La Marina Preschool and Child Care Center


We offer a very excellent all-day Kindergarten Program here at La Marina Preschool and Kindergarten Academy. The hours of this program are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, but student may come as early as 6:30 am and stay until 6:00 pm.

La Marina provides an enriching environment that is sensitive to individual’s needs. Our smaller classes allow our Kindergarten teacher to be specifically attentive to individual students while providing additional guidance in specific learning areas. Our Kindergarten Program is a very academic and a well-rounded program, with a small class size of approximately 12 students.

Additionally, the Kindergarten students have outside field trips (Art Museum, Live Theatrical and Musical performance) and other special events throughout the school year.

Reviewing Children’s Progress

The most important communication occurs daily between teachers and parents during drop-off and pick-up times. In addition, you’ll get a monthly newsletter and our program outline. There are two scheduled parent-teacher conference throughout the school year. Kindergarten report cards are completed and sent home three times during the school year. Last but not least, you will have the chance to review your child’s portfolio containing completed work and journal writings.

This was just an overview of what our Kindergarten program has to offer. Our graduating students continually place in the upper percentile of the class when they enter the First grade in Public or Private school. Please feel free to contact the office if you have any further questions. We truly hope that we have inspired you to consider our program.

The Kindergarten curriculum includes:

  • Reading Program

    Our literature-based program includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry designed to teach your child skills such as: Alphabet recognition, phonics, Synthesis of phonetic words, sentences and sight words.
  • Handwriting Program

    Before entering first grade, your child will learn how to do these basic skills: Proper formation of letters and numbers; write full name; write from left to right; write lowercase and uppercase letters from memory; continued practical life small motor skill development.
  • Math Program

    Introduces concepts of elementary geometry, money, time and value, while incorporating real objects for hands-on practice in: Pattern making, number recognition, greater than-less than, counting , addition, subtraction and telling time.
  • Science Program

    Takes a “discovery” approach to learning about: Seasons; days, weeks and months; characteristics of animals and plants; good health; the body and the five senses; and caring for the environment.

Our Full Day Kindergarten Schedule

8:30-9:00 Morning Meetings

9:00-9:30 Snack and Clean-Up

9:30-11:30 Academic and Art

11:30-12:15 Outdoor Play

12:15-1:15 Organize for Lunch

1:15-1:30 Preparation for Resting Time

1:30-2:30 Resting Time

2:30-3:30 Snack, Receive and Discuss Homework

3:30-4:30 Outdoor Play

4:30-6:00 Indoor Centers