A Loving Place to Learn and Grow

What's New

We have welcomed many new families and are enrolling the children of previous preschoolers!

Many sunny days have given the children the opportunity for fun in our large backyard, with new equipment purchased with the proceeds from our annual pizza night raffle and cookie dough sale.

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Our Award!

High 5 for Quality Achievement Award Winner. 

As a part of the state First 5 Program, First 5 El Dorado has developed a system for evaluating quality in early childhood education settings in our community.

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About the teacher staffed preschool program

Placerville Preschoolers Learning Center is a high quality, non-profit program designed for the needs of children two years and older. We have enjoyed sharing in the joys of early childhood for over 60 years and are now seeing the children of our previous students enroll in our program! This trust in our continued efforts to support the families of El Dorado County is an indicator of our family to school connection and supports our continued commitment to excellence!


Our teachers are all trained in early childhood education and bring their enthusiasm for learning to our students. We appreciate their long term commitment to our program and their desire to continue to share each individual child’s experience in developing a love of learning! We are proud to say our staff members are committed to our program and some have been with our program for over 25 years!


The staff at Placerville Preschoolers view our center as an extension of your home where your child’s needs are most important. It is our goal to give your child a warm, emotionally healthy atmosphere where learning and most importantly, good old fashioned play can occur freely. For it is in this play that the greatest part of learning occurs. Child’s play is the work that “begins in delight and ends in wisdom.”


Placerville Preschoolers provides a variety of programs to fit your child’s needs:

Full day: 7:00am-6:00pm

Part day: 8:30am-12:30pm


Children must be at least 2 years old to fully experience our program. Each child in our program will participate in a Learning Center based preschool program each day. We provide an overall ratio of one teacher for each eight children in our teacher staffed preschool. Family members are not required to participate in our program but we welcome parents and guardians in the class anytime!


Teacher staffed Learning Center Preschool Program



Our preschool is designed to give your child a well-rounded education for these formative years. Your child will have the opportunity to participate in:


  • Activities to develop self esteem and social and emotional health

  • Morning large and small group circles to focus on group and individual development

  • Science and cooking projects

  • Reading, Language, and Math readiness

  • Special guests to enrich our program

  • Dramatic play and music

  • Arts and crafts activities that emphasize process art

  • Movement activities throughout the day

  • Outside free play in a large playground


Meal and Snack Time


Nutritional morning and afternoon snacks are provided and prepared fresh daily. Children should bring a nutritious lunch daily.