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Lakeview Learning Center

22921 Ridge Route Drive
Lake Forest, CA 92630

(949) 837-6100


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Lakeview Learning Center is a community based developmental preschool. We offer full day and half day preschool programs for children 2 years 9 months old to 5 years old. We are located inside the Lake Forest Beach and Tennis Club.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Lakeview Learning Center is a developmental preschool. We believe in learning through play.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Lakeview Learning Center offers sports and dance classes for an additional fee. Tennis lessons with the club's tennis pro. are offered on Tuesdays. Webby Dance class is offered on Wednesdays; check out their website at for more information. For the tiny sport enthusiast, High 5 Sports is offered on Thursdays.

Day in the Life

A Typical Day

Lakeview Learning Center
Flexible Daily Schedule

Welcome Students and Families / Free Choice Time

Circle Time (includes morning story and share time)

Snack Time

Activity Time / Free Choice Time

Outside Play Time

Circle Time (includes calendar and weather)

Half Day Students Dismissal and Goodbyes

Full Day Students Lunch Time

Quiet Resting / Nap Time

Snack Time / Free Choice Time

Outside Play Time

Afternoon Activity / Story / Free Choice Time

* As a developmental preschool our schedule remains flexible and is based on the students’ needs and interests.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions

Handling Separation: From the Director

Separation is a difficult subject for both children and parents. It is hard for everyone to leave their most precious child in the care of someone else. To help ease the home school transition we encourage parents to bring their child by for a tour of the school before starting and to "Meet the Teachers Day" at the beginning of the school year.