The Pacific Grove Adult Education Center is a member of the Monterey Peninsula Adult Education Consortium. 


(831) 646-6580 (tel)

(831) 646-6578 (fax)


1025 Lighthouse Ave

Pacific Grove, CA, 93950



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Parent Education

Our Parent Education programs at the Pacific Grove Adult Education Center were designed with one goal in mind: to help parents help their children succeed. Our two distinctive parent education programs - the pre-school Co-op and Parent's Place - not only provide appropriate developmental experiences for children but emphasize effective teaching and parenting skills to assist and improve their children's academic success. This is largely attained through parent cooperation within the classrooms, reinforcing time-tested parenting techniques and best educational practices. 

Pacific Grove Adult Education

Co-op Preschool Program

1025 Lighthouse Ave
Pacific Grove, CA, 93950

Program Description

The Pacific Grove Adult Education Co-op Preschool Program is a parent participation preschool for children ages three years through kindergarten entry.  Our program is designed to create an environment that provides optimum opportunity for growth.  Physical, emotional and social skills are developed through developmentally appropriate activities in art, music, science and play.  Emphasis is on the development of the whole child.

It is our goal to acknowledge each child where he or she is upon entering preschool and taking them as far as they can go.  It is also paramount that children leave our preschool feeling confident, capable and knowing that school is a nice place to be - a place where they will be safe, valued and successful.

Our preschool classes are located on Pine Avenue and the Pacific Grove Adult Education Campus.  We offer a morning and afternoon class for our Pine Avenue classroom and morning classes for our Dual Language (Spanish) and Lighthouse classrooms which are located on the PGAE campus on Lighthouse Avenue.

Program Information


Monday - Friday 

8:45am - 11:30am


12:45pm - 3:30pm

(Pine Ave. location only)

may register for 1 or both sessions


NEW-Children must be three (3) years old by September 1 of the same year they are starting preschool.

Parent Participation Requirements

As part of being in our Co-op Preschool, it is required for the parent to work one (1) day per week and attend one (1) Parent Education Class per month in the evening.

Parent's Place

Age Related Classes

For birth -3rd year, $120 per session. Each class is designed for children in a specific age range allowing for play and discussion suitable for their unique developmental stage.

Specialty Classes

Specialty classes offer children and their caregivers an opportunity to immerse themselves in a focused area of exploration. Hands-on classes offering experiences in music, sensory play, art, creative expression. investigative science, gardening and physical activity are offered throughout the year. 

Tots In Motion

Tots in Motion ($80) in the Multi purpose room on Mondays from 9am-11am.

Crawling to 24mos. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Through fee exploration and physical activities, tots will strengthen their motor skills using age appropriate equipment.

1-2-3 Sing with Me

1-2-3 sing with Me ($60) in the Earth room on Mondays from 11:15-11:45am for ages 1 yr to 3yrs. This sing-a-long class exposes children to music and movement, while fostering language development and imagination. 

Sensory Play

Sensory Play ($80) in the Earth room on Fridays from 10-12pm for ages 1yr to 3yrs. Children will engage in a variety of sensory experiences immersing in art, creative activities, cooking, water/sand play and gardening. The focus is on the process not the product.

Wee Chant

Wee Chant ($60) is in the Moon room on Fridays from 1-1:45pm for ages Birth to 12 months only. An enchanting music class that promotes parent/child bonding through exposure to multi-cultural music.

About US

Parents' Place is a Parent Education program of the Pacific Grove Adult School (PGAE) which offers Age-Related classes for babies from birth to 3 years and Specialty classes through the 5th year. Our program provides parents and caregivers with information to nurture their children in a positive, healthy and loving environment. Parents attend all classes with their child. Each class provides an atmosphere of support and comfort, which encourages the building of a community of parent--to-parent relationships. We encourage students to observe an Age-Related class for the first time. After the first class, registration for the rest of the session is required in order to attend class. Please contact our office for class availability and times. 

Refund Policy

We will refund your full tuition in the event that your class is cancelled due to low enrollment. Since classes are determined by pre-registration, early enrollment is strongly advised. Please plan carefully as there will be NO REFUNDS unless Parents' Place cancels the class. Students may transfer their enrollment to another class based on availability.

Parent's Place Age Related Class