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Monterey will celebrate 250 years all year long in 2020!
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Lots of fun at the Preschool Program
Monterey Recreation operates Preschool Programs, for children ages 3-5 years, at Casanova Oak Knoll Park Center, El Estero Park Center and Hilltop Park Center. Each preschool site is coordinated by the center’s Recreation Coordinator and staffed with an experienced Lead and Support Preschool Instructor.
It is our goal to instruct your child in the fundamentals of learning, surrounded by a healthy, structured and caring atmosphere. We realize the importance of developing learning skills, and our program emphasizes that children learn best through play. The curriculum is based on developmentally appropriate activities that foster the creative, social, emotional, language and physical growth of each child. We provide a safe and nurturing environment where your child's need for discovery and development is recognized, while promoting self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-determination.
Your child's daily routine will include various activities in art, music, science, math, pre-reading and writing skills, movement and story-time. Twice a year, a basic progress report will be sent home for you to track your child’s development. Preschool Instructors and Recreation Coordinators are always available to meet with you to discuss any concerns regarding your child’s Preschool experience.
Our program strives to develop acceptance and appreciation of the similarities and differences between people and cultures. Our staff models appropriate behavior and assist the children in resolving conflicts in social interaction. Children learn to accept the consequences of their decisions and strengthen problem-solving skills.
The Preschool Program is offered Monday-Friday from 10:00am until 1:00pm. 3, 4 and 5-day options are available. Registration is by appointment only. For more information and to check availability, please call the Preschool location of your choice.
Preschool Programs are available at these three locations:
Casanova Oak Knoll Park Center
Recreation Coordinator: Rachel Deis
El Estero Park Center
Recreation Coordinator: Nate Cota
777 Pearl Street
Hilltop Park Center
Recreation Coordinator: Katie Clark
871 Jessie Street