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Welcome to Kindergarten Prep and Beyond

Elk Grove's Premier Private Preschool and Pre-K for Children Ages 3-5

(Strictly a Preschool... NOT a Childcare)

Your child will make friends, have fun, and get ready for kinder!

At Kindergarten Prep and Beyond...

You're Family!

If you want your child to make friends, be prepared for Kindergarten, and develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime... you’ve come to the right place!
Our warm, home-like environment sets the standard for how you’ll feel.

Our premier private preschool and pre-k offers exceptional education to children ages 3-5 (and 3-12 at Parents' Night Out during the summer). We feature small class sizes of 6 students for maximum 1-on-1 learning, fun hands-on activities to make learning fun, and a “whole child” curriculum that helps develop your child’s social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive skills.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) creates the standards for high-quality preschool programs. We’re proud to say our preschool meets all of NAEYC’s 10 Standards for High-Quality Preschool Programs.
Your Child Will:
  • Have Fun and Stay Engaged while Learning!

  • Receive Individualized Curriculum to Be Prepared for Kindergarten!

  • Be Taught by an Experienced and Loving Teacher!

  • Develop a Love for Life-Long Learning!

  • Make Close Friends!

  • Thrive on a Consistent Schedule!

  • Wake Up Wanting to Go to Preschool EVERY Day!

  • Gain Confidence in a Healthy & Safe Environment!

  • Be Part of a Small Class to Get Lots of 1-on-1 Attention!

  • Be Assessed 3x/Year with Progress Reports! (Our curriculum is designed to assess constantly)

Meet Your Teacher:

Ms. Maureen!

Picture of teacher

Hi! I'm Ms. Maureen and I'm the owner and teacher at Kindergarten Prep and Beyond. For as long as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a teacher. I've been teaching for eighteen years, and I love creating experiences for children that are educational and a lot of fun at the same time. For example, providing field trips and an individualized approach. Outside of teaching, I love visiting museums and attending local events with my family.

Now, I get to teach YOUR child!

I can't wait!!

Top 10 Reasons You'll Love Us

Check Out Our Premier Program!

#1: We’re a Family!

We want to get to know your family, so please invite your whole family to attend our free fun family events all year long:

* Park playdates throughout the week. If we are learning about deserts, we will meet at Oasis park, a desert-themed park, for example. Come at the times that work with your schedule.

* Playdates at Enchanted's indoor playground (your child gets a free membership)

* City sponsored event get togethers (like the ones at District 56)

* Free monthly field trips for your whole immediate family (usually Fridays)

You are always welcome to volunteer in our classroom and/or at any of the events we have a table or booth at.

#2: We Care About You!

Our friendly manner of open communication helps you feel wanted, needed, and appreciated. Our warm, home-like atmosphere sets the standard for how you’ll feel treated as we quickly address your questions and concerns. We can't wait to get to know you better at our Meet 'n Greet before school starts!

#3: Your Child will Make Close Friends!

Our small classes of just 6 children allows your child to be comfortable and grow valuable friendships with the other preschoolers and teacher. Because conflict-resolution skills are super vital to learn at this age, we help your child work through their problems with other children. Pretty soon they’re using the same strategies and words we’ve taught them, all by themselves!

#4: Your child will be more than ready for Kinder!

Your child will receive individualized instruction through our thorough assessments and curriculum. Ms. Maureen will guide your child in the areas they need to improve, and challenge them when they’re ready for more. Our balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated hands-on activities follows the NAEYC guidelines to strengthen your whole child’s development: Social, Emotional, Cognitive, Language, and Physical.

#5: We keep your child healthy & safe!

Teaching children is a huge responsibility, and we take that responsibility seriously! Not only are we city licensed, Pediatric CPR/1st Aid Certified, and Certified in Preventative Health and Safety, but our distinct policies and procedures regarding health and safety help to keep your child in a safe, clean environment. We’re constantly cleaning, washing hands, and monitoring all activities to prevent any accidents.

#6: Your child will love our preschool!

I'll help your child come out of his/her shell, gain self confidence, and grow in all areas of development. I'm excited to help your child grow and learn!

#7: All of our events are free!

To extend our learning we go on many field trips each year, and you get to join your child on them. We’ve gone to places like: the zoo, amusement parks, museums, indoor playgrounds, community events, fire station, police station, pumpkin patch, library, and more! We’ll also celebrate special occasions with parties for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and your child’s birthday!

#8: Your child gets a shirt and portfolio!

Your child will receive a t-shirt to wear on days we meet in the community. When your child grows out of it, they get a bigger size! We also save some of your child’s artwork for a special portfolio you get at graduation.

#9: We help you preserve memories!

We offer you the opportunity to enrich your preschool experience by enjoying book orders, school pictures, class pictures, graduation pictures, cap ‘n gown pictures, and an end-of-the-year graduation video.

#10: We celebrate with graduation!

Bring your entire family to our yearly graduation where we celebrate your child's accomplishments in a big way! Your child will graduate every year, so be sure to bring your entire family for a fun family experience for free!

Your Preschool Class:

Get FOUR hours straight of free time to use as you like! Your child will experience fun with academics with us in a caring environment.

8:00 - 12:00 pm

Tuition: $287/month

Reg. Fee: $100


  • We meet throughout the week in the community.


Tuition: $225/month

Reg. Fee: $100

Choose Your Class:

  • MWF 9-11:30 a.m.

  • MWF 12-2:30 p.m.


Tuition: $375/month

Reg. Fee: $100

Choose Your Class:

  • M-F 9-11:30 a.m.

  • M-F 12-2:30 p.m.

When should I call to register my child?

It’s never too early to call, so call as soon as you even think about registering, because our classes fill up ridiculously fast!

When does preschool start? Can I enroll mid-year?

We have a 10-month school year (Aug.-May) and 2-months of parents night out on Fridays and online reading program (June-July). If we have spots available, you can enroll mid-year. Please call us to see if we have any spots available.

How old does my child need to be to attend?

Preschool classes are for children who are ages 3-5 (and "independent almost-3-year-olds") by Sep. 1. Parents' night out during the summer is for children who are ages 3-12 by June 1.

Does my child have to be potty trained?

Yes.  If you have any questions about whether or not your child is ready, feel free to give us a call.  We even have a “How To Potty Train” your child handout we can give you.  It’s helped many preschool moms quickly potty train their kids.  We’re here to help!

What is your teaching philosophy?

We follow a “whole child” philosophy where we work with you to improve your child’s Social, Emotional, Cognitive, Language, and Physical skills. Our curriculum is based on the NAEYC guidelines and features a balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated hands-on activities to accomplish these goals. We also incorporate Fundamentals Preschool Curriculum. Your child will learn to socialize, make friends, develop social and emotional skills, and be more than ready for Kindergarten! 

Are there additional fees during the year?

No.  Your registration fee covers all your child’s supplies and reserves a spot in our program.  Your child won’t pay anything to attend our field trips and activities. And your family can come for free too! Your child will also receive at no extra cost: a preschool shirt to wear on Spirit Day and a graduation portfolio!

What if my child has food restrictions?

Allergens may be present in the home. We do our best to clean and sanitize, but cannot guarantee that there won't be traces of anything. To prevent accidents or mistakes, especially if we have a new employee or volunteer, we ask these families to bring in their own snacks.

Is the registration fee refundable?


How many students do you have per class?

We have the smallest class sizes in Elk Grove so your child gets lots of 1-on-1 time. We only have 6 students per class.

How do I register my child?

Follow our simple 3-step process below to register your child into our preschool/pre-k!

A Day in the Life at Our Preschool

Your child will develop ALL the skills needed for success and will be more than ready for kindergarten!

Check Out Everything We Do Each Preschool Class!

Circle Time

We practice our communication skills and make friends.

Child writes A in green sand

Snack Time

We practice our manners and social skills. We pray before eating.

Child waves at laptop

Recess Time

We practice our gross motor skills indoors and outdoors.

Child with headset smiles as he engages with laptop

Story Time

We practice our literacy and rhyming skills. We listen to a Bible story too.

Girl folds paper while watching teacher on laptop

And Each Day We Play In Our Learning Centers Too!

Writing Skills

We practice our letter and number writing skills.

We write each letter/number from start to finish until we remember how. After mastery, we practice writing smaller. Then, we practice capitalization, spacing, and punctuation when copying sentences.

Boy showing his letter tracing work on the iPad

Reading Center

We learn how to read by first practicing letter recognition. After, we learn all the sounds that each letter makes. Then blends, digraphs, and sight words in this order. We practice what we don't know yet individually. After that, we read in small groups (this part is online in our online reading program).

Teacher is showing a girl a flashard

Music Center

We practice our rhythm and repetition skills. We have fun singing and dancing to many songs. We especially enjoy Andy Z and Twinkle Time. During the summer for Parent's Night Out, we have a time for dance parties!

Girl is holding a tamborine during music time.

Sensory Center

We practice our fine motor skills with our hands. We have a lot of super fun play-dough tools!

Child is playing with play-doh.

Math Center

We practice our sorting, shapes, and colors. We practice only the skills we don't know yet individually.

Girl stretches to the side while watching teacher on large screen TV

Science Center

We practice our problem solving skills using science. We always love to see what happens!

Girl looks at floating blueberries with a magnifying glass

Art Center

We practice our creativity and fine motor skills. Real art is when we decide what we want to make and how we want to do it.

Girl paints a rock with a paintbrush

Building Center

We practice our construction and math skills. We learn to respect what our friends have made and ask first before taking it apart.

Boy and girl are building a structure with plastic building pieces


In addition to our amazing in-person preschool classes... During the school year, you'll also get access to Preschool Club for FREE! It's our safe, online library of 300+ engaging preschool classes with our certified, worldwide preschool teachers! Simply click play... and your child will have fun learning at home or on the go!

Click play below to learn about our Preschool Club!


The greatest compliment we can receive is your referral. Thank you!

We have 20+ 5-star reviews on Facebook, and Yelp. Thank you for your support!

Rochelle L.

"My daughter has been in Ms. Maureen’s program for over 6 months and she loves it. She loves being able to interact with other children and her teacher. Ms. Maureen provides many different resources for the children to be able to stay interested and learn. She is always willing to listen and take the time to help, if/when we have any questions, or concerns.!"


Mai T.

"This place is amazing. Amazing teacher, flexible and very dedicated to her students. I get updated with everything, which is very professionally done. I know what my kid is doing, how she is doing and what other things we need to improve... She is learning how to read quite fast! I can tell that she enjoys and learn at the same time because her attitude... is very positive... Thank you Maureen for putting your heart and soul with these little kids. I definitely recommend ..."


Adam M.

"My daughter came here for Kindergarten Prep and I was not disappointed. Ms.Maureen was a phenomenal teacher. She engaged my daughter both physically and mentally via field trips, arts and crafts, and classwork. My daughter grew so much academically, just over a few months. It was incredible to see her transformation! Thank you so much Ms.Maureen! If you all are l"


Joyce L.

"We starting KPB summer 2020. Even though live zoom was for less than an hour, 3 times a week. We were provided with lots of resources to use at home such and best of all were the personalized videos. These videos were customized and exactly what my daughter needed to learn at that time. As she progresses, the videos were updated so she was constantly learning new things. Ms. Maureen also took the time to periodically 'meet' with us outside of circle time to build relationship, see how we are doing, check on my daughters progress and answered questions I had on her learning plan. It was a great experience for us and my daughter is now prepared to start K in the fall! I highly recommend..."


Due to high demand, our classes fill up ridiculously fast. Follow our simple 3-step process below to register your child into our preschool.

Call to Reserve Your Spot and Take a Tour

Call us today at (916) 439-8188 to reserve your spot and take a tour. Let us know you saw our website promo to save 50% on your registration fee!


Schedule Your Tour to Register Your Child

At the end of our call, we'll ask you to schedule a tour so we can tell you all about us and ensure we're a good fit.


Register Your Child During Your Tour

At the end of our tour, we'll ask if you'd like your child to attend our preschool. If so, you'll fill out the registration form and pay the registration fee.


Backer Ranch, 7312 Danberg Way, Elk Grove, CA 95757, USA

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