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San Diego Children’s Academy Opens Preschool in San Marcos

San Diego Children's Academy








Currently we are accepting new students for our preschool program (ages 2-5)

It is a Russian Immersion Preschool, meaning that children are taught Math, Art, Music and Movement, Science, Dramatic Play, Literacy and Language Skills in Russian.  In addition to that, we offer daily 1 hour Spanish and English classes for those families who want their children to speak multiple languages.


*SDCA is fully licensed and insured;

*Qualified teachers with great education, extensive work experience, and background check clearance;

*1:7 teacher / student ratio, small study groups;

*Progressive Russian and American early childhood education programs and approaches;

*SDCA program includes 3 daily classes (Math, Music, Literacy, Language Development, Arts, Physical Education, Introduction to the Environmental Studies, and Dramatic Play);

*Assistance with potty training;

*Spacious classrooms, separate room, equipped for indoor sports and music classes;

*Outdoor playground with gardening center;

*Convenient location;

*Security and Fire Alarm systems installed in all classrooms;

*Daily menu consists of 3 hot meals;

*Organic fruits, vegetables, and dairy served year around;

*Meals are prepared by licensed chefs;

*Limited amount of sugar and baked goods served at SDCA, no processed and fast food meals;

*Classrooms are professionally cleaned daily, toys and materials are sanitized on a regular basis;

*Flexible schedules that work for everyone (part-time and full-time programs);

*Discounts are available;

*SDCA students enjoy celebrating various holidays either within classroom or with parents’ participation;

*Fun theme classes with guest speakers and SDCA students’ favorite characters;

*Blog that allows parents to stay informed and feel included in their children’s daily activities.

San Diego Children’s Academy


Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sdcaedu/

Blog: http://sdcaedu.blogspot.com/

Phone 619-818-9522

801 Grand Ave, Suite 7. San Marcos, CA 92078


Special San Marcos School District Meeting Thursday 3/24 at 4:00PM

Did you know your child may be sitting in a classroom with 32 kids at San Eljio Hills Elementary School next school year K – 5th grade?

Did you know due to this large class size and lack of funding from the state of California and school, your child’s Art, Science, and Music may be affected next year.

Did you know K-12 Public Education has not been “spared” in the 2011 California budget. In short, the Governor’s preliminary budget is contingent upon revenue derived from the extension of current temporary taxes which would otherwise expire on July 1, 2011. Without these tax extensions, our california schools could lose an additional $5 billion in funding or $900/student. As of today, the legislature has not agreed to allow the people of California the right to vote on the tax extensions that are set to expire July 1st. A 2/3rds vote of the legislature is required to bring the vote to the people and this initiative/bill is 5 votes short.


Go to the San Marcos School District meeting Thursday, March 24 at 4pm at 255 Pico Avenue, San Marcos, CA 92069 in the Media Center –  San Elijo Hills is specifically on the agenda.

  • Send an email to all the San Marcos School District members your concerns and possible solutions.
  • Get Educated – Listen to Dr. Holt the San Marcos Superintendent Podcast regarding the San Marcos School District Budget.
  • Talk to your friends and neighbors and bring the community together and be advocates for the children and their education.
  • You can participate with your San Elijo Hills neighbors and send an email letter to your legislators today. Without your support,there may not be a chance to preserve even the minimal funding our schools have today.  This letter to your legislators is telling them, the citizens of California, want the right to vote in a special election to extend current taxes that would avoid devastating budget cuts to education. Currently, several legislators are blocking this election from taking place! Take action today! Our kids and our schools cannot sustain losing an additional $5 billion in budget cuts!
  • For more information please visit  www.educateourstate.org. click on the “Let Us Vote!” link to send an email letter to your state legislators.

Grant requests sought by San Marcos Community Foundation


The San Marcos Community Foundation is accepting grant requests now through November 3 for monies from the newly established “Wildlife Fund.” There is currently $9,000 available for grant making from that fund. Grants can be made to any non-profit organization serving San Marcos for projects to help with wildlife education or preservation.
The special fund was established in March 2010 following a surge of interest in “Molly the Owl,” a barn owl that nested in the San Marcos backyard of Carlos and Donna Royal. Molly subsequently had several owlets hatch on a live Web stream set up by the Royals. More than a million viewers from around the world have watched the coverage.

Following the coverage, the Royals began receiving several donations, which they generously diverted to the San Marcos Community Foundation. The foundation established the Wildlife Fund in order to ensure that the monies generated in response to Molly the Owl would go back into wildlife preservation and education in San Marcos.

“We are grateful to the Royal family for thinking of the community in this way,” explained Colleen Lukoff, president of the San Marcos Community Foundation. “They have done a wonderful job of educating millions of people around the world about wildlife, literally right from their own backyard.”

For more detailed information about the grant process, or to request an application, please contact Andrea Rouse at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3116 or arouse@san-marcos.net

About the San Marcos Community Foundation: Since awarding its first set of grants in 1988, the Foundation has provided more than $918,000 to non-profit organizations serving San Marcos. The Foundation acts as a non-profit public benefits corporation to provide financial and other assistance to programs that benefit the City of San Marcos. Such programs include senior programs, children and youth sports, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, day care for pre-school and latch-key children and support for cultural events or institutions within the City of San Marcos.



San Elijo Elementary Walk to School Day- October 6th

San Elijo Elementary students will be joining schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 6, 2010. Children and their families are encouraged to walk, ride bikes, scooters, or skateboards. The purpose of Walk to School Day is to emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community. At the end of the walk, refreshments will be available in front of the multipurpose room at San Elijo Elementary.

The California State Board of Education API scores for San Elijo Elementary & San Elijo Middle

Click here to see how San Elijo Elementary and San Elijo Middle performed and rank county-wide on California Department of Education API scores. San Elijo Elementary School received an API of 942, a ten point gain, for the 2009/2010 California Standards Test that students took last May.