CHISPA honors Alisal Union School District for First 5 programs
2018 Community Partner of the Year
Alisal Union School District in collaboration with First 5 Monterey County
CHISPA honored the Alisal Union School District as the 2018 Community Partner of the Year during its annual celebration banquet on Jan. 31. Alisal USD, in collaboration with First 5 Monterey County, provides a playgroup program in CHISPA’s apartment buildings for children ages 0-5 years and their families.
The partnership began 10 years ago. The district provides 6 playgroups in CHISPA apartment buildings and 21 playgroups throughout the Alisal Union School District.
These playgroups facilitate and build awareness of healthy play and developmental learning skills as children prepare for success in pre-school and kindergarten. Children and parents learn together through creative play that stimulates curiosity, encourages problem solving, and teaches both cooperation and independence.
Parents are invited to attend various parenting series such as Positive Discipline and Abriendo Puertas. These sessions allow parents to network with other parents, to gain an understanding of the importance of socio/emotional wellness in young children and their family, and to develop a positive relationship with their child’s school.