12140 Riverside Dr, Valley Village, CA 91607
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02/09/2012Provided by Citysearch -
My son started out at a different school, and although we gave it a one month try, he didn’t adjust and simply didn’t like it so we gave Oakdale a try. At Oakdale, they allowed me to sit in his classroom until he was adjusted, which took only a couple of days for him, until I saw that he was happy and playing and having fun. At that point, I realized that finally, we had found the right place. Both my children have now gone to Oakdale and love it there. As a parent, it is so wonderful to see your children so happy and in their element. I also love Oakdale because the teachers are amazing, many have been there for a very long time and I love the way that they talk and interact with the kids. The teachers really work with the parents and kids together, giving lots of feedback and help on their individual development, recognizing and assisting as they move through whatever stage they are going through. Although, there are lots of amazing schools in Los Angeles, I found that it was rare to find a school that is so interactive and supportive, and really, so much fun!
08/14/2007Provided by Citysearch -
A great school that actually lets kids be kids. No pencil shoving in the hands or daily worksheets here. Just old fashioned fun: digging for dinosaur bones, making mud pies, playing in the rain. Kids learn so much while playing and having fun. Don't be surprised when you pick your child up and they are wearing nothing but underwear. It's probably for the best since their clothes are most likely covered in paint, dirt, cornstarch, water, and popsicle juice. Children are also taught respect, kindness, socialization, manners, and countless other social skills that are vital to have at this young age but must be reinforced. The teachers are well trained and genuinely care. There is extremely low staff turnover. Most teachers have been on staff for 5-10 years.
Another great thing about this preschool is that they never pester you for excess money like many of the other high end LA preschools. What you see is what you get here. No new building fund, no fund raisers, and no hidden fees. Just a deposit and monthly tuition. Nice mix of families from glam moms to granola moms, but all very down to earth.
Get your kid on the waiting list the day you conceive. This place is a rare find in the Valley. The spots fill fast.