Administered through Santa Cruz City Schools' Adult School, the
district's pioneering early childhood education programs follow a parent
participation model. Through active parent participation, both costs
and class sizes are kept low. Utilizing credentialed teachers, our
preschools not only prepare children for school, they enable parents to
share information, build friendships and a sense of community, and learn
how to advocate for their children.
Santa Cruz Parent Education Nursery School 18 mos.-5 yrs.
411 Roxas Street, Santa Cruz
Soquel Parent Education Nursery School 2½ - 5 yrs.
401 Old San Jose Road, Soquel (Soquel High Campus)
Westside Parent Education Nursery School 2½ - 5 yrs.
1231 Bay Street, Santa Cruz (Bay View Elementary Campus)
Beach Flats Family School, 2½ - 5 yrs.
Beach Flats Community Center 1333 Leibrandt Avenue, Santa Cruz
Pre-K at Gault Elementary
1320 Seabright Avenue, Santa Cruz (Gault Elementary Campus)
The Gault Pre-K Program, administered by Campus Kids Connection,
readies 4-year-olds for Kindergarten. By providing an environment that
develops learning and social skills children a prepared for
Kindergarten. This program is targeted at low-income families to reduce
the kindergarten retention rate.
1000 High Street, Santa Cruz (Westlake Elementary Campus)
Bridges-to-Kinder Pre-K/Pre-school, administered by Santa Cruz City
Schools' Adult School, provides an early education program for children
ages 2½ through 5 to gain a jump-start in their schooling. The
Pre-K/Pre-school children participate in activities with K-5 students
including Life Lab, assemblies, art, library visits, music and peer
mentoring. The Pre-school program teaches children social development
skills. Pre-kindergarten focuses on pre-math and pre-literacy. Both
programs have an adult education/parent participation component.