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In business since: 1986
Total Employees: 2-10
Awards & Accreditations
Owner, Teri Williamson, is a current member of the Orange Child Care Association, a professional association for more than 20 years. Her service included being a past Vice-President and an area chairperson giving referrals to families needing child care. She attends continuing education classes, workshops and national conferences. She has given workshops for Children's Home Society. She is a current member of NAFCC as well as a past evaluator and her program has been accredited. She allows tours of her home to other child care providers desiring ideas and mentoring.

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Hours

Monday :
7:30AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday :
7:30AM - 5:30PM
Wednesday :
7:30AM - 5:30PM
Thursday :
7:30AM - 5:30PM
Friday :
7:30AM - 5:30PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed

Program Details

Type
Preschool (or Nursery School or Pre-K)
Philosophy
Developmental (Play-Based)
Outdoor/Nature
Languages
English
Teacher/Student Ratio:
1 to 6
Program Capacity:
12

Cost & Availability

Class Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
Toddler $ 55 per day 1
Preschool $ 55 per day 1
Pre-K $ 55 per day 1
*availability last updated on 10/10/2016
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
PAYMENT OPTIONS
  • Personal Check|
  • Cash

Ratings & Reviews

( 5)
Elizabeth R
02/09/2017
My 3 year old son has been attending for about 6 weeks now and absolutely loves going. He asks every morning if it's time for school and can't wait to see his teachers and friends. Teri and Beverly are attentive and very warm with him. I couldn't ask for a better environment for such a social kid. They are also working with him on his speech issues and helping correct his personal pronouns. I couldn't be happier to have found such a loving place for my son to spend his young years at. Looking forward to having my younger son join them when he's of age
Amy S
02/02/2017
I was so, so excited to find this place. Play-based learning is exactly what I want and the director, Terri, talked about how they focus on the emotional and interpersonal side if development. Sounded perfect. BUT, it turned into one of the rudest and most unprofessional experiences of my life.

A little background, apparently they only take kids 2+ but, when I called about my 18-month-old she said he was welcome as long as he could play well with other and obey simple commands. Cool. I let her know that he had never been in care as I am a work-at-home mom so I was a little worried about the adjustment; she didn't seem to think it was a huge deal.

We went a total of six visits over two weeks before he was "let go" because of completely age-normal behavior. The first day went great, although with a short nap. He caught a cold so the next few days were a little rough. But, both Terri and the other teacher, B, kept telling me how much better he was doing at each subsequent visit.

On Friday, I picked him up and was told by B that he slept great, was super sweet and played a ton throughout the whole yard, but he was having a bit of separation anxiety. She didn't seem worried, just let me know that she was going to work with him to say her name/verbal cue for her attention so that he wouldn't revert to whining at her. Again, she stressed how sweet he was and how he went right down for his nap.

On Monday, my husband dropped him off and I texted Terri in the afternoon to let her know I was on a flight home and would be there in a couple hours to pick him up. I told her if he needed to go home before I got there, (we were still getting him used to full days) she could text my mom. She said he would be fine. Well, my plane lands and I get a long text telling me that they have decided Bennett is too young for the program, he is having problems napping, and the separation anxiety is stressing everyone out. No notice. No warning. She dumped my kid via text when she knew I was on my way to get him. I was fuming.

When I showed up, I just wanted to grab my boy and get out. I gathered all my stuff and tried to avoid conversation. Terri mentioned that it was Bennett's crying during naptime that woke all the other kids up so now their day was messed up. Real nice.

I totally get if a kid is not a good fit. BUT you do not ditch a kid with no notice, especially when I would have to give 2 weeks if I were leaving. I got no warning that things were so bad that he might get kicked out; on the contrary, I was constantly told how sweet my son is. You don't text a mother that she can pick up her kid and never come back. And, anyone with any idea of child development knows kids need more than 2 weeks to get acquainted with a new routine and 18 months is prime-time for separation anxiety. If he was too young for the program, don't accept him!

I am still so angry about the whole thing. She made me feel as if something is wrong with my son. After talking to several other parents, they are equally as appalled and reassured me that everything that happened with my son is completely age appropriate. Unless you have a perfectly-behaved kid, do NOT send them here lest they get labeled a nuisance.
Holly G
08/18/2016
We love OC Playschool! Our son, now in kindergarten, started attending when he was about 2.5. Prior to Playschool, he was in a daycare center. After we made the switch to Playschool, we immediately noticed a difference in his behavior! He learned how to better express himself, deal with his emotions and work with others. He was always a great playmate, I just don't think he was getting the type of attention and environment that worked for his personality until we came to Playschool. We started receiving comments from neighbors and strangers about how mature our son is, how wonderful his language is and best of all, he was much happier!
We cannot imagine a better environment for a kid to be a kid! Children at Playschool are loved, secure, safe and happy.
We cannot wait for our youngest to be old enough to join the Playschool family. I cannot recommend this place enough!
Heather G
08/12/2016
OC Playschool is the best place for children to learn and grow. I know this because I attended when I was a child, as did my sisters!
When I needed to find a childcare solution for my son (2), there was only one place I felt comfortable with taking him. OC Playschool is safe, fun and has taught my child so many things through play, art, group activities and discussions.
The owners and teachers are incredibly kind and patient and are well loved and respected by the kids and their families. A special bond exists between every staff member and each child. My son thinks of his Playschool teachers and friends as family.
It is deeply satisfying to watch my child learn and grow verbally, physically and emotionally and I know a big part of that is thanks to the support and direction he receives at OC Playschool. Every day he is immersed in art, science, physical activity, language arts and he is learning how to be a good friend and a good citizen.
I cannot say enough wonderful things to accurately convey how much we love OC Playschool!
Debbie T
08/02/2016
My son started at OC Playschool when he had just turned 2-years-old. We have been going part-time, 3-days a week for the last three years. He is now five. The moment he started, his vocabulary skyrocketed. He has learned how to be part of a group setting with sitting and listening and then doing scheduled activities. When we go to other activities such as playgroup and church, those he works with are just amazing with how advanced he is for his age and how he is able to follow instructions and participate. The daily learning activity tables and circle time at OC Playschool has helped him learn his alphabet, letter sounds, colors, and everything else that he needs to know prior to starting kindergarten. And most importantly, he gets to play. The large backyard and the hundreds (if not thousands, there is so much there) of different types of learning toys and activities they have has helped him have so much fun learning. Everything is hands on, and he gets to get his hands dirty daily with paint, mud, water, etc. He has a huge imagination from the constant play he gets on Playschool days.

My daughter recently turned two, and also started at OC Playschool. Everyone who meets her comments on how much older she seems for her age- she has learned well how to communicate with her classmates and teachers and her vocabulary is expanding daily. She learns to share, problem solve, choose learning activities, vote on things, sit and listen, etc and is doing very well with her general basic knowledge of letters, colors, shapes.

Both children have created special relationships with the teachers and directors of the program. You can tell that 35-years of business has perfected such a wonderful school. They are taught and loved by those they work with. They also have great relationships with the friends they've made through OC Playschool, and our families have met and gotten to know better other families of children who attend.

My children love going to OC Playschool and often ask me on their days off, why they can't go. I give FIVE STARS to OC Playschool for helping to create an awesome school where my kids love to attend and get amazing care in an environment that helps them develop and grow.
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