our story

Welcome parents! We are delighted you are thinking of us for your child’s first learning experience. Christ Church by the Sea Children’s Center works in partnership with Christ Church by the Sea, established in 1932. Our Children’s Center opened in 1972 as a way to provide quality programing for preschool and school age children in our community of Newport Beach. 


At Christ Church Children’s Center we provide a safe place for children to learn, play and grow at a pace that is suitable for them. We provide a loving Christian atmosphere that facilitates kindness and a sense of joy and wonder in learning.

our program

Our goal is to provide a peaceful, loving environment in which children can grow and reach their full potential. Our belief is that children need to be active participants in their learning. Activities are designed to promote specific competencies in emotional, physical, social and cognitive growth. 


Our program helps children develop habits of observation, questioning and listening. It will provide children with an awareness of their feelings and the right to express them. We want you to look into our busy, happy, noisy, creative world and see your child at play. We want you to realize the importance of that play. 


Together we can build a foundation of support that will develop strong children both physically and emotionally. We believe children benefit from a balanced education that invites them to be creative thinkers. We know they are natural artists and scientists, and they are curious how things work. Through early exploration we will provide experiences that allow for a solid foundation of learning.

our commitment

  • To continually strive for excellence by providing outstanding service delivered by a dedicated team of qualified teachers
  • To raise the standards of our program above the State Regulations and to support attempts to improve the quality of childcare in our state and nation.
  • To provide loving, nurturing, family-oriented environment and to become an extended part of each family, working together for the benefit of every child.
  • To treat each child as an individual, rejoicing in diversity and becoming unified by the love of Jesus Christ.
  • Invite the community into our place of learning
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment
  • To always nurture the relationship between Parent and Child
  • To foster joy and create an awareness of others. Instilling what it means to be grateful amongst our community of little learners

Our Teachers

  • Have two and four-year degrees in early childhood education or a related field and teaching experience.
  • Participate in ongoing training throughout the year in the way of classes and workshops
  • Have current first aid/ CPR certificates. Participate in on-going safety trainings
  • Have completed the required mandated reporter as well as the pesticide training required by the state of California
  • Develop a partnership with parents in caring for and teaching the children.
  • All have a background clearance on file.
  • Have a strong commitment to our community

praise from our parents

Hands down the BEST preschool around!! The staff is unbelievable and show so much love to the children. My son has literally been running in to school with a giant smile on his face since his first day. Couldn't be more grateful to Miss Jade for being the sweetest most caring first teacher to Cole. I'm so going to miss you guys when kindergarten starts but we will for sure be back as soon as Heidi's old enough to start!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything

-Tara Jongeward


Everyone is treated like family. The learning environment is very loving and nurturing. The staff truly goes above and beyond their roles of teachers for our little ones.

- Tessa Geminiuc


Miss Jill and her amazing staff are truly like family to me. My two-year-old daughter has been attending 3 full days here since fall of 2016 and she is so happy to go to school! From drop off to pick up she is loved and attended to. I love the stories from both staff and my daughter about how much fun they have exploring. I am so thankful my daughter is safe and loved at this awesome center!

- Caitlin Johnson

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