Seedlings Preschool is a state licensed learning center of the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church serving children age 6 months through 5 years old. Our hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Our Tree House program offers an optional extended hour until 3:15 p.m. for children two years and older, Monday through Thursday. Admission is not limited by reason of religious, racial or national background. Our center is set in the beautiful hills of Lamorinda and has been in operation since 1983.
(State License #070209078-preschool and #070209976-infant/toddler)
Our mission is to provide a play-based, child centered learning experience which nurtures the emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual needs of young children. Seedlings’ core values include excellence in staffing and planning; a developmentally appropriate and safe learning environment; and support of parents and families. Our intent is to model and encourage the Christ-like values of responsibility, belonging, joy, respect, tolerance, compassion and charity.
Teachers at Seedlings 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. Our staff utilize the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to stay up to date with the early childhood profession.
Seedlings provides support and encouragement for parents as they navigate parenthood. Together, Seedlings and LOPC’s 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 encouraged to explore LOPC’s Family Ministry Center for upcoming events and classes for parents.
Seedlings offers monthly Tour Days throughout the school year for prospective parents to experience the classrooms and the staff.
Please feel free to contact Seedlings (or 925-284-3870) for more about this wonderful program.