self-confidence.

Personalized Lesson Plans
For An Early Learning Edge

Teachers consider your child’s skill level, interests, and needs when planning specific activities just for them. This evolving lesson plan engages your child as their passions take the lead in their learning.
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A Library In Every Classroom
To Promote Reading Skills

Having books readily available helps your child develop a love for reading. Your child has access to a wide variety of books to leaf through and to practice letters, words, and sounds. Children enjoy storytime with their teacher every day.

A Classroom Community
Caring For One Another

Our schools are organized like families where everyone needs to learn to work together and get along. Smaller children learn from older children, while bigger kids help care for and teach the little ones.
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Bond With Your Child And
Be A Part Of The Community

We invite parents to community events like neighborhood block parties, fundraisers, and Fall festivals. Your child will love it when you supervise a field trip, whether it’s at the local splash pad or a mega-park like LEGOLand.

We Make Sure Your
Child Is Happy And Safe

Your child’s sense of security means you can relax and know your child is happy and safe. Our loving teachers will get to know your little one, welcome them with hugs, and keep them safe every day.
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parent reviews

My children have been attending the Madison Ave. location a little close to 2 years now. I have never had any complaints on how they care for my children and they ALWAYS make sure we feel more than comfortable. I love all the activities and the great spirits from all the women, Ms. Freda is such an amazing woman and so is the rest of the team. I love them all and I know my children do as well. I always recommend my friends because of the care and nurturing from all of them, and I honestly trust these women more than anything. Thank you Children’s Choice.

- Alisa Wagner

What else is more nerve racking for a parent than leaving their child(ren) at a daycare facility? Nothing! But I can assure ANYONE reading this review, that is something I have never experienced at children’s choice. From the moment you walk through the gates you’re greeted with warm smiles and friendly staff. I have seen firsthand the level of love and care they give to each child, and it is above every standard I have. If you’re looking for a warm, loving, LEARNING environment for your little ones. Look no further!!!

- Demetrius Williams

Both of our children have gone to this location! We loved everything about it during our time there and even after! I have referred friends and they love it. The amount of education my kids received while here helped them transition into kindergarten. It’s like being a part of a family. They do so much for and with the children. The activities inside and out. Gardening, performances, fundraisers, plays, parties. It’s an experience I know I won’t forget!

- Shanna Vitale

our locations

El Cajon - Madison

El Cajon - Prescott

El Cajon - Second Street Preschool:  

Santee - Cottonwood Ave.

how old is your child?

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Infants

6 wks - 18 Mos

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Toddlers

18 mos -2.5 yrs

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Preschool

2.5 - 4 years

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Pre-k

4 years

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Advanced Kinder Readiness

4 - 5 years

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School Age

5 - 16 years