Young Horizons

For Parents

The Organization of Parents and Teachers (OPT) is a great way to get involved in your child’s school experience. Participate on the OPT Board, volunteer in the classroom and at special events, join us on Field Trips, or let us know how you want to be involved!


The mission of the OPT is to strengthen the parent-teacher connection and assist with the children’s overall preparation for success in school, career, and life experiences. The OPT is committed to enhancing the children’s activities through parent involvement, mutual support, and parent education.


We hope to support program activities where teachers, parents, and staff work together (through picnics, festivals, expos, etc.) for the benefit and well being of the children and their families.

  • To advocate on behalf of Young Horizons children and families.
  • To work together to provide children with experiences that are outside the center’s budget.
  • To support Young Horizons at community events and meetings where staff and parent participation would benefit the children’s program.
  • To meet the requirements of the State Department of Education’s Child Development Division to make suggestions for the program’s activities.

Parent Meeting Topics

Parent Meetings are a fun and educational way to get involved with your child’s center. Meetings include educational workshops with special speakers, family events such as an annual picnic, “No-TV” Night, Science Fair, Family Fun Night, Open House, and Graduation. Meeting announcements are posted on the OPT Bulletin Board and on your Parent sign-in sheet.

July: Stress Relief and Management
August: State Preschool Orientations
September: Open House at each center
October: Family Fun Day at each center
November: Harvest Lunches
December: Stress Relief handouts
January: Kindergarten Readiness
February: Nutrition and Food Demos
March: Picture Days and Fundraiser
April: “Careful That’s Hot” presented by Grossman Burn Center
May:  No TV Night
June: Family Picnic

2016-2017 OPT BOARD

Amber Pimentel

Vice President
Kim Holland


Andrea Carrasco

Center Representatives
Central Pacific
Leby Day Cierra

Grisham Center  
Sonnoya Meloncon

Kohn Center
Crystal Perez

Ludloff Center
Charles Owens

North Pacific
Jeanine Elliot

OPT Board elections are held in October of each year. Positions are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and a center representative for each of our five centers.

Young Horizons OPT

OPT Vice President Amber Pimentel serves up yummy pizza to parents and children.

Super fun bounce houses provided hours of play for the children.

Thank you to Jose Torres for barbecuing all day! Hamburgers and hot dogs were in demand!

Parent Coordinator, Javier Zamorano can be reached at (562) 437-8991 x 14 or via email at
Thank you to our out-going board for all their contributions to the OPT and making last year a success!