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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.


    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: Spring 2017
    Instructor: Susan Stevick and Nikki Holt


    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: Spring 2017
    Instructor: Susan Stevick and Nikki Holt

    4120 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

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

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Instructor: PreSchool Family Staff


    Tutoring underserved youth for a brighter future!

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Instructor: DreamCatchers Tutors

  • 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.

    Instructor: Palo Alto Police Department Staff