Paso Robles Joint Unified School District
Early Learning Academy
“The Bridge to Student Success”
The Early Learning Academy provides a high quality learning experience for children 3 years old through 5 years old. Following current guidelines and practices in the field of early childhood education, children will have the opportunity to learn and grow through hands-on, play-based experiences, small group work, and large group instruction.
Purpose, Goals, and Philosophies
The Early Learning Academy is part of the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District, with the purpose of providing an exemplary education to our younger community members. Through a partnership with excellent elementary teachers and staff, we are “the bridge to student success.”
Our goal is to empower all children to be a life-long learners, to find wonder and delight through hands-on curriculum, and to acquire social/personal skills that will allow them to be successful throughout their educational careers.
At the heart of our program is a deep understanding and appreciation for human development. We value each child and the role their family and community play in his/her earliest learning foundations. We strive to create a nurturing environment that builds relationships based on trust and mutual respect.
Curriculum is developed based upon on-going assessment of the children in the program and the preschool environment. Research in the field tells us that children are most successful when given opportunities to explore, to be challenged, and to be engaged in developmentally appropriate provocations that lead to curiosity and wonder about the world around them. The Early Learning Academy utilizes the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks as a way for teachers to present material in a purposeful, yet playful way. These Foundations and Frameworks align with the Common Core State Standards and Frameworks utilized in the PRJUSD Elementary Schools.
Days and Hours of Operation
The Early Learning Academy offers Preschool Sessions Monday- Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. Before Care and After Care options are also available, and dependent on a minimum enrollment. Before Care hours are 7:30-8:00 am. After Care hours are 12:00 noon 2:30 pm OR 12:00 noon- 4:00pm. The Early Learning Academy follows the PRJUSD School Year Calendar, observing all holidays and non-student attendance days. Fees are based on admission agreement, and outside subsidies are accepted.
Ages of Children Accepted for Care
The Early Learning Academy primarily serves families with children who live in the Paso Robles School District. Children must turn 3 on or before March 2. Children must be able to use the restroom independently. Pending availability, “Early Entry” students (those who are 3 after March 2) may be considered for placement. In addition, Transitional Kinder students may be offered Before/After Care at our facility.