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Summer Camp 2023!


Already dreaming about those fun, sun-drenched summer months?! Us too! Have your happy camper join us to make the most of them!

LIC# 197494904

Seaside Ranchos Preschool (SRP) is a nonprofit early learning center located in sunny South Torrance, California.  And although our name may be new to you, the location of our school has been a bustling preschool since the 70's. Groovy!


This cute, little place is nestled just east of Seaside Elementary School and behind EFC Southbay at 4565 Sharynne Lane. SRP can accommodate up to 40 happy students--resulting in the perfect not-too-big/not-too-small pre-k experience for your young one.


Our facility has so much to offer: a great-room that features substantial areas for both floor play and pint-sized tables/chairs for crafts and academics; a cozy book nook; a large, plush rug space for circle-time songs and activities; and two separate classroom spaces. Outdoor time also goes swimmingly as there is so much to do! We've got tricycles, ball games, chalk, gardening, slides and swings, sand, and play sets/houses. This large, natural space has shady trees and cool sea breeze. 


Ready to dive in? Another unique aspect of SRP, which is optional of course, is the ability to become a family volunteer and really get your feet wet! Once cleared, parents and other special family members can surf in to lend a hand in the classroom alongside our awesome teachers. It's really such a fun way to get to know other families and make your kiddo's first memories of preschool a big splash!


Schedule your visit today as our wave of enrollment is approaching a big swell!

About Seaside Ranchos

Check out our video tour!

What We Offer

hours, tuition, & classes

For Ages 2-5
9:30am-12:30pm Weekdays

Afternoon Program

For Ages 3-5
9:30AM-2:00pm Weekdays

 Morning Program

"Stay & Play" Add-on
+$30 Each/Month

Mornings, Ages 2-5, 9:00am-9:30am
Afternoons, Ages 3-5, 2:00pm-2:30pm

Don't Forget...​

Ask about our 20% sibling discount!

And, enjoy no additional potty-achieving fees!


So tiny and so new, the Tadpole program introduces our youngest learners to our school dynamic.  These students ease into fun, seasonal, and thematic curriculum, yet the true focus of this group is on self-awareness, self-regulation, social-emotional understanding, and fine and gross motor work. (1:7 Ratio)

Areas of introduction include

  • hand/eye coordination: glide cars along a track, stack blocks, hold writing instruments

  • independence: clean up, put on a coat

  • self-awareness: find their voice, ask for wants/needs

  • self-regulation: lengthen attention/ focus, follow simple instructions

  • social skills: take turns, join conversational speech, ask questions, include others in dramatic play 

  • recognition of letters, shapes, colors, numbers, patterns

  • sensory knowledge through tactile exploration

Ages 2-3

2022-2023: Priority List
2023-2024: Priority List

many happy South Bay families have already enrolled, join them!

Ready to Begin?


Ages 4-5

The Dolphin program focuses on the same well-rounded foundational skills as the Sea Star program...and beyond! Kindergarten readiness is the name of the game here as familiarization to pre-kindergarten skills are needed for a successful, confident transition to what comes next. (1:12 Ratio) 


Areas of mastery include

  • ​numbers, counting (1-20)

  • early addition: intro to 10-frames, number bonds

  • alphabet letter case, sound recognition

  • sorting shapes, sizes

  • identifying, predicting patterns

  • writing and reading own name

  • creating art with many mediums 

  • comfortability with scissors, glue, lacing

  • emergent readers display left-to-right eye movement

  • determine, create rhyming words/phrases

  • following instructions/ assignment directions

Sea Stars

The Sea Star program is designed to engage kiddos using rotating, monthly themes that foster growth in foundational abilities like social-emotional needs, fine and gross motor skills, language development, literacy, and math. This is accomplished through a tailored blend of creative play, hands-on centers, as well as targeted academic instruction within a planned and structured daily schedule.

(1:10 Ratio)

Areas of focus include

  • letter sounds, recognition

  • patterns: same vs. different

  • counting, number recognition

  • identifying shapes, colors

  • weather patterns, seasons, calendar components

  • good reader skills: retelling, predicting what might happen next

  • tracing letters/numbers while properly holding a writing instrument

  • creative drawing, painting

Ages 3-4

2022-2023: 2 spots
2023-2024:4 spots

2022-2023:priority list
2023-2024: 1 spot

Enrolling is a breeze!

1. Take a tour

Come meet our staff and explore our space! Feel free to bring your kiddos.

2. Sign enrollment agreement

Request the Enrollment Link. Read through our important policies, Sign & Upload.

3. Pay registration fee

Pay SRP's $200 registration Fee (non-refundable)by check or Zelle.

4. Complete all student forms

complete & Upload all student health forms and childcare Licensing Forms prior to your student's First day of school.

Meet Our Teachers

Sarah Musick

Sarah is our treasured SEA STAR LEAD TEACHER. She uses her wealth of 20 years of experience to cultivate an upbeat, fun-loving learning environment for her 3-year-olds. Her lessons are hands-on, sparking children’s natural curiosity. It's clear to see that Mrs. Musick loves her work and each child as a whole. Honestly, your student will be talking about her for years to come--she leaves such an impression!


Her students are empowered by her teaching style and are happily challenged to awaken their true potential and find their voice.  She focuses on listening and speaking foundations, with weekly Friday share days, which ignite critical thinking and interesting conversation in her classroom. Whether it's exploring engaging STEAM activities together or through her imaginative themed sensory bins, your kiddo will thrive, in more ways than one, while in Mrs. Musick's hands.


Christine is our fantastic DIRECTOR and TEAM LEAD TEACHER. She has over 10 years of expertise in early education and obtained her B.A. in Psychology. Throughout her many years in education, she's acquired a vast repertoire of learning philosophies including traditional, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia.  Using this insight, she oversees class to class, sets the tone and pace of our school's focus and academics, and coordinates fun family field trips/events/activities for our school that enrich our preschool community--creating lasting family friendships.


All who meet Ms. Z truly benefit from her calm, supportive, welcoming personality. She's highly attuned to and observant of our students' needs and growth--doing all possible to ensure SRP is the most comforting and nurturing choice for your kiddo's pre-k experience. 


Megan is our outstanding DOLPHIN TEACHER.  She has over 5 years of experience and an AA in Child Development. When you're in the Dolphin class, get ready to move and build! Ms. Oates' teaching style involves learning circuits where students are on-the-go, making the rounds from learning activity to learning activity and feel powerful as they choose how to achieve the month's learning objectives.


Students use manipulatives, counters, stories, many art mediums, and both group/independent settings to lay a sturdy foundation so learning can scaffold and stick with them in such an effortless way--making important connections from school, to home, and the world! Ms. Oates makes learning pre-k content accessible, fun, and purposeful so that the transition to TK or Kinder is a breezy one that her 4/5-year-olds feel confident about. 

Megan Oates

Christine Zamora

Marilyn is our wonderful TADPOLE TEACHER.  With more than 7 years of preschool teaching experience, she's ready for anything! Ms. Marilyn will introduce your 2-year-old to our school environment through exploration, stories, and sensory experiences.  She prepares her students with focused, 1-on-1 attention and care.  School routines, social/emotional growth, and including others in learning and play are goals here.  Each month has a thematic focus with alphabet tie-ins that influence the cutest art projects made by your favorite little hands! So, be sure to set aside extra magnets and clear that fridge space to proudly display your student's personal gallery!


Ms. Marilyn's genuine love of this age group is positively clear to see as she holds such gentle, thoughtful relationships with our littlest pupils.   


Marilyn Alvarado

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Bris is our amazing SEA STAR CO-TEACHER. Her love of teaching began over 9 years ago and continues still.  Ms. Bris is warm, bright, patient, and extremely attentive to her students. Her creative nature inspires educational play, storytelling, and artistic expression in her 3-year-olds.  


Ms. Bris wants her kiddos to feel connected in their shared experiences, find joy, and bond through laughter on their learning journey while here at school and beyond.  

Briseyda Alonso

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