About the Alhambra Preschool Program

  • It is the mission of the Alhambra Preschool Academy to provide a fully integrated preschool program to foster the child's social and emotional growth as well as their physical and mental development.

    The goal of the preschool is to guide each child in the growth of their total personality. Areas related to physical, mental, emotional and social development are all given equal attention when preparing a curriculum to fit the needs of each child. A child's self-expression, creativity and analytical thinking are worked out in play. Through observations, the teacher may help a child succeed in areas where they do not excel. The teachers strive to aid each child in developing a positive image of them self.

    The Following are Preschool Programs that are offered within the District:

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    AOK Preschool Program 

    • Alhambra Opportunity Klub (AOK) is a tuition based school year extended day program. The program is 5 days with times from 6:30 am -5-pm. The academic part of the day begins at around 8:30 and ends at 3:00. Parents can drop off their child after 6:30am and pick up no later than 5pm. We service children that are 3 or 4 by August 31st. The program has a registration fee of $50.00 as well as a weekly fee of $185.00. We do have the Quality First Program within AOK that reduces the amount the parents pay per week to $25.00. The family does need to qualify by income twice the federal government poverty level. We do require the child stay at least the times of 8:30 to 3:00, to be in the Quality first program.

    Full Day Hours of Operation: 6:30 am to 5:00 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

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    Developmental Preschool Program

    • Developmental preschool program serves children with special needs that are 3 or 4 within the school year that live within school district boundaries. To be eligible for this program, the child must be evaluated and screened to determine if the child qualifies for the program. The program is a half day program that runs only 4 days of the week.

    Half Day Hours of Operation:
    AM Session: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
    PM Session: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

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    Head Start

    • Head Start is a Federally funded project that provides an extensive school-year preschool program for children 3 and 4 years of age. Children must be 3 or 4 by August 31st to enroll. Family's income must meet Federal poverty level requirements, we offer full and part day classes. Part-Day classes operate four days per week. There is no fee for participation. Hours may vary slightly by school location.

    Half Day Hours of Operation:
    AM Session: 7:45 am to 11:15 am (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
    PM Session: 12:00pm to 3:30 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

    Full Day Hours of Operation:
    8:30 am to 3:00pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
    Wednesdays: 8:00 am to 10:30am

    *full day hours may vary slightly by site


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    We look forward to becoming a part of your child's educational successes.

    If you are interested in registering your child please contact the Alhambra Preschool Programs office at (602) 246-5155.