La Verne

City of

La Verne Preschool

Join us for a social recreational program for children ages 3 to 5. We introduce children to numbers, colors, shapes, and the alphabet, story time, music, free play and crafts. English as a first language is spoken and strongly encouraged. There is no adult supervision between the morning and afternoon classes. BIRTH CERTIFICATES REQUIRED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION. CHILD MUST BE THREE YEARS OLD BY THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. CHILDREN MUST BE TOILET TRAINED - NO DIAPERS OR PULL-UPS. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Cheryl Benson, Sally Olsen and Melinda Iiams

LOCATIONS: Veterans Hall or Oak Mesa

Ages Day Time Fee
3-5 years M/W/F 9:00 - 11:30 am $135/month
3-5 years T/Th 9:00 - 11:30 am $125/month
3-5 years T/Th 1:30 - 3:00 pm (Vets Hall Only) $125/month


  • September 2021 - May 2022
  • November 22-26 • Thanksgiving Break
  • December 20 - 31 • Winter Break
  • TBD • Spring Break


Wait lists will be on file until the end of May of the current school year. The last day to put names on the waiting list will be the last Thursday in April 2022. When being placed on the waiting list, the child must be toilet trained and ready to begin school. If your child is called from the waiting list and they are not ready to start   preschool, the child will be taken off the waiting list.


Miss Sally Miss Sally

Hi, I'm Miss Sally!

I have enjoyed working for the City of La Verne Preschool program for the past 22 years.  Currently, I am the Preschool Coordinator of our program. Working with young children has always been my passion.  I believe learning can and should be fun.

My husband John and I have two daughters, Robyn and Laura. Both girls attended City of La Verne Preschool when they were young, as well as our grandson, Cruz.  John and I both grew up in the La Verne/San Dimas area. Between 1989 and 2002 I ran a Licensed Home Daycare. Between raising our girls and the daycare, I attended Child Development classes at Mt. San Antonio College.

In my spare time I enjoy traveling and a member of a running club. I’ve completed numerous Half Marathons, as well as completing the Walt Disney World Marathon in 2015 and the L.A. Marathon the last 6 years.

Miss Cheryl

Hi, I’m Miss Cheryl!

I’ve worked for the City of La Verne preschool for 34 years. I’m happy to say that I still enjoy working with the children and I’ve also had some of the children of my past students in my class.

My husband and I both grew up in Glendora and after marrying in 1975, we moved to La Verne. We have a daughter and son who are both married and we have two grandchildren. My son went to La Verne preschool at the same time I started working as a substitute for the program. Both of our children went to school in the Bonita Unified School District and are college graduates. When my children were young I was involved in PTA and the San Dimas/La Verne Soccer Program.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my family.

Miss Melinda

Hi, I’m Miss Melinda.  I’ve worked for the City of La Verne since 2015.  I have also worked for the City of Glendora’s Preschool program for five years as a substitute.  I love working with children to help develop their social skills and early childhood education.

My husband Steve and I live in Glendora and have two grown sons.  Brandon and Christian are both Eagle Scouts and have been active in the recreation programs through the City of Glendora.  My oldest son is a graduate of the University of La Verne and my youngest son is currently a student at Citrus College.

My hobbies include crafting and stained glass art.  I also enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. 



pdf La Verne Preschool - Parent Handbook 2019-2020 (424 KB)