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Adult Education: Parent Participation and Parent Education Preschool Program

 

Enrollment Information:

All items must be complete and presented at time of enrollment.


Preschool Registration Packet & Information for 2019-2020 school year is now available below and at the preschool office.

REGISTRATION OPENS April 24, 2019

Registration Hours: 8:30-11:30 & 12:30-2:30


Program Tour Dates:

Meet in the Mountain Meadows main office

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 12:30 PM

 

Parent Participation Program

  • Where the parent is the student and the children are the curriculum.
  • Cost:  $273 a month
  • 5 day program
  • Site:  Mountain Meadows
  • Morning Session: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Afternoon Session: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Requirements:

  • Child must be 3 or 4 on or before September 1
  • Child must be potty trained
  • Parent participates in the classroom 3 times a month
  • Parent attends Orientation and 4 meeting a year
  • Parent must have volunteer form and vaccinations completed prior to working in the classroom
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Adult Education: Parent Participation and Parent Education Preschool Program

Welcome to the Moorpark Unified School District Adult Education Parenting Programs.  Our preschool provides an environment for parents and children to learn together.  Children work within a developmentally appropriate learning environment, while parents have the opportunity to observe other preschool children and share with other parents the exciting ever-changing role of parenting. Parent education programs and guest speakers are provided to enhance each parent’s knowledge and expertise in the area of parenting.  The program is operated under Adult Education within the Moorpark Unified School District; therefore, it is the parent who is enrolled in the program rather than the child.  Any parent with a child who turns three or four years old, on or before September 1st of the fiscal year is eligible to enroll in the Adult Education Preschool program.

 

Preschool Classroom Participation- Program Requirement

In this program the parent is the student.  The instructional program is provided as follows: attendance to classes, class observation (preschool setting for children), and parent participation in the classroom (3 times a month).  Because the parent is the student, your attendance is required.  Any absence must follow the guidelines below. When you are working in the classroom cell phone use is prohibited except in an emergency situation. 

Parent Education- Program Requirement

All parents of 3 and 4 year old students are required to attend at least 4 meetings (one per quarter) per year. This does not include the Orientation Meeting. Each parent education program is approximately two hours in duration. The meetings are planned to provide information to assist participants in acquiring and improving their parenting skills.  Absence from one of the classes must be made up through a home project or assignment. The Parent Participation Program Staff will inform you of the dates and times for the parent programs.

 Parent Absences

Parent absence – If a parent is going to be absent, we ask that you find a substitute to take your place in the classroom.  If your child will not be attending class on your scheduled day, you are still required to find a parent participant to take your place.  A telephone list of all parents enrolled in the program will be provided to each parent.  All absences from the classroom must be made up through substituting for another parent during their absence.  Please call the classroom to report your absence and the name of your substitute to the Adult Education Instructor.  More than one parent absence per semester may be grounds for dismissal from the program. 

 

Vaccination Requirements for Participation

SB 792 requires that a person may not be employed or volunteer at a child care center unless he or she has been immunized against influenza, pertussis, and measles or qualifies for an exemption.  Each participating parent must have a current volunteer registration form with a copy of driver’s license in addition to the following forms on file before he/she is allowed to work in the classroom:

  • Influenza Vaccine - Volunteers must submit ONE of the following records:
    • A copy of an immunization record for influenza dated between August 1 and December 1 of each year.
    • A statement from the volunteer’s physician that there is a medical reason not to vaccinate the volunteer.
    • A statement from the volunteer’s physician that the volunteer is already immune to influenza
    • Opting out: Volunteers may decline to receive the influenza vaccine. A signed statement from the volunteer stating that they have declined to be vaccinated against the flu.
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough) - Volunteers must submit ONE of the following records:
    • A copy of an immunization record for pertussis.
    • A statement from the volunteer’s physician that there is a medical reason not to vaccinate the volunteer.
    • A statement from the volunteer’s physician that the volunteer is already immune to pertussis.
  • Measles - Volunteers must submit ONE of the following records:
    • A copy of an immunization record for measles.
    • A statement from the volunteer’s physician that there is a medical reason not to vaccinate the volunteer.
    • A statement from the volunteer’s physician that the volunteer is already immune to measles.
    • Proof that the volunteer was born before 1957 (according to the Advisory Council on Immunization Practices, “adults born before 1957 are generally considered immune to measles and mumps.”)
  • TB Test - Volunteers must submit ONE of the following records:
    • A PPD skin test
    • X-ray

Adult Education Parent Participation Program Overview

Goals and Purposes

 The goals of the Parent Education/Parent Participation Preschool Program are:

  • To provide educational experiences for parent to improve their parenting skills;
  • To provide educational experiences for parents to increase their knowledge of child development;
  • To provide opportunities for parents to observe children’s development and behavior within a structured setting; and
  • To provide parents with training and experiences in early childhood education.
  • To promote and support the cultural diversity of the families.

Competencies

Parents will:

  • Effectively demonstrate positive approaches to discipline when interacting with their children.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of active listening skills when interacting with their children.
  • Address childhood issues in a developmentally appropriate way (toileting, feeding, bedtime, sibling rivalry, television viewing, babysitter issues, etc.).
  • Foster a sense of self-worth in their children through appropriate role modeling and positive interactions.

Knowledge of child Development:

Parents will:

  • Understand developmental stages in all domains (cognitive, social, emotional, self-help, speech/language, motor).
  • Identify behaviors to be expected in each stage of development.

Observational skills:

Parents will:

  • Apply their knowledge of child development to identify areas of strength and areas of need for their individual children.

Early Childhood Education:

Parents will:

  • Support the daily schedule of activities through successful participation in the preschool classroom.
  • Identify the classroom activities centers, what materials are needed in each center, and what purpose each center provides in the development of the children.

Cultural Diversity:

Parents will:

  • Share artifacts, materials, and traditions that reflect their culture.
  • Support their child’s participation in multicultural activities and experiences.                     

Instructional Strategies:

The following instructional strategies may be utilized:

  • Assigned reading (journal articles, selected chapters from child development textbooks, etc.)
  • Videos
  • Discussion
  • Lecture
  • Guest speakers
  • Inventories/Self evaluation

Evaluation Procedures

The following methods of evaluation will be utilized:

  • Observation
  • Self-evaluation
  • Conferences
  • Surveys
  • Oral Assessments
  • Group Participation