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Preschool 2020-2021 School Year

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The Rec Expo Week scheduled for April 20–23, has been postponed due to the Shelter in Place order and the uncertainty of when and how it will be lifted.  Once we hear from the State and County, we will reschedule the Rec Expo with the opportunity to receive the 10% discount on eligible camps, classes and programs.  We apologize for any inconvenience, and we look forward to seeing you all again in the near future.   

We will give all of our families as much advanced notice on the new dates using all of our communication tools including posting on the City Webpage, eBlasts, Facebook and Social Media posts, signboards, and more.  On behalf of the City of Hercules Parks and Recreation department, we sincerely hope that you and your family are safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. Stay Safe and Healthy.


Make your child’s first learning experience a happy and memorable one with our Preschool Program. This program offers 4 Tiny Tot phases of learning to prepare your child for their upcoming school years.  Staff teaches a theme-based curriculum with an academic component.  Children are offered the basic learning skills of language, fine motor skills, communication skills, social development, shapes, colors, numbers and gross motor development.  We enhance social and emotional development through directed activities, play and instructional material, music, and so much more.  You will need to send a healthy snack in a lunch box style bag, no peanut products are allowed on site.  Children must be completely potty trained and no pull-ups.


*** Due to the shelter in place order over the concern of COVID-19 and its effects on all of our lives, the Parks and Recreation Department will be doing the following with regards to our Preschool, Breakfast Club, Afterschool and Teen programs…

New fall registration Information for 2020-2021 school year

Current families: Preschool/Breakfast Club/Afterschool (RAP)/Teens

Priority registration for the 2020-2021 school year will be extended to April 15. Current families can register between March 23 and April 15. 

To register: Look for the registration packet that will be sent via email. Delivery of completed packet along with payment may be done through one of the methods outlined below.

Public registration: Preschool/Breakfast Club/Afterschool (RAP)/Teens

Public registration will now begin on April 20. 

*The REC EXPO WEEK 10% discount does not apply to the above programs. However, you can receive a 10% discount off other programs and classes the Park and Recreation department offers if paid in full. 

Assuming the shelter in place order we will still be in effect, there will be three ways to drop off your registration packets and take payment.

  • Email:
  • Drop-box (open 24 hours): at CSC 2001 Refugio Valley Road
  • Phone: (510) 799-8291 


There are two (2) acceptable forms of payment: either by check or credit card. Each packet will have a credit card form attached to the registration packet on the back page. If paying by check, attach to check to packet. 

If shelter in place has been lifted, the Community Swim Center will take registration from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. during REC EXPO week. Since all this information is still very fluid and constantly changing/updating, we will plan to send more communication as we get closer.  Thank you for your support and patience during this unprecedented time, and above all stay safe. ***


For more information about Tiny Tots, call the Hanna Ranch Child Care site at (510) 245-4803 or the Community Center at (510) 799-8291. 

Little Learners
Designed to introduce 3 year olds to their first pre-school experience with an academic component. The development model includes Letter of the Week with a monthly theme and curriculum.  The emphasis of this class is learning how to work with others in a variety of social ways and develop emotional, physical and creative aspects of the child.

Hanna Ranch Kidz Center Tuesday & Thursday
 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 

Little Learners Multi-Age
Designed for 3-4 year old children with the emphasis on learning through collaborative play with an academic component. The children work in groups to build their social/emotional development through age-appropriate activities. This class is for the older 3 year old and the younger 4 year old.  The 4 year old in this class will not be going to Kindergarten the following school year.

 Hanna Ranch Kidz Center  Monday/Wednesday/Friday  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This program is a Kindergarten readiness program. Children will learn responsibility, independence and build confidence. We’ll introduce several basic areas: emotional, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, social and sensory development. Our 4 year old program is also a thematic-based program with an academic component.

 Hanna Kidz Center  Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday   9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Junior Kindergarten
Jr. Kindergarten is offered to students who are 4 - 5 years old. We help prepare your child for Kindergarten providing them with a strong foundation of cognitive and developmental curriculum in preparation for public Kindergarten.

 Hanna Ranch Kidz Center  Monday-Friday  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Preschool Registration and Informational Forms

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