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Happy Day Presbyterian Pre -K -1st

939 B Street
Petaluma, CA 94952

(707) 762-8671


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The purpose of Happy Day Presbyterian School is to provide a supportive and loving, Christian learning environment where God's love is realized as the child experiences the value and joy of working and playing in harmony with others.
OUR PROGRAM provides both indoor and outdoor activities, with a nutritious snack served each session.

INDEPENDENT CHOICE is a vital part of the program as well as TEACHER-DIRECTED activities for both individuals and groups.

SCHEDULING FLEXIBILITY is available for your child.


SUMMER PROGRAMS are optional.

To allow each child to grow as an individual and as a member of a group.

To develop both cognitive and sensory motor skills in children.

To foster problem solving and divergent thinking skills.

To understand and accept children where they are socially, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

To encourage children to build the self-control and responsibility needed in life as they become aware of self, the world around and their place in it.

To allow children to learn through play experiences and prepared curriculum.

To create a nurturing environment where children experience Christian values.

To encourage each child to have a \"happy day\" every day, interacting with peers and teachers.

To encourage parents and teachers to work in partnership.

To provide parent education classes and information.

To promote activities for family and school interaction.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

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
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school