Preparing Future Scholars: Fairmont Schools’ Proven Preschool Approach | Irvine Moms


Fairmont Schools’ preschool program has emerged as a sought-after solution for parents seeking a highly academic early education for their children. Numerous research studies have demonstrated that children who receive robust academic instruction during preschool are more likely to excel academically as they advance through their education. As a result, Fairmont has become a top choice for many families throughout Orange County and beyond.


“In light of the learning disruptions that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents have become increasingly concerned about providing their children with a solid foundation to support their academic and life journeys,” said Dana Vasquez, Head of School at Fairmont San Juan Capistrano – one of four Fairmont campuses that offer an Early Childhood Education program. “Parents are looking to do everything possible to help their kids succeed and stay ahead. For many, that starts with enrolling their preschoolers in a program which has proven academic results.”


Fairmont’s preschool program emphasizes mastery of key literacy and math competencies – preparing students to become readers and writers by the time they enter kindergarten while simultaneously offering developmentally-appropriate learning experiences. It also provides young learners with a diverse and engaging array of enrichment opportunities, designed to help them think critically, discover new interests, and develop a love of learning. Students receive weekly instruction in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Spanish, music, art, and physical education. 


While many parents are seeking academic rigor, they aren’t willing to forgo the caring and nurturing environment that most preschools are known for. Fortunately, Fairmont’s educational approach values both academic instruction and emotional intelligence, recognizing that a child’s academic and social-emotional development are interconnected. Teachers and administrators strive to create a warm and welcoming learning environment in which children can flourish.


“In a time when many people are concerned about the landscape of education, I’m proud to be part of a school that has a proven record of bringing out the best in its students through an education that leads with solid academics – all while making sure to care for their social, emotional, developmental, and physical well-being,” said Vasquez.



Fairmont Schools offers early childhood education at four of its five Orange County campuses – Anaheim Hills, Historic Anaheim, North Tustin, and San Juan Capistrano. Catch a glimpse into their wonderful world of preschool in this short video. Interested in touring one of the campuses? Schedule a visit here. 

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