2017 Open House: January 24th

Please join our annual open house night for an informal evening of questions, answers, and a tour of our building and grounds. Our 2017 open house will be held on Tuesday, January 24th from 7 to 8:30 PM (parents only, please). We look forward to meeting you!

Holiday Party Tickets On Sale!

Our annual holiday party and silent auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year. All friends of Peter Pan are cordially invited to join us for a night of great food, drinking and dancing at the Center for Spiritual Living (5000 Clarewood Dr, Oakland, CA 94618) on Saturday, December 3rd from 7 PM to 10 PM. Your $25 dollar ticket includes dinner, dessert, and a drink ticket; or, if you are able, please select the individual + donation option for $30 in order to help pay for another’s ticket.

Don’t forget to arrange for a designated driver or take Uber/Lyft!


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Sign Up for a School Tour

Our enrollment process for the 2017-18 school year will begin early next year, with an open house on Tuesday, January 24th from 7 to 8:30 PM, and school tours the first weeks of February. Tour sign ups are now open at the following link: http://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/nisnw

Families are required to attend a tour before applying to the school. We ask that each family member sign up individually so that we know exactly how many are attending. (In other words, parents planning to come together should sign up for two slots on the same tour.) Our space is limited, and we do sometimes have to turn away those who come in a group without registering beforehand. All tours are from 9:15 to 10 a.m., and the tours are for parents only—no kids, please. We look forward to seeing you!

Virtual Food Drive for the Alameda County Community Food Bank

It’s time for our annual virtual food drive! Our goal is to raise $700 for the Alameda County Community Food Bank between now and March 31. Our $700 translates to $4200 worth of actual food for our neighbors in the East Bay—because it has great resources and connections, the Food Bank turns each donated dollar into six dollars of food.

From the Peter Pan Virtual Food Drive page, you can choose to donate money to purchase a specific type of food (eg, milk or fresh produce), or you can choose to make a simple monetary donation that the Food Bank will use for whatever needs are greatest. According to the Food Bank, one in five Alameda County residents depend on the Food Bank to feed their families, and most recipients are children and seniors. We all know folks who rely on the Food Bank or other supportive agencies, and this is a chance for Peter Pan to appreciate our neighbors and our East Bay community.

Mourning Bev Bos

We at Peter Pan join the community of educators and families mourning the death of Bev Bos, who served nearly 50 years as director of Roseville Community Preschool and whose play-based philosophy of early childhood education has had an enormous influence on our school. From The Sacramento Bee:

Bos described her life’s work as expanding horizons for children and their parents, Leeman said. Her philosophy gained popularity after she was featured on ABC’s television show “20/20.” “The basics for young children are wonder, discovery and experience,” she said. “If it hasn’t been in the hand, the body and the heart, it can’t be in the brain.”

Maben said teachers and parent volunteers at the preschool took their cues from the children.

“People used to say there was no structure, but everything placed there was intentional, so kids could explore, develop a sense of self and know how to be with others in the world,” she said.

Holiday Party and Silent Auction

Please join us for Peter Pan’s annual holiday party and silent auction—our biggest fundraiser of the year! This year the party will be held on Saturday, December 5th from 7 to 10 PM, at Studio 360. We’ll have light food and desserts, a cash bar, and many wonderful prizes up for auction. Tickets are $10; buy yours now by clicking below:





Studio 360 is located at 4268 Broadway in Oakland. Please note this is an adult-only venue, so plan for a babysitter!

New Vaccine Laws

There are two new California laws coming into effect which will impact all families enrolling for the 2016-17 school year. Please be aware that Peter Pan, as a state licensed school, must comply fully with these laws.

For the law describing immunization requirements for students, please see:

Full text of California State law SB-277

For the law describing requirements for parent volunteers, please see:

Full text of California State law SB-792

You may email membership@peterpancoop.org if you have additional questions.

Sign Up for a School Tour

Our enrollment process for the 2016-17 school year will begin early next year, with an open house on Tuesday, January 27th from 7 to 8 PM, and school tours the first weeks of February. Tour sign ups are now open at the following link: http://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/nisnw

Families are required to attend a tour before applying to the school. We ask that each family member sign up individually so that we know exactly how many are attending. (In other words, parents planning to come together should sign up for two slots on the same tour.) Our space is limited, and we do sometimes have to turn away those who come in a group without registering beforehand. All tours are from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., and the tours are for parents only—no kids, please. We look forward to seeing you!

2016 Open House: January 26th

If you’re a parent interested in learning about our program, we hope that you’ll join us at our annual open house on the evening of Tuesday, January 26th, from 7 to 8:30 PM. This is an event for parents only (no kids, please). It’s a chance for you to see our facilities and for us to answer your questions.

Attendance is at the open house is not required for families planning to apply to our school, but we do require families to take a tour prior to submitting an application. School tours will be held the first two weeks in February.

For more information on our admittance process, please see our enrollment page.

Welcome New Families!

Welcome to the start of a new school year! It’s an exciting and emotional time, when we reconnect with old friends and look forward to meeting new ones.

New families, returning families, and alums are all welcome at our New Family/Welcome Back Picnic on Friday, August 28th from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Peter Pan upper yard. Peter Pan will provide some bagels, cream cheese, and coffee, and everyone is encouraged to bring food to share. See you there!