Parent Smart Preschool

Parent Smart Preschool

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Parent Smart classes are perfect for parents committed to their child’s education. We strongly believe that parents are a child’s first teacher. At Parent Smart parents actively participate in their child’s classroom. Parents learn, both in the classroom and during parenting seminars, child development theories and practice effective parenting skills. Children participate in readiness skills as they learn to love school!


About Our Program

An outstanding Preschool or Pre-K with a 27-year reputation for excellence!

  • Be involved—Get a “hands-on” in your child’s first classroom!
  • Credentialed teachers teaching the California Preschool Standards to your child!
  • An adult-child ratio of 1-8 or less.
  • New playground for kids to enjoy.


The Huntington Beach Adult School’s Parent Smart Preschool offers you and your child a high quality education within the Huntington Beach Union High School District and its Adult Education System. We invite parents to become learning members of their child’s first classroom.


The Parent Smart Preschool provides children a nurturing and enriching preschool experience designed for maximum “school readiness.” Parents are provided a strong background in effective parenting, child development, and the learning process. Unlike in most preschools, all instructors are fully credentialed (preK-8 & adult) and experienced teachers.


Our parents are required to be involved in the classroom by attending with their child one of the mornings each week, acting as an assistant teacher and practicing the skills they are learning as Parent Education students.


Parent Smart parents are required to attend the Orientation (no children please), two special family nights, and one parenting seminar. This requirement ensures that parents gain information on current “best practices” in effective parenting from our teacher specialists and also have opportunities to interact with other parents regarding the challenges and successes they are experiencing. At Orientation your teacher will offer a higher pay option for less parental involvement. Parents are also required to complete two take-home learning units on the Parenting topic of their choice.


Multiple children cannot be accommodated without multiple adult participation, homework, and fees.


Parent Smart Preschool (Marina HS Campus) is located at 15859 Springdale Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92649


Teaching Staff: Suzanne Chen & Cassi Perruccio


Parent Smart Instructors

Cassi Perruccio,

Cassi Perruccio has over 25 years experience in the teaching industry. She holds her California Teaching Credential and started teaching kindergarten in 2001 for the Long Beach Unified School District. Cassi has three children of her own and is proud to say that she and her children were students at the HBAS Parent Smart Preschool. Cassi values the Parent Smart program because it supports not only the parents but the whole family!


Suzanne Chen,

Suzanne Chen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development from the University of Irvine as well as her California Teaching Credential. Prior to joining the HBAS Team, Suzanne taught at the elementary school in Whittier for five years. She has been teaching Parent Education for 20 years now and loves that she gets to work with the whole family, not just the children. Suzanne and her husband have two children of their own.

Mandatory Orientation for All Parents (No children, please):

Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 6pm–9pm


  • All parents who are new to the program are required to attend. Parents who miss the Orientation will be required to pay a $25 Private Orientation Fee.
  • Parents attend one evening seminar on relevant Parenting topic per fall semester.
  • Parents must bring proof of parent TB test administered after 1/1/2016 before class starts, plus a copy of the child’s immunizations and birth certificate.


2016-2017 School Year:


September 12, 2016–June 16, 2017

  • Ongoing Registration can be done in-person at HBAS Main Campus (17231 Gothard St.) and online now.
  • We observe all public school holidays. Please see our 2016-2017 Holiday Schedule.



Parent Smart Open Preview and Registration Days:


Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 12:30pm-1:30pm


Location: Parent Smart Campus at Marina High School (15859 Springdale St., Huntington Beach, CA 92649)


Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 1:30pm-2:30pm


Location: Parent Smart Campus at Marina High School (15859 Springdale St., Huntington Beach, CA 92649)


We are happy to answer any program questions! Please call us at (714) 842-4227 or email us at /


 Optional after school programs will be available throughout the school year based on parent interest.