Albany Children's Center

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Tour the Albany Children's Center's preschool program on the first Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am. You can also tour TK (Transitional Kindergarten) on the first Wednesday of the month at 9:00 am.

Headlines & Announcements

Joint Letter from the Board President and Superintendent to the AUSD Community

Dear AUSD Community,

Both Superintendent Williams and I know that the posting of racially offensive and hurtful pictures on Instagram has deeply impacted our community. We are extremely disturbed by these photos and saddened that this occurred at AHS. Racially offensive and other hurtful behavior will not be tolerated at any of our schools. Our Board Policy states “The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.”

In accordance with existing Board policy, to the extent possible, district and school strategies shall focus on prevention of bullying by establishing clear rules for student conduct and strategies to establish a positive, collaborative school climate. Over the coming days, weeks and months, we will be reviewing our policies, curriculum, and training so that we can make sure our students grow to become the best world-citizens they can be. Our district leadership team is also working on a professional development plan for staff this spring and in the 2017-18 school year to provide staff with strategies to prevent and address issues around bullying, harassment, and racism including culturally responsive teaching and practices, and strategies to successfully address these issues when they arise.

Most immediately we need to salve the injury and hurt of the those who were victimized. We are committed to restoring the trust and comfort that all of our Albany schools are safe and harassment-free learning environments.

Superintendent Williams and her staff will be working with every constituent group that is interested in improving the learning environment and preventing racism and bullying in our schools. As stated in our Mission and Vision statement, “AUSD is committed to creating comprehensive learning opportunities in a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment.”

Paul Black, AUSD Board President

Val Williams, Superintendent

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A Message from the Albany African American/Black Parent Engagement Committee

Statement of Support for the Students and Families Targeted by Racist Photos Posted to Social Media

The members of the African-American/Black Parent Engagement Committee are deeply saddened and concerned by the recent racist actions at Albany High School; we extend our heartfelt support and empathy to the students and their parents of AHS that were the targets of hate and bigotry this week. Members of the AA/BPEC are parents, teachers and administrators of Albany Unified. We stand behind you and support you during this stressful time.

We know that racism and discrimination exist in this country. As parents we try to teach and prepare our children to deal with these challenges. It is our expectation that school is a safe haven where our children will learn and grow in a safe and inclusive environment. We would like to believe this hateful act is not indicative of the Albany community, but nevertheless we are left with feelings of uncertainty and restlessness when things like this occur and question the world and the community we live in. It is very disheartening when our children are forced to deal with racism, bigotry and discrimination at school and it will not be tolerated. It is our hope that this incident will be dealt with by not just punitive action for the perpetrators, but with systemic action by AUSD to un-teach this type of behavior that has existed for far too long. We must work together to stop hate and racism in our schools and community. It is our hope that we will learn from this experience and grow together as a community.

Over the past few days the students at AHS have displayed tremendous amounts of support for their peers that were targets of this racist act. We also stand in support and solidarity with the students, teachers, administrators and staff against such actions and acts of discrimination, hate and inequity.

African-American/Black Engagement Committee Members

The African-American/Black Parent Engagement Committee may be contacted on Facebook at


California School Dashboard


AUSD families now have a new opportunity to learn about the performance of our schools that goes far beyond beyond what has previously been available.  Our AUSD community now has access to the California School Dashboard, a new website that uses multiple indicators to give a more complete picture of how our schools are serving our diverse student population. (click for info)

Luring Attempt AHS Male Student March 2017

Yesterday, an Albany High School 9th grade male student was walking home from school when a man in a brown 4-door older car approached him. The man tried to engage him in conversation by asking questions, and then he told him to get in the car for a ride home. This took place at the top of Washington Street near Albany Hill. (click for info)

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Principal's Message

The Albany Children's Center is a much-loved, year round, multicultural early childhood education program of the Albany Unified School District. The Children's Center offers a full-day preschool program for children potty trained ages 3-5 years old. We are open from 7:30 am - to 6:00 pm, 5 days a week and we operate year round. The Albany Children's Center has been in Albany for over 65 years serving children and families. It was opened in

We also offer before and after school care at all three elementary school sites for children grade K-3rd also open from 7:30 am - 6:00 pm. See programs for details.
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