Small Wonders Preschool


Our goal is that each child develop the desire and incentive to learn. By creating a Christian atmosphere where children are comfortable trying new activities with confidence, and through a carefully planned environment and curriculum, we aim to encourage each child in an individualized manner. Through "play" experiences, each child will discover, explore and master new ideas and skills that will prepare them for the school year ahead. 

Your child will be exposed to a variety of developmentally appropriate activities including: creative art experiences, kindergarten readiness activities, music, stones, science, outside play and much, much more! All of these activities are designed to ensure that your child's first school years are a positive, growing experience.

Program activities include:

  • developing a positive self-image, sense of self-confidence, a spirit of creativity, and acceptance of responsibility
  • learning to share, cooperate, consider the feelings of others, develop polite manners, and listening skills, etc.
  • progress in large muscle coordination (jumping, climbing, catching, etc.) and small muscle coordination (writing, cutting, etc.)
  • in a playful manner learn basic numbers, math, letters, colors, language development, history, and science
  • grow in knowledge of God as our loving Creator who cares for each one of us. This is emphasized through Bible stories, songs, and is taught along with other curriculum materials in a non-denominational Christian manner

Chris Short - Preschool Director

Chris has worked at Small Wonders for over 17 years. She keeps energized by always learning and implementing new things, as well as working with awesome people. In her free time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, boogie boarding, reading, music and her cooking club.  Chris grew up on Cape Cod with cranberry farming parents, and has family still there.  She and her husband of 37 years live in Los Osos, and are the proud parents of two young adult daughters.

Parents are Welcome

Parents are always welcome at Small Wonders Preschool. We want to encourage parents to become involved perhaps by sharing a hobby, interest, or occupation with their child's class. We also welcome parent volunteers in the classroom.

Financial Policies

Registration Fee: There is a non-refundable annual registration fee of $75.00 per child that must accompany the application for enrollment.

Tuition: There are several options to choose from, so, please be sure to be specific when completing the enrollment form. This helps us plan for low child to teacher ratio's and appropriate age level activities.

Early Arrival Option: 8:15am to 9am

Morning Program: 9am-12pm

3/4 Day Program: 9am-3pm


For Additional Information, Please Contact:

Chris Short, Director

(805) 924-1875

Lic. #406207587