Bright Futures Preschool
* License #493006889
Bright Futures Preschool is operated by Old Adobe Union School District (OAUSD) and is located on the Loma Vista Immersion Academy school campus. Following California Department of Education and OAUSD reopening guidelines, Bright Futures Preschool will be operating as a Distance Learning program from August 19 - October 31, 2020.
What is Distance Learning - In this new time of distance learning with Preschool children, our teachers will work to support parents and to provide activities that will help to further learning for the children. Our preschool distance learning program will consist of weekly newsletters with curriculum links to activities and resources, Zoom class meetings and special virtual activities.
Bright Futures Preschool is an academic readiness program designed for three and four year old children. We are funded by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division. Our program follows state standards for Desired Results Developmental Profiles and is designed to flow into the standards set for Kindergarten.
Bright Futures operates (5) days per week, 180 calendar days of the school year. Our goal is to provide preschoolers and their parents the necessary tools needed to succeed in their academic futures. As part of Old Adobe School District, our preschool teachers work closely with OAUSD kindergarten teachers to enhance the preschool curriculum & prepare the children for academic success.
Enrollment - We provide developmentally appropriate preschool and kindergarten readiness 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.
The first 24 eligible children, according to the criteria established by the California Department of Education Early Learning and Care Division, who have filled 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 that follows mandated State of California guidelines and will be notified when an opening occurs.
Hours of Operation - Monday – Friday, 8:45 AM-11:45 AM. Per our license, we cannot accept children prior to 8:45 AM. Students must attend every day or have an excused absense.
Fees - No Charge.
Daily snack provided - snack menus are posted and distributed to families monthly. Please note, Bright Futures Preschool is a nut free program.
We require all preschoolers be potty trained. We do not have the facilities for diaper changes and pull-ups are not allowed.
Sample Daily Schedule - This schedule is subject to change.
10:00-11:00...Free Choice Centers/Snack
Field Trips/Special Guest Visitors - During the ongoing public health emergency we have suspended having any special guest visitors or taking the children on fieldtrips. Once the emergency has ended we will resume these activities.
Bright Futures students visit the senior rehabilitation center and the Petaluma Community Center during the Week of the Young Child in April. Special Guest Visitors include a Sonoma County librarian, Petaluma Fire Department, and local dentists. Families are invited to participate in our bi-monthly Colors of Spanish family literacy program which presents stories, music and movement in Spanish.
Parent Participation - During the public health emergency, parent/guardians may not work in the classroom. Parent meetings will be held remotely using Zoom. Dates and times of the meeting will be set once we resume classes in August.
Our program encourages parent/guardian participation by working in the classroom, attending parent meetings, or participating as a member of the Parent Advisory Committee. We truly value and appreciate help in the classroom, or prepping a project at home. Children benefit when their family and school work together. This is your opportunity to share the school day with your child as well as having fun and seeing what your child's day is like at preschool.
Before working in the classroom, parents are required to provide a Statement of Good Health, proof of vaccination or immunity for measels/mumps/rubella, proof of immunization for pertussis (whopping cough), annual immunization for influenza dated between August - December and a copy of a negative TB test taken in the last four years.
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) includes parents in decision-making and participation in the preschool self-evaluation process, planning and implementing parent 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 help parents access programs and services in our community, visit the Sonoma County First 5 Parent' Resource Guide.
Open Door Policy - During the public health emergency, no visitors are allowed in the classroom.
We invite parents/guardians to drop in, unannounced, at any time. Stop by and see us whenever you wish. However, please be respectful of our program on days you will not be working in the classroom. Please depart from the school campus immediately after your child has been signed in and greeted.
Refrain from Religious Instruction and Worship
Bright Futures Preschool refrains from religious instruction and worship.
Health & Safety Concerns
Please follow these steps should you have any concerns regarding your child’s health and safety:
1. Contact Preschool Associate Teacher: Selfa Gonzalez 707-975-5058
2. Contact Preschool Coordinator: Carrie Kent 707-765-4366
3. Contact Director of Child Development Rebecca Hachmyer 707-765-4376
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 Districts Uniform Complaint Procedures in the Parent Handbook.
Registration & Preschool Location
Loma Vista Immersion Academy
Child Development Department
207 Maria Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954
Rebecca Hachmyer, Director of Child Development
207 Maria Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954
"This program has been amazing for my child and family. I love the teachers and didn't expect such care and professionalism from a subsidized program. I love this school." ~ Bright Futures parent
Thank you for your interest in the Bright Futures Preschoop program. We encourage you to visit our program & meet our staff!
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.