Knollwood Preschool & Kindergarten

Tel: (818)993-7813
  • Knollwood Preschool had an outstanding reputation in the San Fernando Valley for over 36 years.
  • Betsy Stelck, the owner of Knollwood, has been in the education field for over 50 years.
  • Del Stelck, Ph.D., co-owner of Knollwood, was a retired History Professor from CSUN. Many of our staff have been with Knollwood Preschool for over 10 years.
  • We are proud to boast that three of our teachers were part of Knollwood for over 20 years! Most of our teachers have their B.A. or A.A. degrees in Early Childhood Education.
  • Most of our teachers are mothers.  Students teachers from CSUN and several local Community Colleges do student teaching at Knollwood.
  • Nurturing children in the present while preparing them for the future is one of our main goals at Knollwood.
  • We aim to help children blossom intellectually and emotionally while having purposeful fun along the way.
  • When a child delights in learning, the door to a lifetime of discovery and adventure is opened.
  • Within our program, we strive to meet each child's social, emotional, intellectual and physical developmental need.
  • we believe that children are happy and secure when they have plenty of opportunities to succeed each day.
  • Much of what we do is design to facilitate self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • At Knollwood, the classroom curriculum, activities, and educational materials are appropriate for the age and developmental stage of the child. Information about the week's activities are posted in the classroom.
  • We welcome your questions, your visits, and your participation in our program.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Year Founded1978

Student Body

Total Students39 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$765
Tuition NotesFull time and part time
Admissions DirectorPetra Branco

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Spanish/ Sign Language Spanish/ Sign Language,

School Notes

  • Knollwood Preschool had an outstanding reputation in the San Fernando Valley for over 36 years. Betsy Stelck, the owner of Knollwood, has been in the education field for over 50 years. Del Stelck, Ph.D., co-owner of Knollwood, was a retired History Professor from CSUN. Many of our staff have been with Knollwood Preschool for over 10 years. We are proud to boast that three of our teachers were part of Knollwood for over 20 years! Most of our teachers have their B.A. or A.A. degrees in Early Childhood Education. Most of our teachers are mothers. Students teachers from CSUN and several local Community Colleges do student teaching at Knollwood. Nurturing children in the present while preparing them for the future is one of our main goals at Knollwood. We aim to help children blossom intellectually and emotionally while having purposeful fun along the way. When a child delights in learning, the door to a lifetime of discovery and adventure is opened. Within our program, we strive to meet each child's social, emotional, intellectual and physical developmental need. we believe that children are happy and secure when they have plenty of opportunities to succeed each day. Much of what we do is design to facilitate self-confidence and self-esteem. At Knollwood, the classroom curriculum, activities, and educational materials are appropriate for the age and developmental stage of the child. Information about the week's activities are posted in the classroom. We welcome your questions, your visits, and your participation in our program.
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