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Lincoln Community Preschool

In 2018, Debbie McMannis, former director of Early Education for California, and Casey Johnson, M.A.  partnered to bring play-based learning to Lincoln. This mother-daughter duo are passionate about supporting young children and their families.

The play-based learning program is designed to meet the California State Standards (Foundations).​

Eco-Healthy Certified.  

Certified Nature Explore Classroom.

Certified Schoolyard Nature Habitat.

Our Advanced Personalized Learning Approach build's confidence and competence.

Toilet learning at all levels accepted.


Food allergen-friendly facility.

Year round enrollment!


Developmental screening available.

Priority enrollment for military, veterans and first responders. 

Reimagining Play Education

Lincoln Community Preschool is based on the science of learning. Learning occurs children are mentally active, engaged, socially active, and building meaningful connections to their lives. Lincoln Community Preschool follows The California Preschool Curriculum Framework. 

Lincoln Community Preschool connects intentional play activities to individualized child-centered goals. Lincoln Community Preschool is an inclusive learning environment encouraging the growth and development of children in their own time. The learning environment is Eco-Healthy Childcare endorsed and a certified Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat. 

Families are celebrated at Lincoln Community Preschool. There are many opportunities throughout the school year for families to participate in additional activities, such as field trips, cook outs and parent education classes.*


Our Programs


Toddler Preschool Program

Based on feedback from families, we have expanded our Toddler Preschool Program.


Choose from Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

*New! 4 day/week option!


Ages 18-30 months

Small class size of 6 children.


Exclusive play yard.


$345 month


Email us to schedule your private tour


Individualized play-based learning experience!

Our play-based preschool program is designed for all children ages 2-4 years old.


Choose from 2, 3 or 4 days per week.

Monday - Thursday

8:30 - 11:30AM

12:30 - 3:30 PM

 *Full time option available.

Together, with children and families, we develop individualized goals for your child's personal growth and development through play education.

Year-round enrollment 

Monthly tuition starting at $325

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Our Mission


Our mission is to provide a play-based learning environment for all children that meets state standards for positive child outcomes. From language and literacy development to social skills and creative expression, the children at Lincoln Community Preschool are constantly being exposed to new activities and environments in which to thrive. We build on the strengths and interests of each child to help build a solid foundation where children can develop their confidence and competence.

Our Vision

To increase children’s confidence and competence as learners.

Our Core Values

Child-initiated play is the primary context for learning.

Learning is integrated and individualized.

Relationships form the foundation for learning.

Families are central to their child’s education.

Our Goals

  1. Children are personally and socially competent.

  2. Children are effective learners.

  3. Children show physical and motor competence.

  4. Children are safe and healthy.

  5. Families support their child’s learning and development.

  6. Families achieve their goals.

Contact Us

170 South O Street, Lincoln CA 95648

(916) 712-0684 / (916) 878-9693

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The Answers You Need

What is play education?

Play education embraces the child's natural curiosity to learn and explore.  Children have the freedom to explore our indoor and outdoor environment.

What is the Personalized Learning Approach?

Our advanced Personalized Learning Approach supports your child's individual learning needs for school readiness and beyond. We work alongside parents to identify needs and services in the classroom and with local school districts.

Our Testimonials

See What They’re Saying

Every morning my child asks me "Can I go to school today?" Teacher Debbie and Teacher Casey connect with every child to support their learning and development.


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