In this parish kinder and preK are not part of CCD, they are programs that run concurrently with CCD sessions, supervised parents with books and resources easily used by them, primarily for the convenience of the catechists with young children, and parents of first communion candidates who must be there for their own faith formation class, a 12 week program which is required of all parents in the program.
It is no secret that the key to proper catechesis of children is catechizing parents, so we focus a lot of time and attention in that area. Basic formation echoes the program of that name offered on the diocesan level as initiatial catechist formation. It includes sacramental preparation class, but expands it with sessions on the creed, scripture etc. It also includes a session on marriage and family as a gateway to offering incentive to convalidation or addressing other marriage issues, which are the biggest obstacle our families seem to face in uniting the entire family in the Faith.
This class is also structured as the beginning of the adult confirmation prep process since so many of our parents need to complete their own initiation sacraments, and is offered concurrent with each CCD session for their convenience.
Our biggest obstacle regarding CCD attendance is the taks, Texas progress tests they take in public school. If the kids fail they are scheduled for extensive tutoring after school and on weekends to make up for what teachers failed to impart during regular classtime.
I will say it with my dying breath
if you are unhappy with CCD/RE/PSR in your parish and do not volunteer in some way, you are part of the problem. Why not respond to the call of the Holy Spirit, who has raised this concern in your heart, and become part of the solution.