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Turtle Rock Preschool, Kindergarten & Academy Celebrates their 40th Year!


Turtle Rock Preschool, Kindergarten & Academy is celebrating their 40th year in Irvine!  The school is an independent, secular, year-round early childhood day school, located in Irvine’s Turtle Rock community.

Founded in 1979, the facility is open to infants as young as 8 weeks through Private Kindergarten.

Turtle Rock’s preschool programs incorporate dynamic classroom instruction as well as indoor and outdoor play experiences.

Turtle Rock Preschool was the first school in Irvine to attain elite accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  Since then, the school has maintained continuous accreditation by meeting all ten Early Childhood Program Standards – with over 400 individual criteria.

The school embraces a philosophy of education that combines a nurturing, inclusive learning environment with an increasingly challenging academic program that addresses the developmental needs of each child.

In addition to academics, the school focuses on the importance of social and emotional well-being in each child’s development.

Turtle Rock Preschool has natural playgrounds that connect children with the world by providing unstructured, natural play with endless opportunities for exploration and discovery.

To learn more about the school, click here.

ICNV Staff


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