The City of Oxnard Recreation and Community Services offers two kinds of preschool programs: year-round on-site programs, and our mobile Preschool to You program. Additionally, we have a selection of recreational classes for preschool age children. See the sections below for more information.
Tiny Tots and Pre- K Experience, are ongoing programs that run 9 ½ months. To enroll in these programs, parents must commit and agree that their child/ children will participate in all months and pay a one-time registration fee per child, per program. Registration fee includes material supplies, t-shirt, and a guaranteed spot for your child.
Registration for these programs begins in mid-late summer, and continues till the winter. Call our office at (805) 385-7995 for registration status.
Tiny Tots (Ages 3 – 4)
This program is designed to prepare children for future school experience. Students will participate in arts, crafts, music, creative rhythms, play activities and motor development designed to develop their self awareness and group socialization skills. Children should bring a snack to eat at break time. Tiny Tots is open to 12 students.
This class is taught by Laura Ketterman, and is offered at the Durley Preschool (Youth Center) 910 Hill Street. The program fee is $150 per month, and classes are Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Pre-K Experience @ PACC (Ages 4 – 6)
This program is designed to prepare children for future school experience. Students will participate in arts, crafts, music, creative rhythms, play activities and motor development designed to develop their self awareness and group socialization skills. Students will learn the ABC’s, name /sound identification and numbers 1-20. Children should bring a snack to eat at break time. Pre-K Experience is available for registration, on a first-come, first served basis. Pre-K Experience is open to 15 students.
Offered at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way (Youth Center). The program fee is $150 per month, and classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Preschool to You!
Preschool To You is a weekly mobile program for children ages 3 1/2 to 5, held at neighborhood parks. Activities focus on small & large motor skills, and social skills. Parent attendance and participation is required. We will also have special events, field trips, and special guest visits!
Mondays: 9:00 – 11:00 am Rio Lindo Park, 841 Blanca St
Tuesdays: 9:00 – 11:00 am Lemonwood Park, 2055 San Mateo
Wednesdays: 9:00 – 11:00 am Orchard Park, 2130 Edelweiss
Thursdays: 9:00 – 11:00 am Southwinds Recreation Center, 300 W Clara St
Fridays: 9:00 – 11:00 am College Estates Park, 1400 Gary Dr.
Registration forms are available at the park, however, please call before attending. Forms are also available at the Recreation and Community Services Office. Children must be age 3 1/2 to 4 in order to start. Children age 5 can attend, but must not be attending any other preschool program. Proof of immunization, birth certificate, and parent’s ID are required for registration.
Recreation Classes for Preschool Age Children
We also offer recreation classes for children under age 6. Additionally, we also host Parent-and-Me classes, during select seasons. To see our current offerings, as well as all our other classes, visit our Active Net class registration site.