Tehachapi 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.
For more information about the Tehachapi Tots program, contact the District office at (661) 822-3228.
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 Days / Times: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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 $60 registration fee.
- * Class is limited to 15 students
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 $35 registration fee.
- * Class is limited to 20 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.