Both of our kids have absolutely loved every classroom at La Puerta. This preschool is a non-profit, with a parent board of directors ensuring lots of parent input into the operation of the school and creating a community of families rather than the somewhat isolated feeling of the other preschools our kids attended when they were too young for La Puerta. La Puerta’s program emphasizes learning through play with other children and classroom activities emphasizing the natural world. The administration and the staff in every class are excellent (many have been with the school for many years). They all work hard to encourage the kids to express themselves and to resolve conflicts constructively. The outdoor spaces are amazing (La Puerta is moving to the near North Valley in Sept 2013 to a location with even larger, quieter play areas) and allow all of the children lots of time outdoors. La Puerta serves a hot lunch, freshly prepared on-site from high quality ingredients and the kids eat together with their teachers. Visit La Puerta and you will immediately see the difference yourself.