Claremont Day Nursery, Inc. has served the community for over 60 years. There are three convenient East Bay locations in Berkeley, Oakland and Kensington. The schools are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Part-time schedules are available. A hot, homemade lunch on-site is served at no additional cost. Snacks twice daily are also provided.
Our program exposes children, ranging in age from 2 years to 5.5 years, to a variety of skills and activities in a warm and nurturing environment, thereby giving children a secure foundation for the educational process and an excellent preparation for Kindergarten. Our curriculum is that of a traditional pre-school program, with an emphasis on science, art, language development, dramatic play, learning and social skills. Along with developing small and large motor, sensory, and perceptual skills, we teach an environmental awareness based on seasonal and yearly themes.
The atmosphere at Claremont Day Nurseries is one of a "family" of children and teachers learning, working, exploring, and loving together. It is for this reason that our staff is long enduring. The teachers recognize that children learn at their own pace, and thus treat each child as an individual and move forward only one step at a time. The work that is planned emphasizes process rather than product, which in turn fosters in the child a sense of accomplishment and pride. We teach a love for learning by allowing children to experience their own stage of development, and by helping them feel success without pressure.