Preschool Programs

Toddler Pre-K Programs

How do I register for a Toddler Pre K Program? Simply choose the class that is appropriate for the age of your child. If there is room in the class, you will be able to register immediately online or at the CARD Office at 545 Vallombrosa Ave. If the class is full, you will be placed on a waiting list and contacted when an opening becomes available. New students can start at the beginning of any month.

How long is the session? Our Time Together, Tiny Tots and Kinder Readiness are ongoing class. Once you are registered, you will remain registered until you notify us that your child will no longer attend. Should you choose not to continue, simply notify the CARD office so we can contact the next person on the waitlist. Find the school year's calendar here.

How do payments work? The fee for the class is due by the 1st of each month. *If payment is received on or after the 1st of the month, the fee increases by $10. Automatic payment is available for your convenience.

Toddler Program Forms

Toddler Program Forms

Required Form to be enrolled in program

Optional Forms to be enrolled in program

Extra Information

Parent Information

Welcome Letters

 

Our Time Together: Parent/Child Program for 18-35 Months Old

 Fall 2016 Begins Wed. 9/7

Our Time Together can be an exciting and fun opportunity for your child to improve current skills, learn new skills, make friends, and have fun. This is also an opportunity for us to create a parenting community and share development milestones. During the toddler years, your child will make huge strides physically, intellectually, and emotionally, whether it's learning to use the potty or stacking blocks.

Something to observe in this program is how your child plays adjacent to other children in the playgroup. This cooperative social interaction is called parallel play and helps children begin language development, build confidence, and form relationships. Your child will increasingly learn to share and become aware of other’s emotions, as well as learn cause and effect through trial and error of adjusting and solving problems in play.

Not only are our classes a wonderful bonding opportunity for you and your child, they are an excellent way to meet new friends, introduce your child to other children, and find others that will support you through the exciting adventure of parenthood.

Our Time Together Frequently Asked Questions

What is the structure of the class? Each day the classroom will be set up with developmentally age appropriate toys and activities that parents can do with their child. The teacher will be there to assist parents and children in participation. We have a single day a week option (Monday or Wednesday) or a two day a week option (Monday and Wednesday).

How many teachers are there for the class? We have one teacher for each program. The teacher is hand selected for their experience working with young children. All staff are fingerprinted.

Do I need to stay with my child during class? Yes. This class is formatted as a parent/child class with the goal of giving parents an opportunity to bond, meet other parents that have children the same age as theirs and provide parent support.

Program Instructor: Michelle Gustafson

Program Location: Dorothy Johnson Center at 775 East 16th St. in the Walnut Room 

Day Time Age
M and/or W 9:00 AM-10:30 AM 18-35 Months
 
Program Day Monthly Fee 2016-2017 School Year
Mondays Only
Wednesdays Only       
Mondays/Wednesdays
$29
$33
$56

Fees are based on total number of days in the entire school year 

New students can start at the beginning of any month!

 

 

Tiny Tots: 3-4 Year Olds

Fall 2016 Begins Tues. 9/6

A great first classroom experience for your child! This program is designed to model and teach your child age appropriate skills so they will confidently transition into a Pre-K program or Kindergarten.  We have designed the program to make learning participation fun and engaging! We strive to provide a positive, safe, and nurturing learning environment that addresses each student’s individual needs.  We know that each child has a different learning style and we will incorporate many styles while engaging all students in a fun and supportive manner.

Each day is full of fun and age appropriate activities for your child. While participating in games, music, crafts, stories and play, your child will benefit from this social environment. Our teacher encourages working with others, sharing and taking turns. Our dedicated preschool room and playground make this a perfect place for your child's first preschool experience.  Children must be potty trained before attending class.

 Tiny Tots Frequently Asked Questions

What is the structure of the class? Each day the classroom will be set up with developmentally age appropriate toys and activities for the children. Parent participation is not required, but interested parents may sign up to volunteer in the classroom.

How many teachers are there for the class? We have one teacher and one aid for the Tiny Tots program. The teacher is hand selected for their experience working with young children. All staff are fingerprinted.

Do I need to stay with my child during class? No, parent participation is not required, but interested parents may sign up to volunteer in the classroom. Parents are asked to provide snack for the class, once every other month.

Program Instructor: Leanne Miller

Program Location: Dorothy Johnson Center at 775 East 16th St. in the Walnut Room 

Day Time Age  Monthly Fee  2016-2017 School Year
T/Th 9:00-11:00 AM 3-4 years  $99 per month  

New students can start at the beginning of any month!

 

 

Kinder Readiness: 4-5 Year Olds

Fall 2016 Begins Tues. 9/6  

This program is designed to teach your child the skills he or she will need to be successful entering into Kindergarten next fall.  We have designed the program to make learning participation fun and engaging! Through play, children will be introduced to handwriting, basic math concepts, language, and phonics. Your child will leave class with confidence in their abilities, improved social skills, and an enthusiasm for learning.  

Kinder Readiness Frequently Asked Questions

What is the structure of the class? Each day the classroom will be set up with developmentally age appropriate toys and activities for the children. Parent participation is not required, but interested parents may sign up to volunteer in the classroom.

How many teachers are there for the class? We have one teacher and one aid for the Kinder Readiness program. The teacher is hand selected for their experience working with young children. All staff are fingerprinted.

Do I need to stay with my child during class? No, parent participation is not required, but interested parents may sign up to volunteer in the classroom. Parents are asked to provide snack for the class, once every other month.

Program Instructor: Amanda Jean

Program Location: Dorothy Johnson Center at 775 East 16th St. in the Walnut Room 


Day Time Age  Monthly Fee  2016-2017 School Year
M-Th* 12:15-2:45 PM* 4-5 $169 per month
*Please note that there was a misprint in our current Play activity guide, and that these are the correct days and times.
 
New students can start at the beginning of any month!