Honey Bear Preschool and Childcare Center is a high quality, full-service childcare center and preschool for children from 6 weeks through 6 years. We are dedicated to helping children learn, grow, explore and play in a safe, nurturing, and creative environment. Your children will actively look forward to attending each day. From play, to snack and early reading; it’s all fun and engaging.
When you visit Honey Bear Preschool and Childcare Center (on Zoom only currently) you will notice highly engaged children and teachers in each classroom combining learning, social development and play. Children benefit from high quality programs which utilize positive reinforcement, positive discipline, and multi-sensory activities. We actively teach children the skills they will need for success in elementary school as they move through our programs and we are proud to announce that our students have consistently scored above grade level in reading in grade one.
Founded in 1967, as a consequence of a Masters Degree thesis by Jeanne Sasaran, we have been happily serving families in San Diego from the same quiet neighborhood near the Point Loma YMCA for over fifty years. Being close to Dusty Rhodes Park, Ocean Beach and Sea World makes field trips easy and enjoyable for our children and parents who are welcome to attend. We visit the Point Loma Slough, the New Children's Museum, and even the San Diego Junior Theatre.
Honey Bear Preschool and Child Care Center has three sizable buildings with 8 classrooms and play yards with many play centers to explore. We have wonderful, child-centered teachers who love to engage with the children, help them learn and revel in their play. We also offer summertime swim lessons.
We are a family run and owned preschool organization established almost 50 years ago. The programs are constantly upgraded following the latest research on infant and child development. Our campus is used as an exemplary program observation site for college child development students, early childhood educators, and professional organizations.
Goals for children in our care include: Respecting each child as a unique and special person; attending to each child’s physical and psychological needs; fostering and developing a relationship with a caregiver the child can trust; providing a safe, healthy and developmentally appropriate environment; creating opportunities to interact with other young children; and supporting children in their exploration and use of all their senses.