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OV Cedars Program

Program Description

...this program will be closed during Temporary Housing.  The TK and Kindergarten students will receive childcare services at ACC, Cornell and Marin...
Cedars is located at Ocean View School, and is a part of Albany Children’s Center. Cedars serves children in Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten, providing quality school-age care after the elementary school day. The Cedars program provides a friendly, safe and flexible atmosphere by modeling the values and skills every child needs in order to facilitate the development of productive, happy, safe, and caring individuals with a sense of togetherness and belonging. Empathy, gentleness, respect, self-control, friendship, respect for differences and conflict resolution are topics we will explore throughout the year. Each can be used as a building block of character development and have the strongest impact when incorporated into our daily routines.

All children enrolled in Cedars will be engaged in thematic learning experiences that involve reading, writing, arts and crafts, science, math, and social studies. The learning is play-based and offered both inside the classroom and outside. We implement a developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive program. We enable children to feel pride about their identity and we enable them to develop respect and appreciation for differences.

Program Schedule

The morning, before care, program is available 7:30-9:30. The before care program is held either at ACC or in the Chinese school program, depending upon the child. Breakfast snack is provided during the morning hours.

The afternoon, after care, program is open 1:00-5:30 in the Cedars classroom. From 5:30-6:00 children go to the Chinese School program. Afternoon snack is provided during the afternoon hours.

Daily Schedule:


1:00      early birds picked up

1:10      choice time

2:00      whole group lesson with early birds

2:00      late birds picked up

2:10      choice time

2:30      whole group lesson with late birds

3:00      snack time

3:30      choice time/ project time (indoor and outdoor options)

5:20      clean up

5:30       walk to Chinese School

6:00      close