The Little Red School Bus - oh, the places we go.
The bus features a fun and engaging curriculum, in line with Parker School's philosophy and educational approach. It provides a classroom without walls that promotes exploration, inquiry, discovery, and play in local natural and cultural settings.
One Fifty Parker Avenue School owns and operates its own 14-passenger, steel-clad bus with custom-designed integrated five-point booster seats for use by PM Nursery children in need of morning childcare or a few days a week of extra Parker fun, and TK children on Tuesday afternoons.
Children who ride the bus challenge themselves physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally as they learn to navigate and interact with the world and the people around them. Over the course of the school year, the bus explores all corners of the Bay Area, from parks and playgrounds, to science, aviation, and art museums, to beaches, to bakeries, and libraries. All teacher-drivers have their required ECE units and have obtained the requisite California commercial class B drivers license.
We encourage all children to hop on the bus and experience this dynamic of mobility, play, and learning!
Children participate this program during their second year at Parker School in addition to their core classroom program, the PM Nursery. 2 teachers make up the LRSB teaching team. Children may sign up for this additional program one day a week or up to 5 days a week from 8:30am to 1pm. Typically parents make Little Red School Bus (and all childcare) commitments at the beginning of the school year and hold that routine through the year but we do have some flexibility.