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Children can begin their voyage with us at 2 years of age, developing everyday skills in an age-appropriate setting, which can immediately be applied at home. We employ a play-based approach to learning, offering a balance of free play, both indoors and outdoors, with structured music, art, science, and other educational activities. We offer healthy home-prepared meals and snacks. We dance and sing, enjoy puppet shows, daily neighborhood walks, a backyard garden, lots of painting and drawing, and building community - and we do potty train! And when our kids venture off to kindergarten at 5 they are emotionally, socially, and academically prepared.

We’re proud that Pumpkin Seed graduates are thriving at many Oakland schools, including Glenview, Sequoia, Crocker Highlands, Kaiser, Aurora, and Redwood Day to name a few. References are available upon request.