Pre-School Programs

For safety purposes, unless otherwise stated, the following classes are for the registered participants only. We ask you to leave your child in our care during class and to pick them up promptly when class is over. Children need to be three years old and potty trained by the first day of class.
If minimum registration has not been met, the class may be cancelled.


Programs

Tiny Tots

This program is designed to provide a varied and exciting experience for children 3-5 years. Activities will enhance socialization, assist in building self-confidence, and provide some educational experience. Children will participate in crafts, games, circle time, sharing, creative play, and other activities. Each session will have different planned activities.Children must be 3 years old and potty-trained by the first day of class.

Instructors:: Lori McCoslin &
Brandy Rice-Scharf
Ages: 3-5 years
Duration: 4 Weeks
Date(s) & Time:
Session I: M/W 3/5-3/28 9:30 AM-Noon
Session II: M/W 4/9-5/2 9:30 AM-Noon
Session III: M/W 5/7-5/30 9:30 AM-Noon
(NO CLASS May 28)
Session I: T/TH 3/6-3/29 9:30 AM-Noon
Session II: T/TH 4/10-5/3 9:30 AM-Noon
Session III:T/TH 5/8-5/31 9:30 AM-Noon
Location: Terry Ashe Rec Center
Fee: $75 (Member) $85 (Non-Member)

Future Scientists

This science based program will help your child to develop the skills of observation and exploration of the world around us. Preschool aged children have an innate curiosity and are eager to embrace all types of science activities. Children are asked to bring a small lunch or snack to class. Children must be 3 years old and potty-trained by the first day of class.

Instructors: Lori McCoslin &
Brandy Rice-Scharf
Age: 3-5 years
Dates: Mondays - 12:15 pm-1:15 pm
Session: April 9 - April 30
Dates: Tuesdays - 12:15 pm-1:15 pm
Session: April 10 - May 1
Duration: 3 weeks
Location: Terry Ashe Rec Center
Fee: $35 (member) $45 (non-member)

Stay & Play

This class encourages your child to explore the world around them. Your child will participate in hands on activities giving them the opportunity to share and use their creative side. Children are asked to bring a small lunch or snack to class. Children must be 3 years old and potty-trained by the first day of class.

Instructors:: Lori McCoslin &
Brandy Rice-Scharf
Ages: 3-5 years
Duration: 4 Weeks
Date(s) & Time:
Session I: W 3/7-3/28 12:15-1:15 PM
Session II: W 4/11-5/2 12:15-1:15 PM
Session III: W 5/9-5/30 12:15-1:15 PM

Session I: TH 3/8-3/29 12:15-1:15 PM
Session II: TH 4/12-5/3 12:15-1:15 PM
Session III:TH 5/10-5/31 12:15-1:15 PM
Location: Terry Ashe Rec Center
Fee: $35 (Member) $45 (Non-Member)

Little Hands Gardening

Hands-on gardening and how to be “green” in their everyday life. Small lessons to introduce your preschooler to leaving a smaller carbon footprint. Children are asked to bring a small lunch or snack to class. Children must be 3 years old and potty-trained by the first day of class.

Instructors: Lori McCoslin &
Brandy Rice-Scharf
Age: 3-5 years
Duration: 3 weeks
Dates: Mondays - 12:15 pm-1:15 pm
Session: May 7-May 21

Dates: Tuesdays - 12:15 pm-1:15 pm
Session: May 8-May 29
Location: Terry Ashe Rec Center
Fee: $35 (member) $45 (non-member)

Tot Soccer

In this class children will learn coordination and introductory soccer skills, kicking, passing, and the basic idea of soccer, cooperation and teamwork. Children must be 3 years old and potty-trained by the first day of class.

Instructors: Lori McCoslin &
Brandy Rice-Scharf
Age: 3-5 years
Duration: 6 weeks
Day: Fridays
Session: June 22 - July 27
LOCATION: Moore Road Ballpark
FEE: $50 (member) $60 (non-member)

Tot-Nastics

This program introduces basic gymnastics instruction to children 3-5 years. Participants will be involved in strength building exercises, tumbling, and balance beam. Children must be 3 years old and potty-trained by first day of class.

Instructors: Lori McCoslin &
Brandy Rice-Scharf
Age: 3-5 years
Duration: 6 weeks
Days: Tuesdays – 12:15pm-1:15pm
Session: June 18 - July 23

Dayss: Tuesdays – 12:15pm-1:15pm
Session: June 19 - July 24
Location: Terry Ashe Rec Center
Fee: $50 (member) $60 (non-member)

Camp Poodle Pup

Sign up your child to join in our summertime preschool camp. These hours will be spent on arts & crafts, sharing, organized indoor & outdoor games, creative play, and more. This creative children’s recreational program will enhance your child’s physical, social, and emotional well-being. Running, jumping and lots of water play for these warm weeks. Children must be 3 years old and potty-trained by the first day of class.

Instructors: Lori McCoslin &
Brandy Rice-Scharf
Age: 3-5 years
Dates: Mon/Wed – 9:30 am – Noon
6/18-7/25 (No class on July 4th)
Tues/Thurs – 9:30 am – Noon
6/19-7/26, 9:30 am—Noon
Duration: 6 Weeks
Location: Terry Ashe Rec Center
Fee: $110 (member) $120 (non-member)

Exploring Art

This program is designed to provide a closer look at using different media in exploring the world of art. Your child will make variety projects to take home. Children are asked to bring a small lunch or snack to class. Fee includes all art supplies. Children must be 3 years old and potty-trained by the first day of class.

Instructors: Lori McCoslin &
Brandy Rice-Scharf
Age: 3-5 years
Dates: Wednesdays - 12:15pm-1:15pm
Session: 6/20-7/25 (5 weeks)
No class 7/4
Fee: $42 (member) / $52 (non-member)

Dates: Thursdays - 12:15pm-1:15pm
Session: 6/21-7/26 (6 weeks)
Location: Terry Ashe Rec Center
Fee: $50 (member) / $60 (non-member)

Storytime Art

This program is designed to provide a time of listening and creating. Your child will be involved in a variety of fun and creative crafts which relate to the story read that day. Children are asked to bring a small lunch or snack to class. Children must be 3 years old & potty trained by the first day of class.

Instructors: Lori McCoslin &
Brandy Rice-Scharf
Age: 3-5 years
Days: Mondays – 12:15 – 1:15 pm
Duration: 3 Weeks
Session: March 5 – March 26

Days: Tuesdays – 12:15 – 1:15 pm
Session: March 6 – March 27
Location: Terry Ashe Rec Center
Fee: $35 (member) $45 (non-member)

Dance Class

Pre-Ballet

This class is for girls and boys and includes fun music, games and dress up while learning the basics of ballet. Dance code is any color leotard or dance dress, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. All dress code items are available for purchase at Dance Evolution Studio. Please have hair up in a bun. Boys may wear shorts, a plain fitted t-shirt, and black ballet or jazz shoes. Please bring a water bottle to class.
The final class of the session will be a demonstration that parents are invited to view.

Instructor: Dance Evolution Studio
Ages: 5-8 years
Dates: Tuesdays – 3:00 - 3:45 pm
Session: March 6 – March 27
Location: Dance Evolution Studio - 657 Pearson Rd.
Fee: $40.00 (member) $45.00 (non-member)
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Recreation Scholarships for Youth

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Paradise Recreation & Park District
6626 Skyway
Paradise, CA 95969
(530) 872-6393
Office hours: Monday-Friday   9:00am-5:00pm

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