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Re: Affordable preschool in Albany or El Cerrito?
My sons attend a wonderful preschool that happens to be extremely affordable. It is called Noah's Ark Preschool and it is located in Richmond, on 37th between Barrett and Roosevelt. I live in El Cerrito and is only a mile from my house. I believe that three mornings a week 9-noon is $225/month.
The school is going to be on a short break next week (June 15-19) but will be back in session June 23. Feel free to give them a call on Tu-Wed-Thurs between 9 and 12 at 235-8989. I am not sure if they have any openings for the fall but it's worth a try. Noah's Ark is a little neighborhood gem with incredibly wonderful, experienced, caring teachers. Good luck! Happy Noah's Ark mom
I am considering Noah's Ark Preschoolin Richmond for my 3 year old son and would like updated feedback about this preschool. Thanks anon
The space is bright and clean and incredibly well maintained. It is very affordable--less expensive than most everything we looked at, even co-ops. Overall, it's just a gem of a school and I cannot say enough good things about it. Happy Noah's Ark mom
They have a very good student to teacher ratio. My daughter enjoyed going there so much, that when she was older, she went back often to visit the teachers.
Their program teaches the kids to share, to get along well with others, to apologize if they have done something wrong, and to accept apologies from others. Basically, it teaches children how to have manners and to place nice with others. They also teach about colors, counting and all of the other preschool necessities.
I would recommend Noah's Ark without any hesitation! DC - a happy Noah's Ark parent
An absolutely great pre-school in Richmond is Noah's Ark
Preschool, 555 - 37th Street, Richmond. My daughter went there
for 2 years and loved it! She is in high school now, but went
back last year to volunteer because she has such fond memories
of her time there. Noah's Ark has teachers who are kind,
patient and very gentle with the kids. In their yard, they have
a great play area, tire swing, and garden area. Inside, they
play music, have a dress-up corner, cubbies for the kids'
stuff, area to play with blocks, reading corner, circle time,
and art table. A teacher is always supervisiing both inside and
outside. The kids who go there learn to share, to take turns
and how to get along well with others. Call L. P., Noah's Ark
co-director, at 510-235-8989 for more information.
A happy former Noah's Ark mom
If you are looking for a Preschool in West Contra Costa
definitely look into Noahs Ark Preschool (no religious
affiliation). They have been around for over 40 years with
little to no teacher turnover! My children are happy and
thriving here. The program is a true Preschool Program only
accepting ages 2.5 years to 5. The days and hours are Mon-Fri 9-
2 the first session ends at noon and the all day program ends at
2. Most of the children going on to Kindergarten the next year
stay till 2 and the younger set usually(though not always) go
home at noon. Potty Trained Children is not mandatory. They
know and understand that children all have their own timetables
for all developmental stages. LP, Virgina, Carolyn and Muts are
an awesome team and work well together. They are in tune to
every child and will take time to check in with parents on a
daily basis if need be. I can't say enough about this school.
Contact information is:
Noahs Ark Preschool
555 37th Street
Proud to be a Noahs Ark Family
Noah's Ark preschool in Richmond is wonderful place. My two kids (now in
1st and 4th grades) went there and loved it. I have sent many friends
there too. They do not advertise, they have a wonderful staff who have
been there for years, and it is not a large preschool (in terms of
students). Call LP at 235-8989
Noah's Ark Preschool in Richmond currently has openings. This is a wonderful preschool (both my kids went there) which I heartily recommend to anyone in the area (and its only about 12 minutes from North Berkeley via the freeway) who doesn't need full time day care, but is looking for a warm, friendly, nurturing, happy, interesting environment for their 2 1/2 - 5 year olds to thrive in. They have morning and afternoon programs (the latter being for the 4 & 5 year olds in their year before kindergarten) five days a week, and they use the WCCUSD vacation and holiday schedule. The preschool is attached to the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, but it is not a religious preschool. The teachers there have been teaching at Noah's Ark for quite a few years, but they are in no way stuffy or old-fashioned. The preschool is located at 555 37th Street in Richmond, off Barrett Street, just a few minutes west of the freeway. Please call them at 235-8989 if you're interested in visiting and enrolling your preschooler. Sarah
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