A ministry of Mariners, Mariners Church Preschool is designed to meet the needs of the whole child by creating environments and experiences where a love for God is fostered and a Christ-Centered self-image for children is encouraged. Mariners Church Preschool provides children with a solid foundation of Christ’s love while cultivating their eagerness to learn. Weekly chapel time and daily child-focused biblical activities, our interactive environments will provide developmental opportunities for consistent spiritual growth in children.

If you are interested in the preschool, complete the Interest Form below.

Jenny McGuire
Director, Mariners Church Preschool, San Juan Capistrano



Prospective families are invited to tour our program, where our philosophy and curriculum are highlighted, along with an overview of our daily routines, chapel times & center events.

Tours are available by appointment, in an effort to provide you with an authentic experience of children engaged in the classrooms.

Please call 949.769.8500 to schedule a tour. Once you have toured the school, you will have the opportunity to discuss the enrollment process.



Mariners Church Preschool provides a comprehensive learning experience for children ages 2-6 years of age. Our programs include:

Full Day | 7A-6P

2 Years of Age – 6 years of Age
Monday - Friday

Half Day | 8:30A-12:15P

2 Years of Age – 6 Years of Age
Monday - Friday



It’s our belief that young children grow and develop best in a nurturing, co-learning environment guided by intentional, child-centered practices. Our teachers develop authentic, meaningful relationships with each child in an interactive, play-based environment where children acquire the foundations for reading, writing, logical thinking and problem solving.

Mariners Church Preschool understands that parents are the child’s first teacher. We work to partner with families to provide the best early childhood foundation possible.



Our curriculum fosters growth in children spiritually, emotionally, physically, socially and
intellectually helping them develop into confident, competent and caring individuals and life-long learners.

Aligning with the California Early Learning Foundations, Mariners Church Preschool  curriculum emerges from the child’s interests, conversations, ideas and people in the environment. Teachers and staff develop curriculum to meet the current interests and needs of the children in the class through observation, interaction and inquiry.

Children experience an enriched learning environment through collaboration and small group work where they feel supported and nurtured throughout their early childhood journey.

We use curriculum that stretches across both indoor and outdoor classrooms, where children continue learning while experiencing God’s creation!

Our professional, Christ-following teachers are trained in Early Childhood Education, hold a California Child Development Permit and are CPR/First Aid certified.

We offer a wide variety of developmentally appropriate activities and opportunities for children in:

  • Spiritual understanding and foundation

  • Cognition and problem-solving

  • Early literacy and language

  • Science and math

  • Creativity and music/movement

  • Fine and large motor skills

  • Social/emotional skills