Saddleback Children's Center (SCC) was established in 1983 by Community Lutheran Church. Originally located in El Toro, the church and school moved to Rancho Santa Margarita in 1988. The school opened in its new facility on February 14, 1989 and has been serving families in the Rancho Santa Margarita area ever since. SCC is a non-profit institution operated by Community Lutheran Church. The governing board, made up of church members and SCC parents, meets bi-monthly and is responsible for the practical operation of the school. We are licensed through the Department of Social Services, facility license # 300606937.
Accredited since 1992, through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), SCC strives to meet the highest standards possible in an early childhood program. We are re-accredited every five years, which ensures that our program is current with the latest findings in the field. To learn more about NAEYC accredited schools visit their website at NAEYC.com.