Bright Futures Preschool
Located on the Loma Vista Immersion Academy campus, Bright Futures Preschool is a half-day preschool program funded by the California Department of Education’s Child Development Division and operated by Old Adobe Union School District's Child Development Department. We are a Quality Counts program and are designed to meet the developmental needs of three and four-year old children and to support their readiness for TK and/or Kindergarten.
About Bright Futures Preschool
Our goal is to provide preschoolers and their families with the tools they need to support each student's social-emotional, physical, cognitive, academic, and creative development, and to celebrate each child and their full identity. We are guided by the California Preschool Learning Foundations, California Desired Results, the California Teaching Pyramid, and NAEYC’s Four Goals of Anti-Bias Education. Our preschool teachers work closely with OAUSD kindergarten teachers to enhance the preschool curriculum & to prepare each student for success in TK and/or Kindergarten.
Who We Serve: We provide a developmentally-appropriate preschool program for children ages 3 to 5 years or until entering kindergarten. Eligible children have their 3rd or 4th birthday on or before December 1st of the current program year. Children who have their 3rd birthday after December 2 may be enrolled on or after their third birthday. More about eligibility here.
The first 24 eligible children, according to the criteria established by the California Department of Education Early Learning and Care Division, who fill out their application information completely and qualify under the said guidelines by June 30 each year will be accepted into the Bright Futures Preschool program for the upcoming school year. All applicants are placed on our in-house eligibility list, which follows mandated California Department of Education Child Development Division guidelines, and will be notified when an opening occurs. More about enrolling here.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
Bright Futures Preschool celebrates the richness that every person’s unique attributes add to the community. We are committed to developing and maintaining an inclusive and equitable program, one that honors every family’s funds of knowledge, meets each student where they are in their personal development, and ensures that every student’s full identity is valued and supported. The Bright Futures team will work to integrate diverse representation throughout every aspect of the program, and will create a welcoming and respectful environment for all clients and staff.
Hours of Operation: Bright Futures Preschool operates (5) days per week, 180 calendar days of the school year. We follow the Old Adobe Union School District calendar each year and are open for the same 180 school days as our TK-6th grade students. Our program is a half-day program that runs from 8:45am to 11:45am each day.
Staff/Student Ratio: 8:1 or better; 24 students total enrolled.
Fees: The cost of this program is supplemented by our CSPP and Pre-K Family Literacy Grants, as well as our QRIS Stipend and additional one-time funds. There is no cost for families to enroll in or attend Bright Futures Preschool.
English Handbook; Spanish Handbook
Parent/Caregiver Participation and Support:
- Volunteering: We value having parents and caregivers in the classroom! Please contact Lead Teacher Selfa Gonzalez for a Volunteer Application Packet.
- Parent/Caregiver Advisory Committee (PAC): includes parents in decision-making and participation in the preschool self-evaluation process, planning and implementing family education workshops/training sessions to address the needs of families and to support student achievement and providing parents with resources to use at home along with all other learning activities. PAC meetings are scheduled throughout the school year. The time and dates to be determined.
- To access additional programs and services in our community, visit the Sonoma County First 5 Parents' Resource Guide.
Religious Instruction and Worship: Bright Futures Preschool refrains from all religious instruction and worship, including explicit celebration of holidays.
Questions, Feedback, or Concerns: Please follow these steps should you have any questions or concerns about your experience with Bright Futures Preschool:
- Contact Preschool Lead Teacher Selfa Gonzalez at 707-975-5058 or at email@example.com
- Contact Director of Child Development Rebecca Hachmyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you feel your concerns have not been resolved, please contact Community Care Licensing at 707-588-5026 or refer to Old Adobe Union School District's Uniform Complaint Procedures in the Family Handbook.
Bright Futures Preschool Location:
Loma Vista Immersion Academy
Child Development Department
207 Maria Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954
Bright Futures Preschool Lead Teacher:
Selfa Gonzalez, email@example.com, 707-975-5058
Child Development Departmental Secretary:
Vanessa Sandoval, firstname.lastname@example.org, 707-765-4366
Director of Child Development:
Rebecca Hachmyer, email@example.com
Enrollment Information here
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.