Parenting & Family
Palo Alto Adult School parent participation preschool helps children and adults form lasting community connections. For more than 65 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. All classes are partially state supported.
4120 MIDDLEFIELD ROAD
PreSchool Family is a parent education/participation program, serving families with children from birth through 5 years. Children under the age of two attend one morning per week with a parent and the parents attend two evening classes per month. Two year-olds attend two mornings per week, three-yearolds attend three mornings per week and four-year-olds attend four mornings per week. Parents work in the classroom one morning per week regardless of the age of their child and attend two afternoon or evening parent education classes per month.
For class availability, program information and registration, please visit our website: www.psf.pausd.org or call (650) 856-0833.
- PARENT PROJECT® (Offered in English or Spanish)
Instructor: Palo Alto Police Department Staff
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. Topics addressed include: school behavior, attendance and grades; reducing arguing and conflict; understanding why teens do what they do; identifying gang involvement; music and media influences; friendships and dating; and alcohol and drug use. Cost is $120 per person or $155 couple. Class size is limited to 20. Textbook: $35. A new 12-week series will begin in January 2014. It is held at Greendell School, 4120 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
For information, go to: www.papd.org (Click on Community Involvement) or call Det. DuJuan Greene (650) 329-2274.