Our programs reflect our knowledge of child development and are based on the work of prominent developmental theorists like Piaget, Erikson, Vygotsky, Dewey, and Gardner. We support NAEYC and NAA guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs and Accreditation Criteria. We believe that each child grows and develops in a sequential manner at his/her own pace and, with the support of peers and observant, caring adults; children are challenged to reach higher levels of competence. We believe that a child’s intelligence is demonstrated in many ways and that each child has a uniquely different learning style and temperament. Therefore, we support emergent curriculum based on the interests of children. We support each child’s need to act on his/her own ideas within an encouraging and accepting social context of children and adults.
Kari Quintana-Site Director
Laurie Moore-Program Director
Specific Business Information
Year Started :
License Status :
License Number :
483002311 & 483003248
Learning Approach :
Developmental, Reggio Emilia, High Scope
Ages Served :
2.5-5 years, 6 yrs and above 3 hr Part day preschool, before and after school, school age camps.
3 Sites in Dixon! Anderson, Gretchen Higgins & Tremont
Reduced care costs for those that qualify!!!
Before and After School Care
Summer, Winter and Spring Break Camps
3 hour Preschool 8:30am-11:30am at Gretchen & Tremont Sites
Full Day Preschool at Anderson Site Only
Hours Of Operation :
Mon – Fri 7:00 AM – 6 PM
Months Of Operation :
Child Adult Ratio :
3-4 Years and above – 8:1 School Age – 14:1
Application & Admissions
Parents/guardians are invited to pick up an application from the center and/or call for an appointment to visit the center. Please arrange for your child to accompany you on a tour. When the enrollment packet is complete, the center site supervisor will invite you to participate in an orientation. All paperwork, fees, policies and procedures will be covered during the orientation. We offer tuition assistance at our centers for families who qualify through income verification. Documentation is required to determine eligibility. Space is limited.
Dixon Historical Society aims to provide the local community, and greater communities, resources and information on the past regarding the area which now is formally referred to as the city of Dixon. By extension we do collect information on other nearby communities and the events which tie them to our own town; so we may have information about the surrounding towns that is not available elsewhere.
As part of our goal to help make available historical information on the city of Dixon, we have launched this website as a database to collect photographs, newspaper articles and anything of possible relevance to our goals stated above.
If you have anything you would like to see contributed to this public database, please visit our contact us page for more information on which members of the Dixon Historical Society might be able to help with formatting, scanning and digitizing old records.
Dixon History Museum Project
Currently we are holding various fundraisers to raise money for a physical Dixon History Museum in the City of Dixon. We are working with officials and through proper channels to secure a location but will need more funding to make it happen. Please keep an eye out for our booth or volunteer efforts at various events around town, where we would be more then welcome to accepting any donations towards this project.
Dixon Historical Society Current Board Members
Bill Schroeder, President
Loran Hoffmann, Vice President
Binky Eason, 2nd Vice President
Mary Christensen, Treasurer
Shirley Parsons, Secretary
Diane Schroeder, Historian
Alan Schmeiser, Chair of Museum Planning
Mary Savage, Chair of Museum Fundraising
Amy Erwin, Chair of Website and Technology
How It Began
I have had a passion for Spanish ever since I was a young child. When I was 6 years old, I asked my mom if I could learn Spanish. She spoke with my first-grade teacher, Mrs. Sadye Reddick, who the next day announced to our class that she would be teaching us Spanish for one hour every Thursday. I jumped out of my chair and yelled, “Yeah!” in my loudest voice only to be met with disapproval from my classmates. Mrs. Reddick tried to teach Spanish for 3 weeks but decided to stop since I was the only student interested. She proceeded to tell me that I would have to wait until High School to learn Spanish, which seemed such a long time to wait for a 6 year old.
I studied some Spanish in High School and University, however my dream to learn Spanish became a reality when I visited Madrid, Spain in 1999. I fell in love with Spain! I had to return, and I made several trips totaling 1.5 years during 1999-2003. During that time, I completed a Master of Arts in Spanish at CSU Sacramento, with a year abroad at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. I graduated magna cum laude, with practically all straight A´s. I had finally found the key to my success was not studying all the heavy grammar, but listening and speaking the language first.
Since 2005, I have taught Spanish at various community colleges in Solano, Sacramento, and Placer Counties, and also as a lecturer at U.C. Davis. In addition, I have taught Medical Spanish courses in Davis and Dixon, taught Spanish to children at the Dixon Montessori school, taught adults at Dixon City Hall and offered private tutoring.
I am currently teaching at American River College, and I also teach mornings at the Valley of the Sacred Heart Co-op at St. Peter´s Catholic Church in Dixon where I teach children and youth ages 5-18 that are home-schooled. I offer tutoring and teach privates groups.
I believe my own determination and passion to learn Spanish are what have helped me to be the instructor that I am today. The methodologies I use closely match the way we learned our very first language in a very natural and intuitive way.
I enjoy sharing my passion for the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures by engaging my students in songs, games, communicative activities, pictures, art and TPR stories by Blaine Ray and Sombrero Time activities. I use a variety of methodologies to foster language acquisition and to meet all learning styles. I am always positive and encouraging every step of the way! My students have enjoyed great success!
Spanish and languages are my heart and soul! I look forward to working with both adults and children to join our communities together one phrase at a time.
“The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind”
Dr. Maria Montessori
Welcome and thank you for visiting the Dixon Montessori Charter School Website. Our school is a K-8 community dedicated exclusively to students and learning.
The mission of DMCS is to achieve academic excellence for all students by blending Montessori education with California State Standards. DMCS supports its mission through low teacher-to-student ratios, family participation, multi-aged classrooms, a diverse curriculum, and differentiated learning for each student. DMCS is a tuition-free public school committed to developing socially responsible life-long learners.
Dixon Montessori Charter School is part of an innovative, child-centered teaching movement that has grown for more than one hundred years worldwide. Montessori schools are based upon the educational methodology of Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, who is remembered as one of the most practical, visionary and progressive minds in the history of modern education. In the tradition of Maria Montessori our school offers a pleasant and nurturing environment in which children learn at their own pace pursuing those things that interest them most. Dixon Montessori provides purposefully designed experiences that foster a child’s self-respect, independence, autonomy, respect of the environment, and ability to make responsible choices. Our teachers lead children to ask questions, think for themselves, explore, investigate and discover. At Dixon Montessori children learn in multi-age classes in which the younger children spontaneously learn from the older children. We expect learning to be a process of discovery, which leads to concentration, motivation, self-discipline and enjoyment.
Hello from your
Dixon Public Library!
Books, DVDs, free computers, tax forms, storytimes, picture books, first readers, teen favorites, information databases, Wi-Fi, reference help, magazines, comfy chairs, best sellers, book clubs, programs and workshops, art for teens, book sales… what can your Library do for you?
Welcome to the Dixon Unified School District, located in beautiful Solano County California – halfway between Sacramento and San Francisco along HWY 80.
Roger Halberg , Superintendent
180 S. First Street , #6
Dixon, CA 95620
Kitto’s Preschool Educational Philosophy:
We believe that parents and family are the most significant persons in the child’s life. We strive to work in a partnership with the families to benefit the child. Our doors are open to families at all times and we encourage daily communication between parents and staff members. Parents and family members are encouraged to be active participate in our program.
We believe that each child is unique individual who develops at his/her own rate. We strive to provide culturally, linguistically, ad help children enjoy successful experiences.
We believe that a stable, safe, healthy, comfortable, and culturally relevant environment is crucial to a child’s physical, emotional, social, cognitive and creative growth.
We believe in positive guidance techniques by, establishing consistent, age appropriate limits, to help the children function in their world. Our programs are designed to develop in children, a sense of independence, social competence, confidence and responsibility.
We believe our program strength lies in the dedication and commitment of our staff. We support our staff with training, resources and opportunities to create a unique and meaningful learning experience for the children. Our staff has created a caring and nurturing environment that enhances each child’s individuality, creativity and self-image.
We believe that our program must relfect the needs of and goals of children and families. We must work together for an integrated, comprehensive approach; a caring cooperative workplace that respects cultural, values and supports positive relationships and respectful interaction.
All children should be exposed to a language enriched environment.
It has always been my ambition to open my own Preschool with my own curriculum and philosophy. I have always loved young children and my love for children has inspired me to own Kitto’s Place.
The Solano County Office of Education provides effective leadership and services that support the community in its effort to provide equal access to the highest quality education and ensure a positive outcome for every Solano County student.