Since 1980 , the staff of Dainty Center/Willow Wood School has been dedicated to the development and growth of strong, healthy children and their families. Offering Infant Care, Preschool, and Private Elementary (Jr. K-7th Grade), we are the only non-secular program in the East County that offers private education for families and their children beginning from their birth year through 7th grade. Children at Dainty Center/Willow Wood School flourish with a rich educational foundation, individualized attention, and opportunities to make lifelong friends.
To provide a safe, trusting and inclusive environment for the positive growth of each unique individual as well as our collective “expanded-family”. Staff, parents, and children, in unity and with respect for diversity, encouraged self-discover through cooperative interaction with each other. Individuality and together, we facilitate the development of our center as a loving, Spiritual community. Shawn & Cookie are husband and wife, as well, both are Co-Owners and Founders of Dainty Center/Willow Wood School.
Dainty Center/Willow Wood School is located in Brentwood, California, on part of the historic Dainty Family farm. Our beautifully landscaped grounds contain five separate spacious playgrounds. We encourage you to visit our Outdoor Learning Environments (OLE’s), such as the delta pond, bird aviary, butterfly garden and petting zoo, which are all integrated into the classroom curriculum. Other special areas include an extensive live reptile and amphibian display in our school lobby and a hand painted, fully operational carousel in the preschool play yard. Our facility has sixteen classrooms for children from three months of age through the seventh grade, one of which is our Technology Center, as well as two on-site libraries and an outdoor stage for assemblies and performances.