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La Costa Valley Preschool & Kindergarten In The News

2013 News – National Accreditation Renewal Results for La Costa Valley Preschool – We received scores significantly higher in all 10 program standard categories! In 7 of the 10 categories we achieved scores of 100+% along with special commendations !!!!!!


ArtSplash Grant Awarded to Joan Ross, La Costa Valley Preschool and Kindergarten  8-20-2012
ArtSplash grants totaling $8,672 will fund 17 innovative and enriching programs in North County schools in 2012-13. Program recipients include teachers from Carlsbad Unified School District, Encinitas Union School District, San Dieguito Union High School District, San Marcos Unified School District and Vista Unified School District as well as the La Costa Valley Preschool and Kindergarten.

See Press Release: Portable Arts Stage grant valued at $400 awarded to La Costa Valley Preschool and Kindergarten, Joan Ross

The Coast News 7-17-2012
Educator enters into new role – La Costa Valley Preschool and Kindergarten Director Cindy Cesena steps in a president-elect of San Diego County and Imperial Valley County’s professional chapter of The National Association For The Education of Young Children.
Read The Coast News coverage of  La Costa Valley Preschool and Kindergartens Director Cindy Censena’s new roll as president-elect of SDAEYC

North County Times 4-3-2012
La Costa Valley Preschool teacher April Andreola is awarded a special grant from San Diego and Imperial Counties’ Chapter of the Association for the Education of Young Children.
See  La Costa Valley Preschool and Kindergarten  Teacher Wins Grant Article here


San Diego Association For The Education of Young Children Spotlights Director of La Costa Valley Preschool and Kindergarten.
Read about La Costa Valley Preschool Director Cynthia Cesena coverage in SDAEYC

Press Coverage Archive

Palomar Sun : Accreditation News and Lacosta Valley wins in the Holiday Parade (Download pdf packets of news coverage)

North County Sun  10/10

PRESCHOOL’S Kids Got Talent

La Costa Valley Preschool and Kindergarten’s students have lots of talent.  Students at the school have been wowing family members and friends with singing, dancing and acting performances in over 38 shows since 1991.  The driving force behind the students is what distinguishes this remarkable nationally accredited and recognized blue ribbon school, as truly exceptional.

Native resident and founder, Cindy Cesena, realized that enhancing a child’s self esteem is imperative.  However, creating a curriculum that would instill confidence, would go even further in contributing to a child’s future success.  The question she pondered was how to do this.  The answer?  Put children on a real stage in front of a VIP audience with costumes, props and all the bells, whistles and cameras imaginable.  Cesena said watching a child progress from a sometimes timid two year old to a confident kindergartener is magical to witness and has far reaching implications.

Some time ago, while directing San Diego State University’s Campus Children’s Center, Cesena realized that many educators, including preschool teachers, understand the importance of self-confidence, but research indicates that this goal is not always easy to achieve.  As students, children are encouraged to ask questions and make presentations in front of others.  Those who are able to do so are the most successful.  Many, unfortunately are uncomfortable speaking in public and hesitate to share their opinions.  This often impedes educations, as well as social or emotional development, and can even influence future careers and financial outcomes.

In the beginning, this answer seemed too simple to Cesena; but she persisted, and the rewards soon became evident.  The children’s performances require a significant amount of work and coordination; but those who achieve the most success are the ones who began school early and progressed through kindergarten.  By the time these kids present their kindergarten performance, their personal poise is evident.  A check of their alumni’s achievements and gratitude is further testimonial to the school’s simple answer to a tough question. “Many parents say they could never do what the kids do; and this is the reason why we do it,” says Cesena.

La Costa Valley Preschool and Kindergarten is located at 2276 Calle Barcelona in Carlsbad.  Call (760) 436-2797

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