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Bright Futures Preschool  

* License #493006889

"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

 

 

 

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.  Enrolling children must be 3 or 4 on or before September 1st of the current program year. The first 24 eligible children, according to the criteria established by the State of California Department of Child Development, 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.

We require all preschoolers be potty trained. We do not have the failities for diaper changes and pull-ups are not allowed. 

Hours

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

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Daily snack provided - snack menus are posted and distributed to families monthly. Snack donations are always welcome. Please note, Bright Futures Preschool is a nut free program.

Daily Schedule

8:45-9:15........Arrival/Circle Time

9:15-10:15.....Outside Time

10:15-11:15...Centers/Snack

11:15-11:30...Small Groups

11:30-11:45...Circle Time/Story

11:45...............Dismissal

Field Trips / Special Guest Visitors

In 2015-16 Bright Futures students visit the Pumpkin Patch in October, visited the Petaluma Community Center during the Week of the Young Child in April and Mary's Pizza Shack. Special Guest Visitors have included Petaluma Fire Department, local dentists, and the Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County. Local children's author Matthew Gollub and Jonathan London presented at the Family Literacy night where families learned about the importance and fun of reading with children. United Way of the Wine Country provides all families with a kindergarten readiness backpacks which includes bilingual books, My Plate nutrition information and a binder of activities for the famiy.

Parent Participation

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. 

Our program encourages parent/guardian participation, working in the classroom and attending parent meetings. 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. 

There are six to eight Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings throughout the school year. The time and dates are determined at the beginning of each school year. The PAC meetings are a place for parents to voice comments or concerns, assist  with fundraising to help purchase play equipment, field trips,and other program needs and learn more about what the children are learning and doing in school.

To help parents access programs and services in our community, visit the Sonoma County First 5 Parent' Resource Guide.

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     Gail Ralls          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 on page 26 of the Parent Handbook. 

Registration & Preschool Location

Loma Vista Immersion Academy

Child Development Department

Preschool Coordinator

Carrie Kent

707-765-4366

207 Maria Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954

 

Gail Ralls, Director of Child Development

707-765-4376

207 Maria Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954

                                                                                                                               

We encourage you to visit our program & meet our staff!      Thank you for your interest in our Preschool program!

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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