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The Oaks Parent Child Workshop
Play-Based and Joyful

Early Childhood Education

Educating children and families since 1947.

 

Families who join The Oaks will be joining generations of Santa Barbara families who chose to participate in a cooperative school, with the goals of learning more about child development and parenting, becoming a part of a nurturing and supportive community, and having a hand in creating a responsive and stimulating learning environment for their preschool children.

PARENT PARTICIPATION

Central to our program is the notion that parents are a child’s first teachers. Under the guidance of early childhood educators, Oaks parents work and learn how to be more effective parents -- from each other and the children.  Learn more about parent participation.

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OUR PROGRAMS

Admission starts at age 2 years 6 months

MORNING PROGRAM
Monday - Friday
8:45 AM to 12:00 PM
AFTERNOON PROGRAM
Monday - Friday
12:00 PM to 4:30 PM

MORNING PROGRAM

Open to ages of 2-1/2 to 5. Our program is student-led. Our work day parents set up stations and the students are free to choose what they are interested in exploring that day. We find value in mixed age educationWe have a wonderful outdoor classroom that provides children with space for large motor activities. What is a typical day in our morning program?

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AFTERNOON PROGRAM

Our afternoon program runs in complement to our morning program to provide seamless, full-day care for families in our warm and nurturing environment. The afternoon program supports a smaller group of children, accompanied by a head teacher and assistant teacher. 

 

Parent participation is not required. Learn more about our afternoon program.

ENROLLMENT

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WE ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLING FOR
2022-2023!

 

Please email our membership chair to schedule a tour

membership@theoakspcw.org 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30pm

Oaks Closed: Christmas Break

Monday, December 19, 2022 - Monday, January 3, 2023

Board Meeting

Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30pm

Oaks Closed: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 16

Progressive Dinner

Saturday, January 21 at 5pm