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New Day Preschool and Learning Center

460 West Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 465-8591

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity more

More Information

  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Emphasis on listening skills, alaphabet recognition and phonics, art, story time, music and movement, cooking projects, reading readiness, perceptual motor- tumbling mat, parachute and trampoline, language development, gross and fine motor development, nature and science activities, social studies, creative water and sand play, audio visual equipment, socialization, montessori enrichments, Sesame Street, health and nutrition, Beautifully designed large play yard for 'Children at Work'. Extracted from New Day brochure

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Special attention dedicated. Per conversation with Director

Day in the Life

General School Mission

'A Nurturing Environment Is The Key to Progressive Learning.' Within that framework, the program offers a variety of enrichment experiences needed for the child's maturity level.

At New Day, we strive through our staff, to impart to the children that he/she is loved and valued.

Our goal is to provide the extended family environment needed so both the parents and children will be confident that each day will be interesting and that this is the place to be while their parents are working.

Parents are welcome to spend lunchtime with their children.

Our purpose is to provide an environment that is safe and conductive to good health where children can socialize while being guided to 'hands on' learning experiences and most important progressing at his/her own pace.

The name of the school 'New Day,' exemplifies both the intent of our commitment and the extent of our challenge to the young minds in our care.

Extracted from New Day brochure


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on