Ravenswood City School District

Lead Coordinator: Ruth Woods
Office Manager: Fatima Fuentes
Compliance Analyst:
Chris Simien
School Office Hours:
7:30AM - 5:30PM, Monday - Friday
Phone Number: (650) 838-3460
Fax: (650) 326-9638
Address: 951 O'Connor Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Mission Statement

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As staff and families of the Ravenswood Child Development Center, we are committed to providing a supportive and enriched environment where our children are happy, safe, healthy, and competent.  We will work collaboratively to promote the growth of the whole child and meet the social emotional, physical and cognitive needs of students.
CDC Licensing Number: 414002334
Welcome to the Ravenswood Child Development Center where we are committed to providing an environment for children to be competent, safe, happy, and healt 

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Welcome to the Ravenswood Child Development Center where we are committed to providing an environment for children to be competent, safe, happy, and healthy.  Our focus is to provide all children with the building blocks necessary to ensure their success in a diverse society.  Our Program is administered by the Ravenswood School District and funded by California Department of Education – Child Development Division.  We are licensed by the Department of Social Services – Community Care Licensing Division.  
The Ravenswood Child Development Program serves approximately 190 children, 3-5 years old.  We welcome children with disabilities.  Ravenswood City School District practices inclusion for all children with special needs, therefore, children with special needs are in regular classrooms. 
Admission is based on family size and income.  In order to qualify for the program, parents must be either working, in school at an accredited school or seeking employment. The success of our Child Development Program is dependent upon the friendly staff, involved parents and families, and strong district and community support.
Program Highlights

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  • Music Time
  • Parent Education Program (StarVista)
  • Jump Start
  • School-wide Assemblies
  • Holiday Programs
  • Family Fridays
  • Trike-a-Thon benefitting St. Jude’s
  • Preschool Family Literacy Program
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Ten Books in a Home
  • Harvest of the Month Nutrition Program
  • PBS KIDS (Ready to learn)
Enrollment and Admission

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To receive California State Preschool Program services, children must have their third birthday on or before December 2 of the enrolling year. Families must live in the state of California while services are being received. 

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Our school uses the InvestiGator Club and Opening the World of Learning (OWL) programs.  The InvestiGator Club has two levels: the three year old curriculum and the four and five year old curriculum.  This program teaches readiness skills focusing on letter recognition, numbers, shapes and colors as well as teaching basic science, social studies, and math skills.  It also encourages children to learn through exploration, dramatic play, art appreciation and dance. The InvestiGator Club™ and © Robert-Leslie Publishing. All rights reserved.
The Opening the World of Learning (OWL) program has one level: the four and five year old curriculum. The OWL program is a comprehensive integrated, Pre-K curriculum designed to develop language and early literacy skills in the context of rich content-primarily in the areas of mathematics, science, and social studies. Unit topics include Family, Friends, Wind and Water, World of Color, Shadows and Reflections, and Things That Grow. 
Opening The World of Leaning (OWL) © 2005
We also focus on teaching appropriate social skills such as sharing, being kind, and using proper manners.  Our three school rules are:
Be Safe
Be Kind
Be Responsible