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Nexus Garden Preschool

Our Mission

To provide an excellent gospel-centered learning environment where children grow, cultivate relationships, receive an age-appropriate education, and learn to thrive as individuals.

What is Nexus Garden Preschool?

Nexus Garden Preschool is hosted and operated by Calvary Nexus, a Calvary Chapel church in Camarillo, California. Our goal is to honor God by demonstrating His love to the children and families of our preschool by providing a nurturing, Christ-centered, developmentally appropriate environment that fosters the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth of every child in partnership with parents and our community.

Program Options

September 3, 2024 – June 13, 2025

(Students must be at least 3 years old and able to use the bathroom independently.)

3-Day Preschool

9:00 am -12:00 pm, M/W/F


5-Day Preschool

9:00 am -12:00 pm, M-F


3-Day Full-Day

7:00 am -5:30 pm, M/W/F


5-Day Full-Day

7:00 am -5:30 pm, M-F


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Summer programming will be available starting June 14, 2025 to provide care options for families all year long.

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The Nexus Garden Preschool will be open for the 2024-2025 school year. As we await the finalization of state licensing, we have opened a pre-enrollment waitlist.

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As updates become available our director will be in contact with each family on the waitlist.

Enroll you child

As soon as our licensing is finalized we will contact you with details on enrollment.
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In what areas can I expect my child to grow?

  • Spiritual DevelopmentEach day the children will learn about God’s love for them through prayer, songs, Bible stories and fun activities.  Character traits will also be taught i.e. kindness, responsibility, forgiveness, etc.
  • Academic DevelopmentThe children will be introduced to fine and gross motor skills, language, numbers, alphabet and phonics, colors, music, art, science, shapes, listening and following directions skills, health, creative movement, math concepts, and sign language.   Children will be encouraged to increase skills in problem-solving, thinking, and reasoning.
  • Social DevelopmentWe strive to provide a safe environment for preschoolers to learn and develop good attitudes, good behavioral skills and basic foundations for interacting and building relationships with their peers and teachers, which will extend to others outside of the preschool.
  • Physical DevelopmentOutdoor equipment such as stairs, slides, tricycles, and balance beams promote large muscle growth.  Indoor activities such as puzzles, coloring, manipulatives and painting provide fine motor skills.

What is the daily program schedule?

7:00 am – 9:00 am Inside/outside play

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Preschool program time

10:00 am Morning snack time (provided)

12:00 pm Lunch (not-provided)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Rest time

3:15 pm Afternoon snack (provided)

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Inside/outside play

What is Brightwheel?

Brightwheel is our communication, child check-in, and billing platform. It is accessible via app or web browser. We will use this for periodic updates, enrollment reminders, or urgent notices.

An account with Brightwheel will be required for each parent or guardian with a child enrolled in Preschool.  It is a requirement that each person who picks up a child from Preschool must have preapproved parent permission and a unique PIN number to sign the child in/out.  Brightwheel will guide you through this process during your enrollment.

What medical requirements are needed for my child to attend?

1. Physicians Report – this must be completed by a licensed physician showing a physical examination was completed within 1 year of enrollment.

2. Immunizations – The State of California Health Dept. requires documentation of the following immunizations and doses for admission for 3 – 5-year-olds.

  • Polio (OPV OR IPV): 3 doses
  • DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis): 4 doses      
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella): 1 dose (on or after the 1ST birthday)
  • HIB: 1 dose  (on or after the 1ST birthday)
  • Hep B (Hepatitis B): 3 doses
  • Varicella (chickenpox): 1 dose (or have had chicken pox)
  • Assessment for TB: 1 verification

Can I drop my child off early or pick them up late?

7:00am-5:30pm are the daily hours of operation. Students enrolled in the Full Day program cannot arrive before 7:00am or stay later 5:30pm.
Flex-Care Option: $10/hour (Preschool Program Only)
This requires a minimum notice of 1 week for additional childcare hours from 7:00-9:00am and 12:00-5:30pm. Pick up is not available between 1:00-3:00pm due to the childrens rest schedule. If you need additional hours in the afternoon, your child would need to be picked up before 1:00pm or after rest time at 3:00pm.
If not previously arranged:

Nexus Garden Preschool has a late fee policy as a method to ensure we maintain a proper student/teacher ratio and adhere to our licensed hours of operation (7:00 am – 5:30 pm). Please notify us as early as possible if you are running late so we can reassure your child. These late fees are per child and the check-out time on the Brightwheel app automatically calculates the fees listed below:

  • At 1 minute after your session ends – Flat fee late charge of $15 for the 1st 15 minutes.
  • At 16 minutes after your session ends – the additional charge is $1 per minute.
  • At 30 minutes after your session ends – the additional charge is $2 per minute.

Terri Beaumont

Terri is a lifelong resident of Camarillo and has followed her calling as a Preschool Director since 1998. Terri holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and leads with compassion, integrity, patience, kindness and a positive demeanor. She is married to Tim, mother of 4 as well as a "gramma" of 4. Terri enjoys baking and spending time with the grandkids. She loves being able to share the ABC's and Jesus everyday with the preschoolers and witness the moment when they learned something new.