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Tehachapi Tots

  • Don’t meet TUSD TK cutoff?
  • Need a more challenging preschool class?
  • New to prepare your child for Kindergarten?

Tehachapi Tots is an enrichment, preschool program operated by the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District. The Program serves children 3–5 years of age. Enrollment is open to the public, and children are admitted to the program without regard to race, color, creed, or sex.

Through fun filled activities, this program seeks to enhance you child's social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development. Activities include supervised play, singing, games, story-time, discussion of themes, special events, motor movement, field trips, and much more!

Program Philosophy: To present to children activities that will foster their growth and development, encourage their curiosity, expand their interest, and help them recognize all of their potential.

Two Tots Classes!! Tater Tots and Tall Tots

That's right! You now have the option of 2 classes! We have our Tater Tots class for ages 3-4, and our Tall Tots class for ages 4-5. With our integrated curriculum, themes, and field trips, whether it is their first year in preschool or if they are preparing for kindergartten, we have a class perfectly fit for them! Classes can be doubled for Tater Tots to make full days.

Tall Tots

Out Tall Tots class is our older class for children aging 4 to 5 years old or second year of preschool. In this class, we intend to give these students a head start and provide the opportunity to grow in an environment designed for their age group. We will be teaching social-emotional skills, math skills including adding, subtraction, and counting up to 20, language skills (blending letter sounds, beginning stages of reading), social studies, and science! We use a curriculum tailored to the students to help them learn in many fun and interactive ways while still preparing them for their Kindergarten year.

Come, play, explore, and learn with us.
Registration: Must sign up at TVRPD District Office, 490 West D Street (directions)
Ages: Tater Tots: 3-4 years
Tall Tots: 4-5 years (Must be 5 before March 2 of that school year, or up to teacher’s testing discretion).
Days / Times: Tater Tots Classes
Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM and
12:00 – 2:30 PM

Tall Tots Classes
Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Cost Per Class: Tater Tots: $147 monthly/per class OR $110.25 monthly/per class with In District Discount + 1x $95 Craft Fee
Tall Tots Class: $254 monthly/per class OR $190.50 monthly/per class with In District Discount + 1x $170 Craft Fee
Location: Steven A Shy Activity Center, 311 East "D" St in Central Park
Teachers: Tater Tots: Ashley Lantz
Tall Tots: Kelsie Hawkins
Tots Director: Kelsey Ketcheside
More Information: Contact the TVRPD District Office at (661) 822-3228 or email