Director's Message

August, 2019


I look forward to beginning another school year with our wonderful Albany Children's Center community, a community that spreads across our school district bringing children, families and staff members together.  I am excited to welcome in this new school year full of new opportunities and new ACC programming.  


In order to rebuild Ocean View Elementary School, and subsequently Marin Elementary School, we have entered into a phase of Temporary Housing in AUSD.  In support of Albany's children and families, ACC has adjusted the school-age childcare programs, expanding the before and after school childcare options in alignment with the school day schedules.  We happily welcome new ACC staff members to our team to contribute to this work.


The Transitional Kindergarten school day will shift to an AM/PM schedule, allowing for the two TK teachers to work in the same classroom collaborating and supporting all TK children in their care.  


The Preschool program will continue to thrive at Albany Children's Center.  The State of California recently rated ACC as a 5-star preschool, an exemplary distinction for high-quality early care and education.  


I am excited to say that Albany Children's Center supports nearly 600 students in AUSD's schools.  These children participate in preschool, transitional kindergarten and school-age childcare programs.  Every day you can find Albany’s youngest students learning through play in high-quality, engaging, developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive learning environments. 


I look forward to seeing all of our students and families on our school campuses and in the early childhood classrooms.



Anna Mansker, ACC Director