City of Morgan Hill Recreation Preschool
Morgan Hill Recreation Preschool is a play-based preschool at the Community and Cultural Center, corner of Monterey and Dunne, at 17000 Monterey Road. Morgan Hill Recreation Preschool provides a safe and nurturing environment for your child's first school experience.
Our teaching team introduces hands-on learning opportunities through art, music, language, reading and math readiness, and motor-skill activities. We will help your child develop social and academic skills to prepare for success in Kindergarten and beyond!
Program begins January 11, 2021
Classroom Tours and Registration
Families of prospective students are invited to schedule a tour to see the classroom and meet the teaching team. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, no tours can take place while students are in the room. Registration information and tour information are available by contacting Jennie Tucker, Recreation Manager, at 408-310-4241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 School Year Information
Little Learners - begins Thursday, January 14, 2021
Age 3 by September 1, 2020
(case-by-case Age 3 by December 1 if space available)
Thursdays and Fridays
Little Learners provides a fun and enriching experience with an emphasis on developing social skills through play-based activities such as songs, circle time, stories, and art. All students must be potty trained by the start of school.
Morgan Hill Resident: $252 / CRC Member: $242;
Non-Resident: $262 / CRC Member: $252
Kinder Learners - beings Monday, January 11, 201-Currently Full
Age 4 by December 1, 2020
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
Children will develop social skills through creative learning experiences. Language development, pre-reading, science, math, art, games, music, motor skills, and free play are emphasized to prepare children for kindergarten.
Morgan Hill Resident: $367 / CRC Member: $357;
Non-Resident: $377 / CRC Member: $367
Curriculum and Learning Foundations
Why a Play-based Preschool
Morgan Hill Recreation Preschool is all about play! Research continues to reinforce the value of play. Selected articles below.
Turns Out Monkey Bars and Kickball Might Be Good For The Brain
NPR ED | Turns Out Monkey Bars and Kickball
Kids with regular recess behave better, are physically healthier and exhibit stronger social and emotional development.
Scientists Say Child’s Play Helps Build A Better Brain
NPR ED | Scientists Say Child’s Play Helps
Children learn their most important lessons on the playground, not in the classroom, researchers say.
How Play Wires Kids’ Brains For Social and Academic SuccessAugust 7, 2014 | MindShift | How Play Wires Kids’ Brains
“The function of play is to build pro-social brains, social brains that know how to interact with others in positive ways.”
Let ‘Em Out! The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play In KindergartenJuly 23, 2014 | Holly Korbey | Let ’Em Out!
“In order for children to learn, they need to be able to pay attention. In order to pay attention, we need to let them move.”
Brains at PlayAugust 4, 2014 | NPR | Brains at Play
Why do we humans like to play so much? Play sports, play tag, play the stock market, play Duck Duck Goose? We love it all. And we’re not the only ones. Dogs, cats, bears, even birds seem to like to play. What are we all doing? Is there a point to it all?
Preschool Classroom - Virtual Tour