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We are moving to Pleasant Hill at the end of the month, and I am
looking for a part-time preschool program for my son (2.5 on
Sept. 23). I have checked the archives but need more info. We
are looking for hopefully 2 days a week, and he is not
potty-trained, but is advanced as far as speech and interaction
with other kids. Most of the preschool programs seem to require
the child to be 3 or to be potty-trained. Any recommendations?
new PH mom
Our daughter was very happy at Kid Time, in northern Walnut
Creek on Geary Road. I'll summarize our experience with a
short example. There is another pre-school closer to our home,
and we would always see the children waiting anxiously at the
window, as we went home at the end of the day. By contrast,
every time I picked up my daughter from Kid Time, she would ask
for a few more minutes before we had to go. Being potty
trained is not required, although they do charge a
small ''diaper fee'' (they go as young as 2 years old). All of
the children there went full time, as far as I knew; you'd have
to ask them about part-time. Anyway, my daughter loved it, and
we were impressed by the quality of their staff.
We live in Pleasant Hill too and have a son who will be 2.5 in
early November. He started from 4 months old at Sunrise on Oak
Park Blvd. The teachers are very caring and they offer a
strong curriculum. We moved him to a location closer to my
office when he turned two so I am not certain on their policies
regarding potty training after 2.5 years but I know they help
to potty train when you are ready. I believe that they also
offer a flexible schedule. I have also heard great things
about Fountainhead Montessori on Golf Club Road. Since you are
only looking for two days a week and not full-day child care,
Fountainhead might be a very good option for you. I believe
they have quite a bit of information online. Good luck and
welcome to the neighborhood!
Pleasant Hill Mom
Someone posted asking for information regarding
daycare/preschool for their child who is under 3 and not yet
potty trained. If you can co-op, there are some places in
the area that will allow your non-potty trained child to
attend preschool (I know Loma Vista preschool in Concord,
near PH & also near Concord BART, will). Another place to
search is http://www.eastbaypreschools.com/ which lists a
lot of the east bay preschools in the area.
Don't limit yourself to just Pleasant Hill if you have a
car. Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, & Martinez are all
close by and all have a variety of preschools to choose
from. In Feb. there is a preschool fair at PH Rec so keep
your eyes peeled about that.
There are many mother's clubs in the area to choose from
(Mt. Diablo Mother's Club & Walnut Creek/Pleasant Hill
Mother's Club serve the PH area), as well as MOPS (Mothers
of Preschoolers) too.
The city of PH, as well as nearby cities all offer low-cost
classes for kids (gymnastics, music, etc.). Look online
through their parks & rec depts.
Hope this helps you start finding some resources!
We've just moved to unincorporated land close to Pleasant Hill
(near Briones). We're hoping to get our 2-1/2 year old into pre-
school next fall (she'll be 39 months then). Any
recommendations for preschools in the area, possibly close to 24?
We've been really pleased with ''Stepping Stones Learning Center''
on the border of Pleasant Hill/Martinez (2750 Pleasant Hill
Road). I did a lot of research before I found this one: I wanted
a play-based curriculum and sense of community in the school -
the director is wonderful and she sets the whole tone for the
Center. My daugther has been there since August and she is happy
and thrivng under their care.
Their phone no is 925-933-6520 and the directors name is Stacey.
/Camilla (Bella's Mom)
I believe I know approximately where you live, the big question
is where will your kids go to school? Pleasant Hill, Lafayette,
Martinez or Walnut Creek (the school lines are funky around
there). This makes all the difference in your preschool. If
Lafayette, I recommend Happy Days, if Pleasant Hill there is a
great one called Playtime (I think that's the name)
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