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By Jeff Pack

Van Avery Prep has been serving the community for more than 40 years


Last updated 6/21/2019 at 2:33am

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Students enter a classroom greeted by their teacher at Temecula's Van Avery Prep.

Even before there was a city of Temecula, there was Kid's World Preschool. Founded in 1975 by John and Chris McCusker, the preschool was one of the first in town – some 10 years before the opening of the Temecula Elementary, Margarita Middle and Temecula Valley High schools.

"Miss Chris was always a trailblazer in her own right," Van Avery Prep Administrator Tina Naber said. "Even then, while owning and running the school, she made sure to always be involved in the community, and more importantly get our families – that's what we call our students and parents – to get involved with t...

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