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LARPD Preschool Program

Preschool Program

LARPD provides part-time, play-based, child-centered, educational preschool programs for children ages one (1) to five (5) years of age. Our play-based program reflects the integration of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, language and self-help areas for the total development of the child. Meaningful play encourages curiosity, discovery and problem solving allowing individual growth and development of a positive self-image.

Although we are a month-to-month program, our schedule is determined by the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District calendar. For the enrolling school year, children will be:

  • Preschool: 3 years old by September 1
  • Pre-K: 4 years old by September 1

How to Enroll

Fall 2022-2023 Preschool Information 

The Preschool program is currently full.  Please call the Youth Services Office at 925-960-2480 to be placed on a waiting list. 

To register, please visit our Youth Services Office at 71 Trevarno Road, in Livermore, or call (925) 960-2480 during business hours of Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Preschool Class Descriptions

LARPD Preschool classes offer our preschoolers the opportunity to socialize with others, problem-solve and begin learning school day routines.

Please visit our offices at 71 Trevarno Road to register between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm for in-person registration. $50 non-refundable registration fee is due at time of registration. 

Programs operate on a month-to-month basis and follow the LVJUSD calendar regarding school days offCurrently, COVID-19 guidelines, developed by the Alameda Department of Public Health, will be in place including social distancing, masks for all students, teachers, and parents, hand washing, and individual table assignments among other health and safety protocols.  As these regulations change, we will adapt to the changes as well. 


Toddlers @ Trevarno   Age 18-24 mos (6 week Sessions)

Little House, 85 Trevarno Rd  

Toddlers @ Trevarno provides an opportunity for parent/guardian and their toddler to socialize and play while developing language and cognitive skills while engaging in art, music, story time, and sensory activities. Class time is 1 hour and 15 minutes, two days per week.

Site Dates Days Time Res/NR
Little House 9/12-10/21 M&F 10:30-11:45 am $125
Little House 10/24-12/9 M&F 10:30-11:45 am $125
Little House 1/1-2/17 M&F 10:30-11:45 am $125
Little House 2/20-3/31 M&F 10:30-11:45 am $125
Little House 4/17-5/26 M&F 10:30-11:45 am $125

   


Mommy & Me (Ages 2-3)

Jane Addams, 1310 Murdell Lane

Mommy & me offers and opportunity for children to explore the routines of preschool with the comfort of their parent or guardian in class with them. Children will experience circle time, music and movement, arts and crafts and outside play. Pack a healthy, nut-free snack each day. Class time is 2 hours per day, 2 days per week. 

Site Dates Days Time Res/NR
Jane Addams 9/12-10/21 M&F 9-11 am $200
Jane Addams 10/24-12/9 M&F 9-11 am $200
Jane Addams 1/1-2/17 M&F 9-11 am $200
Jane Addams 2/20-3/31 M&F 9-11 am $200
Jane Addams 4/17-5/26 M&F 9-11 am $200


Tiny Tots (3 years old by September 1, 2022)

Through active exploration, in the classroom and outdoors, preschoolers will develop competencies in decision-making, reasoning, problem solving, and social skills. Activities will encourage hands on learning, through self-discovery and interaction with others. Identifying shapes, primary colors, letter recognition and numbers will be included in a well-rounded curriculum with a balance of indoor and outdoor activities.  Pack a healthy nut free snack each day.  Children must be able to use the restroom independently.

Tiny Tot Classes will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 – 11:30, Classes at Little House will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11:30 – 2:00.

Class time will extend and additional 30 minutes in January with a tuition increase to $300

Site Address Class Days Time Fees

Jane Addams

1310 Murdell Lane Preschool T-W-Th 9-11:30 am $250

May Nissen

685 Rincon Ave Preschool T-W-Th 9-11:30 am $250

Little House

85 Trevarno Road Preschool T-W-Th 10:30-1 pm $250
Rancho 401 E. Jack London Blvd Preschool T-W-Th 9-11:30 am $250


Pre-K (4 years old by September 1, 2022)

While engaged in thoughtful, age-appropriate play, children gain confidence for kindergarten readiness, build relationships, problem-solve, practice conflict resolution, expand language, understand limits, and spark creativity.  Children will participate in music and movement, art and outdoor activities and a modified version of circle time. Pack a healthy nut free snack each day.

Children must be able to use the restroom independently.

Site Address Class Days Time Fees

Christensen

5611 Bridgeport Circle Pre-K T-W-Th 9-12 pm $300

Jane Addams

1310 Murdell Lane Pre-K T-W-Th 9-12 pm $300

Robert Livermore Community Center

4444 East Ave, Poppy Room Pre-K T-W-Th 9-12 pm $300
Rancho 401 E. Jack London Blvd Pre-K T-W-Th 9-12pm $300

   

Preschool Class Descriptions

Our preschool programs are part-time and focus on play-based learning. Parents are encouraged to volunteer to assist in the classroom.

Toddlers @ Trevarno   Age 18-24 mos (6 week Sessions) Little House, 85 Trevarno Rd  

Toddlers @Trevarno provides an opportunity for parent/guardian and their toddler to socialize and play while developing language and cognitive skills while engaging in art, music, story time, and sensory activities. Class time is 1 hour and 15 minutes, two days per week.

Tiny Tots (3 years old by September 1, 2022)

Through active exploration, in the classroom and outdoors, preschoolers will develop competencies in decision-making, reasoning, problem solving, and social skills. Activities will encourage hands on learning, through self-discovery and interaction with others. Identifying shapes, primary colors, letter recognition and numbers will be included in a well-rounded curriculum with a balance of indoor and outdoor activities.  Pack a healthy nut free snack each day.  Children must be able to use the restroom independently.

Preschool (3 years old by September 1)

Through active exploration, in the classroom and outdoors, preschoolers will develop competencies in decision-making, reasoning, problem-solving, and social skills. Activities will encourage hands-on learning, through self-discovery and interaction with others. Identifying shapes, primary colors, letter recognition, and numbers will be included in a well-rounded curriculum with a balance of indoor and outdoor activities.  When COVID-19 Restrictions ease, parents/guardians are encouraged to participate at least one day per month. Children must be able to use the restroom independently.

Pre-K (4 years old by September 1)

When engaged in thoughtful, age-appropriate play, children gain confidence for Kindergarten readiness, build relationships, problem-solve, practice conflict resolution, expand language, understand limits, and spark creativity.  When COVID-19 Restrictions ease, parents/guardians are encouraged to participate at least one day per month. Children must be able to use the restroom independently.

Preschool Program FAQs

How old must my child be to join your program?

Although we are a month-to-month program, we base our school schedule on the Livermore Valley Joint School District Calendar. For the enrolling school year, children will be:

  • Little Learners: 2 ½ years old by September 1
  • Preschool: 3 years old by September 1
  • Pre-K: 4 years old by September 1
Must my child be "potty-trained?"

Children must be able to use the restroom independently. Our Little Learners, Toddler, and Parent programs are the only exceptions. In our Little Learners class, parents remain in the class with their child until their child is able to use the restroom independently.

Do parents participate in the class?

We believe that your involvement in the school experience is one of the best things you can do to help your child's learning achievement and success. Parents/guardians are encouraged to participate at least one day per month. All of our parent volunteers are fingerprinted.

Can I register my child full-time?

Our preschool program offers part-time/recreational classes, not exceeding nine hours per week, depending on age.

What is your preschool philosophy?

We believe children learn best through meaningful play. Our play-based, child-centered program reflects the integration of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, language and self-help areas for the total development of the child. Meaningful play encourages curiosity, discovery and problem solving which allows individual growth and development of a positive self-image.

Will my child be ready for kindergarten?

Our preschool teachers attend training, along with the School District kindergarten and transitional kindergarten teachers, on the CA Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Framework. We include activities within our play-based program to increase the knowledge and skills that most children can be expected to exhibit in a high-quality program before entering kindergarten.