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Welcome to Happy Trails In-Home Preschool 

Located in Folsom, California, we offer preschool programs for ages 2.5 to 5 years old and enrichment programs for TK and K students. Our small class sizes are led by experienced, nurturing teachers in an in-home environment to help your child feel safe exploring their world and transitioning towards time away from home. Happy Trails!

Our Philosophy


Our teachers are mothers as well as educated professionals dedicated to your children's success. As such, it is our goal to create a rich learning environment that provides a multitude of opportunities to strengthen each student's cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. It is our privilege to continue the role of caregiver, nurturer, comforter, and first teacher at our school while recognizing and respecting the most important expert in your child's life is you. 
At Happy Trails Preschool, we believe that children's natural curiosity and predisposition for growth will flourish when provided a safe, homelike, learning environment. An in-home preschool allows the children participation in smaller groups and individualized attention to optimize their preschool experience. Our goal is to make children's time spent at Happy Trails Preschool the next best thing to their own homes.
New ideas and concepts are presented in multiple forms to engage all of our students' five senses. Phonemic awareness taught kinesthetically (movement) and mnemonically (memory cues) makes learning the alphabet fun. Routine exposure to music, art, foreign language, storytelling, hands-on learning and experimenting helps to ensure children with different learning styles have a chance to understand what is being taught.

"You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!"

- Dr. Seuss

Our Mission

Our mission is to take our students on a journey through different countries and cultures to expand their horizons. Encountering a world different from their own will help to increase their appreciation for our amazing planet and its limitless possibilities. Students explore each of the seven continents and its corresponding animals, people, culture, art, and traditions. Information is shared through music, storybooks, foreign language, art, hands-on activities, and play time.

Happy Trails Preschool prepares students for success in kindergarten and sets a strong foundation for a love of learning. Students are exposed to different cultures from around the world in the hope of widening their perspectives while tapping into their natural curiosity to learn and grow, developing foundational skills along the way, like how to: 


  • Share and play in a respectful manner,

  • Sit and listen to teachers and other students,

  • Shift focus to transition from one activity to the next,

  • Seek assistance from others in an appropriate way,

  • Become familiar with letters, numbers, shapes and colors using proven techniques like Zoo-phonics and Handwriting Without Tears


Our teachers have advanced training and many years of experience. The small class ensures that whether your children is just starting out or is ahead of the curve, they will get the attention they need to stay interested and have fun!

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