About us... St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Preschool for ages 3 through pre-kindergarten offers an environment meant to support and encourage children to grow, learn, and respect themselves and others. The pre-school is known for excellent teaching and small classes that prepare children for elementary school in an environment they enjoy.
Head, Hands & Heart Children have an innate sense of adventure and curiosity that means they are always learning, espcially when they are having fun. Our preschool's three program areas create a rich environment full of learning opportunities, as well as structured academic time that prepares children for Kindergarten. Small class sizes and family like atmosphere assure that each child is given special attention and encouraged in their own unique development. Click below for more information on each program area.
Educators Teacher/Director Yvonne Lowe Pre-School Director/Teacher, Yvonne Lowe, never wears socks, eats standing up, rarely speaks Queens English and believes art links man/woman to God. She has been in pre-school for 18 years and says "I will not leave until they kick me out."
"Santa Ynez Valley is the only place for me, except between the months of June and September when my ruby slippers can take me anywhere."
Erika Ray/Teachers Aide
Erika makes sure that the teachers are supported and that each child gets the attention they need, whether it is help with a craft, someone to read them a story, or an attentive listener to their many tales at snack time. As Erika earns more credits towards her Early Childhood Education certification, she is able to apply her knowlege directly at school.
"This is such a small, cozy atmosphere, it really feels like home to me and to the children."
Brittany Ramirez /Teachers Aide More information coming soon!
A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization owned and operated by St. Marks-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church. License #426211835 St. Mark's does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, or socioeconomic status