For 3–5 year-olds

Setting the foundation for a happy life

Preschool is a wonderful time filled with play, friends, opportunities to develop the imagination and physical skills. Those experiences foster the growth of personal skills and inner qualities which bring lasting happiness. It is a transitional time as the children move from home life to the school setting.

In the Education for Life approach these are known as the Foundation Years and the focus is on the development of the physical body and learning about the physical world. Some of the ways we explore the physical world are listed below.

The Foundation Years of the Education for Life System include:

  • Physical movement, exercise and fresh air
  • Frequent walks and outings in nature
  • The use of imagination
  • Yoga postures and quiet times
  • Cooperation, kindness and healthy habits

Requirements: Your child should be potty-trained before starting the program

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30am–12:30pm

Cost: $30 per day 

Financial Aid: We are a subsidized provider through Sierra Nevada Children Services (SNCS). Click here to apply for supportive childcare services through SNCS.

What makes our preschool unique?

To be successful in life, children need to develop the skills and personal qualities to live happy and fulfilling lives.

At Living Wisdom School, outside Nevada City, California, we offer balanced, personalized learning and guided growth.

Your child gets to be themselves, to grow and learn, and to expand their hearts at the same time that they engage their minds.

What’s the next step?

Get in touch with us and we can answer any questions that you have and schedule a visit to the preschool classroom with or without your child to see if it is the type of program you are seeking.

During the visit you can pick up an enrollment packet along with tuition information. We look forward to meeting you!

Frequent questions about preschool

What is a typical class size?
8 is the maximum number of kids per preschool classroom.

What qualifications do your teachers have?
Our teachers have a variety of qualifications; some are credentialed, others have teaching permits. Our entire staff is also certified as Education for Life teachers.

Is your school accredited?
Yes! We are licensed through the state of California.

Do you offer financial aid?
For our preschool program, we are a subsidized provider through Sierra Nevada Children Services (SNCS). Click here to apply for services through SNCS.

How much is tuition?
Preschool is $30 a day (for a 4-hour program).

When was your school established?
Living Wisdom School of Nevada City was founded in 1972.