History of The Child Day Schools
About forty years ago, as an elementary school teacher with two small sons, I found very few choices for quality child care. This convinced me to make a career change, and accept a new challenge: to create an affordable child care program based on the most current research on how young children learn.
In 1976, I purchased the Lafayette school and in 1981 earned a Masters degree in Educational Psychology focusing on early childhood education.
My goal has always been to create the best educational programs while providing a nurturing place for children, those same qualities I had wanted for my sons. As we grow, we continue to serve families in communities across the East Bay with the same commitment to children as when I first began over thirty years ago.
- R. Ann Whitehead, M.S. Ed. Psychology, President, Executive Director
The site on 1049 Stuart Street was an old carpet factory converted into a child care facility.
HighScope curriculum was a good match with our philosophy and was incorporated into our curriculum.
On a five acre ranchette in what was then the sleepy farmlands of San Ramon.
The town of Moraga needed child care and we were invited to create a school in the shopping center. .
We designed and built this special school from the ground up.
We remodeled an old building that was the site of three different child care centers.
Our integrated curriculum is a perfect complement to our project approach.
Our goal is to continue to improve our curriculum and enhance the lives of children, families and teachers.