St. James Christian Preschool
San Leandro, CA
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K-5 school; Affiliated with St. James Lutheran Church
Take a look at St. James Christian Schools, located behind the Rite Aid on MacArthur. Our child was in the school-age aftercare program (until we moved) and really loved it there. They also have an well-established preschool. The teaching staff is stable/long-term, well-qualified, and they sincerely care about the children as individuals. They do an excellent job with social development, I thought. The facilities are nice, and often improved through parent community involvement--it's a very active community. There are lop-eared bunnies and they've recently put in a chicken coop and garden--the school-age program has chinchillas and reptiles. It is part of a church, and therefore nonprofit, but also Christian. The religious aspect was a drawback for us (being Jewish); the school-age program is genuinely non-religious, but the preschoolers do attend chapel. It's certainly not a conservative community, however. Overall, we'd highly recommend it.
Have also heard good things about the preschool at Beth Sholom Synagogue, but never sent the kids there, so can't offer a testimonial.
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Re: Suggestions for daycare/pre-school in San Leandro
Hi, there: We've been very pleased with St. James in San Leandro on Estudillo near MacArthur. They offer a 2's program, as well as preschool, including a pre-k program, and are open year-round. Although Christian (Lutheran), the school is pretty light- weight on the religion bent and they're pretty reasonable $- wise. The only other decent option in SL that accepted part- time was Broadmoor, but that's an arduous co-op. St. James was by far the best bet. bob