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Pacific Grove Recreation is pleased to provide a high-quality preschool program for our community.

2024-2025 preschool Registration opens March 28th at 9:00 Am

Philosophy: Children learn best when they are provided with meaningful opportunities for play and the chance to interact with their classmates in a safe learning environment. The goal of our program is to meet the individual academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of each child through a play-based curriculum and supportive learning environment. Through developmentally appropriate activities children will have the chance for exploration and creative expression which sets the stage for a life-long love of learning.

Program Location:
Pacific Grove Community Center, 515 Junipero Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Program Requirements:
3-5 years of age. Child must be 3 years of age and "potty trained" by the first date of attendance.

Preschool Calendar:
August-May (program follows the PGUSD academic calendar)

Program Options:

2-Day Option               Tue/Thur                    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
3-Day Option               Mon/Wed/Fri            9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
5-Day Option               Mon-Fri                      9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tuition Fees / Per Month (Fees below are for the current 2023-2024 school year)
2-Day Option (T/Th)             Program Fee $217 / Pacific Grove Resident Fee $197* 
3-Day Option (M/W/F)         Program Fee $344 / Pacific Grove Resident Fee $311*  
5-Day Option (M-F)              Program Fee $562 / Pacific Grove Resident Fee $506* 

*Fees for the 2024-2025 school year are in the final stages of review and will be released soon. Fees are subject to final approval by City Council in April or May 2024. The department will hold registration spaces for the families that complete the appointment & paperwork but we wait to collect the first set of registration fees until after the new fees have been released. Please contact the Recreation Manager at 831-648-3130 with any questions.

Registration Process: We will start accepting names for the 2024-2025 school year on March 28th at 9:00 am. To place your child's name on our registration list, please call 831-648-3135 and leave message with your name, child's name, child's date of birth, and a contact number. Names will be added to the registration list according to the time stamped date of your voicemail.

A staff member will call to confirm placement on our registration list and set up an in person preschool appointment. At your preschool appointment you will have a chance to view the classroom, observe our teachers in action, and review our curriculum, daily schedule, teaching philosophy, health and safety procedures, tuition fees, special events, and other important information. It is our goal to provide parents and guardians with all the information they need during this appointment so that they can decide if our program is the right fit for their family. We will have registration paperwork ready and parents or guardians can register their student(s) in person at the end of their appointment.

We will enroll students from our registration list until program reaches capacity. Once our program reaches capacity, names will be added to our waitlist. We call parents and guardians from this waitlist as spaces open up throughout the year. 

COVID Modifications: We follow all mandates and recommendations from the California Department of Public Health, Monterey County Health Department, and the City of Pacific Grove. Extra cleaning procedures and frequent hand washing are part of the daily routine in our preschool classroom. 

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