Welcome to the Early Education Department
Early Education Contact Information:
(707) 446-1776 Ext. 6014 (Phone)
(707) 446-1538 (Fax)
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rochelle McGriff, Rochelle McGriff, Early Education Director (extension 6035)
Carol Fong, Administrative Assistant (Extension 6014)
Calendar for Major Dates 2012-2013 School Year
For information about this program or if you would like to download an enrollment application, go to the Applications page or call the Early Education Office at (707) 446-1776 Ext. 6014.
About the Early Education Department:
Full-Time Faculty & Teacher Assistants: 27 full-time teachers and1 part-time teacher Student: Teacher Ratio: 1:4 for Infant/Toddler, 1:6 for Toddler, 1:12 for Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness. Average Class Size: 24 students per Early Kindergarten class with two teachers
Vacaville Christian Schools Early Education (Infant - Kindergarten Readiness) is accredited by Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) with licensing through the State of California. Each Early Education teacher meets state requirements with a minimum of twelve ECE units. The majority of our staff have ECE certificates, Associates or Bachelors degree.
VCS is a traditional school year beginning in late August and continuing until Mid-June. Our facility license numbers are 480108958 for the Infant/Toddler Center and 480104414 for Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness.
The Early Education program began in 1989. We are state-licensed and are regularly inspected, meeting or exceeding every qualification. While we are a non-denominational, Christian school, our focus is on the complete development of the child: spiritual, physical, emotional and mental. Daily activities reflect this concern as we encourage healthy growth in every area.
School/Daycare Hours: 7:00am-6:00pm
Morning class children can be dropped off at 8:00 a.m. and must be picked up by 12:00 p.m.. All day children may come as early as 7:00 a.m. and must be picked up no later than 6:00 p.m. Charges occur before and after those times. Occasional Daycare use will be billed at the drop-in rate of $5.00 per hour in 30-minute increments. Late pick-up after 6:00 p.m. is assessed a $15 fee for each 15-minute increment or portion thereof. This fee will double after two(2) occurrences to $30 per increment, per occurrence.
A variety of pastors and teachers come in to do these exciting chapels. The preschool and early kindergarten chapels take place on Fridays at 9:00 a.m. and have occasional guest speakers. Puppet shows, objective lessons, and special stories are a big hit with the children.
Students in our Early Education program do not wear uniforms. We encourage play clothes within dress code, shorts under dresses for girls, and shoes suitable for playground play.
Message from Our Director
The Vacaville Christian Early Education Department invites you to take a look at our awesome licensed and accredited facility. We have the Infant/Toddler Center, Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness classes to serve your family. The children in these programs are being trained in the Word of God so that they might one day excel in life and in their service to Jesus Christ.
- Christian Character Trait Building - obedience, patience, honesty, thankfulness, wisdom, loyalty, preciousness of others
- Friday Chapels And Daily Bible or Character Trait Lessons
- Caring Nurturing Environment
- Math and Language Readiness-recognition of letters, phonics sounds, recognition of numbers, sequencing skills, math graphs
- Early Reading Skills - blending and reading in Kindergarten Readiness
- Creative Art and Craft Activities
- Hands on Science
- Music and Sign Language
- Cultural Awareness - Kindergarten Readiness' International Day
- Fun Field Trips -Jelly Belly, Pumpkin Patch, Christmas Tree Farm, Sacramento Zoo, Children’s Fairy Land, and more.
These are but a few things the Vacaville Christian School's Early Education Department has to offer your little one.