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The Learning Garden

About The Learning Garden

"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.

12 Months 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. 

Young Toddlers (12 Months - 18 Months old)

DOB: March 1, 2022 - September 1, 2022

Dates: January 17 - May 22, 2024

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Room: Simi Institute - Room 507

Teacher: Kay

Course Fee: $250

Older Toddlers (18 Months - 24 Months old)

DOB: August 31, 2021 - February 28, 2022

Dates: January 18 - May 23, 2024

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Room: Simi Institute - Room 507

Teacher: Kay

Course Fee: $260

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. 

2 Years Old 

Must be 2 years old by September 1, 2023

Dates: January 16 - May 21, 2024

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Room: Simi Institute - Room 505

Teacher: Kay

Course Fee: $280

Class is full. Contact Nathalie Hayden to be added to waitlist: nathalie.hayden@simivalleyusd.org

3 - 4 Years Old

Must be 3 years old by September 1, 2023

Dates: January 16 - May 23, 2024

Day: Tuesday & Thursday

Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Room: Simi Institute - Room 506

Teacher: Russell

Course Fee: $410

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.

3.5 - 5 Years Old

MONDAY / WEDNESDAY / FRIDAY GROUP (CLASS IS FULL)

Must be 3 years old by March 1, 2023

Dates: January 17 - May 24, 2024

Day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Room: Justin Early Learners Academy

Teacher: Toole

Course Fee: $600

Class is full. Contact Nathalie Hayden to be added to waitlist: nathalie.hayden@simivalleyusd.org

TUESDAY / THURSDAY GROUP

Must be 3 years old by March 1, 2023

Dates: January 16 - May 23, 2024

Day: Tuesday & Thursday

Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Room: Justin Early Learners Academy

Teacher: Toole

Course Fee: $410

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Registration

Now enrolling for Spring 2024!

To register, please visit our Business Office (Room 301) between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. A $75 deposit is required to hold your spot with the remaining balance due by the first day of class.

Please Note

  • Preference for enrollment given to students currently enrolled

  • Immunization records are required the first day of school
  • No siblings over 4 months old allowed

Multiples

Parents of twins and triplets must work extra days in the classroom. If a child comes two days a week the parent must participate one extra day a month. If a child comes three days or more a week the parents must participate two extra days a month.

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Class Locations

Simi Institute for Careers & Education

1880 Blackstock Ave

Simi Valley, CA 93065

805.579.6200

 

Justin Early Learners Academy (JELA)

2245 N. Justin Ave

Simi Valley, CA 93065

805.520.6619