About The Preschool Program

Our Philosophy  "If it's not in the hand, then it's not in the head or the heart!" - Bev Bos, renowned Early Childhood Educator & Advocate

We believe that all children are naturally curious and learn best through doing.  We focus on child-centered learning that is meaningful and effective through thematic, hands-on, student-created projects.
We accept children from ~3 years to 5 years old in the Preschool Program.

Program Highlights:

  • Small class size (8 max.)
  • Safe, natural toys
  • Research-based learning time & play time
  • Daily writing, math, & science
  • Spanish & ASL (sign language)
  • Cooking
  • Arts & crafts
  • Gardening
  • Daily nature hikes (We dress for the weather!)
  • Organic, Local snacks
  • Certified, experienced teachers
  • Pediatric first aid & CPR certified
  • Certified 'Eco-Healthy' child care facility!

A fun, safe place to learn and grow!

Current Rates & Policies click here

Preschool Daily Schedule


Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

8am – 9am Drop-off and free play
9am – 9:45am Circle & Learning Time based on monthly theme, math, and movement.
9:45am – 10am Morning snack of organic fruit and whole grains, served family style
10am – 11:45am Outdoor hike and forest play
11:45am – 12pm Return from Hike. Use restroom and wash hands while the teacher plates lunches.
12pm – 12:30pm Lunch is served. (Parents provide daily lunch).
Children are taught and encouraged to use their utensils and manners.
12:30pm – 1pm Brush teeth, quiet reading time
1pm – 2pm Nap/rest time. Teacher rests on floor with kids.
2pm – 2:30pm Quiet play (e.g., drawing or Play Dough) or continuation of nap.
2:30pm – 3:30pm Free play
3:30pm – 3:45pm Afternoon snack of organic fruit and whole grains, served family style
3:45pm – 4:30pm Art or Science Activity (small group) or free play
4:30pm – 5pm Pickup time and free play)

What Our Clients Say

Our children have thrived in their time at Papoose!

Forrest & Arthur Rader

Hours: 8am to 4pm
Mon thru Fri

(530) 550-7506

 papoosepreschool@gmail.com