• Enrollment for the 24/25 school year opens on February 26, 2024 at 8:30 a.m. Enrollment will be accommodated as space is available after February 26. Please contact the office at 818 707-7742 or email jstraughan@opusd.org for more information.  Please note that we are open both to residents of Oak Park and non-residents.  A yearly application fee of $150, payable by cash or check, is required to secure your child's placement. 


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Welcome to Our School

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    Our school is a welcoming, hands-on, group of preschool children and their families. 
    We follow the Reggio Emilia approach, which allows children to express themselves in their own unique way within varied activities. 

    The Reggio Emilia approach is derived from the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy where they have become internationally known and studied by educators from all over the world.  Loris Malaguzzi, the first teacher and founder of these schools, believed that

      “A school needs to be a place for all children,
    not based on the idea that they’re all the same,
    but that they are all different.”

    Our teachers are life-long learners with a commitment to expand their understanding of children and their skill in the observation of children.  They spend time observing individual children involved in different activities to discover the child’s individual learning style and to then create an environment that will help the children grow in their higher-level thinking skills.


    We welcome you to explore our school and see the uniqueness and value of a Reggio Emilia approach and the Oak Park Neighborhood Preschool program.  Please contact the school for an appointment to tour the school or gather more information.