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! We have a scholarship program for families in financial need. Please call the Adult School office at (805) 549-1222 to apply. Scholarship info

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?

You can register on-line , over the phone (805-549-1222), or in person at the Adult School Office (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.  

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