Our Staff

“There is no quality indicator as powerful as the staff’s education, training and competence.  After all, it’s the [staff] who turns junk into art or picks a leaf up from the ground and spins stories about the seasons.”    -Dr. Karen Hill Scott  www.karenhillscott.com Dana Mudd: Owner, Director, Teacher, Mother Dana has a BA in Elementary [...]

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I have unbelievably high expectations when it comes to just about everything, and preschool programs are no exception. Papoose has exceeded my expectations in every aspect in terms of the instruction, care and character building I desired for my son.   I looked into several programs before deciding on Papoose and the experience [...]


5 out of 5 Nevada Co. Quality Stars!

Papoose Preschool has recently been awarded 5 out of 5 Quality Stars from Nevada County!  Read more below: http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20109070301 TRUCKEE PRESCHOOLS GET TOP MARKS       Two Truckee preschools recently received Nevada County’s highest rating for Quality Childcare Environments.  Papoose Preschool and Christine’s House Preschool both participated in a pilot program designed to evaluate quality child [...]

5 out of 5 Nevada Co. Quality Stars!2010-05-19T22:45:51+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

What time(s) do I drop off and pick up my child? We prefer that you drop off you child between 8:00am and 8:45am.  Your child will have a chance to play/explore the room before we transition into the more structured activities of the day.  In the afternoon, most parents find that it is best to [...]

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Recommended Reading

recommend reading list Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child Nurture Shock

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