Small Frys & Tiny Tots (3 to 5 Yrs, Pre-K) - Fall Session

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.  But for children, play is serious learning.  Play is really the work of childhood." - Fred Rogers

2020 Fall Small Frys & Tiny Tots Program  

The Alameda Recreation and Park Department's Preschool offers a play-based, recreational program for children ages 3 to 5 years old (Pre-Kindergarten).  This program has been serving the City of Alameda for over 50 years and is a great opportunity for your child to develop their social skills while possibly making lifelong friends.  Come join us as we use a variety of tools to help your child learn about the world around them through ABC's, numbers, colors, and shapes.  Every day will bring a new day of discovery.

ARPD Programs follow all Alameda County Health protocols.  This includes masks, hand washing, facility cleaning and small groups.  Safety for participants, staff and community is our top priority.

Registration for the 2020 Fall Session is underway!

How Do We Register?

  • E-Mail all information with payment to:
  • Mail all information with payment to:   Alameda Recreation and Park Department, 2226 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
  • Online, FAX and Phone Registration are not available for this program
  • Please note that the ARPD Main Office is CLOSED to the public

Attention Parents/Guardians:
Please provide details regarding your child's medical needs and/or any physical, emotional or developmental disabilities he/she may have.

Safety is of the utmost importance for all ARPD participants.  Providing ARPD with this information is necessary so that we may determine if and how we can safely support your child.  Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis with a Program Supervisor.

  • There is a $1 per minute late fee per child for every minute you are late picking up your child from the program - payable that day
  • No credits, refunds or make-ups given when your child is absent from the program
  • All children must be signed out by an Authorized Person each day

All children must be:

  • Correct age on the first day of class
  • Completely potty-trained
  • Able to attend to their own personal needs to best of their ability
  • Able to separate from their parents (and parent from child)


Activities will include

  • Storytelling
  • Games
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cooking
  • Music
  • Motor Fitness
  • Outside Play

2020 Fall Session Dates (14 Weeks)

  • Mon/Wed/Fri Classes:  Monday, August 31 to Friday, December 11, 2020
  • Tues/Thurs Classes:  Tuesday, September 1 to Thursday, December 10, 2020
  • No Classes on September 7, November 11, 23 to 27, 2020
Godfrey Center
      281 Beach Road, Bay Farm Island
Leydecker Center
      3225 Mecartney Road, Bay Farm Island
Littlejohn Center
      1401 Pacific Avenue
McKinley Center
      2165 Buena Vista Avenue
Woodstock Center
      351 Cypress Street

Fees (14-Week Session):

  • Full Payment or 1st Split Payment is due at time of registration
  • 2nd Split Payment will be due on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
  • Auto pay is available for 2nd Split Payment - Contact ARPD Staff to set this up
  • A $30 late fee will be charged if payment is not received on time
  • This serves as your only reminder

Days Per Week

Full Payment

Two Payments



$519 each



$351 each

Monday to Friday


$870 each

New!!  New!!  New!!

We are introducing a Combination Class at Woodstock Center, 351 Cypress Street, Alameda for 3 Years to Pre-Kindergarten.  Siblings may attend this class if they are 3 to 5 years.  (We are unable to offer this combination class at the other sites.)

Small Fry Classes
 For 3 Years to 3 Years, 11 Months
 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
 Godfrey Mon / Wed / Fri
 Godfrey Tues / Thurs
 Littlejohn Mon / Wed / Fri
 Littlejohn Tues / Thurs
 McKinley Tues / Thurs

Tiny Tot Classes
 For 4 Years to Pre-Kindergarten
 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

 To attend 5 days/week, combine either Woodstock or Leydecker Tues/Thurs class with one of the Mon/Wed/Fri classes held at  Leydecker, McKinley or Woodstock

 Leydecker Mon / Wed/ Fri
 Leydecker Tues / Thurs
 McKinley Mon / Wed / Fri
12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Bring A Bag Lunch
 McKinley Mon / Wed / Fri*
*Minimum of 10 students required to open class

Contact Adele Hope, Program Coordinator at (510) 747-7553 or email: