CVPNS is partially funded by Castro Valley Adult and Career Education. This, combined with parent participation in the operation and maintenance of the preschool and along with fundraising activities helps to keep tuition low.
As a member of the Castro Valley Parent Nursery School, each family’s commitment includes the following minimum requirements:
Your Weekly Workday: Each family works one three-hour morning (for parents of AMers) or afternoon (for parents of PMers) per week teaching under the guidance of the professional Teacher-Director. (Parents who are able are encouraged to be available to substitute for other parents when needed.)
Monthly Meetings: The first Wednesday of the month is a mandatory “business and curriculum meeting” held at the Castro Valley Adult School from 7:00pm – 9:30pm. This time is used to focus on the parent education portion of our curriculum, lead by either the Direction or a guest speaker as well as focus on school business.
School Job: This may consist of accepting an elected position on the Board (usually alumni members) or being assigned a committee job. Completion of assigned duties is necessary to maintain good standing.
Maintenance & Housekeeping Hours: Four hours of school maintenance work and four hours of cleaning are required annually from each family. This is one of the ways we are able to keep our tuition low.
Fundraising Events: Families are required to participate in the school’s fundraising events. Efforts vary from year to year, but usually include a major theme event with a silent auction, and smaller events throughout the year.
General Requirements: Other requirements include, but are not limited to: arriving on time for each workday, obeying parking rules, providing healthy snacks when working in the kitchen, finding your own substitute when necessary, picking up children on time, and paying tuition before the 10th of each month.
Each family is provided with a complete description of membership requirements upon enrollment.