For more than four decades, Anne Sullivan Preschool and Kindergarten has proudly served the community, providing our students a solid foundation for lifelong learning.
We were one of the first early childhood programs to earn accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. We have maintained accreditation since 1992.
In 2011, our school campus added two new classrooms, funded by a grant received from First Five Riverside. This allowed us to offer our full- and half-day preschool and kindergarten programs to more families.
We work closely with parents to build a foundation for lifelong learning. We believe that children are unique individuals who develop in distinct developmental stages. A child’s sense of wonder and reverence for life — coupled with respect for others and joy for learning — is to be continuously nourished.
Our school reflects the work of Anne Sullivan, after whom the school is named. Anne Sullivan was the teacher of Helen Keller, a deaf-blind child whose disability isolated her from the rest of the world.
Miss Sullivan found a way to communicate with Helen Keller and educate her in an integral way, helping her develop courage, strength, and discipline — as well as bringing her great knowledge. Helen Keller overcame her disability to become not only a very well-educated person, but also one who — through her great love — gave hope and inspiration to disabled and healthy people alike.
Anne Sullivan Preschool and Kindergarten is a nonprofit, interracial, nonreligious, nonsectarian institution. We are dedicated to enriching children’s lives by creating an environment where children – as well as families and staff – can develop into their full potential. Our school is a community of children and adults that foster attitudes and ways of relating that make a better world.
Children at Anne Sullivan School participate in hands-on activities with a variety of open-ended materials geared to meet the needs of the children and their diversity of talents and temperaments. Our dedicated staff provide a safe and emotionally healthy environment, while promoting developmentally appropriate practices that stimulate:
Our school is run by members of the Cafh Order at Wildomar. Cafh is a spiritual community that seeks to unfold spiritually by transforming daily life into a continuous opportunity of becoming more conscious, responsible and loving human beings.
Because of their commitment to community and to the school, there is minimal staff turnover. Thus, children at Anne Sullivan Preschool and Kindergarten can create emotional bonds of trust and security with their teachers and caregivers.
The staff is also engaged in learning how to meet the needs of each individual child as they express themselves – fostering the essential attitudes of self-confidence and autonomy to continue learning. They promote warm, sensitive and responsive interactions which create a learning environment of peace, acceptance and love, the foundation for an integral growth.
The staff is well qualified, much above licensing requirements. Lead teachers are working toward or presently hold degrees in the following areas: Associate of Arts in Early Childhood, Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Education or related fields, Teacher Credentials and Master of Science in Education. The teachers frequently attend courses, workshops and seminars to stay abreast with the latest research in education.