Catalyst Community Preschool

Catalyst Community Preschool Santa Paula

Catalyst Community Preschool exists to cultivate in children a love for learning, for the outdoors, for others and for God. Through the arena of the outdoor classroom, children engage in hands-on activities that promote imagination and exploration.

An adventure awaits your child at Catalyst Community Preschool! We believe that each day is full of possibilities, and that learning is fun! Our teachers provide the materials to engage your child, to encourage trying new things, and facilitate topics that spark the imagination.

Our preschool curriculum is purposefully designed to prepare your child for a successful introduction to school, kindergarten readiness and a future of lifelong learning. Teachers carefully plan the outdoor area and indoor classroom, allowing children to learn by exploring, experimenting and playing.

This planned structure provides children space for self-initiated tasks, group activities for practicing social skills, as well as experiences that are teacher-guided. Each day children have the opportunity to develop their gross and fine motor skills through play activities, develop their language skills through play, conversation and stories, as well as express themselves through art and music. Our curriculum is Christ-centered, and biblical truths are woven throughout the day’s activities. We also spend time reading Bible stories, singing Bible-based songs, and memorizing short Scripture verses.

We believe that God made us, God loves us, and God wants a relationship with us. These truths will be communicated daily. We love Jesus, and want your child to see the ways that Jesus wants us to love others. We believe that the outdoor environment is the perfect arena for discovering nature and connecting to the Creator.

Plesae contact us with any questions. We look forward to meeting you!


Santa Paula Catalyst Community Preschool

Our philosophy stands that the outdoor classroom is the best classroom. Anything that can be done indoors, can take place outdoors as well. We will alternate having circle time inside and out, but many of the day’s activities, both free play and group times, will take place outdoors.

We are blessed with an amazing outdoor space! Your child will get dirty, explore hands-on, and be encouraged to be a creative problem-solver. Our indoor and outdoor classroom areas are carefully planned to provide a safe and educational environment. We encourage age-appropriate independence and risk-taking. Children are encouraged to try new things and staff are trained to create an environment that will facilitate exploration and discovery at your child’s pace.

Some of the outdoor experiences your child will engage in include our mud kitchen, trike path, stage and building arena, outdoor chalkboard, garden centers, music wall, excavation pit, outdoor easel, swings, sandbox, and more. Adventure awaits!

NOW ENROLLING for the 2017-2018 School Year

Open House and Enrollment Day – Come pick up enrollment packets, tour our campus, and register for the 2017-2018 school year. We welcome preschoolers ages 2-5. To arrange other enrollment times, please call or email us.

New Student Enrollment for the 2017-2018 School Year Begins March 27
Preschool Hours: 8:30-noon
Extended Care Available: 7:30-8:30am additional $4/day
Noon-1:30am additional $6/day
School begins August 16
10 monthly payments:
2 Day (T,Th): $185/month
3 Day (M,W,F): $240/month
5 Day (M-F): $340/month
We accept CDR. Sibling discounts available.
Santa Paula Preschool

We’d love to give you a tour of our campus and answer any questions you may have. Call or email us to set up a tour. 805-420-7030 or

Joan Bennett, Director
Amy Freehauf, Assistant Director

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