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Walnut Creek & Concord Preschools
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I'm just starting my search into preschools for my son. We live in Walnut Creek, but I'm also looking in the Lafayette area as well. The postings for recommedations in WC are fairly old, so I'd appreciate any feedback good or bad with preschools in the area. anon
Re: "Traditional" school 2-3 mornings a week
I know this is too far away for you, but I just wanted to mention the City Of Concord Leisure Services preschool because it is EXACTLY what you are looking for (except for the French, but we do get some Spanish!)
I was looking for the exact same qualities and searched every preschool within 25 miles of my home. I finally discovered that what I wanted was right under my nose, and dirt cheap! I suggest checking into the city leisure services programs - Concord may not be the only city offering such a great preschool!
Of course, I would highly recommend coming to Concord if you are up for it! One family drives in from Oakland and another drives from Oakley - to some it really is worth it! The teacher for the 2 year old class (must be 2 by 9/1)has been there for 9 years. It is STRICTLY part-time, semi-academic, and REALLY fun. My daughter wants to go every day! Jaime
I've been watching the lists and checked the archives, but I haven't seen too many preschool recommendations for the EAST East bay :-) I was wondering if anyone knows of a good preschool in the Concord/Walnut Creek area. So far we are considering Walnut Ave. Community Preschool in Walnut Creek and Myrtle Farm Montessori in Concord. If you have any experience with those, please let me know!
We are new to Walnut Creek and are looking for a pre-school, our child will be 3 in Feb. We have checked out the parent's network website and were wondering if there are any other preschools that parents would highly recommend. Thanks, Angela
When looking in Walnut Creek I was NOT impressed with the centers I visited: lots of standing in line, counting kids to keep track of them, calling the teachers "Miss Mary" or "Mrs Joan"--not the cozy, child-centered feeling i was looking for. Also, lots of preschools have a religious component, which I didn't want. BUT, i found a family daycare that I like a lot, and my 31/2 yr old has been there for a year. It's at the home of a woman named Ann Cohen, (925) 935-6492, who lives right near the N. Main exit off 680. Ann is licensed for 12 kids ( most days has fewer) and there are always 2 or 3 adults there. Kids range from babies to pre-K, which I like. Down side is that are only a few kids of each age. There are four 3-4 yr olds and two 4-5 yr olds (starting K in the fall). Program is very unstructured, lots of music, art, and dance. Ann and her husband Allen and their house remind me of my childhood in Berkeley in the 60's, and I mean that in a good sense, although I don't think everyone would like it. Also, they serve mostly organic produce and generally healthy food. I also visited another family day care recommended by a list member. I liked it a lot, but it was far for me. Perhaps the same person will write in the name/number again.
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