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Learn, Understand and Grow With Your Child!

“Parent and Me” Parent Participation Preschool / Parent Education

Learn, Understand and Grow with Your Child

The Parent Education Program or “Parent and Me” Program is based on the premise that learning is a natural ongoing process. Classes are designed to train parents to create supportive, positive, developmental learning environments for their preschool children that will stimulate their physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth. This is done through participation, observation and discussion with credentialed teachers. Affordable classes are offered for children from four months to five years old, including a baby/infant class, night class and kindergarten readiness class. The program includes pre-reading, math concepts, science, music and motor skills development, in addition to various parenting topics. Children and parents learn together.


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.


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.


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


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.

Megan Suarez began her career teaching elementary education in Arizona after receiving her BA in Education from Arizona State University. After seven years in the classroom and the birth of twins… Mrs. Suarez began participating as a parent in the program with her twins when they were only 6 months old! She has enjoyed the welcoming community this program provides and the wonderful relationships she has gained and learned from. Mrs. Suarez feels extremely honored to now be a part of such an important time in many children’s lives as she shares her love of learning!