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I'd like to hear people's experiences with Little Sprouts Preschool in Fruitvale in Oakland. I'm especially interested in hearing about the Christian aspects. I used to be more religious, but now I'm more of an agnostic. I'd like to know how heavy of an emphasis it is. They gave the impression that it was mostly stories and songs, not asking kids to pray, but I'd like to know what other parents' experiences were. Thanks. anon
The staff at Little Sprouts are all incredibly loving, both to the children and to the families, and I believe that stems from their Christian faith. They are welcoming and accepting of families of all backgrounds including ethnic and religious. Since it is a ''Christian'' school with Christian teachers and part of a church, the Christian faith will be intertwined in much of the kids' days. Yes, they do Bible songs and stories, they also pray or have a prayer song all together before mealtimes, have a verse on the wall, and may do an occasional art project with a biblical theme to name a few. Nothing is ever forced, it is all part of the flow of the day, weaved in very naturally and lovingly. If this turns you off, then Little Sprouts is probably not for you. But if you are open to it, I assure you that you child will be well loved and cared for and instantly accepted into their ''family''. I think you will feel it too as a parent. Little Sprouts Mom since Sept '13
At age 2 when my daughter started going to Little Sprouts she was extremely shy and anxious. This month she entered kindergarten with tremendous social confidence, much of which I credit to the loving environment of Little Sprouts.
My son, age 3, is currently a student at Little Sprouts. He feels really safe in a place where the teachers are very loving and the environment that has been cultivated is one of mutual respect and compassion.
They are currently accepting new students, so I highly encourage folks to schedule a visit. Albert
My child is graduating from Little Sprouts Preschool, located in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, and I know they have several openings in the summer and fall for ages 2-5. This is an excellent playbased preschool, where my 3 children have enjoyed themselves thoroughly, where they've made deep friendships, and where they have felt safe and loved every day. It is a Christian preschool, part of New Hope Covenant Church (www.newhopeoakland.org) and the teachers pour genuine love on the kids. It is very affordable as well, and open M-F 7:30 - 6.
Contact Director/Teacher Thea for more info at 510-533-5667. http://www.newhopeoakland.org/index.php?option=com_content=article=23=23 You can also feel free to contact me for more information,