Parent Education through
Watsonville Cooperative Preschool 

Come join your child in his/her preschool education! Learn about child development, parenting skills, community resources, nutrition, safety and family well-being. Parents are required to attend one evening parent meeting per month. For more information about registration call 786-2160. Additional information regarding space availability, Fall 2015 enrollment, or program information, call Watsonville Cooperative at (831)761-6647.

Now enrolling families with children who are or years of age.

Linscott School, 220 Elm Street, Watsonville

First school experience emphasizing learning through play.

Tue & Thu 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mast

Aug 25 - Dec 17 $150 per month

$50 semester registration fee + separate cash payment for $50 attendance deposit

Learning experience that emphasizes preparing for Kindergarten.

Mon, Wed & Fri 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mast

Aug 24 - Dec 18 $200 per month

$50 semester registration fee + separate cash payment for $50 attendance deposit.

* * * * * Sponsored by First 5 Monterey County and Pajaro Family Resource Center/Healthy Start Program. For more information please call Rosemary Hernandez at 831-761-6633.

Play and Learn Family Time Playgroups, FREE

Play and Learn Playgroups are a two-hour class that parents and caregivers attend with their child. Each class includes arts, a structured circle time with movement, music and a story, and a different parenting topic for discussion with the adults. Discussion topics are specific to the needs of the families and ages of the children. Family playgroups build parental resilience, social connections, knowledge of parenting and child development, concrete support in times of need and social and emotional competence of children. The Playgroups are free of charge. Be prepared to have fun! Priority will be given to families living in Monterey County.

Location Day Time

Pajaro Middle School portable 2 Tuesday and Thursday 1:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Nuevo Amanecer Community Room Monday 1:15 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.

Pajaro Park 2nd Saturday of the month 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m

Juega y Aprende Tiempo en familia en grupos de juego, GRATIS

Jugar y aprender Los Grupos de juego es una clase de dos horas en las que los padres y cuidadores asisten con sus hijos. Cada clase incluye arte, una hora de círculo estructurado con movimiento, música, una historia, y un tema de crianza diferente para discusión con los adultos. Los temas de discusión son específicos a las necesidades de las familias y las edades de los niños, y a menudo incluyen el sueño, la disciplina, el desarrollo del lenguaje, el autocuidado, y más. Los Grupos de juego familiares construye resistencia paternal, las relaciones sociales, el conocimiento de la crianza y el desarrollo del niño, apoyo concreto en tiempos de necesidad y la competencia social y emocional de los niños. El costo para atender los Grupo de juegos es gratis. Vengan preparados para divertirse! Se dará prioridad a las familias que viven en el Condado de Monterey.


Lugar  Días  Horario


Pajaro Middle School
Portable #2 
Martes y Jueves 1:15pm-3:15pm


Nuevo Amanecer
Salón Comunitario
Lunes 1:15pm–3:00pm


Parque de Pájaro
Sábado de
 cada mes


Patrocinado por Primeros 5 del Condado de Monterey y el Centro de recursos de padres/ 
Programa de Un Comienzo Saludable.
Para mas informacion por favor de llamar a Rosemary Hernandez 831-761-663

Contact Us

Watsonville Cooperative Preschool is open from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. daily, when in session. Please call (831) 761-6647 and leave a message if there is no answer. Please direct questions about Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education programs to their main office at (831) 786-2160

Our Classroom

The preschool is loaded with stimulating opportunities. The activities are all designed to provide for the natural development of basic skills that a child needs to learn by the age of 5 years. The uniqueness of this program is the emphasis placed on parent education as well as a developmental approach to education for the children.

The different areas of the classroom are:

  • Playdough/Sensory Materials:
    a transition area; emotional release and tension reduction; concept learning - properties of elements, form, measure.
  • Manipulatives:
    develop fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination; development of concepts such as classification, seriation, and other pre-math and pre-literacy skills.
  • Art:
    creative expression, discovery and exploration; a process (rather than product) involving choice; fine motor development, language development, cooperation, respect and self-esteem
  • Blocks:
    fundamental math and science principles; considerations of shape, form, balance, symmetry, composition; cooperative play, language development, creativity
  • Music:
    self-expression, creativity; language and movement; pre-math concepts such as seriation, patterning; sound discrimination
  • Dramatic Play:
    understanding the world they live in, relationships, roles, social interactions, problem solving; working through difficult parts of their experience, exploring power, empathy, emotional relief; creativity and imagination, symbolic representation; self-initiated play from within the child




The outside yard area helps with the development of large motor skills, social skills and dramatic play.  The yard includes a play structure, garden boxes, a grass area where obstacle courses, balance beams, mats, etc. can be set up.  There's also an area for children to ride tricycles.  Activities that are set-up on a regular basis include painting easels, a dry pour table (seeds, grain, flour, cornstarch, etc.), a water table, and an aluminum climbing structure.