Incoming students are observed and/or informally assessed; progress is monitored throughout the year.  Elm Park strives to prepare students for the Poway Unified School District while also encouraging the child's natural love of learning in a warm, nurturing environment.  Children at our private academic preschool thrive in small classes geared for kindergarten readiness.


Elm Park Preschool uses Zoo-phonics for phonemic awareness, pre-writing, pre-reading, and spelling skills.  Zoo-phonics is aligned with the California state standards and the Poway Unified School District and uses a playful format to teach sequential, developmental, and age appropriate content.


The children are exposed to learning activities through centers.  Here they have the opportunity for independent and cooperative play.  They have freedom to make decisions- fostering their independence, creativity, and critical thinking skills.

Pre-reading and writing, art, math, science, music, drama, social studies, cooking/nutrition, and physical education are all taught phonemically with this all encompassing program.

Elm Park Preschool

​13604 Midland Rd 
Poway, CA 92064