Piedmont Recreation Department Preschools 
Open Enrollment 2021/2022 School Year

Preschool kids

Enrollment for PRD's preschool programs is NOW AVAILABLE for Piedmont residents and its surrounding communities. Our team of educators is committed to providing a warm and safe environment to best support children's natural curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. We are dedicated to the development of a school/home community in which teachers and families learn and grow together.

Come explore PRD's five play based preschool programs: Register for the lottery online, sign-up for parent classroom observations, meet our staff and experience what it's like to be a part of our community!  

PRD offers programs for children ages 2 to 5 1/2 years at TWO great locations in the center of town.

PRD Preschool Program Locations:

Piedmont Community Hall, Lower Level, 711 Highland Avenue
Tiddlywinks (2 Years)
Pre-K (4 1/2–5 1/2 Years)

Piedmont Recreation Department, 358 Hillside Avenue
Hillside Playschool (3–5 Years)
Skipping Stones (3–5 Years)
Enchanted Playland (3–5 Years)

For more information, please contact PRD at prdpreschools@piedmont.ca.gov

PRD Preschool Program Details

The Piedmont Recreation Department offers five play-based preschool programs for children ages 2 to 5 1/2 years. Our Preschool Brochure includes general information about each preschool program.

Preschool 2021/2022 School Year Lottery Registration Deadlines

  • Piedmont Residents: Tuesday, February 10, 2021 at 4:00 pm
  • Non-Residents: Tuesday, February 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Preschool 2021/2022 School Year Dates*

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 – Friday, May 27, 2022
*Program start dates may vary

Preschool 2021/2022 Age Requirements & FAQs

Tiddlywinks
2 Years BY September 1, or 3 Years AFTER Dec. 1, 2021

Hillside Playschool
3 Years or 5 Years AFTER December 1, 2021

Skipping Stones
3 Years or 5 Years AFTER December 1, 2021

Enchanted Playland
3 Years or 5 Years AFTER December 1, 2021

Pre-K
4.5 Years BY September 1, or 5.5 Years AFTER December 1, 2021

Parent Observations

Parent visits will be available via socially-distanced observations in our outdoor classrooms currently running* at the Piedmont Recreation Department and Piedmont Community Hall.

Parents are invited to schedule a visit to our classroom(s) via sign-up genius.com. At this time, preschool observations are for PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ONLY. Please plan for childcare during the time of your preschool observation. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis.

Please arrive to your observation on time. While visiting the school, please be mindful that class is in session. Teachers are here to care for the children enrolled in our programs, please try to refrain from engaging teachers while they're with the children. They will let you know when they are available, but will still need to keep their eyes and ears open.

*Please note: Enchanted Playland is not currently in session, therefore observations are not available.

Scheduling a Parent Observation:

  • Visit www.signupgenius.com
  • CLICK Magnifying Glass Icon (upper right corner)
  • Enter EMAIL "prdpreschools@piedmont.ca.gov"
  • Check the box that you are NOT a robot and Click SERACH to view observation schedule(s)
  • SELECT desired preschool program and SIGN UP!

Register For PRD's Preschool Lottery Today!

Registration requests for the 2021/2022 School Year have begun! Registration is processed through PRD's new recreation software site, Community Pass. For instructions to 1) create a family account, 2) add family members and 3) store payment information, please click HERE. These three items ARE REQUIRED to complete your preschool enrollment request.

  • Log onto Community Pass and choose the programs where you would like to add your child into the preschool lottery (up to 3 programs, if age applicable). During the enrollment process, if selecting more than one program, you will asked your program preferences. Please indicate your choices as 1, 2, 3 or 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
  • Applicants will be placed on a "waitlist" and entered into the class lottery. You will NOT be charged at this time. (Please Note: Families are required to store payment information to their Community Pass account prior to choosing class selections.)
  • Following the lottery deadline(s), you will be notified of your registration status. If selected, your child will be enrolled and charged for ONE preschool program.
  • If your child is selected from the lottery and enrolled into a preschool program, the first month's tuition is due at the time of registration. Your family will be charged using the stored payment information on file (see brochure for details).
  • The first month's tuition is refundable (less a $50 processing fee) up to 14 days from the registration transaction date. Withdrawal requests must be made in writing. After 14 days, all payments are non-refundable.
  • If your child remains on a waitlist, you will not be charged.  During the school year, PRD Staff will access the waitlist and contacts families as openings occur.
  • Toilet-Training Requirement: Children enrolled in Hillside Playschool, Skipping Stones, Enchanted Playland, or Pre-K must be toilet trained prior to the 1st day of attendance. Children enrolled in Tiddlywinks are not required to be toilet trained.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Recreation Supervisor, Katrina Morris, at kmorris@piedmont.ca.gov or prdpreschools@piedmont.ca.gov