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The Honey Bear

Honey Bear is unique among preschools in our area. Here are some of the things that set us apart:

  • Ultra Clean Facility 

  • Parent Communication App! Receive Daily Update Reports and Pictures On Your Phone!

  • Advanced Curriculum

  • Secure Check In

  • Fully Certified, Nurturing Staff

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We absolutely love Honey Bear Preschool!  Both of my kids went there from 2-months of age all the way through preschool and we were very pleased with the quality of care and curriculum.  All the teachers were loving, nurturing, and encouraging toward the children and were excellent role models.  The baby and toddler rooms do an exceptional job emphasizing sharing, friendship building, healthy eating habits, and self-reliance.  The preschool builds on those skill and also teaches a fantastic academic curriculum filled with reading, math, science, art, music, and social engagement.  Both of my kids were extremely prepared for Kindergarten, both academically and socially.  Additionally, the office staff was very flexible with us about our kids’ schedules and did a great job communicating with families about school activities.  I would highly recommend Honey Bear Preschool and anyone who wants the absolute best for their child.

We had our two daughters here continuously for ten years (one started as an infant just as the older one went off to kindergarten).  We had a wonderful experience here, this place feels like family.  Many of the staff have been here a long time, they truly care about the children.  They have separate classrooms and outside play areas for each age group.  I love that the older children have an opportunity to go to the YMCA down the block for PE/soccer and swim lessons in the summer.  Loved Honey Bear, I would highly recommend!

Love this place!!! We have been with HB for almost 4 years now and we have no intentions of changing at all! We started bringing our 1st child here in 2012, and now have our 2nd in part time as well. All of the teachers are friendly, funny and very loving with all of the kids.
Amy, the director knows everyone’s names, she is so nice and easy to work with.

The school/daycare is large and spacious, its well organized and has awesome toys and crafts everywhere. They make gardens, play in the sand, bubbles, water play, dancing, all of it. They teach important skills, washing up, brushing teeth, cleaning toys, sharing and taking turns. And the kids are on a dedicated nap schedule which is so awesome!! It helps because I can keep them on the same schedule on the weekends as well. I can’t say enough good things about this place. I really feel like I have made a good decision in choosing this daycare.

Crafts at Honey Bear Preschool and Childcare Center

Honey Bear Preschool and Childcare Center is a transformative experience for preschoolers up to the age of 5 or pre-K. If you visit and you will notice highly engaged children and teachers in each classroom combining learning, social development, and play. Children benefit from high-quality programs which utilize positive reinforcement, positive discipline, and multi-sensory activities. Your child will learn to read and do the math as they move through our programs and we are proud to announce that our students are reading above grade level in grade one.

Honey Bear Preschool and Child Care Center teaches in a positive, welcoming atmosphere and in such a fashion that your children will actively look forward to attending each day. From play, to snack and early reading; it’s all fun and engaging.

Founded in 1967, as a consequence of a Masters Degree thesis by Rose Sassaran, we have been happily serving families in San Diego from the same quiet neighborhood near the Point Loma YMCA where our preschoolers take swim lessons for almost fifty years. Being close to Dusty Rhodes Park, Ocean Beach, and Sea World makes field trips easy and enjoyable for our children and parents who are welcome to attend. We visit the Point Loma Slough, museums, and even the San Diego Junior Theatre.

Honey Bear Preschool and Child Care Center has three sizable buildings with 8 classrooms for students ranging from infants through 5-year-olds and play yards with many play centers to explore. We have wonderful, child-centered teachers who love to engage with the children, help them learn and revel in their play. We also offer yoga classes, music, movement and summertime swim lessons.

We are a family run and owned preschool organization established almost 50 years ago. The programs are constantly upgraded following the latest research on infant and child development. Our campus is used as an exemplary program observation site for college child development students, early childhood educators, and professional organizations.

Honey Bear Preschool looks forward to providing you with an environment where your child will feel at home. After nearly 50 years of caring for children from infancy to age five/Pre-K, our daycare and preschool are founded on family values. Happily serving the San Diego area, Honey Bear Preschool prides itself on being a leader in the childcare industry. Offering hands-on learning as well as positivity-based direction and structure, your child will gain necessary skills to interact and develop in all areas. Be assured that at Honey Bear Preschool we keep up with current data in order to maintain safety and have research oriented programs that will benefit your child. Your child will thrive and experience advancement from the love and care poured into every aspect of our daycare and preschool programs.

The teachers at Honey Bear Preschool give full attention to each child’s needs. You can trust that your child will be engaged in age appropriate play and skill-building exercises geared toward developing not only academically, but also socially and creatively. Our preschool and daycare focus on the child as a whole, caring for their entire emotional and physical wellbeing. Our teachers aspire to promote curiosity and self-interest in young children, so their natural ability to learn and grow will set them up for an enriched future. The San Diego area has many attractions and desirable destinations for preschool field trips! Your child will love exploring local parks, beaches, theater, and museums. We encourage parent involvement and enjoy having you join us on our expeditions. The value of parent involvement helps create positive interactions between teachers, children, and the other youngsters in the preschool and daycare. Everyone benefits! Caring for the physical needs of an infant, toddler, and preschooler are a priority at Honey Bear Preschool. We offer many activities that nurture all of the senses in a healthy child. Ranging from music, play, snacks, movement, yoga, reading, rest, and even swim lessons at the local YMCA in the summer, your child will have a variety of daily experiences at Honey Bear.

Our daycare and preschool center contain eight classrooms, each providing a safe and captivating environment for different ages and development. From babies to crawlers and walkers, you’ll have the security in knowing that your child is in the ideal setting for their optimal growth and maturation. There’s also focus for toddlers and preschoolers in early childhood education, hands-on learning, active exploration, and preparation for kindergarten. Each area of the center is eager to work with your child’s advancement. Feedback is essential in fostering the bond desired between your child and their teacher.

The unique knowledge you share about your child is very helpful in their care at Honey Bear Preschool. We value your input and are always eager to learn and implement necessary changes accordingly when it comes to meeting the needs of your child. We appreciate communication and the opportunity to stay connected for the benefit of your child.

Honey Bear Preschool and day care is committed to providing you and your child the best nurturing care available in San Diego, California.


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Manners Matter

Manners are on display everywhere. Our manners tell strangers a great deal about our values. Good manners make the world a better place and good manners may brighten a total stranger’s day. Perhaps we don’t even know the person who politely queued up behind us but someone with good manners makes the world a little better by stepping aside and by means of polite behavior makes us feel good about themselves and ourselves too. So, while it may not seem so….manners matter. So at Honey Bear Preschool and Child Care Center we teach our young students how to be well mannered boys and girls….we teach them that in a group waiting for one’s turn is preferable to rushing ahead, that making a noise when someone else is speaking is less desirable then listening….that learning to say please and thank you is what distinguishes them as individuals….. that following directions is so much more preferable than “doing what ever I want”.
That compliments to friends infinitely preferable than insults. That teasing hurts. That a welcoming smile to the new child is the “Honey Bear Way”.
And how do we do this? We model the correct behavior, we teach our students what good manners are, we prompt the behavior and we reinforce it all the time. There is a time to be selfless and learning manners makes it easy. And by learning manners our Big Bear Cubs are well prepared for Kindergarten.

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