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LARPD Preschool Program

Preschool Program

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:

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

Registration for Preschool and Pre-K takes place in early March for the upcoming school year. Please contact our Preschool Office at 925-960-2480 for more information.

How to Enroll

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) 960-2480 during business hours of Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Preschool Class Descriptions

Preschool Summer Camp Programs - Registration Opens 4/6/21

LARPD PRESCHOOL CAMPS

  • $150 per session
  • Classes  are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
  • Age for Preschool Summer Camp:  3.5 (by June 1, 2021) – 5 years 

LARPD Preschool Summer Camps offer a traditional camp experience emphasizing fun, hands-on activities and learning adventures. Be prepared to get messy and bring a healthy, nut-free snack each day. Children must be able to use the restroom independently to participate. 

COVID-19 guidelines, developed by the Alameda Department of Public Health Department, will be in place including social distancing, masks for all students and teachers, hand washing, and individual table assignments to name a few.  


Program Information 

We are offering three (3) - two (2) week sessions in our two classrooms at Jane Addams Room A and Room B.   There will be a week between sessions for cohort safety. Participants must sign up for both weeks.

To register, please call or visit the Preschool Office, 71 Trevarno Rd, Livermore, CA 94551. (925) 960-2480. Online registration is not available for Preschool Summer Camp.


Camp LocationJane Addams Preschool,1310 Murdell Lane

Session 1

Week 1: June 22, 23, 24

Week 2: June 29, 30, July 1

Room A: Art Studio: Exploration of different art mediums, techniques, and stories about famous artists. 

Room B: Boardwalk: Games, music, art, and summertime fun; Ocean Exploration: Sand, water, shells, fish, and all things ocean.

Session 2

Week 1: July 13, 14, 15

Week 2: July 20, 21, 22

ROOM A: Science Lab: Hands-on Science through play and discover. STEM activities on some of our favorite fairy tales.

ROOM B: Going on a Dragon Hunt! If you've ever enjoyed going on a Bear Hunt, you'll love going on a Dragon Hunt! It's a perfect blend of yoga and mindfulness while having fun - indoor and outdoor activities.

Session 3

Week 1: August 3, 4, 5

Week 2: August 10, 11, 12

ROOM A: Fairy Tales: Storytelling, dramatic play, art, music and movement, and STEM-based on our favorite fairy tales.

ROOM B: Bugs, Bees, and Butterflies: Discover how important the 3 B's are for our environment through books, songs, art, and outdoor discoveries.

Fall 2021-2022 Preschool Information

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

This schedule and rates are based on the 2021/22 Preschool Program and are subject to change. Open registration for the 2021/2022 preschool year begins Monday, April 26, 2021. Online registration is not available for these classes. Please visit our offices at 71 Trevarno Road to register between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm for in-person registration.

Programs operate on a month-to-month basis and follow the LVJUSD calendar regarding school days off.

Christensen, 5611 Bridgeport Circle

Type         Days               Time          Fee (monthly)

Pre-K     T/W/TH         9-12:00pm         $300

 

Jane Addams, 1310 Murdell Lane

Type            Days            Time      Fee (monthly                     

Pre-K         T/W/TH        9-12pm          $300

 

Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave - Poppy Room

Type           Days          Time            Fee (monthly)

Pre-K       T/W/TH       9am-12pm         $300

 

Jane Addams, 1310 Murdell Lane

Type                  Days           Time            Fee (monthly) 

Preschool         T/W/TH        9–11:30pm     $230

 

May Nissen, 685 Rincon Ave.

Type               Days             Time           Fee (monthly) 

Preschool    T/W/TH        9-11:30pm      $230

Preschool classes will increase to three hours in January with a tuition increase to $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.

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.