Seedlings PreschoolSeedlings Preschool is a licensed learning center of the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church and serves children age 6 months through 6 years old (who are Kindergarten eligible). Our center is set in the beautiful hills of Lamorinda and has been in operation since 1983.
Infants, Toddlers, Preschool
and Developmental Kindergarten
The Seedlings Preschool mission is to provide a play-based learning experience which nurtures the emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual needs of young children. Seedling's core values include excellence in staffing and planning; a developmentally appropriate and safe learning environment; and support of parents and families. While Seedlings does not teach specific doctrine, the intent is to model and encourage the Christ-like values of responsibility, belonging, joy, respect, tolerance, compassion and charity.
Our teachers are child development specialists who design curriculum to stimulate the whole child. Our emphasis on play provides a world, both real and imaginary, where children can master their environment, make choices, develop a sense of belonging and build their self-esteem.NEW for the 2013-2014 school year
Children age 3 to 5 years old participate in a weekly spiritual formation program called Wonder Time held in the LOPC Chapel. Wonder Time focuses on virtues such as love, respect, compassion, acceptance of differences, and giving through simple mission projects. It is a program of Children’s Ministry and certain Bible stories may be taught. The teachings of Jesus, as well as those of other religious leaders in the world, will be discussed. This spiritual formation time will be age appropriate and respectful of all religious backgrounds.
Seedlings Preschool provides support and encouragement for parents as they navigate their new life roles. Together, Seedlings and Children's Ministry, provide opportunities for parents to socialize, participant in charitable activities and spiritual development, and attend engaging speaker events aimed at inspiring all to be good parents and role models. Parents are encourage to explore LOPC’s Family Ministry Center for upcoming events and classes for parents.
Seedlings offers several Tour Days throughout the school year for prospective parents to experience the classrooms and the staff.
Please feel free to contact Seedlings for more about this wonderful program.