Location: 3300 South Verano Road
Enrollment: 25 children, ages 2 1/2
to kindergarten. Priority given to UCI students,
staff and faculty. Available to the community.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., weekdays.
Closed in the Summer
Director: Amy Swee Nica
Telephone: (949) 824-2100 or 824-4755
Verano Preschool provides a safe and nurturing
environment, which allows children to grow socially,
emotionally, intellectually, and physically in
a culturally diverse classroom. Children are given
opportunities to interact with one another and
build knowledge through hands-on learning experiences.
Based on developmentally appropriate practices
for young children, the curriculum is carefully
planned and developed by teachers to challenge
and stimulate children at their individual level
of development. Daily activities include exploration
in art, creative movement, science, math, music,
dramatic play, literacy, and language. Parents
are strongly encouraged to work with teachers
as partners in educating their children. Family
involvement is welcomed in the program.