(510) 531-1302

Hours of Operation: 7:30am – 6pm

4500 Redwood Rd., Oakland, CA 94619

Have Questions: chathamschool44@gmail.com

(510) 531-1302

Our Program

The first 5 years are all about movement, NOT sitting. Our modern society is silently killing the true joys of childhood. Electronics and over planned days create “bubble wrapped” kids with poor motor skills, poor social skills and poor attention spans. We build life-long skills to form the foundation for a competent, confident future where children can communicate needs and solve problems.

We do not just say we are diverse and inclusive, we live it! Our preschool is dedicated to educating children to eliminate: Bullying, Obesity, and Boredom.

“We were a little extra nervous about how inclusive and supportive this experience would be for her and for us. For me personally, as a Baba, I can’t express how much I felt seen and please note that every detail of making my Babas Day special was noted year after year. Thank you to each teacher who made the gifts and the songs happen, it was amazing.”

– Michelle and Rebekah

Our carefully designed indoor and outdoor spaces allow students to create tasks that help them:

  • Extend attention span
  • Learn through trial and error
  • Support appropriate risk taking
  • Encourage group participation
  • Connect with nature

Our curriculum is planned around weekly themes that include:

  • Art and Drama
  • Manipulatives
  • Science and Math Reasoning and Problem Solving
  • Stories, Songs, Circle time

Outdoor play which includes:

  • Climbing and Variety of Play Structures
  • Playhouses
  • Sandboxes
  • Tricycles
  • Music
  • Messy Play
  • Wildlife Appreciation
  • Gardening
  • Hand Created Flowing River (39th campus only) for water play and natural creativity

Additonal Activities

School trips to Ardenwood Historic Farm Pumpkin Patch

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

 Family Day’s and Events (Little Farm Tilden Park & Oakland Zoo)

Spirit Week 

Chatham School Golf Event

Lawrence Hall of Science Center

Annual Luau

Year End Picnic


Each day we provide two snacks (Morning & Afternoon). Parents are required to provide a healthy and nutritious lunch for their children daily. We will provide milk for the students. (1% milk for the Preschool & whole milk for the Infant/Toddler program.)

See what a difference a natural learning environment can make for your child!

Schedule a tour at one or both of our campuses today.