Our first Duck’s Nest preschool opened in June 1984 in Berkeley with 12 enthusiastic young students. Since day one, our focus has been to provide an environment to encourage the emotional, social, and cognitive development of our students.
Years of consistent and well planned expansion have resulted in our notable growth. 1991 was a landmark year for Duck's Nest, as our second location opened on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. In 2014 the Piedmont school moved to a new location on 41st street and is now enjoying a beautifully remodeled campus with bigger outdoor space.
In 2003, we embraced Carol Smith's legacy and took on the Elementary School of Art and Sciences on Broadway, re-structuring it into a successful preschool program. In 2017 our Broadway campus moved and expanded to our Telegraph location.
Still warm and cozy, our schools have carefully maintained and cultivated the original, very caring atmosphere we started with.