How much do Parent Participation classes cost?

Our classes range in price from  $75 to $145 for each 15 week semester. Our summer session is typically 5 weeks. 

Do you offer help with the fee?

Yes!  San Luis Coastal Adult School currently has short-term funding to provide Parent Participation classes and Co-operative Preschool for low and moderate income families who qualify. Families demonstrating financial need are eligible for the Tuition Assistance Program, which waives class fees or monthly tuition. To apply for the program, please review and complete the PPP Tuition Assistance Application Form, include the required documentation, and submit to our office.

May I bring my child's sibling?

Younger siblings may join classes for an additional fee of $45 per semester.  When enrolling online, add "Sibling Fee" (under Product) to your cart.  There is no charge for infant siblings under the age of 12 months.

May nannies, grandparents, or other care-givers attend class with my child?

Yes, any adult in a parenting role is welcome to attend class.  

What if the class I want is full?

Always add yourself to the wait list so we can determine our staffing needs. We do our best to accommodate everyone.

How can I register?

It's quick and easy to register on-line. You may also register over the phone (805-549-1222) or in person during office hours at the Adult School (1500 Lizzie St., Room H2, SLO).

May I visit a class and then decide if I want to register?

Yes! If there is space available in the class, you may visit once for free to check it out.   Please notify the office before you visit. 

Can I get a refund?

We know that with young children come many life and schedule changes. You may transfer classes during the semester at no cost, but once classes have begun, there are no refunds.

Do you prorate the class if I join late?

Although we can not prorate classes, for those who enroll after the halfway point of the semester, classes are reduced to half price.  You will see this reflected on our website when you register after the halfway mark.  

What do you mean when you say that I’m the student, not my child?

Although both the adult and the child are students in the classroom, official enrollment must be in the adult's name, since we are an Adult School. 

May I bring my spouse or partner?

We encourage families to attend together, and there is no additional charge for an extra adult.  

Do you require children to be immunized?

Yes. As part of SLCUSD, and in order to prepare families for kindergarten entry in our district, our office checks CAIR (California Immunization Registry) for children attending classes. (Medical Exemptions must also be listed in CAIR.) Those with records that are not up to date or missing will be contacted by our office. Click here for information about immunization requirements. 

I’m not sure which class to take. Can you help?

Classes are designed to fit specific developmental age ranges.  Please be sure your child is the age of the class by the first class meeting.  You may also reach out to the teacher (email addresses are on our staff page) to inquire about specific classes, as well as visit classes that have spaces available.   If you have additional questions, feel free to contact the office at (805) 549-1222 or send an email to

Where can I find a link to the Daily Health Check?

You may be asked to complete an online Daily Health Check for those coming to in-person classes, including yourself, your child, and anyone else who will be attending. Before the first day of class, your instructor will send you a welcome letter with a link to this form if required.  Please complete this form for each person the day of class, at home before you leave. There will also be a QR code on the Parent Participation gate, should you need it.  You can access this here: Daily Health Check form.