Based on a decision made by the Board of Education and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District to dismiss students from school, Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LAPRD) has determined that operation of our Extended Student Services (ESS) elementary school program, PAL middle school program and all LARPD preschool programs will be suspended through Friday, May 1, 2020, and will resume regular hours of operation on Monday, May 4, 2020. LARPD works closely with the school district and has the health and safety of our participants and community members as a top priority. We appreciate your patience during this time.
The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. Based on new guidelines from the Alameda County Public Health Department on March 16, 2020, Livermore Area and Recreation Park District has made the decision to close all District facilities,cancel all indoor and outdoor facility rentals, and cancel ALL programs and classes through May 4, 2020. Keep in mind that this is an ongoing event and dates are subject to change. If you have registered for a trip or excursion you will be contacted by the District regarding a refund for programs and services impacted by this cancellation. Community members may call our main office at 925-373-5700 or visit our website for ongoing updates at www.larpd.org.
The Youth Services Division of Livermore Area Recreation and Park District has the unique opportunity to provide continuity of enriching developmentally appropriate experiences for children beginning in our preschool programs, continuing with our School Age Child Development programs - ESS and lastly onto to our Middle School PAL programs.
Child Development programs, in the Youth Services Division, focus on the whole child and work diligently to support them and their families as they move through their early years through middle school. Programs provide intentionally planned activities through the Project Approach which encourage children to become leaders and learn independence through interactive activities.
The Project Approach method of teacher and child curriculum planning is apparent in our programs and has been an effective part of programming. We are proud to have the opportunity to watch our preschoolers become successful middle school students who leave our program as eighth graders with a solid set of life skills they can count on.