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


2021 Fall Tiny Tots Logo

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.

Small Fry Classes are open to those who are 3 years to 3 years, 11 months.  Tiny Tot Classes are open to those who are 4 to 5 year olds, Pre-Kindergarten.  We are introducing a Combination Class at Woodstock and Godfrey Parks for 3 to 5 year olds for the 2021 Fall Session.    Siblings can attend this class together if they are 3 to 5 years.

ARPD Programs follow all Alameda County Health protocols.

How Do We Register?

  • Online Registration for our Fall Tiny Tot Program will begin on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 9:00 am.  Please note that if you register online, full payment by credit card will be required.  If your Fall Tiny Tot site is full, please add your child's name to the waiting list.  You will be contacted once a spot becomes available.
  • If you wish to set up a payment plan or register by email, send form to arpd@alamedaca.gov
  • You may also mail registration form with proof of age and payment to: ARPD, 2226 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

At the time of submission, masks are still required but this may change by the Fall 2021.

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)

PROOF OF AGE IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION FOR ALL RETURNING AND NEW STUDENTS  - NO EXCEPTIONS!  Please email proof to Adele Hope, Program Coordinator at: ahope@alamedaca.gov

Activities will include a variety of:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Storytelling
  • Games
  • Cooking
  • Music
  • Motor Fitness
  • Outside Play
  • Introduction to Tennis for some Tiny Tot classes during Fall and Spring Sessions

2021 Fall Session Dates (14 Weeks):
Tuesday, September 7 to Friday, December 17, 2021
No Classes on:  November 11 and November 22 to 26, 2021

Godfrey Park, 281 Beach Road, Bay Farm Island    
McKinley Park, 2165 Buena Vista Ave
Woodstock Park, 351 Cypress Street
Fall Small Fry Class
3 Yrs to 3 Yrs, 11 Mos 
Tuesday / Thursday (2 Days) 
9:00 am to 12:00 noon
McKinley Park
Class #12446


Fall Tiny Tot Classes
4 Yrs to Pre-K 
Mon / Wed / Fri (3 Days) 
McKinley Park

Morning Class:
9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Class #12444

Afternoon Class:
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Class #12445
NOTE:  Afternoon Class CANCELLED
due to low enrollment


Fall Combo Classes
3 Yrs to Pre-K 
9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Monday to Friday (5 Days)
Godfrey Park
Class #12442
Monday to Friday (5 Days)
Woodstock Park
Class #12443


Days   Full
Two (2)
Four (4)
Small Fry Class
(3 Yrs-3 Yrs, 11 Mos)

2 Days (Tue / Thurs)
 $672  $351
Tiny Tot Classes
(4 Yrs to Pre-K)

3 Days (Mon / Wed / Fri)
 $1,008 $519
Combo Classes
(3 Yrs to Pre-K) 

5 Days (Monday to Friday)
 $1,680  $870

*1st Payment Due Upon Enrolling; 2nd Payment Due On September 15, 2021
**Or you can make 4 payments by paying through auto pay
 (payable on August 15, September 15, October 15 and November 15, 2021)

Contact Adele Hope, Program Coordinator at (510) 747-7553 or email:  ahope@alamedaca.gov