Conveniently located in downtown Half Moon Bay, CCP Half Moon Bay Preschool was the very first CCP center opened! We are located next to the beautiful Community United Methodist Church, and are in a quiet residential neighborhood within easy walking distance to downtown, where we take the children on walking trips. CCP has two classrooms at this center; a young preschool class for children 2-3 years old and a Pre-K class for children 4-5 years old.
The Half Moon Bay preschool has a variety of indoor learning centers in each classroom: art, dramatic play, building/blocks, math/manipulative materials, and literacy. The outdoor space is no ordinary playground - the teachers transform the area daily as the preschool's outdoor classroom.
We base our program on the Emergent philosophy of teaching and curriculum planning, which focuses on being responsive to childrens' interests to create meaningful learning experiences.
Emergent programs prioritize active participation, relationship building, flexible methods, inquiry and play-based learning. CCP teachers introduce students to new concepts (examples include caterpillars, deep oceans, farming) with the goal of inspiring a love of learning. Teachers then skillfully create opportunities for children to learn more about the topics that interest the children the most.
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Assistant Teacher: Nancy Virgen
Nancy is taking Early Childhood Education courses and working toward her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. She started with CCP in high school as a volunteer and we are delighted that she is now with us as a teaching team member. Nancy likes to work at CCP because she gets to interact with children and work with an amazing team!
Teacher: Christy Halloran
Christy comes to us with nearly twenty years of experience in education working with both preschoolers and children with special needs. Christy enjoys inspiring curiosity in her students with fun science experiments and teaching them to explore and think critically. She's currently working toward her Site Supervisor permit.
Full tuition sheets found here.
*Hourly equivalent is $7.68/hour when only utilizing 8 hours per day. 244 days of operation per year. Two snacks and lunch included.
Site Supervisor: Maru Perez-Viana
In 1990, Maru left her native Venezuela and moved to California with her daughter. She began her preschool teaching career working as an aide while taking Early Childhood Education (ECE) classes at Merritt College. After 15 years in Oakland, Maru moved to the Coastside and joined the CCP team in September 2005. Maru has worked in a variety of settings, including Montessori schools, parent co-ops, family day care centers, Head Start programs, and agency preschools. Bringing this diverse experience to her work, Maru is an innovative leader as CCP Half Moon Bay's Preschool's Site Supervisor. Maru's personal creativity and compassion shine through in her work, and she incorporates music, dance, art, cooking, and English and Spanish language skills to the CCP preschool cirriculum.
Lead Teacher: Luz Flores
Luz is the lead teacher with our 2-3 year old preschoolers at the Half Moon Bay Preschool located near downtown. She has her Site Supervisor permit with California teacher credentialing. She has more than 10 years of working work preschoolers. Luz is skilled at teaching and supporting our youngest CCPers and is the lead teacher in the classrooms serving our 2- and young 3-year olds at our CCP Preschool in downtown Half Moon Bay.
Teacher: Aleida Crocker
Aleida has her B.A. degree in French Language from Indonesia, her Associate Teacher Permit, and is continuing college- level coursework toward her Teacher Permit from California teacher credentialing. She has worked with children for more than 14 years, ten of those with CCP. Aleida likes that the agency encourages teaching staff to continue their education and to apply best practices in the classroom. She loves the team at HMB preschool, and most importantly, she likes being around preschool aged children - they fascinate her.
Teacher: Fabiola Angulo
Fabiola has her Associate Teacher Permit, more than 30 Early Childhood Education Units, and is working toward her Associate Degree. She has more than 11 years of experience teaching preschool. Fabiola loves being in the preschool classroom because she enjoys working with her coworkers and introducing a new corner of the world to the children each day.