Afternoon Preschool Programs
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I am looking to enroll my 3 year old son in preschool for the
first time this fall. Since I plan to work evenings (3-11), a
preschool with an afternoon session works best for us.
Something from 1 to 5 would be ideal. It seems that most
preschools only offer morning or full day sessions. Something
located near UC (where my husband works) or near Montclair
(where my parents live) would be great. I would be very
grateful for any leads! Thank you!
at CEID has afternoons only as an option.
It is a wonderful mixed age small class of about 12 students.
Often fewer in the afternoon, which I believe goes from 1 to
5. My son only attends in the morning, so I am not very
familiar with the afternoon routine. Please email if you have
any questions. My son has been very happy there.
Call June Sheffield at 510-849-9352. She is currently
restructuring her preschool and has added an afternoon program.
My eldest daughter went to Sheffield Preschool for 1 year and
emerged well balanced, confident and excited about going to
Kindergarten. I will send my younger daughter there next year
('09-'10)for the afternoon program, and am looking forward to
joining the Sheffield community again!
I want to recommend
Applegarden Montessori for a great afternoon program. The
afternoon is from 1:30 to 4:30 with the possibility to join an
art class from 1 to 1:30 and aftercare until 6. Applegarden is a
great little school. I have 2 sons(5yo & 3yo) that currently
attend the morning session, though my older son started in the
afternoon and was there all day 2 days a week last year. He asks
me every week when he can stay all day again (that is the best
indicator for me that it is a good school). The teachers are all
very good at knowing the kids and helping them to be the best
individuals they can be while learning about the world, nature,
science, math, and reading. Good luck in finding a good fit for you.
I'm wondering if anyone knows a good preschool in the Albany/
Berkeley/ El Cerrito area, with an afternoon program, where
kids can come ONLY in the afternoon (noon - 3 and up). Most
places I've seen have morning only or full day, but not
afternoon only option. Thanks!
Griffin Nursery School in Berkeley has an afternoon program for
the 4 year olds. Three year olds attend mornings. 4 year olds
have the option of attending all day. A handful attend full
days 1-2 days/week. Very few attend full time every day. A
Happy Griffin parent
Albany Co-op Preschool
has an afternon-only program. And if you
are enrolled in the afternoon program you do not have to do
I'm looking for an afternoon play-based, preschool for my 3-
year old daughter. I prefer a program/school that emphasizes
socio-emotional development and cooperative play. I'm aware of
Lisa Fitch's Inch-by-Inch afternoon preschool program, which I
think is ideal, but is only two days per week. I'd appreciate
hearing about any similar programs.
Thanks in advance for any ideas!
Does anyone know of a good co-op preschool in Oakland that does
an afternoon program? My daughter is not an early riser and I'm
not sure that is going to change by the time she is ready to go
I do not know of an afternoon co-op preschool but would highly
recommend the Lake School in Oakland. While they are not a co-
op they do have huge parent involvement in many aspects of the
school and they have an afternoon program. The school is truly
a wonderful and amazing place.
Our daughter, Hannah, will be a little over two years old in
September and we are starting to think about
preschool/daycare. She is currently with a wonderful nanny,
but we are interested in exploring other options. Here is the
dilemna: We need afternoon care, mostly from noon till 6
PM. The programs that I have looked at provide morning
care or all-day care, but nothing starting a little later. I have
scheduled my life so that I can spend mornings with my
daughter and would hate to give that up. Does anyone know
of a great afternoon program for toddlers? Thanks in
advance for any help.
Claremont Day Nursery Berkeley & Kensington
Giggles Preschool Rockridge
The Model School Berkeley
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