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Parent Smart Preschool

Parent Smart Preschool Classes
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Parent Smart Preschool (Marina HS Campus) is located at
15859 Springdale Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 12:00PM - 2:00PM in Room 505 (directly to the right entering off Marina Vikings Way in front of Marina High School)       
  • Mandatory Orientation is for ALL parents (grown-ups only, no children please). Schedule orientation with Miss Lisa by emailing 
*Parent Smart Preschool graduation is 6/11/2020 at 9:30 am at the Gothard location in room C116.

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.
  • 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 must bring proof of negative adult TB test administered after 1/1/2018, before class starts.
  • Provide copy of the child’s immunizations and birth certificate.
  • Multiple children cannot be accommodated without multiple adult participation, homework, and fees.

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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!

Family Fun Field trips at great group rates are part of the fun. (Costs of the field trips are not included in class fees)


Parent Smart Instructor

Lisa Marcinko,

Lisa Marcinko has over 10 years experience working with families with young children through HBAS’s Parent Smart Preschool and Toddler Program. She feels honored to encourage and support parents and their children during these precious first years in this unique and wonderful program. Parents learn parenting techniques and children learn important life skills that lay the foundation for future educational and social/emotional success in school and interpersonal relationships. “Miss Lisa” and her own son went through the program and made wonderful memories and lifelong friendships. “Miss Lisa” has a Bachelor’s in Communications and had a successful career in Marketing before returning to school to obtain her Professional Clear Teaching Credential. Before teaching Parent Ed, Ms. Marcinko taught elementary school in Anaheim.