• Programs for All Ages (0-5 years old)

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    Central Family Resource Center (CFRC)

    The Central Family Resource Center (CFRC) is a hub of family/child services and provides support to school sites around food assistance, medical/dental, calfresh and a constellation of services to help families thrive.

    Prior to COVID-19, the CFRC also provides a free 0-5 drop-in playgroup!


    La Clinica

    La Clínica’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and supplemental food to pregnant/postpartum mothers, infants, and children under five (5) years old. 


    La Clínica is currently offering testing to La Clínica patients if you have symptoms, exposure to someone with COVID-19 or if your work requires it. Not a La Clínica patient? More information is available online about COVID-19 testing offered in Oakland and Alameda County


    Lifelong Dental

    LifeLong Medical Care provides high-quality health, dental, and social services to underserved people of all ages And operates at school site based health centers that treat children under 5 years old.


    • United for Success/Life School Based Health Center
    • Elmhurst United School Based Health Center
    • West Oakland Middle School Based Health Center



    BANANAS offers child care referrals, resources, workshops and trainings to families with young children and child care professionals in the Northern Alameda County cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Piedmont, Emeryville, and Alameda. They are also offering virtual Playgroups in the mornings or afternoons. Click here for more info and to register.



    Offers in class early learning activities, playgroups and educator/family resources. Click here to view and register for monthly Zoom events! 


    Parent/Child Playgroups

    Lotus Bloom

    Lotus Bloom is a family resource center where children aged 0-5 and their parents/caregivers can learn, play, build parent confidence and foster relationships with other adults through small pod playgroups and viewing the Lotus Bloom Online Learning series. Families and caregivers receive information and support to access health, education, food, financial and other community resources.


    Oakland Public Library

    Offers 0-5 playgroups at participating sites. OPL offers sidewalk pickup services at 16 OPL locations, click here for step-by-step instructions. You may return library materials in the outside book drop at any OPL location. For further questions about your library card or want to speak to an OPL librarian, email eanswers@oaklandlibrary.org or call 510-238-3134. To sign-up for a library card, please complete an online application.


    OPL offers Free Meal Pick-up at 2 OPL locations. For more information, click on the following two sites for meal pick-up at 81st Avenue Branch and at the César E. Chávez Branch location.


    OPL now provides access to tutor.com, a trusted resources for students to receive free one-on-one tutoring in a variety of subjects. Live on-on-one assistance is available everyday from 12pm (noon) until 12am (midnight). To connect with a tutor go to www.tutor.com/opl and log in using your OPL card number. 


    Visit OPL's virtual storytimes by clicking here!


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    Preschool Programs (0-3 years old)

    Oakland Promise

    Brilliant Baby is the early childhood program of the Oakland Promise, helping eligible families advance their baby’s academic and socio-emotional development during the first critical years of life.


    We offer the opportunity to open a Brilliant Baby college savings account seeded with $500 as an early investment for their baby’s bright future. In addition to the college savings account parents and guardians can participate in individual financial coaching, and receive stipends, educational workshops, leadership development, connection to resources, and community building.


    To check eligibility and to enroll in the program, click one of these links: English | Spanish



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    Pre-Kindergarten Programs (3-5 years old)

    Early Childhood Education Centers

    Our centers provide year round preschool services for 3 -5 year olds (including summer) at 9 locations.


    Oakland Promise, Kindergarten to College

    K2C's goal is for each elementary student in Oakland to think of themselves as a college-bound individual and they do this by: 1) Helping families be financially prepared for college and beyond 2) Providing an early college scholarship for every Kindergartner since the 2016-2017 cohort 3) Supporting in creating a college-going culture at all our elementary schools. To learn more about K2C, please click here.


    East Bay Agency for Children (EBAC) EPIC Program (3.5-5 years old)

    EPIC is an intensive 10-week program for Medi-Cal eligible children ages 3.5-5 who have difficulty self-regulating their emotions and behaviors. Featuring social emotional learning, occupational therapy, and family-centered play therapy, EPIC offers children and their families skill building services to improve children’s capacity to self-regulate and respond age appropriately and increase families’ knowledge of child development and build a community of support. For further inquiries, contact Breea Wainwright at 510-871-0767 or breea.wainwright@ebac.org, or fill out the referral form here


    Summer K/TK Bridge Program (4-5 years old)

    In partnership with First Five of Alameda County and Oakland Fund for Children and Youth, OUSD offers a PreK program for children entering kinder/transitional-kindergarten in the Fall, with limited preschool experience.


    DATES: 4 weeks in the summer

    For more information, click here!


    Checkout EdSource's article about our Summer PreK program.


    “The Summer PreK program helped my son familiarize with school. The first few days, he cried but he had wonderful teachers who took time to make him feel comfortable. On the last day, he cried because he didn't want the program to end.”