Ojai Community Preschool Est.1955

Preschool & Toddler Program 18m-6yrs.

Montessori Philosophy, Gentle Separation

Nurturing each child towards independence, a love of learning, and respect with responsibility to others, and nature.  With these as our guiding principals, we follow many Montessori methods and support individual development through music, art, and imagination.

Located near the hills of the Los Padres National Forest we basque in a large and natural 
playground with beautiful mountain views. We have fruit trees, a child planted garden, enormous sand box (often with kid made small rivers running through it), a large covered area for outdoor art and padded flooring for active play. This place is a child's sacred space to dream, play, create and become who they truly are.

Since 1955 Ojai Community Preschool has been the only parent-owned and operated cooperative preschool in the Ojai Valley. Our guiding principle is that strong families and parent-child relationships grow where there is an opportunity for parents to participate in the preschool experience. While our Director and teachers  are trained and credentialed professionals, there are many opportunities for parents to volunteer if desired.   Parents and teachers work together as children build social skills, experience empathy, and learn to resolve conflicts peacefully. We offer free parent education sessions with parent education specialists. Here, parents are given the opportunity to learn and explore ways of parenting and communicating that promote respect for children's ideas and abilities.

Recent Announcements

  • Family Fun Day Saturday April 30th 11-3:pm Please join us for our annual community festival, and fundraiser.Live music, yummy food, child friendly games, crafts, face painting, and bouncy house. Silent auction items include Disneyland Tickets, Ojai ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2016, 6:08 PM by OVCNS Ojai Valley Community Community Nursery School
  • First Day of School School begins Wednesday, September 7th 9-12:00.  The first week of school will be dismissed at 12:pm.  Extended care will begin Monday, September 13th 9-2:pm. Please ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2016, 6:07 PM by OVCNS Ojai Valley Community Community Nursery School
  • Parent Orientation & Pot Luck Thursday, September 8th 5:30-7:pm.  Please bring a dish to share, meet new families and ask questions.  As always childcare will be provided.
    Posted Mar 22, 2016, 5:50 PM by OVCNS Ojai Valley Community Community Nursery School
  • Open Enrollment New families are welcome to enroll in our program. Come and visit our location, see the playground and classrooms areas, and meet the director & teachers.  Bring your questions, children & family ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2014, 5:41 PM by OVCNS Ojai Valley Community Community Nursery School
  • Monthly Story Telling with Julie Albright - our local Librarian Julie Albright has agreed to visit our school each month to host story-time.  We will try to alternate days to allow everyone  a chance to enjoy her enthusiasm and ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2014, 6:01 PM by OVCNS Ojai Valley Community Community Nursery School
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