St. Stephen Preschool

"Therefore children and young people must be helped, with the aid of the latest advances in psychology and the arts and science of teaching, to develop harmoniously their physical, moral and intellectual endowments so that they may gradually acquire a mature sense of responsibility in striving endlessly to form their own lives properly and in pursuing true freedom as they surmount the vicissitudes of life with courage and constancy."            POPE PAUL VI, GRAVISSIMUM EDUCATIONIS

St. Stephen Preschool will provide a quality Catholic education through class instruction and by ministering to the spiritual life of the child by preparing an environment in which the child is given the opportunity to develop his/her innate potential to know and love God in a personal relationship.  Our preschool uses Seeds Faith Formation Gospel Weeklies curriculum program. Seeds gospel weeklies share messages that help create a foundation for children to begin a lifetime of learning about their faith. Concepts are introduced simply and powerfully in words and ways children can understand. Jesus becomes immediate and real to them through make-and-do projects that match preschoolers’ skills, and parent notes are sent home in English and Spanish to get families involved. 

2016-2017 School Year Enrollment: We are currently enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year. Spots are filling up quick! Please call or e-mail the Preschool if you are interested in enrolling your child. Please include your child's full name, birth date, parent contact information, place of residence, and e-mail address. Thank you for your interest in our Preschool!

School Hours:


Full Time Option: Hours: 8:00am-4:30 pm

3/4 Day Option: Hours: 8:00am-2:45 pm

Half Day Option: Hours 8:00am-12:30 pm

Snacks and Lunches

Healthy morning, afternoon, and evening snacks are provided. School lunch may be bought from our Lunch Program or your child may bring a lunch from home. We do have a refrigerator and microwave in our facility to accommodate lunches brought from home.


St. Stephen Preschool is open to all children, regardless of race, gender, national origin, or religion. Enrollment is open to all children between the ages of 2-5 years old who turn 3 by December. All children must have current immunizations in accordance with the California Department of Health Services. All children must be toilet trained and able to attend to their own toileting needs (excluding accidents or illness).

Our commitment to each child as an individual, combined with a dedicated professional staff, provides a warm and stimulating environment where children feel safe and free to explore the world around them. Our program follows High Scope Curriculum and helps children gain confidence in themselves as they become learners, adapt to group experiences, and learn to respect the feelings of others.

At St. Stephen Preschool we are honored to share in your child’s development.

Director: Mrs. Elva Tarin  
Phone: 626-573-1130 



Director: Mrs. Elva Tarin   
Phone: 626-573-1130