Tehachapi Tots

Tehachapi Tots

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.

Through fun filled activities, this program 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.

Tots 2018-2019 School Year

September 2018 - May 2019

  • Returning Tots will have priority registration during the month of June
  • Open registration to the public will begin July
  • You must go into the TVRPD District Office to register, sign a waiver, and pay for the month of September + the one-time craft fee.


  • Tot Enrichment will be extended on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • A new teacher will be hired for the Parent & Me class - We are accepting resumés for the Parent & Me teacher position. If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please turn in your resumé to the TVRPD District Office, 490 West "D" Street (directions).

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

  • Tots Enrichment

    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: 3-5 years
    Class Start / End: September - May
    Day / Time Availability: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM ($75/month)
    Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM ($75/month)
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM ($75/month)
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM ($75/month)
    Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM ($150/month)
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM ($150/month)
    Mondays – Thursdays, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM ($150/month)
    Mondays – Thursdays, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM ($150/month)
    Mondays – Thursdays, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM ($300/month)
    Location: Steven A. Shy Activity Center, 311 East "D" St in Central Park ( directions )
    Cost: monthly fee + one-time $60 registration fee per tot.
    Teacher: Kelli Gilbert
    • *Each class session is limited to 15 students

    Kelli Gilbert, Tots Instructor

    Kelli Gilbert earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and English. She earned her Teaching Credential in 2005. Teaching is what Kelli loves to do. Both of her young daughters have grown up in the Tots program. Kelli has taught Tehachapi Tots for many years and continues to produce a phenomenal and successful program.

  • 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 with parent
    Class Start / End: September - May
    Days / Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Location: Steven A. Shy Activity Center, 311 East "D" St in Central Park ( directions )
    Cost: $30/month + one-time $35 registration fee.
    Teacher: TBA
    • * Class is limited to 20 students