Philosophy & Curriculum

WELCOME TO PRESCHOOL AT THE FOUNT (formerly Fountain Valley United Methodist Preschool), where children are loved just the way they are!

Preschool at The Fount (PTF) operates as a ministry of The Fount Church (formerly Fountain Valley United Methodist Church) and an outreach to the community.

Our primary purpose as a preschool is to help children grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, physically, intellectually and creatively.  Our program provides many creative opportunities for growth in all areas.

We seek to create a nurturing environment with an educational focus that is appropriate for each child’s developmental level.  The activities that are introduced are based on the philosophy that children develop in an orderly and predictable pattern, yet each child arrives at these milestones in their own time and pace.  Each child’s unique journey is valued and respected.

At PTF, we offer a developmentally academic curriculum which includes both structured and non-structured activities.  We provide children with a wide variety of “hands-on” learning opportunities to maximize their growth and confidence in all areas.  Preschoolers learn by “doing”.  At this age, children are continually building on previous knowledge and refining what they know through new experiences, higher level thinking and questioning.

Our curriculum and evaluations are based on the California Preschool Foundations and the California Preschool Curriculum Framework.

Our Mission
Provide children a quality education with Jesus as the focal point.  Using the Bible as our foundation, we encourage each child to reach his or her fullest potential by using the developmental process and building Christian character.