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K-6
Private
Brentwood, CA
Students enrolled: 35

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1265 Dainty Avenue
Brentwood, CA 94513

(925) 634-4539
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September 06, 2013
I attended the Brentwood Art, Wine and Jazz festival and took my kids to the childrens center which was run by Dainty Center. My kids loved every activity and after talking to the teachers and staff about their center I decided to call and set up a tour and I am so happy I did that. The school setting is awsome and all the teachers are so nice. The kids were all so happy. I signed my 2 kids (ages 4 and 6) up right away and they have come home this past 2 weeks with nothing but smiles and excitment to tell me about their day. My kids have never been so happy about school before. I can't wait to see what the future holds for my kids and I plan to stay at Dainty Center for a long time!

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2013
What a great find! I'm new to the area and was referred to Dainty Center by my co worker, who's children attended here many years ago. All the staff are friendly and the huge grounds are a great place for children to learn with all there outdoor learning areas.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2013
Dainty center willow wood school is a great school my children love it and get upset when their no school. My children have both attented since 3mo. old, the teacher treat my children wonderful. i dont have to worry about them while at work.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2013
Excited for my son to start his first day of preschool at Dainty Center. I have heard great things about this school so I had to check it out myself. I immediately felt this was the place for my son during our tour. All the staff are friendly and the grounds are beautiful from the plants and nature and of course the animals. Can't wait for a great year.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2012
Dainty is not an accredited school. One of the twins of the owners is rude and very unchristian. The school is very untidy. I would not recommend Dainty to any parent. Our daughter now goes to Celebrations - a polar opposite to Dainty. Celebrations has a lock down procedure, the classrooms and play area is tidy and clean. The staff is welcoming and professional. Dainty is not. If you value the enrichment and development send your beautiful/healthy/happy children to Celebrations in lieu of Dainty.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2012
i GIVE THIS SCHOOL ZERO STARS. dO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDEREN THERE. THE OWNERS ONLY CARE ABOUT THE MONEY. THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR CHILDEREN. FOR IT BEING A PRIVATE SCHOOL, THEY BUY THE CHEAPEST STUFF THEY CAN FIND WHICH INCLUDES SUPPLIES AND FOOD. THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT QUALITY. YOUR MONEY IS GOING INTO THEIR POCKETS AND NOT TOWARDS THE SCHOOL OR THE CHILDREN.

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2011
My daughter attended the school for a year and a half and she enjoyed the school and made friends. I do agree that the parents of the children are clickish and some teachers have been rude and show favoritism. The office staff was and has been unfriendly, the only helpful one retired. I wanted to keep my child there because she did enjoy it; however after realizing the staff was not as genuine as I thought them to be, I moved her to another school.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2010
I went to school at Dainty/Willow Wood back in the early 90's. It was one of the best schools I ever went to. The teachers know you personally, field trips and activities are commonplace and the curriculum was top notch. I have excelled throughout my academic career, am a college grad and hold a great job! The core fundamentals that I learned at Dainty/Willow Wood helped shape who I am today. I would send my kids there in a heartbeat!

- submitted by a community member
March 03, 2010
This school was an out standing school for the time my daughter attended their pre-school. However, I believe the public schools in some of the areas around deer ridge are just as good too.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2010
We enrolled our son in Dainty Willow Wood when he was a kindergartner and is now a 1st grader. I have to say that we are very pleased with the progress he has made. He appears to be completing above average work for his grade level and is rated one of the top readers in his classroom. He attends before and after care which starts from 6:00am-6:00pm for all working parents; their daycare program is always open during parent teacher conferences, non-federally recognized holidays, and when the school is closed early for minimum days; and has a great Summer Camp/World Wide Campus for Kids Program which always the children to take various field trips locally and out of state. Classroom sizes are approximately 15 students per classroom which allows my child to receive more individualized attention and creates more of an intimate setting! Our son loves his school !

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
no rating January 31, 2010
The preschool is above average academically. Reading program is stronger than the math program at the preschool level. You need to check on your child's safety. Owners and teachers have their favorites. Extremely high teacher turnover. The elementary school is weak academically. Most children are better off in the Brentwood public schools. I would not recommend the elementary school.

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July 27, 2009
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June 29, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
December 22, 2008
My children have been attending this school since 2002. My oldest child attended from 3 months through kindergarten. My youngest is in preschool now. As a preschool facility, I think this school is very good, providing a safe learning environment for my children. When we first started at DC / WW, the owners, Shawn and Cookie, were very involved with the staff and the children. A few years ago they stepped back while their children ran the school. Their presence was missed and the school seemed to lose some of it's heart. Recently, I have seen them once again become a part of the day to day operation of the school and it does make a difference. My children have always been well cared for at this facility. Many of the staff have been there for 10+ years and do a great job with the kids. Overall, we are generally pleased.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2008
My child has attened Dainty Center since he was 3 months old. He is now 6 years old and is in 1st grade at Willow Wood School. He enjoys every minute he sends at school. I would recommend Dainty Center/ Willow Wood school to anyone who has an infant on up to a school age child.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2008
School is below par on academics. They do not have a curriculum to show you. They state they teach the core subjects but do not. They say the teach computers but the children rarely go to the computer lab. They tell you the child must attend summer session because they want your money.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2008
I would not recommend Dainty Center. The staff has insuficient skills. The school seems to care more about the tuition than teaching. School is dirty and unkept. Majority of staff children attend center which causes conflict. I found the school to be 'clickish'.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2007
School is dirty and unkept. Playground equipment is old and unsafe. School seems more interested in tuition than learning.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2007
I would not recommend this school for a variety of reasons. It is very unorganized. I have seen students leave Willow Wood School with deficiencies in Language Arts and Math compared to students in other public and private schools. I think Dainty Center is a fine daycare, but I would not send my child to Willow Wood School for their primary education.

- submitted by a teacher
April 03, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2007
I have two children who attend Dainty Center.My daughter is starting Willow Wood in the Fall.I am very pleased with this school.Teachers are great, the curriculum is excellent, and it's great to be in a school where all the parents have the same ideals and focus when it comes to their children.I've recommendeded several parents to this school and they love it also.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2006
I'm really happy with dainty center, my doughter started going to dainty when she was only 18 months now she is preschool, I'm vey happy with the preschool program, she is always happy to go to school every day. She has the gratest teachers, I know she is in good hands. Its a really good enviroment every thing is safe, the staff are excellent, they show care for your child and they are always frienly. The class rooms show the children work. All the activities are about the process not the product... I strongly recomend the center and school. The children learn and are in a safe enviroment. Every body is like a family.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2006
Dainty Center/Willow Wood is not only a school, but a community. From the Delta Parents Association to each teacher, administrator and office staff they operate as a team. Each teacher knows my children and always wishes them good morning and asks how they are. The quality of education is above all others. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2006
I would highly recommend this school to anyone. I have 3 children who have all attended Dainty&Willow Wood 2 of which started out in the infant room. My 1st 2 children have graduated from Willow Wood &were both reading by the time they left Jr. K. My 3rd child was reading 2 months into his Kindergarten year. My oldest 2 have maintained 4.0 grade average after moving on from 6th grade at Dainty Willow Wood, the oldest receiving a partial academic scholarship to UC Berkeley this fall. It is a safe & nurturing school with excellent teachers. They care about the individual child and the entire family. Our children love going to school each day. Thank you Dainty Center Willow Wood School. We couldn't have done it without you!but the

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2006
My child went through kindergarden at Dainty and was not readingby the time he went to first grade. I switched schools. Now he is in first grade and struggling to be at the same level with rest of the kids because of insuficient education in Kindergarden. I regret getting him in Dainty in the first place.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
May 30, 2006
We miss Dainty Center/Willow Wood!! I would love to have them open a school up in Washington. My daughters loved going to school, had awesome teachers, and learned tons. It is very intimate. I Highly recommend this school to everyone!

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2006
My kids are having a great time there. Wonderful environment

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2005
This is a wonderful school, my child is happy, engaged and doing his best work possible.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2005
The teacher to student ratio is great.

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April 25, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2005
This is a great school children learn alot. There is a great sense of communication between parents an staff.

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February 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2005
My children have attended this school since pre school. They are now in elementary school and are still attending. This school provides a safe and nuturing environment for my kids. They extend the classroom beyond the walls of the school. With the outdoor learning center, thematic learning and technology offered at this campus I feel my children are being exposed to a more diverse learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 24, 2005
I went on a tour of the school and I have to say that I was not very impressed beacause I thought that it would be a cleaner place and the staff would look more alert and organised, but instead the bathrooms looked a bit dirty and there was papers stacked every where in the rooms, the carpets where really filthy,I teach my child that being organised is very important and also being clean, also the play groung equipment looked outdated and not to safe.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2004
Having a child in this school who started at six months and who reently turned two, I am very happy with the care received. When the child comes in as an infant there is always someone available to wish him good morning, and get his day started. It seems every teacher in school knows my child, which may also be because of the visits the kids make to other classes. The school's principals are enthousiastic and driven in what they do, yet still accesable. I can recommend this scholl to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
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Dainty Center/Willow Wood School
1265 Dainty Avenue, Brentwood, CA  94513
(925) 634-4539
Last modified Dainty Center/Willow Wood School is a Private school that serves grades K-6
Dainty Center/Willow Wood School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top