Preschool in Redlands, CA | Ahrens Child Care Center
Preschool in Redlands, CA | Ahrens Child Care Center


  • FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN 8:30 a.m. -  2:30 p.m.
  • Before and after school care is provided.
  • School Hours 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Our kindergarten curriculum is aligned with Common Core State Standards
  • Kindergarten Fundamentals: sight words, phonics, basic reading and math skills, classroom etiquette-social interactions
  • Academic learning centers emphasizing language arts, math and computer skills
  • The children that graduate from our program do well in both the private and public school testing

Our Teachers

Alissa Jarrard (Head Kindergarten Teacher)

Miss Alissa is a graduate of Walla Walla University in Washington state, with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and holds a fully accredited California Teaching Credential. She has ten years  of teaching experience with grades K-8. Her teaching curriculum follows California State standards for kindergarten and first grade readiness. Miss Alissa has been with us for ten years and is also a graduate of Miss Debbie's kindergarten ('89). Her classroom experience and training promotes a high standard which instills not only academic achievement, but also enhances a joy in the learning process.  

Debra Armstrong (Asst. Kindergarten Teacher, morning Pre-Kindergarten Teacher)

Miss Debbie is a highly experienced and qualified teacher who has been with our schoool since we opened thirty-seven years ago. She taught our Kindergarten class for twenty-eight years.  We have been very fortunate to have her. She is a fantastic reflection and example of what we as a school have tried to provide for our kids and parents. Through the years we have had many former students enroll their own children in our program who remembered the acceptance and warmth of Miss Debbie.

**The following provides an outline of our Kindergarten Program.  As always, anyone with further questions feel free to contact John or Ms. Kay.  If you would like a meeting with Ms. Alissa, we will arrange an appointment.

Kingergarten Daily Outline

Class instruction begins with Circle Time.

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Daily activities are introduced (based on weekly theme)
  • Calendar activities
  • Class discussion and sharing...emphasis on speaking clearly with complete sentences
  • Listening exercises...understanding oral directions
  • Music...learning songs, poems


Table Work Time

  • Develop good work habits...concentration, following directions, finishing assignments
  • Reading Concepts...alphabet, phonics, word recognition, introduction to books
  • Writing...proper penmanship, contructing and writing sentences
  • Mathematics...number sense, operations, problem solving


Recess/Outside Play/Snack


Arts and Crafts...based on weekly themes


Lunch and Recess


Afternoon Learning Centers

  • Understanding sentence structuring-writing
  • Math practice and application
  • Guided reading-reinforce reading skills
  • Daily message-teacher guided example of writing strategies
  • Journaling-students practice writing along with expressing own thoughts and creativity


Afternoon Recess/Outside Play


Follow up story, color sheet, inside play, puzzles, books, games.


Ahrens Child Care Center

201 N. University St.

Redlands, CA 92374


(909) 793-8601


Lic. # 360-904-541

Day Care Hours

6:30 am-6:00 pm

Monday - Friday

Year round



Closed for national holidays.



Please call for a detailed brochure on our programs: 2-years-old through kindergarten.

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Ahrens Child Care Center
201 University St. Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 909-793-8601

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