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What Is Foothills Faith Academy

Foothills’ preschool has served East County for more than 40 years. Voted “2013’s Best Neighborhood Preschool” by La Mesa Courier, it has grown to include an infant-toddler program.

Foothills’ treasured community preschool continues its traditions of care and ministry to local children. Morning sessions (9am – noon), Partial day (8am-1pm) and Full day (7:30am-5pm) options can be packaged as two, three or five-day weeks.

Our infant program (six weeks to 24 months) is available for 5 full days with the hours of 7:45am-4:00pm

Students spend “Chapel Time” each month with Foothills’ Pastor Greg Batson, and Children’s Ministry Director, Sharon Russo, in the sanctuary for stories, music and group fun!


Serving The Community For 40 Years

The preschool and nursery at the Foothills Faith Academy is a fun and enriching place for children. Located on the campus of Foothills United Methodist Church, it is a quick, convenient and safe location for East County San Diego families in the La Mesa, Spring Valley, Rancho San Diego and Mt. Helix areas.

Our preschool is open 7:30 am – 5:00 pm daily to meet the weekday needs of your family.

About The Preschool

Foothills’ Preschool has been serving the community for over 40 years. We offer a high quality program where children two to five years-of-age are placed in classrooms with a low student-to-teacher ratio. All of our teachers have completed coursework in Early Childhood Education. A warm, loving environment is maintained that also offers exciting learning opportunities in all areas of curriculum, including faith formation.

Foothills’ Preschool offers an inviting and stimulating environment that will enhance your child’s learning experience. Our program provides opportunities for your child to grow in all areas including independence and self-esteem, reading readiness, math and science, motor coordination, creative experiences, social skills and spiritual awareness.

About The Infant Center

The Foothills Faith Academy Infant Center was started in 2013 and immediately filled all of its spots.We maintain a 3:1 faculty to child ratio and pay very close attention to the needs of the children and all of the regulations and requirements from the State of California for the care of infants. Children attending the Faith Academy Infant Center will learn vital early social skills, will stay on a closely monitored schedule and have an inexhaustible source of toys to play and create with.


Support Foothills Faith Academy

We also make it easy to make payments online, through our donation page.

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Tuition and Rates

Please contact our director, ​Delia Salcido, at for information and tuition rates. Tuition and other preschool payments can be made through our website donate page.

Registration fee is $100 per child

Session Options for 2023-2024!

Infant care:
Full 5 Day Care
7:45am – 4:00pm
Monday – Friday


Discover More

Below you will find a few helpful links and resources:

Faith Academy Wish List

Your Donations Are Appreciated

The following items are always welcome:

Shape Sand
Lysol wipes
Card stock (all colors)
Baby wipes
Dry Erase markers
Washable Crayola markers
Copy paper

Feel free to drop off items at any time.
All donations are tax-deductible and can be provided to Delia Salcido.