Aspen Leaf Preschool & Nursery

For infants through preschool

Warm, homey classrooms

Calm, home-like classrooms where children can feel comfortable and safe. Each classroom contains a variety of learning centers where the children can build, play pretend, investigate science themes, make art, and read. The child-friendly setup of each room encourages independence and a hands-on approach to learning.

Lowest student-teacher ratios & smallest class sizes

Infants – 3:1 (class of 6)
Toddlers – 4:1 (class of 8)
Preschool – 5-6:1 (classes of 10-12)

Natural outdoor playground

A safe, private playground that eschews artificial surfaces and static play structures, and is instead designed to allow the children to experience nature and play imaginatively in outdoor learning centers that change constantly. Infants and toddlers enjoy a separate outdoor play space where they can safely roam and explore nature.

Parent-teacher collaboration

Daily reports for every child, so families stay apprised of what’s going on in the classroom. Bi-annual parent-teacher conferences with detailed child development reports, so parents and teachers are working together towards the same goals.

Play-based learning

Play is children’s work. When children play, they are learning about the world around them. When they run, jump, and climb they are learning about spatial relationships and about how their bodies move. When they build, children engage in mathematical thinking and develop motor skills. When children participate in dramatic play, they are practicing abstract thinking and learning social studies. As children play with their classmates throughout the day, they learn important social skills. These interactions teach them how to negotiate and communicate with peers and adults.

Whole child development

Personalized plans for each student that focus on the whole child and promote physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development.






3111 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92104
(Corner of 30th & Redwood)


Now accepting wait list applications for all classes.

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