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Preschool & Toddler Programs

Parent participation preschool and toddler programs provide a unique opportunity for parents to participate in their child's first educational experience.  For program locations and more information, please visit www.carlsbadconnect.org or consult the current Community Services Guide.

Parent-Toddler Classes

In the parent-toddler classes, parents attend each day with their child for an introduction to socialization and learn through play experience. Parent discussion topics are presented each day as part of the program.

Toddler Class Requirements

Parent participates in in each class session with child. Parent agrees to assist with bringing snack and paper supplies on a rotating basis.

Preschool Classes

In the preschool classes, we emphasize language development, socialization, problem solving, and school readiness in a nurturing environment. Daily activities include music and movement, art projects, story time, cooking, sharing and indoor and outdoor play. Children will learn about the world from teacher developed thematic units that include sea life, seasons, zoo animals, and plant life. Field trips are also taken to enhance these learning experiences.

Preschool Class Requirements

A parent or guardian is required to work two days per month as a teacher's aide and bring snacks on one of those two days. Parents must attend monthly parent education meetings once per session where current information in child development and early childhood education is presented. Kruger House parents must participate in two maintenance days per school year.

All parent/guardians assisting in the preschool program must be fingerprinted prior to the start of the session.

Fingerprint Information

Please contact Mark Olson, Recreation Area Manager at 760-602-4682 or Mark.Olson@carlsbadca.gov to set up appointment at least 1 week prior to your desired appointment date. Please note that fingerprints can only be taken on Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. The prints will be taken at the Safety Center, 2560 Orion Way, Carlsbad CA.


 New families may register starting Monday of week 4 of the previous class. This allows currently enrolled participants priority.

Scheduling a Visit

Please contact Brenda Elg, Program Coordinator at 760-434-2851 or Brenda.Elg@carlsbadca.gov to set up appointment at least 1 week prior to your desired visit date.