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Parent Education

Learn, Understand and Grow With Your Child!

The Parent Education Program is based on the premise that learning is a natural ongoing process. Classes are designed to train parents to create supportive and positive learning environments for their children that will stimulate their physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth. This is done through participation, observation, and discussion. The curriculum is a readiness program that includes pre-reading, math concepts, science, music, and motor skill development, in addition to various parenting topics. Children and parents learn together.

Registration*

Due to limited enrollment, registration is on a first-come, first served basis.

*Choose your classes carefully! There will be a charge of $5 to transfer or $10 processing fee to drop a class before the first day of class.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THE FIRST CLASS MEETING.

The adult is the student so the person that will be bringing the child is the one that should be enrolled.

Requirements for Registration

It is NOT necessary for children to be potty trained. Children MUST meet the age requirement of the class.

Second adult from the same family must register in the Cuesta office in order to get the 2nd adult discount. FEE FOR THE SECOND ADULT WILL BE $40.00 PER SEMESTER.

Immunization

Proof of current immunizations is required before a child may attend a Parent Education class. The immunizations required for school enrollment: DPT or DT, MMR, Hepatitis B, Hib and Varicella. An adult must have a current tuberculosis clearance. Verification of vaccination and/or immunity to influenza, pertussis, and measles must be provided before you are allowed to interact with pre-school age children in the district.

Registration Fee

2 – hour per week classes $72 + $10 material fee = $82 per Semester (Infant & Night Classes)
2 – hour per week classes $72 + $5 material fee = $77 per Semester (Math Class)
3 – hour per week classes $108 + $10 material fee = $118 per Semester
4 – hour per week classes $144 + $20 material fee = $164 per Semester
6 – hour per week classes $216 + $20 material fee = $236 per Semester
9 – hour per week classes $324 + $30 material fee = $354 per Semester

Important Policies

  • All adults attending class must be registered. This is not negotiable.
  • All children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
  • A second adult may register at a reduced fee. This registration must be done at the Cuesta office.
  • A visitor must fill out the required forms and may stay to observe only for up to 30 minutes.
  • An adult that would like to participate in an entire class may do so by filling out the appropriate forms and paying a $5 fee. This guest must be accompanied by a registered adult.
  • All students must sign waiver forms that apply to scheduled classroom time and field trip activities.

 

Parent Education Department Instructors

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Janet Aasness graduated from U.C. Irvine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She began her career teaching Elementary School in Long Beach. She has been part of the Parent Education Program at ABC Adult School since 1994. She first attended classes with her own 2 children and has served as a teacher since 1996.

Julie Brookler began her career as a Kindergarten teacher. She has been teaching Parent Education classes for over 35 years and still keeps in contact with some of her former students. Several of them were preschoolers in her classes and are now back as parents of a new generation of preschoolers.

Nancy Cham received a M.A. in Library Science from SUNY in Albany. She has been a Parent Education Instructor at ABC Adult School since 1979. She has 33 years experience as a Parent Education Instructor at ABC Adult School. Languages spoken: English, Mandarin, Tagalog.

Jill Cohen-Doron participated as a parent in the program with her 2 children over a span of 8 years. She enjoyed it so much she went back and earned her Parent Education Teaching credential from Cal State Long Beach, where she had also earned her Liberal Arts Degree. She feels strongly that the Parent Education program provides a positive experience for both parent and child.

Nancy Hom has been involved in the Parent Education Program at ABC Adult School since 1986. She attended the program for nine years as a parent. Believing strongly that parents, as well as children, gain so much from the program, she has been a Parent Education teacher since 1994. She teaches classes for parents with siblings and also for parents with pre-kindergarten children. She received her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and her Teaching Credential from CSU Northridge.

Sandy Lakin has taught in the Parent Education program at ABC Adult School for over 27 years, working with parents and children ages 1-5 years, as well as teaching Kindergarten, first and second grades. She has a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois and a Master’s Degree in Reading Education from CSU Long Beach. Teaching science has become her passion because science fosters the development of higher level thinking skills as children discover the wonders of the world around them.

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