Raggedy Ann & Andy Preschoolers Program Update for San Elijo Hills

In recent years, the Raggedy Ann & Andy Preschoolers Program (RAA) at the San Elijo Recreation Center has reached capacity. Most sessions during the year, all the classes are full with a lengthy waiting list for each class. New ways to accommodate more children at the location are being explored.

At the San Elijo site, four classes are currently offered in both the large and small classrooms. The large classroom accommodates twenty-four children per class and the small classroom accommodates twelve children per class. The classes offered include: Monday-Wednesday-Friday (MWF) AM class, MWF PM class, Tuesday-Thursday (TTH) AM class and TTH PM class. The AM classes run from 9 am to 12 pm and the PM classes run from 1 to 4 pm. With the current class schedule in both classrooms, the program is able to accommodate 72 children each Monday-Wednesday-Friday and 72 children each Tuesday-Thursday for a total of 144 children.

A new schedule for the RAA Program at the San Elijo site has been proposed and upon Community Services Commission approval will be implemented beginning September 2011. The new schedule will accommodate 108 children each Monday-Wednesday-Friday and 108 children each Tuesday-Thursday for a total of 216 children.

With the proposed schedule, the class times will change and an additional class will be added each day. The new schedule will include the following classes: MWF AM class, MWF MID class, MWF PM class, TTH AM class, TTH MID class and TTH PM class. The AM classes will run from 7:30 to 10:30 am, the MID classes will run from 11 am to 2 pm and the PM classes will run from 2:30 to 5:30 pm.

The new schedule would only affect the classes at the San Elijo site while the classes at the San Marcos Community Center and the Woodland Park Recreation Center would remain on the current schedule. If the new schedule works well, it could possibly be implemented at additional sites sometime in the future.

The new schedule will be discussed at the San Marcos Community Services Commission meeting on Wednesday, July 20. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm and take place in Council Chambers located at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at (760) 744-9000 x3506 or joverman@san-marcos.net

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