Preschool Registration Information for Fall 2024-25

OPEN PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT for our preschool program is happening NOW!  Enroll your child for our Fall 24/25 school year, which begins August 2024. Information on our classes can be found below. Call 895-2650 ext 871 or email to begin the enrollment process. Leave a message with parents name, phone number, child's name and DOB and you will receive a call back to complete your registration.

Contact Us

Our Preschool Director, Kerri Cooley, is your contact for any preschool related questions:

Phone: (530) 895-2650 ext 871
Cell: (530) 608-4806

Classes for Fall 2024-2025

Funny Frogs M/W/F 8:30-
11:30 a.m.
Brave Bears T/TH 8:30-
11:30 a.m.
Mighty Monkeys M/W 12:30-
3:00 p.m.
Lucky Ladybugs T/TH 12:30-
3:00 p.m.



Our Pre-K classes offer:

  • Low teacher ratio which allows for more attention on each child, especially when extra help is needed.
  • Instruction based on the Learning Without Tears program, which most Chico Unified and CCDS classrooms follow well into third grade. It is an early path that provides hands-on instruction for writing strategies and letter recognition to develop at an age appropriate level.
  • Two small groups/stations a day where we concentrate on enhancing kindergarten skills such as letter/number recognition, printing, cutting, following directions - all while increasing their attention span.
  • Pre-K classes develop literacy, language, math skills, and social skills while also giving more time for emotional growth before the transition into a full day class.
  • Pre-K provides the opportunity to still learn through play. Research shows that playful experiences prepare children for “deeper learning.”
  • Pre-K gives the children time to progress in their important physical development- enhance fine motor strength and skills, large gross motor skills and coordination before entering a full day classroom setting with independent stations.


Our Preschool classes offer:

  • Introduction to a classroom setting with rules and expectations.
  • Experiencing time away from grown ups- to help learn school is a safe and fun space.
  • Introduction to peers and friendships.
  • Learning through play, music and art.
  • Learning to listen and follow directions.
  • Helps transition into our Pre-K classes the following year more successfully because there is a better understanding of what is expected in a classroom setting.

Program Goals

The goals of the CCDS preschool are to create a preschool that:

  • Offers small, individualized class size with a low teacher-to-student ratio
  • Provides a safe, joyful environment that celebrates learning through multi-sensory hands-on activities
  • Encourages children to discover their environment, learn new skills and concepts, engage in activities and gain independence
  • Stimulates creative expression through art, drama, music, dance and movement
  • Welcomes parent participation to create a partnership in learning
  • Supports children in becoming lifelong learners with a positive self-image

Daily Activities

The following is an example of activities throughout the day, although the class structure does vary based on the children's needs and the time of year, among other reasons. The morning and afternoon classes follow the same basic structure. To learn more about our Preschool program, please call us at 895-2650 ext. 824 or email the preschool here.

Soft Opening & Free Choice Time 8:20 to 9:00 a.m.
Circle Time   9:15 to 9:30 a.m.
Small Group/Centers   9:30 to 9:45 a.m.
Snack 9:45 to 10:00 a.m.
Outside Play/Exploration   10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Music & Movement   10:30 to 10:45 a.m.
Small Groups/Centers   10:45 to 11:00 a.m.
Exploration/"Choice" time   11:00 to 11:15 a.m.
Clean up/Closing Circle   11:15 to 11:25 a.m.
Goodbye's   11:25 to 11:30 a.m.