For Oakland parents looking for nearby pre-school options, it was often a long effort and a required a lot of phone calls. Now a solution is at hand in the form of a map-driven website,

Across all of Oakland, there are more than 5000 seats for Head Start and other preschool programs, but many of these seats remain unused, principally because parents are unaware they are available.

Last week, over 20,000 postcards were mailed to Oakland parents from the city to advertise the Early Oakland website, which greatly simplifies finding these resources.

EarlyOakland.Org provides location and contact information to Bananas Child Care Resource and Referral, Oakland’s Early Headstart Program and Unity Council Preschool, as well as Oakland Unified School District Early Childhood Education Department and eases the effort of enrolling pre-school-aged kids.

Read more at Live Work Oakland.

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