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Tudorka Tots Infant and Preschool Center

5040 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619

(510) 530-1585

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Waldorf, Reggio-Emilia

From the Director:

2. We use age appropriate methods to satisfy each childâ??s physical, emotional and cognitive needs. 3. We offer an education that will allow each child to fully discover him/her self, their strengths and weaknesses. Our approach exposes student to culture and experiences that they otherwise would not have the opportunity to encounter.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our Preschool program is play based, emphasizes an emergent curriculum, and focuses on art as well. The art program focuses on the whole body of the child.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on