Bethlehem Community Early Chil

925 Balour Dr,
Encinitas, CA, 92024-0920
Tel: (760)753-2471
Grades: NS - PK | 220 students
Our NAEYC accredited preschool offers a balanced program wtih opportuity for your child to grow as an individual in all areas of development.
The first steps away from home are made comfortable, with caring adults who are trained to meet your child's individual needs- in a safe, healthful environment.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - Prekindergarten
Year Founded 1974

Student Body

Total Students 220 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 41%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Please contact school for tuition info.
Admissions Director Gail Winterbourne
Admissions Associate Karen Wise

School Notes:

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pacific Academy (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. John Catholic School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Santa Fe Christian School Ctr/ear (0.4 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  |Preschools Preschools  |Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Encinitas St. John Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1003 Encinitas Blvd
    Encinitas , CA , 92024
    (760)944-8227
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.4  mi  |  572  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Encinitas
    Santa Fe Christian School Ctr/ear
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Christian)
    845 Santa Fe Dr
    Encinitas , CA , 92024
    (760)753-4952
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Christian)
    0.4  mi  |  122  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Encinitas
    Edison Academy    
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    910 Encinitas Blvd
    Encinitas , CA , 92024
    (760)942-2011
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    0.6  mi  |  37  students  |  Gr.  3-8
  • Encinitas
    Rancho Encinitas Academy
    (Nonsectarians)
    910 Encinitas Blvd
    Encinitas , CA , 92024
    (760)942-2011
    (Nonsectarians)
    0.6  mi  |  56  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Encinitas
    Montessori School Of Encinitas
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    141 S El Camino Real Ste E
    Encinitas , CA , 92024
    (760)632-5433
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    0.6  mi  |  45  students  |  Gr.  K

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
Rankings or Comparisons?
Rankings or Comparisons?
Choosing the right private school for your child involves comparing schools as opposed to ranking them.
7 Ways Kids Can Avoid Summer Brain Drain
The summer "Brain Drain," also known as the "Summer Slide" is a term commonly used by educators and parents alike to describe the learning loss that takes place for many students during summer months. We polled the experts and found the 7 best ways parents and kids can combat the problem head on.
Marketing the Small Private School: Communicating with Your Community
The foundation of any successful small private school marketing program is having clear, consistent and authoritative in-house communications. We take a look at what is involved in this second article on marketing the small private school.
Request Information
I am a: Parent   Student  
Email:
Parent or guardian name:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Male   Female  
Currently grade:
Seeking entry grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Public   Private   Parochial  
Applying for financial aid?:
Yes   No   Don't Know  

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!