Edgewater Preschool is a family-run business, owned and operated by Alan and Cristiane Foster (Husband and wife) and their wonderful staff.
The couples' interest in acquiring the school spawn from Cristiane's 15-year history in teaching.
Cristiane who is the Administrative Director of the school, has an AA and a BA degree in the field of education and currently holds two teaching credentials.
Husband Alan Foster, serves as the bookkeeper and fix it guy.
Our philosophy is based on the belief that children learn best when exposed to a challenging environment that offers a variety of meaningful hands-on activities and experiences.
We believe that children should be allowed to explore their surroundings in order to develop a good sense of problem solving and decision-making.
The curriculum, arrangement of furniture and space reflect the interests and needs of the children in the classroom.
It is very important to meet the basic needs of children such as, safety, nourishment and rest for them to be able to achieve proper levels of development.
Children will not be expected to sit or to be silent for long periods of time unless napping.
We strive to challenge children's creativity and to be aware and respectful of their emotional needs, and to support and facilitate their social development by providing opportunities for children to build positive self-esteem.
We welcome and respect the diversity of cultures and encourage every member of our center to share their culture with us.
We are facilitators of children's development fostering their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development for life long learning.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 55 students
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
55 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
11 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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When is the application deadline for Edgewater Preschool?

The application deadline for Edgewater Preschool is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 55 students
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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