Parent / Toddler

The Parent/Toddler Program at Newport Coast Preschool is designed as a mini-preschool session. It is a time for you and your child to interact together in a classroom environment! Participants are introduced to the fundamentals of what preschool is all about and it’s a great opportunity for children to become familiar with our campus, which helps alleviate separation anxiety when they begin attending on their own. It is through the Parent/Toddler Program that children are exposed to the beginnings of group interaction and operating in classroom setting.

Class will begin with free play in the classroom as everyone arrives. Once the group has assembled, children will be encouraged to help clean up the toys and join in on group time (including the favorite welcome Bumble Bee Song).Then, parents and toddlers will make their way to the Learning Centers, where the teachers will have set up thematic activities to practice new skills and strengthen motor skills. Following that, they will be treated to a read-aloud story and/or a music & movement activity while a snack is being set out. After they eat the snack, it time for outside play! The playground boasts a huge sandbox and climbing structure with a double slide, ride-on toys to scoot around the bike path, a playhouse for dramatic play, and a beautiful grassy area. Each session ends with a closing group time, and students love to leave with a sticker from their teacher!


  • Children in the TUESDAY class must be between the ages 18-24 months on the first day of class.
  • Children in the THURSDAY class must be between the ages 24-30 months on the first day of class.
  • Each child must have a Physician’s Report (form LIC 701) filled out by the child’s pediatrician on file.
  • Parents must have TB clearance on file before they can start the program. Expectant or nursing mothers are exempt from this requirement.

If you have previously submitted the Physician’s Report and/or TB results, you do not need to resubmit them.


  • Summer Sessionis eight (8) weeks; it coincides with the preschool’s Summer School Schedule, usually late June until mid-August. Classes are held Tuesdays or Thursdays at 10:30am-12:00noon.
  • Fall Sessionis 12 weeks; it usually begins mid-September and runs until Winter Break. Classes are held Tuesdays or Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:00pm.
  • Spring Session is 12 weeks; it usually begins mid-February and runs until the end of May. Classes are held Tuesdays or Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:00pm.
  • The Registration Fee is due at the time of registration.
  • Tuition is due on the first day of the month in which the session begins.


  • Priority registration status for future enrollment is earned by those students who have enrolled into, and attended half the classes of, at least one Parent/Toddler Session.
  • Registration for those students will coincide with Currently Enrolled and Returning Family Registration.
  • Enrollment is guaranteed for all returning Parent/Toddler students, but enrollment into any specific preschool class or schedule is not guaranteed.
  • If a child does not attend at least half of the classes in their session, priority status will be lost.


  • Registration for Summer, Fall and Spring Parent/Toddler Sessions is held during the preschool registration periods in January (for Currently Enrolled and Returning Families) and February (for New Families). Please refer to the Calendar for exact dates.
  • To register your child, please see Admissions for more information and to download the Registration Applications.