Tehachapi Tots

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Tehachapi Tots

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Tehachapi TotsTehachapi Tots is an enrichment, preschool program operated by the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District. The Program serves children 18 months through 5 years of age. Enrollment is open to the public, and children are admitted to the program without regard to race, color, creed, or sex.

The enrichment program, through fun filled activities, seeks to enhance you child's social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development. Activities include supervised play, singing, games, story-time, discussion of themes, special events, motor movement, field trips, and much more!

Program Philosophy: To present to children activities that will foster their growth and development, encourage their curiosity, expand their interest, and help them recognize all of their potential.

For more information about the Tehachapi Tots program, contact the District office at (661) 822-3228.

  • Parent & Me

    This hour long class is an introduction to the Tehachapi Tots program, and is an effort to begin adding structure and socialization to your child’s life. One parent and their child participate in activities together, including movement, music, storytelling and circle time. Please plan to bring a snack for your child every class.

    Ages: 18 months to 3 years
    Class Start / End: September - May
    Days / Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays
    9:15 A.M. – 10:15 A.M.
    Location: Steven A. Shy Activity Center, 311 East "D" St in Central Park (directions)
    Cost: $30/month + one-time $30 registration fee.
    • * Class is limited to 20 students
  • Tots Enrichment

    New Class Added!

    This is the first class your child attends without a parent participating. This well-balanced enrichment program includes exposure to pre-phonics, math concepts, science, dramatics, motor movement, arts & crafts, and music, plus field trips! Children must be toilet trained. Bring a snack to all classes.

    Ages: 18 months to 3 years
    Class Start / End: September - May
    Days / Times: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    NEW CLASS: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
    Location: Steven A. Shy Activity Center, 311 East "D" St in Central Park (directions)
    Cost: $75/month + one-time Registration Fee $50
    • * Class is limited to 15 students

Kelli Gilbert, Tots Instructor

Welcome to the TVRPD Tots program. My name is Kelli Gilbert and I teach the Parent & Me and Tot Enrichment preschool classes. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and English along with my Teaching Credential in 2005. Teaching is what I love to do. I have been married over 10 years and have 2 beautiful daughters, both who I have taught in the tots program. I look forward to meeting you and your tot and having another fun year.


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