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Welcome

Welcome to Saints Constantine and Helen Academy Preschool located in San Diego’s North County at Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. The Academy is dedicated to providing a welcoming nurturing environment. We encourage each child to grow at his or her own pace and welcome parental participation.

Our low student-to-teacher ratio (3:1) allows individualized attention to promote a love of learning and a secure environment.  

We welcome you and your child to become part of this exceptional school.


Preschool Academy Staff

Our preschool staff is highly qualified with degrees and specializations in early childhood education that exceeds state requirements.  Our staff is dedicated to life-long learning through enrolling in classes and workshops.  However, most importantly, our staff love children and want to make a difference in their lives. 

Mrs. Lia Blomgren, Director and Teacher

email: academy@stsconstantinehelen.com, Tel: 810-813-4092

Mrs. Evangelia “Lia” Blomgren is originally from Michigan where she graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Early Childhood. Before moving to California in 2005, Mrs. Blomgren taught at the Pre-Kindergarten level, First Grade, and worked for Head Start. Since moving to California, Mrs. Blomgren decided that her favorite age to teach was preschoolers and has focused her attention working for an Early Child Development Center, a part of the San Diego Unified School District; at Kids Clubs; and for a Pediatric Day Care to broaden her experiences. Mrs. Blomgren is always expanding her education and has specialized training in a holistic way to introduce children to the Christian values with Montesorrian methods. Mrs. Blomgren is excited to lead the Academy as the Director and to teach this is her dream job. Mrs. Blomgren’s philosophy and glue is that learning is a life-long process. Mrs. Blomgren is an active member of St. Anthony Orthodox Church co-chairing their Sunday School program. She met her husband of seven years at her sister’s wedding.  Her husband is originally from Norway and works for a Norweigian company based out of San Diego.  While not working, Mrs. Blomgren enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

 


Mrs. Katerina Belesi, Assistant Teacher

Aikaterini “Katerina” Belesi was born in Greece, studied at the University of Patras earning a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. Upon completing her undergraduate Katerina continued at the Department of Theatre Studies studying Ancient Greek Theatre Studies as they relate to art and innovative practices in teaching. Katerina brings the philosophy as a science which opens avenues of knowledge and as well as drama that offer the flexibility of human thinking, critical perspective, and exploration into her teaching and in dramatic play. Since she was a child she has always been excited about teaching and sharing her passion for learning.  Katerina loves children because as she says “they offer unique perspectives on life.” Katerina lives in San Diego with her husband who is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University California San Diego (UCSD). 


Curriculum

Our curriculum promotes emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and physical growth through developmentally appropriate activities. We provide a natural transition from the home to the outside world. We stimulate each child’s curiosity through appealing to the senses, instilling the confidence to attempt challenges and awakening a lifetime love of learning.

    • Variety of subjects and centers (Language Arts, Math, Science, Sensory, Dramatic Play) providing opportunities for structure and choice activities
    • Flexibility in the schedule and activities for self-paced learning
    • Rich environment encouraging creativity, self-discovery and socialization opportunities for learning to relate in a positive way

 


Schedule

The Academy offers half and full day programs Monday through Friday programs for 3-5 year olds who are potty trained. 

Morning Session - 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Afternoon Session -1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Full Day Session - 8:30am - 4:30 pm (Starting September 2014 full day hours will change please call the office for information)

Circle Time, Calendar, Music and Movement, Theme Introduction, Math, Science, Language Arts Cooking, Art, Dramatic Play, Writing, Phonics, Outside Play and Gardening


Children’s Garden

We have a beautiful playground garden for your children, complete with trees and flowers.  The playground area is equipped with “Kid Cushion” 2 1/2” rubber tiles to protect your child should he or she fall.  These tiles meet CPSC & IPEMA standards.  A play scape, water and sand activities and balance blocks all add to the fun your children will have in their garden.  Our full protocol for safety can be found in in our handbook.



Click on the Application Packet and School Year Calendar to download the PDFs. 

Should you have any questions please contact us at 760-942-0920, email: academy@stsconstantinehelen.com


2013 Tuition Rates are based on a minimum enrollment in the nine (9) Month School Year September 2013 - June 2014.

Payment options available please see Payment Plan in Application Packet. Summer Enrichment Programs also available.  

HALF DAY SESSIONS 

Half Day

Session

Month

5 days

(M, T, W, T, F)

Morning 8:30am-12:00pm

$499

Afternoon 1:00pm-4:30pm

$499

 

Half Day

Session

Month

3 days

(M, W, F)

Morning 8:30am-12:00pm

$294

Afternoon 1:00pm-4:30pm

$294

 

Half Day

Session

Month

2 days

(T, T)

Morning 8:30am-12:00pm

$199

Afternoon 1:00pm-4:30pm

$199

 

FULL DAY SESSIONS

Full Day

Session

Month

5 days

(M, T, W, T, F)

8:30am-4:30pm

$704

 

Full Day

Session

Month

3 days

(M, W, F)

8:30am-4:30pm

$527

 

Full Day

Session

Month

2 days

(T, T)

8:30am-4:30pm

$388

Additional fees non-refundable registration fee $125, materials $250

 


2014 Tuition Rates are based on a minimum enrollment in the Ten (10) Month School Year August 2014 - June 2015. A full year 12 month enrollment from September 2014-September 2015 is also available. 

Payment options available please see Payment Plan in Application Packet. Summer Enrichment Programs also available.

 

HALF DAY SESSIONS

Half Day

Session

Month

5 days

(M, T, W, T, F)

Morning 8:30am-12:00pm

$499

Afternoon 1:00pm-4:30pm

$499

 

Half Day

Session

Month

3 days

(M, W, F)

Morning 8:30am-12:00pm

$294

Afternoon 1:00pm-4:30pm

$294

 

Half Day

Session

Month

2 days

(T, T)

Morning 8:30am-12:00pm

$199

Afternoon 1:00pm-4:30pm

$199

 

FULL DAY SESSIONS

Full Day

Session

Month

5 days

(M, T, W, T, F)

8:30am-4:30pm

$704

 

Full Day

Session

Month

3 days

(M, W, F)

8:30am-4:30pm

$527

 

Full Day

Session

Month

2 days

(T, T)

8:30am-4:30pm

$388

Half Day/Full Day Extended Enrichment

Half Day/Full Day

Session

Hourly

(M, T, W, T, F)

Morning 6:30am-8:30am

and/or

Afternoon 4:30pm-6:00pm

No more than 10 hours per day

$7 per hour

sibling discount available

Additional non-refundable registration fee $100, materials $250


We are located in San Diego North County within Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church Campus at 3459 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, California 92007. 

Take I-5 to Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-By-The-Sea.  Go east approximately one quarter mile past Mira Costa College.  Tel: 760-942-0920, email: academy@stsconstantinehelen.com

We welcome you to come to an Open House or to take a personal tour. 


Rev. Fr. Michael Sitaras

Mr. Alex Brizolas, J.D.

Mrs. Patricia Karetas

Mrs. Anne Panagakos

Dr. Kelee Plagis-Tsitsikaos, Ph.D.

Mrs. Jeannie Ranglas

Mrs. Eleni Tignor

Mr. Dimitri Jeon







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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