Pre-Kindergarten I and II (Ages 2 - 4)

Fostering the natural curiosity of each child in a safe, nurturing environment

Program Philosophy

Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian Preschool believes in nurturing a child's emotional and social growth as a foundation for intellectual development. We are committed to developing the child as a “whole” by emphasizing the following four developmental domains: cognitive, social, emotional, and physical. The Preschool teachers are dedicated to providing the students with love and individual care while forming a strong partnership with parents.

At Ari Guiragos Minassian Preschool, each child is:

«  appreciated and respected for his/her uniqueness

«  provided a  warm, safe, and nurturing environment

«  granted ample age-appropriate learning opportunities for a smooth transition to Kindergarten

Preschool Curriculum

The Preschool curriculum offers each child the opportunity to:

«  explore their natural curiosity and understand the world around them

«  gain a sense of belonging and identifywith his/her Armenian culture and heritage

«  acquire pre-reading and writing skills in both Armenian and English

«  acquire concepts in mathematics, science, social studies, and health

«  learn with hands-on materials both in the classroom and on the playground

«  develop social skills such as cooperating, helping, and sharing

«  recognize his/her feelings and express them appropriately

«  develop self-expression through varied center-based activities

«  develop creative skills through art, music, and dramatization

«  develop gross and fine motor skills

«  experience classroom routines and rules

* Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian Preschool is licensed by the State of California, Department of Social Services. The program is offered to 2-5 year old children. Full-time and part-time enrollment options are available for Pre-KI. For admission into Pre-KI, a child must be 2 years old by September 1st. For admission into Pre-KII, a child must be 4 years old by September 1st.


Hours of Operation

Pre-school hours are from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.  

Extended care is available for working parents, from 7:30-8:00 a.m. and 3:20-5:30 p.m. for a minimal fee.


Program Related Fees

One time Registration Fee: $450

Monthly Tuition:

Full-time (5 days a week) $685
Part-time (3 days a week) $565
Part-time (2 days a week) $485

Extended Hours:

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM $100
3:20 PM - 5:30 PM $200
Morning & Afternoon $300


Tuition Assistance

Working parents, parents currently seeking full-time work, or parents continuing their education, may apply for tuition or extended care assistance by contacting the Children’s Home Society of Orange County phone number (714) 543-2273. Ari Guiragos Minassian Preschool is on the Children’s Home Society list of child-care centers.

We look forward to having you and your child as a part of our Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian Preschool family.