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The Cottage Playhouse

1701 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94611

(510) 339-7772

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Play-based, mix of different educational philosophies and two preschool curriculums. Per phone conversation with staff.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Goal It is my goal to work with you to make your child's experience a positive and happy one. Early childhood is a time of great physical, emotional and intellectual growth, and the needs and interests of the children are my focus. Each child is unique and different, and I want to encourage that individuality. Extracted from Cottage Playhouse 2006 Brochure

A Typical Day

8:30-9:30 - Arts & Crafts / Baking
9:30-10:30 - Stories/Hand Rhymes/Songs
10:30 - Snack
11:00 - Outside play (Wednesdays: Kinder Kung Fu Class & Thursdays: Dance Class)
11:45 - Circle Time/ Sharing
12:15 - Lunch
12:45 - Nap for 2 and 3 year olds
- Preschool curriculum for 4 & 5 year olds
2:00 - Snack
2:30 - Table toys (puzzles, games, peg boards, magnet blocks etc..)
3:00 - Pick up

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up


Separation is Handled through:

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