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4120 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

4120 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

PreSchool Family
Instructor: PreSchool Family Staff
Quarter: Spring 2022
4120 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 856-0833
fax (650) 493-8371

For 75 years, we have offered preschool programs organized primarily for parent education. Parents develop a deeper understanding of early childhood development and parenting skills through adult discussion classes, formal and informal observations, and community exchanges. Our unique participatory structure allows parents to be involved in their children’s preschool education.

PreSchool Family is a parent education, parent participation program serving families with children from birth through five years. The program is designed to offer parents an opportunity to learn about parenting and to actively participate in their child’s education. For children, the program offers a developmentally appropriate, play-based, educational experience. Parents join their child for one class each week during September–May regardless of the age of the child.

Parent education is the heart of our program and consistent parent participation is required in both the child and the adult classes. We are committed to supporting the welfare of the whole family. Through our program, parents develop a sense of community and strength by working with other parents and their children. We strive to enhance each child’s natural curiosity and love of learning.

We provide opportunities for children to master tasks that are appropriate for their individual level of development. Periods of free play are complemented by more structured small and large group activities.

In order to build strong families and communities, PreSchool Family serves parents and young children in a way that nurtures, respects, and educates all families, cultures, and religions. Each child and each parent are treated with respect for their individuality and unique potential.

Programs offered for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Baby and Toddler Class: Wednesday 10 a.m.–12 noon
  • 12–24 Month Old Class: Thursday 9:30–11:30 a.m.
  • 2–3 Year Old Dinner Class: Tuesday 4–6 p.m.
  • 2 Year Old Class: Monday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m.–12 noon
  • 3 Year Old Class: Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 9:15–11:45 a.m.
  • 3 Year Old Stay and Play Class: Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 9:15–11:45 a.m.
  • 4 Year Old Class: Monday–Thursday 8:30–11 a.m. or 12 noon–2:30 p.m.
  • 4 Year Old Stay and Play Class: Tuesday–Friday 9–11:30 a.m.

All programs include evening parent education classes twice a month.
For the Stay & Play Classes, children stay and play in the afternoons while parents attend parent education classes.
Families may enroll in the spring if space is available.
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For information about fall 2022 classes and registration
please visit https://greendell.pausd.org/programs/preschool-family.
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