Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten
Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten
CCS has offered a preschool program since its incorporation in 1967. The Preschool was founded to offer a safe, nurturing, family-like environment based on Christian principles to the parents of Silicon Valley. With over 40 years of excellence in education, parents can rest assured that our school is built on a firm foundation and distinguished lineage.
Our Preschool programs serve children in the following age groups:
- Tiny Twos – from 2 years of age currently potty training.
- Early Preschool – 2 to 3 years
- Middle Preschool – 3 to 4 years
- Pre-Kindergarten – 4 to 5 years
We are licensed for 116 students daily.
The Early Childhood Center Preschool is committed to educational excellence in conjunction with Christian values. We provide an active learning environment where children can be individually challenged, work together as a team and develop an enthusiasm for life-long learning.
A child’s spiritual well-being is cared for by teaching the love of God and an awareness of His faith in them. Children learn to develop a Christian world view in order to find their place in the world and learn how to relate to authority, family and peers.
Curriculum and Learning
Educational research shows that preschool aged-children learn best through hands-on experience with people, materials, events and ideas. An active participatory learning environment is an essential foundation for building the fundamental skills necessary for reading, writing and arithmetic.
CCS employs a Modified HighScope Curriculum as part of our preschool programs. The curriculum relies heavily on active, child-initiated learning experiences during which children plan, or express their intentions; carry out their intentions in play experiences; and then reflect on their accomplishments. Outcomes of such key active learning activities include the development of dispositions important to lifelong learning: initiative, curiosity, trust, confidence, independence and responsibility.
Early Preschool Teacher
Bridget Crawford started working at CCS in August of 2016 after attending Campbell Church of Christ and helping with childcare for two years. She has two degrees from West Valley College. She has been married since 2004 and has two sons, both of whom attend CCS. Bridget has always felt the Lord guiding her to this school and feels blessed to be a part of this amazing family.
Sinai Dimas Trujillo
Infant Room Teacher
Sinai Dimas Truillo and is currently finishing her degree at San Jose State University. She is currently pursuing a degree in Child and Adolescent Development with a minor in Spanish. She began working with children at the age of seventeen as a swim instructor for infants where she found my passion for teaching and working with children. She has since worked as a Spanish tutor, full-time nanny, and private swim coach. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, painting, and swimming.
Carla Juarez studied early childhood education at DeAnza community college and also has an associate's degree in Administration of Justice. Mrs. Carla and her husband Ernesto have attended Campbell for about 15 years. Carla has spent over 30 years volunteering with infants, children, and youth at church, camp, and in schools attended by their 3 children. Favorite things to do include spending time with kids, grandkids, friends, and extended family, bike riding, crocheting baby blankets, baking, and crafting.
Preschool Chapel Director, Preschool Art Teacher
Margo Martin has been teaching at CCS since 1987. She was born in Tacoma, WA and raised in Mountain View, CA. Miss Margo studied Child Development at DeAnza College. The way she incorporates singing and music into her interactions with the children makes her a favorite with all the children. When not taking care of young children, Miss Margo enjoys singing, reading, and doing crafts. She attends Palo Alto Church of Christ. Margo is also in charge of our Chapel program.
Junior Pre-K teacher
Blanca was born and raised in San Jose. She attended San Jose City to receive her Early Childhood Education and also has a bachelors in Psychology, has been teacher since 2001 and loves her work. She is married and has 8 children (Ulises, Christopher, Gabriel, Cecelia, Yesena, Raymond, Gilbert and Rosalie) and will be welcoming a granddaughter at the end of September. When she's not working, she loves watching movies, reading, cooking, and spending time with her kids. She attends central church of Christ with her family.
Ruth Welch has an enthusiasm and energy that are legendary at CCS, where she's been teaching since 1992. She combines over 20 years teaching experience with boundless creativity in her classroom. Mrs. Welch has degrees from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and San Jose City College as well as having special training in Orff Music, Literacy and Math Handwriting without Fears, the Barton System for Reading and Spelling to better understand and help dyslexic students. She enjoys making jewelry in her spare time. Mrs. Welch attends Westgate Church.