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Oak View Nursery School & Children's Center

70 Skyview Terrace
San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 479-6026


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At Oak View we try to make the children comfortable with us and their environment. The daily routine offers security and structure. Children are free to explore various activities, such as playdough, puzzles, and other fun things we have set out for them. Everyday there is also a planned event that could be an art experience, a cooking project, a scientific observation or musical instruments."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"*9:15 Children arrive.
9:15-10:15 Activity Time. An art activity or craft project is presented with a certain theme or concept for children to discover and experience. Activities include art, music, carpentry, science, water play and experiences in language, field trips, nature walks and nutrition.
10:15-10:30 Clean up time and gathering. The children gather to talk about the morning's activity and to break up into smaller groups.
10:30-11:00 Snack and Story Time. The children are provided with fresh fruit or vegetable and crackers. Story time can be reading a book, puppets or a flannel board story.
11:00-11:30 Outside Time. This is the time to experience the outdoors as a learning lab by hiking, climbing, carpentry. Water play and large motor development skills.
11:30-11:45 Circle Time. It is singing time and parents are most welcome to come and sit down in the group and join us. Otherwise, please let the teacher at the door excuse the children for the circle.
11:45 Lunch for those arranging to stay.
Typical Day Care Afternoon
12:30-2:00 Nap time (younger children)
Outside time (older children)
2:00-2:20 Story time (younger children)
Activity time (older children)
Activity time (younger children)
Snack and Music time (older children)
3:00-4:30 Outside time
4:30-4:50 Story time for all
4:50-5:30 Outside time
5:30-6:00 Quiet time until all children are picked up
* 7:00-9:15
Children arrive at various times. Outside-Inside play before preschool session.
Excerpted from the preschool's website