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Preschool Curriculum

The Waugh Wallabies Curriculum includes:

  • Direct pre-reading skills from Open Court Reading
  • Harcourt Math
  • Science exploration
  • Art
  • Music
  • Creative play
  • Outdoor play
  • Gross and fine motor skills activities
  • Visits to the Meadow Library
  • Singing, music and movement
  • Beginning Character Education, focused on social skills development



Dear Waugh Kids Care/Preschool Families,

The Waugh School District has been advised by the Department of Health Services to close both our Wallabies preschool program and Waugh Kids Care childcare program starting on Monday, March 16 and extending indefinitely due to the threat of COVID-19 community spread. We regret to inform you of this important information on such short notice, as we know finding childcare will be a challenge. However, this decision is being advised with the safety of our community in mind. We will notify you immediately when we have identified a projected date for these programs to re-open.

Again, we apologize for this inconvenience. Please don't hesitate to contact Michelle Fox or me if you have any questions or concerns.


Mike Gardner, Superintendent 

Waugh School District


Quality Program Award

The Waugh Wallabies Preschool program participated in a comprehensive  Quality Rating and Improvement System review, conducted by First 5 Sonoma County and received a rating of Tier 5, the highest level possible to achieve.


The scoring included rating seven criteria areas: Child Observation, Developmental and Health Screening, Qualifications for Lead Teacher, Effective Teacher-Child Interactions (CLASS); Ratios and Groups Size, Program Environment Rating Scale and Director Qualifications. The Wallabies received 32 out of a possible 35 points.


The School Board recognized and congratulated the Waugh Wallabies Preschool staff at their November meeting for this significant achievement.

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Our mission is to provide the highest quality learning environment that will help prepare 3 and 4 year old students for success in kindergarten. The Waugh Wallabies Program is both academic and developmental in nature, and is taught by certified early childhood development teachers.


During the preschool portion of the day, students will use standards based math and reading curriculum that connects to the curriculum used in the Waugh School District. Our primary goal is to serve students who are unable to afford preschool. Waugh Kids Care Daycare/Preschool is able to offer free and reduced care for eligible families thanks to funding through the California Department of Education. In addition, spaces are available for paying students.


Please call or email Program Director, Michelle Fox, for a tour. Please allow 72 hours for response. Contact her for more information at 707-762-0202 or