Burbank Cooperative Preschool 15661 Washington Ave, San Lorenzo, CA94580 Founded in 1940, the Burbank Cooperative Preschool is a non-profit school located on Washington Avenue. The school…More offers a strong preparatory math, science, language and arts curriculum for children from two years eight months to five years old at a low cost. Visit the Burbank Cooperative Preschool for program and registration information.
Happiness Hill Preschool and Daycare 20600 John Dr, Castro Valley, CA94546 Happiness Hill Preschool and Daycare is an early childhood education and care program offering services for children…More ages 18 months to 5 years. Some of its age-appropriate activities include early math and reading and social and physical activities.
Bright World Preschool 20613 Stanton Ave, Castro Valley, CA94546 This cheery and conscientious preschool is affiliated with Calvary Community Christian Center and is on its grounds.…More Bright World uses curriculum workbooks from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) to provide pre-literacy, pre-math, art and music, Bible story, movement and dramatic play experiences to kids ages 2-5. Non-potty-trained kids are accepted at slightly higher rates. There is also an after-school program for kids who go to kindergarten elsewhere.
Lollipop Lane Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten 341 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA94580 Lollipop Lane is a privately owned and operated Preschool, licensed by the State of California. Karen Armstrong,…More the Director and owner, has been at Lollipop Lane for eighteen years and taught children for more than two decades. The building is located in a quiet annex behind a playground near the local library. The classrooms are comfortable and welcoming, with lots of visible toys and activities
A Kid's Kingdom 18550 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley, CA94546 A Kid's Kingdom preschool operates from September to mid-June before shutting down for the summer. This preschool offers…More two morning programs and strives to "personally expose each child and his or her family to the love of Christ and to make them aware that each one is uniquely created by God." Teachers encourage children to grow and develop spiritually, emotionally, socially, physically, academically and morally throughout the school year.
ABC Preschool & Daycare 20135 San Miguel Ave, Castro Valley, CA94546 Curriculum is an academic and play-based program at this well-equipped child care center founded in 1963 in a large…More former private home. Preschool is for kids two to five; they must be potty-trained. Day care is available for kids six to 11 during school breaks and also in conjunction with Castro Valley Elementary, two doors south; staffers walk the kids to and from lunch and provide activities before and after class. Activities are based on weekly or monthly themes, such as "Argh! Pirates!" or "Rainforest." There are rooms for naps, two miniature classrooms, a room-size "dollhouse," a large playground in back and a courtyard for outdoor crafts.
In 1986, Catherine Eckhardt opened Growing Years Preschool. At Growing Years, each child takes home a developmental…More portfolio after graduating, which showcases how many inches they've grown since the first day of school and includes writing samples to demonstrate how much their skills have improved over time.
The play-based, as opposed to academic-based, curriculum ensures each child has a messy, hands-on experience in the classroom. Kids can of course wash up at child-sized sinks before munching on crackers, cheese or cookies during snack time, or before digging into a fulfilling and nutritious lunch.
Kid's Korner 20559 Wisteria St, Castro Valley, CA94546 This day care center, complete with a white picket fence, accepts infants as well as preschool-aged kids. It's…More convenient to Interstate 580 and the Eden Medical Center. There is a pediatric nursing student on staff; other staffers are specialists in various stages of child development. Hours are flexible but generally follow normal business hours; please phone for details.
Little Sunshine Learning Center 20375 Wisteria St, Castro Valley, CA94546 This charming preschool on a residential street has well-tended gardens and homey play areas. A Mandarin program for…More kindergarten-age kids on Saturdays teaches beginning character recognition and Chinese songs and stories. Most staffers speak a second language, including Cantonese or Mandarin, and all have college coursework in early childhood education.
Calvary Community Christian Center 20613 Stanton Ave, Castro Valley, CA94546 This unpretentious Evangelical church tucked away on Stanton Avenue near Interstate 580 has ministered to Castro Valley…More residents for more than 50 years. It's known for its well-regarded preschool, Bright World. Members are engaged in their community and work hard to realize the truth of scripture in their daily life.
Unity Church of Castro Valley 20121 Santa Maria Ave, Castro Valley, CA94546 The wings on the facade and the stairs' ironwork evoke the Unity motto: "When In Need, God Sustains." Services are…More Sundays at 11am, usually in the sanctuary but occasionally outdoors at the Castro Valley Community Center about a mile away on Lake Chabot Road. The Rev. Donna Caldwell is minister. The Creative Beginnings preschool is in back.
Hesperian Elementary School is one of nine elementary schools in the …More href="http://sanlorenzo.patch.com/admin/listings/san-lorenzo-unified-school-district">San Lorenzo Unified School District. It serves more than 700 students in grades K–5 and is growing to include preschool in the 2010-11 academic year. (For more information on the preschool program, click here.) It received an Academic Performance Index ranking of 705 for the 2009-10 school year.
Mrs. Wendy Garner will join the faculty as principal for the 2010-11 school year.
The Hesperian Elementary student body is 58 percent Latino, 20 percent African American, 6 percent Asian and 6 percent white. About 60 percent are considered English language learners.
Additionally, about 71 percent receive free or reduced-cost meals.
The 2010-11 School Plan promotes vocabulary building and an expanded emphasis on equity and school climate. Hesperian Elementary's mission is to "develop lifelong learners and leaders, one child at a time."