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Small World Preschool

Small World Preschool provides early childhood education for children 2 years to 5 years and is considered an outreach of the Santa Clarita United Methodist Church.

Small World Preschool has a weekday program for children to help them grow, develop socially and emotionally, physically and cognitively.  We provide a safe, comfortable and challenging learning environment allowing your child to be part of their own “small world” where they can try new things and learn by having fun!

Our staff is chosen with the upmost care.  These are special people who strive to create an atmosphere of love and care.  They create a stimulating climate where your child can find infinite worth.

Philosophy and Goals

Our philosophy at Small World Preschool is to consistently provide a play-based approach that enables children to learn at their own pace and in their own unique way.  Our teachers provide learning activitiesthat are geared to specific areas of a child’s development, such as helping them to problem solve, build friendships, and beable to communicate their ideas.  Small World Preschool welcomes allchildren. 

Our goalsare to provide and create a nurturing and caring environment.Our curriculum is focused on

  • Language Development

  • Creativity 

  • Social Development

  • Gross and Fine Motor Skills

  • Self-Help Skills

  • Early Academic Foundations

  • Kindergarten Readiness

Preschool Programs

Small World Preschool operates year round, serving children ages 2 to 5 years.  There are Morning, Half-Day and Full-Day programs available 2-5 days a week.  The teacher/child ratio is 1:6. Classroom settings are small, allowing many opportunities for one to one teacher student interactions.

We offer a fun and safe environment where generations of families have attended. 

Parent and Tot classes

This weekly class is perfect for children walking and one year old until 3 years old. The child may attend with a parent, grandparent or caregiver. This class is 8 weeks and costs $176.00. There is also a $50.00 registration fee.

Tuition Rates 2024-2025
School Year

Mornings 9:00am - 12:00pm

                           2 days a week      $405 a month

                           3 days a week      $500 a month

                           5 days a week      $650 a month


Half day 7:00am - 12:30 or 9:00am - 3:00pm

                           2 days a week      $500 a month

                           3 days a week      $580 a month

                           5 days a week      $840 a month


Full day 7:00am - 3:00pm

                           2 days a week      $590 a month

                           3 days a week      $840 a month

                           5 days a week      $1075 a month

Santa Clarita United Methodist Church members will receive a 10% discount.

Families with more than one child enrolled will receive a 10% discount on the 2nd child’s tuition.


Small World Preschool was one of the best decisions we have ever made for both of our sons' early learning education.  I highly recommend the school to any parent looking for the absolute warmest, safest, most amazing preschool for their little one.  The teachers and director are fantastic, the classrooms are super cute, the playground perfect for the little ones, and the curriculum is excellent. My son begged to go back after being home for months. The school has implemented safety precautions that make me feel quite at ease sending him everyday knowing he is getting an excellent early education and most importantly having fun with friends.  There are not enough words to express how glad I am to have found Small World and I wholeheartedly recommend checking this school out to anyone looking for the right preschool to send their child.

- Marissa Lemus

November 2020

Hello my name is Sarah Arndt. I was born and raised in the Santa Clarita Valley, and I am a teacher at Saugus High School. As a teacher, it was very important to me to find a preschool for my daughter that would not only meet her educational needs, but her social emotional needs as well. I wanted a place that she could call her "home away from home". Small world is just that. Small World has become an integral part of our family. We feel that Small World has reinforced good core values and morals that align with ours at home. As a small world graduate myself I can honestly say Small World has withstood the test of time, and continues to provide a great environment for small children to thrive. It is obvious this is a place of happiness and community, many children who attend Small World also have parents who attended Small World. The teachers and director clearly establish good relationships with the kids and create a happy caring environment for children. The small class ratios make it evident that Small World cares about the well being of kids. 

- Sarah Arndt

November 2020

My daughter is in her third year at Small World. She absolutely loves it. The highlight of her days are going to school.  The teachers are so nurturing and hardworking, and director Ms. Michelle is dedicated, attentive and knowledgeable.  We feel incredibly fortunate to have stumbled upon this gem of a preschool, and we can’t wait to send our second child to Small World when he’s old enough.

Thank you, Small World!

 - Lindsay Sadowski

November 2020

As I drop my child off at Small World Preschool, I often tell my little one, “learn lots and play hard.” Such a silly saying but it means so much to the both of us. Our preschool age children are at this golden age of learning. They love to use their bodies, senses, and play to explore their world around them. Small World Preschool staff encourage this through their arts and crafts, books, subjects, toys and even how they guide the children to play. What an awesome job it is to observe their god-gifted brains learn in this pure and delightful way. Small World Preschools staff follow this philosophy every day with their interactions with our children. 


Jean Piaget, a forefather of child development is often quoted for saying “play is the work of childhood”. Very much like my silly goodbye saying to my child. This focuses on that play is the primary way for our little ones to learn. My child often comes home with some sandy shoes, sweaty hair and some colorful stains. I smile each time I see these reminders of his hard work. As we walk to the car, he talks about the songs he sang, the stories he had read to him, all the while holding the craft of that week's theme. Our car ride home is often a litany of questions, like his brain has been awoken from the days lessons and is unsationable for more knowledge. I say a prayer of thanks each time, as my energetic child has been blessed to learn lots and play hard.

- Beth Moran

November 2020

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