Sacramento Adventist Academy
Early Childhood Education Center
Our mission is to provide a nurturing, creative, and spiritual environment where children are prepared to successfully transition to Kindergarten.
We believe every child is a unique, creative individual. We seek to nurture the intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual development of each child.
Our staff are committed to modeling the love of Jesus and the curriculum encourages children to learn through exploration and social experiences. Our classrooms are warm, caring and safe spaces for children to grow in confidence.
Full Day Program 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Half Day Program Morning or Afternoon
3 Full Day Program
3 Half Day Program
2 Full Day Program
2 Half Day Program
Sacramento Adventist Academy Early Childhood Education Center is registered and licensed under the State of California.
|Shari Thompson, Preschool Director - email@example.com
B.A. in Child Development, California State University, Sacramento
California State Early Childhood Education Program Director Permit
Seventh-day Adventist Early Childhood Professional Achievement Recognition, Level 7
Student of Sacramento Union Academy (now Sacramento Adventist Academy)
Joined SAA staff in January of 2010
|Malinda Burroway, Preschool Teacher- firstname.lastname@example.org
Pacific Union College
Alumnus of Sacramento Adventist Academy
Joined SAA staff in 2011
|Amy Leslie, Preschool Teacher- email@example.com
Joined SAA staff in November of 2013
|Nina Negretti, Elementary Music Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
B.Mus in Music Education, minor in French, Columbia Union College
SDA standard Teaching Credential
Joined SAA staff in 1999
|Vernie Hartman, Preschool Teacher - email@example.com
|Caitlin McCray, Preschool Teacher - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|King Xiong, Preschool Teacher - email@example.com|
Sacramento Adventist Academy Early Childhood Education Center provides an environment filled with developmentally appropriate activities to cultivate the child’s intellectual, emotional, social, physical and spiritual development. Their daily activities help build and develop both gross and fine motor skills, life skills, and knowledge.
Morning Circle Time
- Calendar - including the celebration of birthdays and holidays
- Name Recognition
- Sound/Color/Shape of the Week
- Math – sorting, counting, geometric shapes, number recognition
- Language building – name recognition, letter recognition, letter sounds
- Science and nature
- Art - painting, cutting, gluing, coloring
- Housekeeping and life skills
- Puzzles and blocks
- Music (meets twice a week)
Pre-K Skills - The curriculum is based on what local Kindergarten teachers are looking for to specifically prepare students to enter Kindergarten the following year. The skills taught are based on a child's readiness and include but are not limited to the following,
- Letter recognition
- Sound recognition
- Name recognition
- Trace and/or write name
- Numbers 1-20
- Basic shapes and colors
- Pencil and scissor control
- Self help skills – coats and shoes
Children ages 2 - 6 years of age may enroll. Being toilet trained is not a requirement for enrollment.
To enroll, contact Shari Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916.481.2301 x132
“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6