Children Laugh,
Learn, and Play

Joyful Learning, Lasting Friendships, and Exciting Experiences

Pre-K Preschool & Daycare Serving El Cajon, Lakeside And Santee CA
Pre-K Preschool & Daycare Serving El Cajon, Lakeside And Santee CA

Children Laugh,
Learn, and Play

Joyful Learning, Lasting Friendships,
and Exciting Experiences

Pre-K | 4 Years | Preschool & Daycare Serving El Cajon, Lakeside And Santee CA

Multi-Purpose Classrooms Invite Learning Through Play

Inspiring classrooms invite learning and dynamic play. Your child can take the lead in their education: paint a picture, read a book from the classroom library, or dance and be silly with friends.

Energetic Outdoor Play
In An Amazing Playground

Playing outside is a big part of our day as we aim to spend at least 90 minutes in the open air daily. With space for outdoor learning, a garden to tend, and a black top for hopscotch or jump rope, our schoolyard offers endless fun.

Safeguarding Your Child’s
Health With Clean Classrooms

Our teachers stick to a rigorous cleaning schedule every day, wiping counters and sanitizing toys. The evenings see a cleaning service that comes in to deep clean floors, carpets, and countertops since your child deserves a clean environment.
Safeguarding Your Child’s Health With Clean Classrooms - Preschool & Daycare Serving El Cajon, Lakeside And Santee CA
All The Safety And Love Of Home - Preschool & Daycare Serving El Cajon, Lakeside And Santee CA

All The Safety And
Love Of Home

Daily routines and being around familiar friends will give your child a feeling of security every day, and our loving teachers are always there to lend a helping hand or offer kind words whenever they need them.

Honing Academic And Social Skills For Kindergarten

With an emphasis on STEAM and literacy, your child will be ready for learning in a kindergarten class. Practical life skills and cooperative group activities round out your child’s learning so that they are academically and socially prepared for school.

Practical Life Skills For
More Independence Now

Real-life, everyday skills are a part of our daily curriculum, like putting on a jacket or tying shoelaces. The sense of accomplishment your child gets from completing a task on their own builds up their sense of self-esteem, independence, and confidence.

Parents Love Their Child’s Personalized Lesson Plans

Teachers will adjust their learning plans according to your child’s skill level, needs, and interests. For example, if students show an interest in butterflies, the teacher uses butterflies to illustrate life cycles and migration patterns to keep the children excited about science material.
Children Learn Reading Skills Early - Preschool & Daycare Serving El Cajon, Lakeside And Santee CA

Children Learn
Reading Skills Early

Learning letter sounds and syllables through songs, discussion, and stories are part of the daily activities. Our little library, found in every classroom, encourages your child to read or browse through a book when it strikes their fancy.

We Use Gentle
Guidance And Redirection

Our teachers use redirection to move your child away from any undesirable behavior gently. Your child learns how to cooperate with friends and how to self-regulate their emotions through respectful redirection.

Enrichment Activities Boost Your Child’s Creativity

In our Pre-K class, you may find your child painting at an easel or learning the words and actions to a silly song. Art, music, and movement are enrichments offered as part of our program to give your child a creative outlet and get their body moving.

Events That Bring Our Community Together

The neighborhood block party, Fall festival, and earth day celebrations are just a few examples of our great school events. Parents are encouraged to join their children in planning and participating in school events together to promote bonding within your family.
Events That Bring Our Community Together - Preschool & Daycare Serving El Cajon, Lakeside And Santee CA
Nutritious Meals Made With Fresh Ingredients Served Daily - Preschool & Daycare Serving El Cajon, Lakeside And Santee CA

Nutritious Meals Made With Fresh Ingredients Served Daily

A delicious breakfast, lunch, and snacks are prepared by our on-site chef daily. We make sure your child is getting healthy, nutritious food, including fruits and vegetables, by following CACFP meal patterns.

parent reviews

I absolutely love Children’s Choice! The daycare center is well-run, with a bright lively campus. The staff are amazing and are so wonderful with my daughter. I would highly recommend Childrens Choice to any parent that is looking for a daycare/preschool in East County San Diego.

- Dawn Nay

The day is conducted like a preschool class so now both of my kids are classroom ready. My 4 year old can write his name and my 3 year old has been able to count to 10 in English and Spanish since she was 2 all thanks to Children’s Choice!

- Shannon Sigler

The facility is clean and very inviting. All the teachers and director are amazing. I have brought my kids to this school/daycare since 2015. It has been so comforting leaving both my children in their hands. Both my boys have absolutely loved every teacher they have had and created such a special bond. I cannot thank/appreciate them enough! 🙂

- Kimberly Francis