Two year old children will gain the experience of being comfortable in a classroom setting, with other children, with age-appropriate teacher instruction. The children will: 

  • Gain comfort in classroom setting
  • Interact socially with other children their age
  • Have the opportunity to share, take turns and express themselves
  • Experience gentle instruction from aqualified teacher
  • Be exposed to books through story
  • Learn a variety of songs and finger play activities
  • Have an opportunity to create simple craft projects
  • Be exposed to developmental concepts, such as color, body parts, spatial relationships, and shapes
  • Have opportunity to separate from parent in carefully orchestrated situations       


Three year old children will gain independence and confidence, develop peer socialization skills, and be exposed to a variety of literacy and concept awareness activities. The children will:

  • Gain independence by separating from parent
  • Engage in cooperative learning and play activities
  • Learn to recognize their name
  • Develop fine motor skills through various activities such as tracing, puzzles, manipulatives and daily art projects
  • Build their vocabulary through finger play, songs, stories, circle time discussions, sharing and dramatic play
  • Recognize attributes of objects through matching and sorting activities
  • Develop number and spatial concepts through manipulatives and puzzles
  • Be exposed to various sensory activities Identify shapes and colors 
  • Follow simple directions
  • Develop a sense of respect for others, for property and for themselves
  • Develop cognitive skills through simple problem solving activities, guessing games and use of imagination   



Four year old children will learn valuable social skills through structured “play” activities. Kindergarten readiness will be developed through age-appropriate instruction in literacy and pre-academics. The children will:    

  • Identify and write their own name
  • Recite popular nursery rhymes
  • Begin to recognize words that rhyme
  • Recite the days of the week and the months of the year
  • Develop phonemic awareness by naming letters of the alphabet, their sounds and beginning word sounds
  • Engage in various pre-writing activities
  • Develop math skills by identifying numbers, counting both in sequence and through one-to-one correspondence, and estimating
  • Identify and construct patterns
  • Explore various properties of science and investigating, making predictions, and drawing conclusions
  • Be able to sequence events and arrange objects in order
  • Determine how objects are alike and identify opposites
  • Be able to listen and follow three step directions            
Our Center

The Children’s Center is a mission of the Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church  and located on the church's grounds.  We provide wholesome learning and a growing environment enriched with Christian Values.

Our Hours


6:30 am. to 6:00 pm PT
Monday through Friday.