• 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.

    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.


    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 and resources to families with young children and child care professionals in the Northern Alameda County cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Piedmont, Emeryville, and Alameda.



    Offers in class early learning activities, playgroups and educator/family resources.


    Parent/Child Playgroups

    Lotus Bloom

    Lotus Bloom is a family resource center where children aged 0-5 and their parents/caregivers learn, play, gain confidence and find connections to other parents, health resources, and education resources.


    Oakland Public Library

    Offers 0-5 playgroups at participating sites.



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    Preschool Programs (0-3 years old)

    Oakland Promise

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



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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.


    Kindergarten to College

    Kindergarten to College (K2C) is the elementary school component of Oakland Promise. 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.


    Summer PreK 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: July 20 - 31, 2020

    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.”