Free Pre-school Option in San Diego

Recently I was invited to do a presentation on Redirecting Children’s Behavior at this pre-school city20college20logothat is organized by Continuing Education which is under San Diego Community College District. It’s a pre-school program where child’s parents come and help run the school under the supervision and guidance of the teacher hired by the district. The school is 3 days a week, Mon, Wed and Friday from 9:00-12:00.  Here is the excerpt from the web-site:

Course focus is on building skills that strengthen families and prepare the preschool child for kindergarten. Parents develop family communication and problem solving skills while expanding their knowledge of the preschooler’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language development. The child participates in age appropriate activities in a preschool environment.

After my presentation, I had a chance to talk to one of the mothers who attested that it’s a wonderful program where you can bring in your child to have a pre-school experience and at the same time connect with other mothers. While you have your child at the school, you are assigned a specific role to help out at different activities the school offers, so you are not in the same place as your child all of the time, but it gives both you and your child a chance to have a new experience as well. While this pre-school program is completely free of charge, it does require a time commitment for the parents to attend 3 mornings a week, plus weekly meeting on Monday evenings. This semester is ending soon but if you are interested in joining for the next school year, check out their web-site!

One Comment on “Free Pre-school Option in San Diego

  1. Hi Etsuko,

    That sounds like a great program. Socialistic activities are good like that for all. I think changing things around beyond the routine helps kids be more receptive to adaptation. Then their comfort zone becomes change, and the unexpected.

    Unfortunately in our jurisdiction, parents are not allowed to contribute or help out because the teacher’s union prevents this. Their argument is that it takes a job away from a teacher.

    There’s more complexity to it than that, but it’s a massive bundle of red tape and an issue that makes the headlines some days.

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