Based on a decision made by the Board of Education and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District to dismiss students from school, and the health Order issued by the Alameda County Public Health Department, 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 until further notice. 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.
Based on new guidelines from the Alameda County Public Health Department, Livermore Area and Recreation Park District has closed all District facilities, cancelled all indoor and outdoor facility rentals, and cancelled all in-person programs and classes until further notice. 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 COVID-19 News and Information website for the most current updates. For activities you can do at home with your family during the shelter in place order, please visit our Stay & Play Virtual Recreation Center.
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.