Santa Fe Christian is celebrating over 20 years of providing a Christ-centered and academically strong preschool for young children.


Back in September of 1995, SFC opened the Early Childhood Education Center known as Santa Fe Christian Preschool as an extension of the Solana Beach K-12 campus. The Preschool  is located on the four acre campus of Shadow Mountain Community Church in Encinitas, California.

Santa Fe Christian Preschool has been preparing children for school readiness in a Christian environment for more than 20 years by encouraging social, emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual growth. Hannah Park, Principal of SFC’s Lower School praised the Preschool, “The Preschool curriculum is developed with PK-12 continuum in sight. The students that come to us from SFC’s preschool are well prepared; they enter ready as learners and we   can see a difference of how it plays out in the classroom.”


Preschool parents and students both past and present joined together to celebrate 20 years of excellent early education on Thursday, January 21, 2016.  Ms. Debbie Deardurff, SFC Preschool Director reminisces, “For 20 years Santa Fe Christian Preschool has been a place where children thrive and families connect. We are so grateful for the hundreds of families and over a thousand kids in the community that have been a part of our journey.”

The 20-year anniversary celebration included performances by SFC’s Upper School band, remarks from alumni as well as cake and the usual party games. Guests brought wrapped board games as a birthday present for the school to be donated to the Bridge of Hope, a non-profit organization that helps San Diego families and refugees from around the world facing crisis.  See photos of the celebration on our Facebook page.

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