Preschool children must be three years in age, completely toilet-trained and developmentally ready for group experiences. The program is designed to foster individuality, independence, creative thinking and creative expression through the arts, problem solving, and decision-making skills. Children are taught to respect the differences in others while learning to work and play cooperatively within a group. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing a positive self-image as a learner in preparation for a successful kindergarten experience. The afternoon hours provide opportunities for rest and participation in both indoor and outdoor activities. CDC provides nutritious mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Preschool children bring their lunch. Milk is provided at lunch. At our Solana Beach Preschool site, parents may choose TTh, MWF or M-F schedules from 9:00-12:30, 8:30-3:00 or 7:00-6:00. At our Solana Ranch Preschool site, parents may choose TTh, MWF or M-F schedules from 8:30-3:00 or 7:00-5:00.