January Fun at The Big Backyard!

A new year brings a new theme to learn about at The Big Backyard Preschool!  We loved learning about how the human body works!  We learned about the heart and how it keeps pumping blood throughout our bodies, the lungs, digestive system, and the brain!  Just amazing!  We also had our annual fun snow day!!  The children love it when the snow truck brings tons of that cold white fluffy stuff to the playground!

We would love for you to come on by and check out our fun preschool!  We start open enrollment on March 1st for the upcoming school year!  Please give us a call to schedule a tour or to find out more info about our classes!

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Happy New Year!

We had so much fun this past Fall learning all about Apples, Pumpkins, and Autumn.  We visited the Pumpkin Farm, learned all about Fire Safety and went on a tour of the Fire Station too!

In December we caught the Gingerbread man, made presents for our families, decorated gingerbread houses and performed our Christmas songs for our families!

We are now gearing up for the new year with lots of play and learning planned!  If you are interested in having your child join us, please give us a call!  Open enrollment for Fall 2016 begins in March.  We would love to show you around our school and tell you all about our fun classes!  We wish you many blessing in 2016!  Happy New Year from The Big Backyard!

Summer 2015- Blast off to Outer Space!

1027We had a blast this summer learning all about the sun, moon, stars, and planets! We pretended to get into our spaceship and took off to the moon! We even made it though a meteor shower!
We learned through fun, active songs, sensory activities like walking in our moon shoes, and much more!
We are now gearing up for the new school year which begins September 8th! We are now enrolling and looking forward to our orientation on August 24th, where we will get to see old friends and meet new ones!
If you are interested in enrolling in our Parent and Me class ( which also begins in September) or our preschool program, please leave a message!
We hope you enjoy the rest of your Summer!

Spring is in the Air!

Thank you for visiting The Big Backyard Preschool Website! We have been having great fun this winter learning all about arctic animals and much more! We are excited about Spring being on the way! We are looking forward to learning all about the pond, colors, numbers, and we are patiently waiting for the day when our ducklings hatch!
We are now enrolling new students for the 2015-2016 school year. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please give us a call! We would love to show you around our school and tell you all about our program.

Summer Session 2014: Treasure Island!

We had a great time this summer learning all about pirates and islands! We walked the plank for exercise time, had fun with our treasure box sensory table, made our own hula skirts, and much more! Our four year old’s really enjoyed having martial arts time too!
Now that our summer fun is over, we are gearing up for another great school year! Our school begins on September 2nd and we are busy getting our playground and classrooms all ready! If you would like more information about our school, please give us a call! IMG_6121IMG_5234IMG_5917IMG_6028

Spring is on its way at The Big Backyard Preschool!

We are winding down our Winter fun and learning! We had a great time learning all about Winter in the Woods and having our snow day! We are gearing up for some Spring time fun! We are getting excited to learn about baby animals and birds! We can’t wait till our chick eggs arrive and we will patiently wait for them to hatch! We will also be learning all about how plants and flowers grow and head on over to Tananka Farms for some strawberry picking! Spring time is so fun and full of new life!
The Parent and Me class will be starting a new Spring session on Wednesday, March 5th! If you are interested in this 8 week session for your little one, please call the school for more information. We are also getting ready for enrollment for our next school year! Open Enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year begins in March! Please give us a call if you would like to schedule a tour or enroll your child in one of our classes.
Happy Spring to all!

Cheers to Five years at The Big Backyard Preschool!


We closed our 2012-2013 school year with a fantastic end of the year celebration! We had 20 little Pre-k graduates and 15 2-day class children who were so proud to receive their certificates! It was great fun to celebrate with them!

The end of our regular school year was followed by our summer session which focused on some of the great artists! We learned all about them and had fun exploring their works of art! We learned about the Russian artist Kandinsky and had fun creating our own versions of some of his paintings using shapes. We learned about Van Gogh and made our own Starry Night painting, we even pretended we were Michelangelo painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. We had our paper taped underneath the table and painted our own works of art! The best part was the messy sensory play going on out on the playground! We had a blast trying out splat painting, swat painting, and painting with ice! It was great fun!

We are now gearing up for the new school year! We are so excited about it because it is our 5th year educating children through fun learning experiences! We have so many great things planned for the new school year! We are also so happy to welcome our new teacher, Miss Becky! She will be teaching our afternoon Pre-k class on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. Our new school year begins September 3rd, if you are interested in finding out more about our school, please give us a call! We would love to talk with you and show you the school! Cheers to our 5th year! It is going to be a great one!

Our 2013 graduates!

Our 2013 graduates!

The children recieved a handmade quilt with an art project from each month along with their yearbook and certificate.  Made with love from some special mommies!

The children received a handmade quilt with an art project from each month along with their yearbook and certificate. Made with love from some special mommies!

Winter at The Big Backyard Preschool


The preschool children did a WONDERFUL job at our Christmas Pageant and since we have been back to school from Christmas break, we have been having an awesome winter!  We were busy learning all about dinosaurs and now shapes and colors!

This week has been extra special!  Snow was delivered to the preschool playground and we have been having so much fun with it while it lasts!  Snow in California is certainly a treat!

So many things to learn about this winter!  We will be having our Chinese New Year Celebration next week, learning all about Chinese customs and testing out all different red foods at our Valentine’s Day party.

In addition to the two classes already offered, The Big Backyard Preschool is excited to announce that next year we will be opening another classroom!  This class will be for ages 3-5, which is a great option for families with multiple preschool age children!  When children are in a classroom with mixed age groups there are many benefits. One of those benefits is  Younger children learning from the older children and the older children having many opportunities to practice their leadership skills. Older children love to help the younger students!  This new class will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.  Come join our Preschool Family!  Open enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year begins in March!  Come check us out!  Happy Winter to you all!


A New School Year is Almost Here!!!

We are so excited about the new school year that begins in September for us!  I have been busy planning and working on the classroom and playground!  We are almost ready!  It is right around the corner!

This week the Big Backyard will be having a summer play date at Pioneer Park in Tustin.  This will take place on Friday, August 3rd at 10 am!  All alumni and current families are invited to join us for some fun in the park!  Don’t forget your swimming suit and towel for the splash pad! I am so excited to see everyone!

There are some important dates coming up to help us prepare for the exciting new year! On August 18th we will be handing in our registration booklets at school from 9:30-11am. Monday, August 27th is our parent orientation meeting at 6:45pm.  Thursday, August 30th is Meet the Teacher Day!  The 2-day class is invited to come and meet me and their new friends at 9am.  The Pre-k class is invited to do the same at 10am!  Tuesday, Sept. 4th is the first day of school for the 2-day class and Wednesday, Sept. 5th is the first day for Pre-k!

I am so excited to see all the children and start the new school year!  See you soon!

❤ Miss Kara

If you are interested in enrolling your child in our Preschool Program, please call the school for more information on availability and registration. Thank you for visiting our site!

Welcome to The Big Backyard where learning is fun!

We had a fantastic end to an amazing year full of learning and fun! Our Graduation/End of the year celebration was a blast!  The children did a great job singing, the slide show was awesome, and the children were beaming with pride when they received their certificates! Our meal afterward catered by the Taco Cart was a hit and the cake was fantastic! I will miss my Pre-k grads dearly and wish them well as they begin their new adventure!  I eagerly look forward to fall when the new school year begins!

Now our attention is turned towards summer fun!! Our summer session starts Tuesday,  June 19th! Grab your passports because we are going around the world on an Animal Adventure!  We will start in the rainforest, then on to the African Savannah, and our last stop will be the Arctic!  I am so excited to have the children come and  learn all about the animals in these regions!

July 9th – 13th we will be going on an Amazing Desert Journey… Where Jesus leads us home!  It is VBS at Bread of Life and The Big Backyard Preschool!  This is a free event for children ages 3-12!  Come join Us!  Please call for more info!  Hope to see you this summer!  Cooperatively, Miss Kara