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PGAE Child Development Center

The Pacific Grove Adult Education Child Development Center re-opened on Monday, June 15.
All returning families will have their two-week credit, from our March closing, applied to their
tuition and automatic tuition payments will resume thereafter.

Hours of Operation:
Parent Drop Off: 7:00 a.m.
Parent Pick Up: 5:00 p.m. through August 5
Parent Pick Up: 6:00 p.m. starting August 6

Program Statement

Pacific Grove Adult Education Child Development Center is committed to providing a well-rounded environment for our children, families and educators. We do this by incorporating and setting goals for our program using the California Preschool Learning Foundations. At the Pacific Grove Adult Education Child Development Center, we believe that children are competent, capable and curious and rich in potential. We will foster the following foundations of learning which are Belonging, Well- being, Engagement and Expression within all aspects of our program.

 

Pacific Grove Adult Education Child Development Center was developed out of an identified need in our community and was funded in part through the Monterey Adult Education Consortia. The Childcare Center is open 210 days per year. Days and hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. excluding Holidays, PGUSD Professional Development Days and PGUSD observed non-student days. Due to COVID-19 our summer hours have been adjusted to 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. through August 5. We resume staying open until 6:00 p.m. on August 6.

 

We service children from 18 months to 5 years of age. The childcare environment is designed to encourage and facilitate growth in all areas of development. We believe that children learn through play and interaction with their environment.

 

Keeping in line with the California Department of Education Early Learning Foundations and credential expectations along with those of the Community College ECEs, Pacific Grove Adult Education strives to support staff in their professional development. Staff will develop professional development plans to ensure they have the resources to support children and families within the context of “How does Learning Happen” and beyond.

General Information

The Pacific Grove Adult Education Child Development Center was developed in conjunction with the
Monterey Peninsula Adult Education Consortia to respond to the need for childcare services in the
community.


Operating on our Adult Education Campus, this program offers a quality childcare program which is
designed to meet the needs of the community. We currently serve children from the ages of 18 months
to 5 years old.


Our staff is dedicated, reliable and most importantly child centered. They encourage the children to
explore and create daily. They are always searching for innovative ideas for the children. As well, our
staffing ratios meet the California Child Care Licensing standards. In addition, our staff is required by
law to undergo a Criminal Reference Check prior to employment.


The Childcare Center is open 210 days per year. Days and hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 7:00
a.m. – 6:00 p.m. excluding Holidays, PGUSD Professional Development Days and PGUSD observed
non-student days. Due to COVID-19 our summer hours have been adjusted to 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
through August 5. We resume staying open until 6:00 p.m. on August 6.

Philosophy

Our primary objective is to meet the needs of children and their families through the provision of high
quality, licensed childcare services. Our program takes into consideration the varying ages and abilities
of the children and strives to meet their unique needs within the context of the whole group. In
addition, we provide a wide variety of stimulating activities, both indoor and outdoor, to achieve these
needs.


The childcare environment is designed to encourage and facilitate growth in all areas of
development, including but not limited to social, physical, intellectual, cognitive and emotional
development. We believe that children learn through play and interaction with their environment.
We provide a variety of planned activities and experiences that are developmentally appropriate
to meet the children’s needs and allow them to maximize their individual potential within a group setting.

Group participation and play are integral parts of our program and contribute to the development of self-
confidence and sense of mutual respect. Beyond fundamental predetermined health and safety rules, we

encourage the children to learn the boundaries of behavior through a positive system of setting limits,
thereby maintaining self-respect and encourage the children to approach decision and problem-solving.

Toddler Classroom (12 Students)

Toddler Classroom (12 Students)

Teacher Jennifer Hall

Assistant Heather Radcliff

Assistant Kine Samulels

Toddler Class Daily Schedule:

Toddler Class Daily Schedule:

7:00 a.m. - Parent Drop Off & Outside play, art and activities (weather permitting)

9:15 a.m. - Cleanup, Handwashing & Snack time

9:45 a.m. - Diapers, toileting & handwashing/Individual activity sets

10:00 a.m. - Small group Circle time, calendar and songs (split group, 6 children inside, 6 children outside & rotate)

10:30 a.m. - Outdoor play, large motor & art activities

11:35 a.m. - Clean up, toileting and hand washing

11:55 a.m. - Lunch

12:30 p.m. - Nap/Quiet Time

3:00 p.m. - Wake-up, toileting, handwashing and snack time

3:30 p.m. - Clean-up, Handwashing

3:50 p.m. - Outdoor Play and activities followed by Parent pick up

Pre-Kindergarten Classroom (12 students)

Pre-Kindergarten Classroom (12 students)

Teacher Kelly Ann Joyce

Assistant Christina Bronfeld

Assistant Monica Surprenant

Assistant Sylvia Gil

Pre-Kindergarten Daily Schedule

Pre-Kindergarten Daily Schedule

7:00 a.m. - Parent Drop Off & Outside play, art and activities (weather permitting)

9:00 a.m. - Cleanup, Handwashing & Snack time

9:30 a.m. - Toileting & handwashing/Individual activity sets

9:45 a.m. - Movement and Songs, Circle time, Small Group Academics (split group, 6 children inside, 6 children outside & rotate)

10:15 a.m. - Outdoor play, large motor & art activities

12:00 p.m. - Clean up, toileting and hand washing

12:20 p.m. - Lunch

12:45 p.m. - Toileting & handwashing

1:00 p.m. - Nap/Quiet Time

3:00 p.m. - Wake-up, toileting, handwashing and snack time

3:30 p.m. - Clean-up, Handwashing

3:50 p.m. - Outdoor Play and activities followed by Parent pick up

Tuition

Tuition

 

Program

Ages

Tuition (2019-2020 school year)

Childcare

18 months - 36 months

$14,400/year

Extended Day PreSchool

3 years - 5 years

$12,000/year

 

As a courtesy, we can split the yearly tuition into 12 equal monthly payments. We accept VISA/MC, cash and checks made payable to PGAE. You may make a payment by any of the options listed below:

 
 • Automatic credit card payment program- Preferred (Sign up with Parent Education Office)
 
 • Phone in your payment
 

• Bring your payment to: Pacific Grove Adult Education Attn: Parent Education Office. 1025 Lighthouse, Ave Pacific Grove, CA 93950.

 

Please view the below documents for full information the Childcare Program, COVID-19 Safety Measures, and Parent Handbook.