Livermore Area Recreation and Park District is dedicated to providing part-time, play-based, child-centered, educational preschool programs for children ages one (1) to five (5) years of age. We believe children learn through meaningful play. 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 which allow 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:
Registration for Preschool and Pre-K takes place in early March for the upcoming school year. Please contact our Preschool Office at 925-960-2486 for more information.
Make your child's first learning experience a happy and memorable one with our Preschool programs. To register for one of our programs, please visit our Youth Services Office at 71 Trevarno Road, in Livermore, or contact us at (925)960-2486 during business hours of Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Our parent/toddler programs are all located at the Little House location at 85 Trevarno Road. These programs are for children 12 months to 3 years of age. Sessions last eight to 12 weeks, once a week.
Healthy, engaged parents or caregivers are the best brain supports a child can have. Circle time fun, finger plays, sensory experiences and motor development opportunities help young children make sense of the world they live in. There will also be time to discuss normal development and common concerns about child rearing in a relaxed environment. Class time is one hour, one day per week.
Toddlers – Children this age want to experience the world. This class provides an opportunity for parents and their toddler to socialize and play while working on developing language and cognitive skills through fun activities based on art, music, story time and other sensory activities. Class time is one hour and 15 minutes, one day per week.
Positive early experiences have a huge effect on children's chances for achievement, success and happiness. Little Explorers: Where your child can explore the routines of preschool with the comfort of a parent or guardian. Parents enjoy being with their child as they experience circle time, music and movement, art and outside play. Pack a healthy snack each day. Class time is two hours, one day per week.
Our preschool programs are part-time and focus on play-based learning. Parents are encouraged to volunteer to assist in the classroom.
Little Learners develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain self-confidence through play-based activities. An adult will participate at all times until the child is able to use the restroom independently and one day per month thereafter.
Play-based learning offers social experiences and opportunities for preschoolers to make choices. Our goal is to channel 3-year-olds into the world of learning. Parents/guardians are encouraged to participate at least one day per month. Children must be able to use the restroom independently.
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. Parents/guardians are encouraged to participate at least one day per month. Children must be able to use the restroom independently.
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:
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.
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.
Our preschool program offers part-time/recreational classes, not exceeding nine hours per week, depending on age.
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.
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.