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Parent & Child Programs

About The Learning Garden

Now Enrolling for Spring 2024! Visit The Learning Garden page to learn more.

"Where Children and Parents Grow Together"

Parent education classes are designed to acquaint parents with characteristics common to the toddler or preschool child, including the various stages of physical and mental development, plus effective discipline techniques for each stage. Classes provide parents with a unique hands-on involvement with their children’s education in a supportive environment with age appropriate materials and activities. A parent participation preschool is offered for children from birth to age five.

  • All credentialed classroom teachers
  • Affordable tuition
  • Classrooms available for pre-registration visits
  • Support and camaraderie for parents
  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum along with parenting curriculum
  • Common Core-based learning environment and learning through play

Programs

1-Day Program: Parent attends class with child.

2-Day Program: Parent attends one day a week, child attends both days.

3-Day Program: Parent attends one day a week, child attends three days a week. On parent’s attendance day, a discussion will be held in the classroom during school hours.

Birth to Two Years Old

Provides opportunities to learn practical application of developmental theory and to explore child rearing techniques with other parents in a supportive environment. 

2 Years to 3 Years Old

Parents participate with the child in a preschool environment. Parents discuss child development, discipline, eating, toilet learning, sleeping and additional areas of interest. The classes are filled with opportunities for children to build self-esteem, make decisions, problem solve, develop fine and gross motor skills, and to practice language and social skills. Children explore art, science, music, stories, creative and physical play. 

3.5 Years to 5 Years Old

These programs allow the parent and child to develop independence and competence through social interaction with other families. Parent discussion topics include application of child developmental theory, discipline techniques, self-esteem and the challenges of parenting. The classes are filled with opportunities for children to build self-esteem, make decisions, problem solve, develop fine and gross motor skills, and to practice language and social skills. Children will explore math, science, motor skills, art, music and language arts.

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About Project HELP

Our Project HELP program is an opportunity for parents and their elementary and middle school-aged children to receive assistance in tutoring their child in English, Math, and Writing Skills. Our program is FREE to Simi Valley elementary and middle school students only. 

Classes are held on Simi Institute's campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Simi Institute enrolls the parent and the parent brings their child to the class. They will be seated at the computer and will work together on the tutoring program. A teacher is available to assist all students.

Learn More

The Learning Garden Registration

Now enrolling for Spring 2024

To register, please visit our Business Office (Room 301) between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Contact

For more information, please call 805.579.6200.