Preschool & Childcare Center Serving Alpine & San Diego, California

Your Child’s Health Comes First!


Hop on our waitlist for 2 - 8 p.m. care, so your child gets the reliable, safe, and fun home away from home they deserve.

Social-Emotional Focus And Curriculum Prepares Children For Kindergarten

123s and ABCs are in the bag thanks to our combined curriculum and personalized lesson plans that make your child’s start to formal learning a breeze. Beyond academics, they’ll have listening skills and learn how to navigate their feelings in collaborative play with others.

Strict COVID-Safe Measures To Keep Us All Healthy

Staff members take temperatures and ask parents not to enter the building at this time. Inside, small classroom sizes and intensive cleaning and sanitizing are on repeat. Commercial pros disinfect after hours, limiting potential exposure to keep our community, our team, your child, and you, healthy.

Cameras And More Keep Your Child Safe

New parent drop-off and pick-up routines mean everyone does their part to keep the virus at bay. Measures like one designated person to secure each child and hygiene stations on arrival keep everyone safe.

Blended Curriculums Come Together To Build Strong Minds

Hands-on activities are the best way for your child to progress in their learning, plus, they’re having fun! STEAM, The Creative Curriculum®, and the Kindness Curriculum prepare your child for all aspects of life.

We Blend 3 curriculums That Expand Hearts & Minds:

The Creative Curriculum®

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that promotes exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling your child to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.

The STEAM Curriculum

The STEAM curriculum uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics as access points for guiding inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Your child learns to take thoughtful risks, engages in experiential learning, and can problem-solve.

The Kindness Curriculum

The Kindness Curriculum presents activities designed to build the attributes of empathy, gratitude, perspective, honesty, self-compassion, self-acceptance, humility, collaboration, mindfulness, meditation, trust, affiliation, and humor every day.

An Outdoor Science Center And Kitchen Mean Messy Play

A balancing beam, hula hoops, and tricycles are fun ways your child sharpens physical skills and coordination. Your child’s sense of wonder grows as they tend a garden, get their hands dirty at the outdoor kitchen stove, and problem-solve at the science center.

Get Daily Updates With A Parent App

A high-tech app connects parents, teachers, and kids so you get a first-hand glimpse into their day even while away. Reports, pics, and videos come to your smartphone no matter where you are, so you can build on in-class learning at home, and stay in the know.

Catered Meals Keep Bellies Full and Young Minds Fueled

Scale back your meal planning because we have you covered. Your child is served catered, healthy, hot meals daily, plus a snack, so they can keep up with buddies and focus on the day’s activities.

Meet Our School In House Chef

As Your Child’s First Teacher, You’re Part Of The Team

Your participation helps your child do their best. This is why we ask you to join potlucks, monthly meetings, and volunteer opportunities that enrich your child’s day and increase their chance for success later in life.

Early Interventions That Close Any Potential Learning Gaps

As partners in providing rich early learning opportunities, we have a dedicated space for speech and occupational therapies your child may need, so you have one less destination to plot on your map.

Baby Signing, Spanish, And Music Fill Their Days

Every week, a music specialist brings in congas, flutes, and cymbals to share the beat, and move your feet. Baby signing and Spanish expand pre-language skills, problem-solving, and enhance your child’s memory and creativity.

Yes, We Offer Tuition Support Options

Our Sacramento Location

Hear from Parents Like you

Taliea R.
Taliea R.
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Ms. Rachelle has helped me in potty training both my children in less than a months time as well as creating educational and fun projects to spark mine and the other children's creativity and making sure important areas of the brain are stimulated and they are kindergarten ready, she teaches them in mannerisms and respect as well as making sure they have healthy meals and snacks. Thank you for all that you do Ms. Rachelle and the Rising Star staff!
Yolinda Q.
Yolinda Q.
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I really like Rising Star because they are responsive, flexible, convenient, easygoing, and affordable. I can message staff and teachers and get a response very quickly. They serve full meals and snacks, which made it so easy for me. They also have longer hours compared to other preschools. The teachers are also very nice, can handle kids very well, and always have interesting activities for the kids. My son had a great time there!
Patricia G.
Patricia G.
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Sandra reached out immediately after my inquiry and provided care on short notice which was a blessing. My son had great comments about Ms. Rachelle saying everyday was fantastic. She worked with him to keep up with school work on his laptop and he always came home with creative artwork they created. The staff are really attentive and genuinely caring people. The facility is spacious, clean, sunny and secure. If you are in the City Heights area I highly recommend checking out this little gem for your little ones.
Brianne P.
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I absolutely cannot go on enough about this preschool. I am so lucky to have found a very loving, understanding and patience school. They have a curriculum and structure and my kids are learning everyday. Me and my kids are treated like family here and I wouldn't have it any other way! Definitely would recommend.
Deborah S.
Deborah S.
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My 2 year old son started going here a year ago he didn't talk at all, exactly a month after being at this pre school he wouldn't stop talking. My son loves going to school everyday he has established relationships with fellow students and teachers. My son is part time, he asked to go to school the days he doesnt go THAT means so much me. Thank you ladies for making my baby feel so comfortable.
Verne Brooks
Verne Brooks
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Rising Stars a great environment for the kids to learn , have fun and most importantly safe. Highly recommend parents to check this location out if your child ready for Pre School.
Tomi Kelly
Tomi Kelly
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I have walked through the facility met with staff and the CEO, The Preschool is conducive to learning and building little people into big leaders.

How old is your child?


0 - 2 years


2 - 5 years

After School

5 - 8 years