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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: Winter 2019
    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: Winter 2019
    Instructor: Susan Stevick and Nikki Holt


    Tutoring underserved youth for a brighter future!

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Instructor: DreamCatchers Tutors


    “Beta test” our upcoming math review programs while they are under construction. Refresh your own skills, and learn how to teach math. Courses last 1-2 weeks.

    Duration: 1 or 2 wks / ONLINE

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Price: No Fee *
    Instructor: Eve Sutton, eve@well.com

  • 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: January 10 to March 28
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 6–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rms 213, 214, and 215

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Price: $120 per person / $155 per couple - includes workbook, light dinners, childcare for children ages 3–15
    Instructor: Palo Alto Police Department Staff

    4120 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

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

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Instructor: PreSchool Family Staff