Our goal is to provide the opportunity for the natural unfolding of the mind, personality, and capacity of the child. Individual attention is the keynote. We believe that children should develop a love of learning and that the curriculum should be hands-on and presented in a way that makes learning fun. Materials in the classroom should be exciting and given meticulous thought in the preparation for their purpose and academic value. A developmental learning program is one in which the curriculum is geared to the age appropriateness of the child as well as to their maturational differences.
Carden strives to teach the child to have a positive self concept. We cultivate independence and self-reliance. We encourage achievements as well as a willingness to try. A child's experience at Carden Kids Academy Preschool is seen as a supplement to rather than a replacement for the family. We provide a warm and caring atmosphere which fosters within the child a sense of security, self confidence, and individual worth.
"R and R have enjoyed their time at your preschool and we greatly appreciate your nurturing care and professional approach to child care. Thank you again for all you have done in making our kids feel comfortable, cared for and safe." 4/11/21
“Ms. Dee I always appreciate the details with which you explain your protocols and practices. We went and toured another preschool last week and it just wasn't good enough. It wasn't Carden. You have amazing teachers and an amazing program. Your students are well prepared for kindergarten. Not to mention, I think you're the only preschool taking proper Covid precautions. We love Ms Crystal. Our daughter had such an amazing experience with her. We hope to have O start ASAP." 4/13/21
.”My earliest memory of nature would probably be during my time at the Carden Kids Preschool at CSUCI. ...I remember playing outside. I particularly remember trying to climb the seemingly huge trees and collecting the leaves that fell onto the ground and categorizing them by shape. " A current CSUCI student written as an assignment and emailed to us by his professor. 1/23
“I wish we could move your school there (moving). Thank you all for taking care of her like she was your own." 5/23
“Thank you for everything you do and beng a part of our family." . 1/18 23
"You’ll be happy to know that our Kindergarten teacher has mentioned several times that she thinks Carden does a wonderful job based on what she’s seen in its graduates."
"From our first visit, we felt very comfortable and trusted that (our son) was in good hands. We would like to thank Carden Kids for allowing him to grow and develop into who he is today. We strongly believe you have a wonderful philosophy of teaching kids and allowing them to grow as individuals. We know that the experience will provide (our son) with a strong backbone for his future. Most importantly the teachers have been extremely warm towards us and we will miss them dearly." - Roy and Maggie P