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Parenting & Family

Palo Alto Adult School parent participation preschool helps children and adults form lasting community connections.

For 70 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. The school provides children and their families a nurturing play-based curriculum helping children develop in all areas including creativity, cooperation, peaceful conflict resolution, positive communication, fine and gross motor skills and kindergarten readiness. Our unique participatory structure allows parents to be involved in their children’s preschool education. Please contact the school for more information.

  • ENGAGING IN YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION
    (Class limited to 15 students)

    A class specifically for families with English as a Second Language who have children in the Palo Alto Unified School District.

    Quarter: Fall 2018
    Prerequisite: Children must be enrolled at Palo Alto Unified School District
    Instructor: Anjani Sarma, asarma@pausd.org

    SESSION 1

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: September 4 to October 9
    Day(s) of the week: Monday AND Tuesday
    Hour: 7–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Greendell Rm P4
    Price: No Fee *

    SESSION 2

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: October 15 to November 27
    Day(s) of the week: Monday AND Tuesday
    Hour: 7–8:30 p.m.
    Address: Greendell Rm P4
    Price: No Fee *
  • ESL FOR PARENTS (CBET)

    Palo Alto Adult School and Barron Park Elementary School offer individualized classes for parents who want to learn English and help their children with school.

    Quarter: Fall 2018
    Instructor: Susan Stevick and Nikki Holt

  • CLASES DE INGLÉS PARA LOS PADRES (CBET)

    Palo Alto Adult School y la escuela primaria de Barron Park ofrece clases individuales para los padres que quieren aprender inglés y ayudarles a sus niños con su tarea.

    Quarter: Fall 2018
    Instructor: Susan Stevick and Nikki Holt

  • PRESCHOOL FAMILY
    4120 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

    PreSchool Family is a parent education/participation program, serving families with children from birth through five years.

    Quarter: Fall 2018
    Instructor: PreSchool Family Staff

  • PARENT PROJECT® (Offered in English or Spanish)

    The Palo Alto Police Department, in partnership with the Palo Alto Adult School, offers the Parent Project. This national program was created for parents with strong-willed teens.

    Duration: 12 wks
    Date range: August 30 to November 15
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 6–9 p.m.
    Address: Greendell Rm P4

    Quarter: Fall 2018
    Price: $120 per person / $155 per couple - includes workbook, light dinners, childcare for children ages 3–15
    Instructor: Palo Alto Police Department Staff

  • DREAMCATCHERS

    Tutoring underserved youth for a brighter future!

    Quarter: Fall 2018
    Instructor: DreamCatchers Tutors