River City Christian Preschool will be closed March 16-May 1, 2020 and will reopen May 4, 2020.

Our Christian preschool, an outreach ministry of River City Christian, is a traditional half-day program for children ages 2.5 to 5. We happily serve families from Rancho Cordova, Gold River, Mather, Anatolia, Rosemont, Folsom, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks and other nearby Sacramento communities. We offer a developmentally appropriate early education program with many exciting opportunities for young children to grow socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually. Our school is a warm and caring place where childhood is cherished, learning is by doing, and families are encouraged.

To pay your tuition online, log in to My River City and go to the Give tab. Select Preschool Tuition on the dropdown menu to set up either a one time or repeating payment.

Our Mission

River City Christian Preschool’s mission is to nurture young children and their families according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a safe and loving environment that will provide a quality Christian foundation and prepare each child for kindergarten.

Our Curriculum

Our developmentally appropriate curriculum is full of fun and hands-on activities based on monthly themes that children can relate to. Drawing on concepts from the Core Knowledge Foundation, each month emphasizes a shape, a color, a set of letters, vocabulary and literature, a Bible memory verse, Bible stories, and a Christian character trait. Our balanced approach includes both teacher-directed and child-centered projects and activities that develop fine and gross motor skills as well as spiritual, social, physical, emotional and academic development. Our hands-on phonics program introduces children to letter and sound recognition and we use the Handwriting without Tears program for developing pre-writing skills.

Everyday your child will enjoy free choice time, creative art, calendar circle, music and movement, small group learning activities, family-style snack, prayer, outside time (weather  permitting), and story time.

Where childhood is cherished,

learning is by doing and families are encouraged.

Our Class Schedule

All classes meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with the exception of our Afternoon Pre-K Four’s class which meets 12:45-3:15 pm. Optional extended care available from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

First Friends
Age Group: Age 2 by February 1, 2020
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
2019-2020 Monthly Tuition: $225
Age Group: Age 3 by September 1, 2020
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
2019-2020 Monthly Tuition: $225
Ready Friends
Age Group: Age 3 by February 1, 2020 (or by approval)
Days: Monday/Wednesday/Friday
2018-2019 Monthly Tuition: $295
Pre-K Four’s
Age Group: Age 4 by September 1, 2020
Days: Monday/Wednesday/Friday
2019-2020 Monthly Tuition: $295
Afternoon Pre-K Four’s
Age Group: Age 4 by September 1, 2020
Days: Monday/Wednesday/Friday
2019-2020 Monthly Tuition: $270
Transitional Kindergarten
Age Group: Age 5 by February 1, 2021
Days: Monday-Friday
2019-2020 Monthly Tuition: $385


We would love for your child to join us at River City Christian Preschool!

New Student Registration for 2020-2021 School Year is Saturday, February 1, 2020. Stop by church lobby, 8:30-11:30 a.m. to register for Older 2’s, 3’s, Pre-K 4’s, and Transitional Kindergarten. Registration fee is $100.

For more information, to schedule a tour or to make a registration appointment, please call the Preschool Office at 916. 861.1625.

If you have already registered a child and need to make a payment, please use the button below.

Our Director

After careers in public relations and business, Dawn Larson Jeske finally found where she really belonged, in preschool! She taught for ten years at Christ Community Preschool, where her children had attended, and earned a Masters in Child Development along the way. In 2005, she was asked to start River City Christian Preschool and has been the director ever since. Her goal is to make a family’s first school experience a nurturing and positive one so that children love learning. The best part about her job is getting hugs from the children every day. Miss Dawn, as she is known, is married to Mr. Tom, the Assistant Director of Some Assembly Required. They live with Fred, an old rescue dog who thinks he is still a puppy and have two absolutely adorable and precious grandchildren.

Contact Us

Location: 10933 Progress Court, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Telephone: 916.861.1625


California Community Care License # 343611329

Church Online

Modern Worship Service: 10:00 + 11:30 a.m.

Classic Worship Service: 8:30 a.m.

Contact Us


Phone: 916.861.2240

Church Office: 10933 Progress Court, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670