From the Director:
Since 1955, OVCNS has been the only parent-owned and operated cooperative nursery school in the Ojai Valley. Our guiding principle is that strong families and parent-child relationships grow where there is an opportunity for parents to participate in the preschool experience. Ojai Valley Community Nursery School nurtures each child towards independence, a love of learning, and respect with responsibility to others and the Earth. With these as our guiding principals, we use Montessori methods and individual development through art and imagination. Our nursery school is located near the hills on a tranquil street with lots of land, offering a large and natural playground. We have fruit trees, a child planted garden, enormous sand box (often with kid made small rivers running through it), fabric curtains blowing in the breeze of the play house and a large covered area for outdoor art and padded flooring for active play. Making this place a child's safe and creative place to dream, play and become who they truly are. Our school is truly a home away from home. A safe home, like having mom there. Children take their shoes off when they want to, lay down on the carpet while reading, serve themselves snack when they are hungry or thirsty, and get to know the parents that serve there like they are family. We are the best kept secret in the Ojai Valley enrolling mostly through word of mouth.