Fostering the natural curiosity of each child in a safe, nurturing environment
Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian Preschool believes in nurturing a child's emotional and social growth as a foundation for intellectual development. We are committed to developing the child as a “whole” by emphasizing the following four developmental domains: cognitive, social, emotional, and physical. The Preschool teachers are dedicated to providing the students with love and individual care while forming a strong partnership with parents.
At Ari Guiragos Minassian Preschool, each child is:
« appreciated and respected for his/her uniqueness
« provided a warm, safe, and nurturing environment
« granted ample age-appropriate learning opportunities for a smooth transition to Kindergarten
The Preschool curriculum offers each child the opportunity to:
« explore their natural curiosity and understand the world around them
« gain a sense of belonging and identifywith his/her Armenian culture and heritage
« acquire pre-reading and writing skills in both Armenian and English
« acquire concepts in mathematics, science, social studies, and health
« learn with hands-on materials both in the classroom and on the playground
« develop social skills such as cooperating, helping, and sharing
« recognize his/her feelings and express them appropriately
« develop self-expression through varied center-based activities
« develop creative skills through art, music, and dramatization
« develop gross and fine motor skills
« experience classroom routines and rules
* Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian Preschool is licensed by the State of California, Department of Social Services. The program is offered to 2-5 year old children. Full-time and part-time enrollment options are available for Pre-KI. For admission into Pre-KI, a child must be 2 years old by September 1st. For admission into Pre-KII, a child must be 4 years old by September 1st.
Hours of Operation
Pre-school hours are from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Extended care is available for working parents, from 7:30-8:00 a.m. and 3:20-5:30 p.m. for a minimal fee.
Program Related Fees
One time Registration Fee: $450
Full-time (5 days a week) $685
Part-time (3 days a week) $565
Part-time (2 days a week) $485
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM $100
3:20 PM - 5:30 PM $200
Morning & Afternoon $300
Working parents, parents currently seeking full-time work, or parents continuing their education, may apply for tuition or extended care assistance by contacting the Children’s Home Society of Orange County http://www.chs-ca.org/cca.html phone number (714) 543-2273. Ari Guiragos Minassian Preschool is on the Children’s Home Society list of child-care centers.
We look forward to having you and your child as a part of our Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian Preschool family.