Preschools that Serve Lunch
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I am looking for a pre-school that offers food, not just cookies.
Our son is 2.7 years old and he goes to Cheburashka, a home-based day-care that
includes daily home-cooked soup, fruits, among its several healthy meals. We love it
down there and we are looking for a pre-school with similar menu.
I was wondering if anybody knows any pre-school that includes meals, preferably cooked
ones, in Berkeley, Albany, or Kensington?
Try Pickles Preschool in Albany. My son loved the family style
home cooked meals there. I don't know if their offerings
are still primarily vegetarian, but that was OK with us.
Pickles is a warm, small, family-run preschool. My son
is now in middle school and still remembers it fondly.
Like family meals
I am a parent and teacher at Berkeley Urban Garden School that offers fresh
cooked meals daily. These include soups, lentils, Moroccan stew, and more that
are mostly organic as well as fruits and vegetables from our own garden. We are a
small preschool located in West Berkeley and currently have a limited part time
Claremont Nursery School (multiple campuses) offers hot lunches as part of the
tuition. My son went to Claremont in Kensington for 2 years, and we loved it.
We plan on sending our younger son there when he is old enough. The teachers all
love each and every child -- not just the ones in their classrooms. It's a great
community of educators and families. They offer nutritious snacks and lunches.
All of the children sit down to lunch together, which helped my picky eater try
new things, which I never would have imagined serving him and which make his
kindergarten lunches now much more varied. The children also learn good table
manners, cleaning up after themselves, etc. Claremont does allow treats and
sugar, but there is not an emphasis on them. We found it balanced.
I am looking for an Oakland area preschool that serves lunch. The only ones I've found
are Chatham and Tukora.
I'm a busy working mother and having a preschool serve my child lunch is a definite plus
in choosing a preschool.
BlueSkies for Children in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland
(http://www.blueskies4children.org/) serves a full lineup of nutritious
meals--breakfast, lunch, and snacks--all made from scratch in house (with
different menus for the different age levels). Most BlueSkies parents work full
time and the school is set up to serve working families. Providing meals is part
of this, but also being open from 7:30am to 6:00 pm, only closing for one week of
vacation a year, and scheduling school meetings in the evening (with childcare).
While these conveniences come in handy for working parents, the best thing about
BlueSkies is that it is a wonderfully nurturing and engaging environment for the
kids. Our daughter has been at BlueSkies since she was 5 months old, and we intend
for her to stay through Pre-K. The teachers are amazingly committed and skilled;
the facilities are designed to meet the developmental needs of children; and the
community is diverse and welcoming. I toured all of the full service childcare
centers in Oakland and BlueSkies was absolutely the best around.
Happy BlueSkies Family
Claremont Day Nursery
serves lunch. They have two campuses - one on College Ave in
Rockridge and another at Claremont and Woolsey. There's also a very small
preschool called Growing Circles
near Piedmont Ave that (I think!) serves lunch
We looked at A LOT of preschools
My daughter attends Grand Lake Montessori
and they offer a hot organic lunch
program, which is made on sight, 5 days a week for $5.00 per day. We did the
lunch program during the summer session and my daughter loved the choices, however
do home packed lunches the rest of the year to keep costs down. All the revenue
also goes towards the tuition assistance program. It's a great school!
Hi busy mom! There are two preschools in my neighborhood that serve lunch...
Bernice and Joes Playschool
on Sunkist serve a vegetarian lunch. Took my son
serveral months to get accustomed to it but he's really happy there now.
Seed on Greenly is a great preschool too, they serve a seasonal meal with meat.
Both are really great schools! If you are close to the Eastmont Hills check them
out. Hope that helps and I hope you find what you are looking for .
The preschools I know of that serve lunch are Growing Circles, near Piedmont Ave
and Claremont Day (2 campuses, one on Claremont and Woolsey, the other on College
near the BART station). Both have positive recommendations on this website.
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