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 began 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 

2021 School Year Information

Preschool Classes

Little Learners 
Age 3 by September 1, 2020
(case-by-case Age 3 by December 1 if space available)
Thursdays and Fridays
9:00-11:30 a.m.
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.

Monthly Tuition: 
Morgan Hill Resident: $252 / CRC Member: $242; 
Non-Resident: $262 / CRC Member: $252

Kinder Learners 
Age 4 by December 1, 2020
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Children will develop social skills through creative learning experien
ces. Language development, pre-reading, science, math, art, games, music, motor skills, and free play are emphasized to prepare children for kindergarten. 

Monthly Tuition: 
Morgan Hill Resident: $367 / CRC Member: $357; 
Non-Resident: $377 / CRC Member: $367

Potty Training

Children are required to be potty trained by the start of preschool. Our classroom does not allow any diapers, pull-ups, or training underwear. If you are concerned about potty training or have questions, please call Jennie Tucker, Recreation Manager, at 408-310-4241. 

Important Documents

Curriculum and Learning Foundations

Little Learners Curriculum (PDF)
Kinder Learners Curriculum (PDF)
Learning Foundations for all classes (PDF)

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 Success

August 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 Kindergarten

July 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 Play

August 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