Pacific Oaks Children’s School offers both part-time and full-time early childhood education programs for infants, toddlers, and young children through age six. Each classroom encompasses its own unique characteristics and activities, but all embrace our core values and philosophy that center around developmentally appropriate practices, play-based learning, an emergent curriculum, promoting peaceful methods of conflict resolution, and teaching young children to resist bias. Our programs maintain a low teacher-to-child ratio so that children have the opportunity to develop nurturing and trustful relationships with their teachers. A safe and supportive environment invites children to play, learn, explore, and form friendships with other children. We encourage parents to play an active role in their child's learning through frequent opportunities to meet with teachers and participate in the daily life of the school.
Infant/Toddler: From 6 months to 2 years
The Infant/Toddler/Parent Program provides an enriching opportunity for you and your child to come together for two hours of play and developmental learning. Children experience the joy of accomplishment as they freely explore our purposeful environment, which includes shade and sunlight, wooden climbing structures, sand, grass, and water. >> Learn more
2 year olds
Our program for 2-year-olds is offered Monday through Friday for either a 3 1/2 hour morning or afternoon session, or a full day format. A variety of activities are planned, although emphasis is placed on “emergent” curriculum, which arises out of the interactions between children, adults and materials.
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3 year olds
Our preschool program is offered Monday through Friday for either a 3 1/2 hour morning or afternoon session, or a full day format. Through play, children develop socialization skills by interacting with their classmates while learning peaceful methods of conflict resolution.
4 & 5 year olds
Our program is offered Monday through Friday for either a four hour morning or afternoon session, or a full day format. Children choose from a variety of both child-initiated and teacher-directed activities; including journal writing, block building, language and literacy projects, dramatic play, numeracy development, arts and crafts, science investigation and community service learning. >> Learn more