Parenting The Preschooler: Child Development and Guidance

Come explore the wonder and excitement of preschool at Castro Valley Parent Nursery School (CVPNS). For 2020-2021 enrollment, or to be placed on the waiting list, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For 70 years CVPNS has been providing families with multi-level learning experiences that stimulate and enrich parenting skills while supporting the development and self-worth of children. This play-based learning program fosters exploration, resourcefulness, social-emotional development and critical thinking skills. The environment and program content is designed to foster cooperation, friendships and community involvement.

The guiding philosophy of CVPNS are “the Four R’s”: helping parents and children be Responsible, Respectful, Resourceful, and Resilient. CVPNS also embraces the four R’s for our environment: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot (composting). CVPNS is committed to green practices, protecting the health of preschoolers and the planet.

Our program is open to parents and their children who turned three or four on or before December 2. To schedule a tour, learn about the program, enrollment, or start dates, please visit the website or email our membership coordinators: or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Due to COVID19, CVPNS is operating in home-based and school-based pods, and according to all current health department guidelines. Parents have several choices for how their preschooler attends school. The parent education classes will be virtual for now. For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

3657 Christensen Lane
Castro Valley, CA

Tuition of $250/month for home pod is payable to Castro Valley Parent Nursery School. ($400/mo for the in-school pod). $75 fingerprinting one-time fee is required before attending.


During covid-19, Parent Education classes will meet from 8:00-9:30pm on the first Wednesday of the month and 8:00-9:30pm on the third Wednesday of the month. Parent classes during this period will be virtual.

When face-to-face Parent Education meetings resume, we will meet the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00-9:30 pm at Castro Valley Adult & Career Education, 4430 Alma Avenue in Castro Valley.

  • Day(s): Wednesday
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Location: Virtual
  • Fees: $250/mo
  • To Register: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Castro Valley Adult and Career Education

Serving the community since 1969

4430 Alma Avenue
Castro Valley, CA 94546
P: 510-886-1000
F: 510-537-8537
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CVUSD is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination, intimidation, harassment and bullying based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Violations of this policy should be reported immediately to the site administrator(s) at District Schools. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Student Services, 4400 Alma Avenue, Castro Valley CA 94546, 510-537-3000 x 1257