Our Program

Our Philosophy

Sequoia’s philosophy is: “Play is the child’s work.” Our emphasis is on self-directed play with hands-on experiences.

“I really wanted a play-based school where activities were varied and child initiated/directed as much as possible. Sequoia has fulfilled these goals admirably”

-Sequoia parent feedback from the anonymous survey

Our Program

We work with monthly themes, exploring developmentally-appropriate topics that incorporate many activities, such as:

  • Art and science projects
  • Stories, songs, circle time
  • Manipulative materials
  • Blocks, puzzles, games
  • Puppets and dramatic play
  • Outdoor play in our spacious play area, which includes climbing structures, a playhouse, a sandbox, and tricycles
  • Visits from groups such as the East Bay Vivarium, Oakland Zoo, Oakland firefighters, local musicians, and others reflecting the talents of our families