Frequently Asked Questions

What are The Oaks’ hours of operation?
Monday through Friday from 8:45am to 12:00pm.

When does the school year start and end?
Early September to mid-June. The Oaks is closed for the summer.

What age must my child be to attend?
Children must be 2½ years old by October 31st to enroll at The Oaks in the fall, and they may start attending once they are 2 years, 6 months old.

How many days a week can my child attend?
Your child can attend as many days a week as they are years old, up to four days a week. That is, a 2½-year-old can attend two days a week, a 3-year-old can attend three days a week, and 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds can attend four days a week.

How much is tuition?
Tuition is based on the number of days a child attends The Oaks each week:

Two days per week — $120/month
Three days per week — $180/month
Four days per week — $240/month

What is the parental commitment?
One parent from each family is required to:

  • work one morning a week at the preschool (8:30am-12:30pm)
  • attend the weekly Wednesday evening parenting class
  • participate on a curriculum committee (averaging 1 hour of work per week)
  • help with the annual auction
  • work one Environment Workshop day per year (about 3 hours)

This co-op model is an investment of time and energy. For your efforts, the rewards are profound:

  • Share in the highs and lows of parenting young children with a supportive group of families.
  • Participate in your child’s early learning during these formative years.
  • Learn parenting skills from the evening classes, as well as from the examples of fellow parents.
  • Participate in a supportive community.
  • Develop lasting friendships with adults and children.
  • Revel in the laughter and silliness that comes with spending time with children.

How do I get my child on The Oaks’ waiting list?
Interested families must tour the school in person before being added to the waiting list.

How do I sign up for a tour of The Oaks?
Please contact our director, Sunny Crandell, at (805) 682-7609 or director@theoakspcw.org, to schedule a tour.