Storybrook preschool? Other suggestions?
I am looking for a preschool for my 18 month old. Storybrook in Oakland has come highly recommended (with some caveats about staff turnover). We are expecting our second in February and so I was really hoping to visit and apply before then. I have literally called, emailed, filled out the online forms- attempted at least 10 different times to reach out over the past 4 weeks and I haven’t received any reply. Absolutely nothing. I have confirmed they are still in business and their website is still soliciting interested parents to complete an online intake form.
I have two questions: The first: is this normal? This seems like a major red flag in how organized they are and I’m tempted to give up. Should I? The second: assuming I never hear from Storybrook, I am looking for recommendations for preschools for an 18 month old that follows a Waldorf-esque philosophy, has lots of green space and time outdoors and play. Location is near lakeshore district. Redwood Garden looks magical, but it's a bit far and the hours are tough.
Any and all recs and thoughts welcome.