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Mission Bell Preschool

Looking for a totally Catholic Early Childhood education for your little saint? MBPS offers a half day enrichment Kindergarten Prep program for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. All prospective students must be fully toilet trained and be current with immunizations.

Did you know attending a high-quality program prepares kids for kindergarten and beyond? But finding the best option for your child takes time and research. So hurry! MBPS ends the 2018-19 school year in May. We look forward to meeting you soon! Call us at 802-6375 to set up an appointment for your free tour. You are a friend we haven’t met yet!!!

At Mission Bell Preschool (MBPS) each week of instruction includes options for Learning Centers where children can work and play independently. The various activities are tailored each week to support our ongoing learning goals. The different center options are planned by each teacher during their individual lesson planning time. They thoughtfully choose each center based on what they know will work with each month’s theme.

One of our daily goals at MBPS is to encourage children’s creativity through developmentally appropriate art experiences.
This means:
• The art is focused on the experience and on exploration of techniques, tools, and materials (Sometimes we call this gadget painting)

• The art is unique and original
• The experience is relaxing or calming
• The art is entirely the children’s own
• The art experience is a child’s choice

We take pride in providing open-ended, creative art experiences by offering activities such as (to name just a few):
• Easel painting with a variety of paints and paintbrushes (with no directions)
• Watercolor painting
• Exploring and creating with clay
• Finger painting
Thank you, God, for art!!!

DIG: Develop. Inspire. Grow!

We are proud to offer the DIG curriculum. It’s a comprehensive research-based curriculum designed to promote development in all the major learning domains and to make sure children are ready to be successful in kindergarten. Our DIG interactive Big Books have quickly become a favorite of our little saints! While they can’t always explain complex ideas, our oversized, hands-on materials make it possible for them to interact with concepts and show what they know. The MBPS Teachers appreciate that these Big Books offer more developmentally-appropriate concepts and content-area materials designed to build early STEM skills. Skills like:

  • Concepts of print
  • Phonics and word recognition
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Both classes love Diggin’ into our Big Books!

Through the use of the DIG curriculum, we focus on the following major learning domains every class, every day. 
Social-Emotional Development: Children learn and work together in whole group and small group activities throughout the day. Children are encouraged to share their work and support each other’s successes.
Oral Language and Vocabulary: Vocabulary is a big part of our program because it’s the foundation of literacy. We encourage you to daily talk, tell stories and use their WOW Words, robust vocabulary words they’ll learn and practice.
Literacy: The DIG curriculum provides a literacy-rich environment. Children will encounter and engage with hundreds of books, stories, songs, and other materials that will help them develop the language and literacy skills they’ll need to become strong readers. In addition, they’ll meet the Letter People, friendly characters that teach letters and phonics.
Math: Children will learn all about numbers. They will develop skills such as counting, adding, and subtracting. They’ll also get to practice sorting, measuring, and matching patterns through fun hands-on activities with manipulatives.
Science, Social Studies, Health and Safety: Our goal is to make sure children acquire basic knowledge in these areas through an integrated, inquiry-based learning approach. We encourage them to ask questions and guide their exploration.
Gross and Fine Motor Skills: Physical skills are an important part of a child’s overall development, and we promote both gross and fine motor skills through playful activities. Gross motor development refers to the big muscle groups that allow children to do things like run, jump, climb, and throw or catch a ball. Fine motor development is all about the fingers and hands as children learn do things like stack blocks, hold a pencil, and tie their shoes.

 

 

Established in 1994 as a ministry of Saint Junípero Serra Parish, Mission Bell Preschool (MBPS) is the only Catholic preschool in the Antelope Valley.


Registration is now open for 2019/20 School Year!

Two Tracks are available: Pre-K Prep and Preschool.
The Pre-K class meets MWF from 8:30am – 12:30pm and focuses on kindergarten readiness skills. Recommended for children age 4 by Sept 1, 2019.

The preschool class meets T/TH from 8:30 – 11:30am and focuses on social and emotional growth. Recommended for children age 3 by Sept 1, 2019.

There is an annual registration fee of $265
The Pre-K class is $295/month
The preschool class is $255/month

If you’re looking for a totally Catholic early education for your little one call (661) 802-6375 for the scoop.

MBPS serves children ages 3, 4, and 5.
I look forward to your call! — Ms Cheryl


Our Mission Statement

Mission Bell Preschool is dedicated to the ideals of educating children in an environment that surrounds them with a foundation rooted in a strong Catholic faith that enables them to develop, grow, and succeed. We strive to educate the whole child spiritually, academically,  physically, socially, and emotionally. Every effort is made to cultivate within each child a positive self-image and to heighten his/her awareness of the dignity and worth of others.