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Agency name:

East Bay Agency for Children

Program name:

Therapeutic Nursery School

Program Last Updated: 01/31/2020

This information has not been updated in 90 days. Please check with this agency to see if any changes have occured to this program information

Program Start Date: 01/01/2019 | Program End Date: 01/01/2021

This program has ended and is currently no longer running.

Program AKA (also known as): TNS

Program Description: We are a California State Licensed facility that serves full scope Medi-Cal 2 to 6 year old children, who have emotional and/or behavioral needs. We provide family, milieu, individual, and group therapy. Our small pre-school classes offer activities such as circle time, snacks, and outside play. Our social-emotional curriculum helps children and their families get the support they need.

General Comments: The Therapeutic Nursery School provides early childhood education and comprehensive mental health services for children ages 2 1/2 to 6 who need additional support with social, emotional and learning difficulties. Children are referred to the program if their behaviors make it difficult for them to succeed in their current preschool or day care settings. They may have difficulties with aggression and disruptive behaviors, experience sadness and fearfulness, or have had family difficulties. Team work with the parents, guardians and community support is an essential component of our comprehensive program. Working with our mental health clinicians and aides, the children develop their individual strengths and practice their social skills, learning to be part of a cooperative group. The children also experience group therapy, individual therapy and family therapy. Clinical staff meet with families frequently to provide support for the children’s progress at home, school and in the community. The Therapeutic Nursery School serves between 25-30 children in a school year.

Service Address: 6117 Martin Luther King Jr. Way , Oakland , CA 94609
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Program Contact(s):

  • Agency Name: East Bay Agency for Children
    Phone: 510-268-3770
    Fax: 510-268-1073
    Address: 2828 Ford Street Oakland, California 94601

Ages Served:

  • 2 years - 3 years
  • 3 years - 4 years
  • 4 years - 5 years

Total possible number of openings: 21

Is there a wait list: Sometimes


  • Age
  • Medi-Cal

Other Requirements: emotional and behavioral difficulties


  • Social skills groups
  • Parent support
  • Family Counseling services
  • Early childhood mental health

Location Type:

  • Center-based
  • Agency-based


  • Both children and parents/caregivers


  • English
  • Spanish

Other Languages: Interpretation services available.

Genders served:

  • Female
  • Male

Type of cost:

  • No Fee

Other Type of Cost: Must have Alameda County Medi-Cal

Cost payment:

  • Medi-Cal/Alameda Alliance

Disabilities Served:

  • Mental/Emotional

Target Group: Children ages 2 to 6 who need additional support with social, emotional and learning difficulties.

Program Operating Hours Start Time - End Time

08:30 AM - 2:00 PM


08:30 AM - 2:00 PM


08:30 AM - 1:00 PM


08:30 AM - 2:00 PM


08:30 AM - 2:00 PM


Required documentation:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Social Security Card
  • Written Parent Request
  • Immunization Records

Other Required documentation: Alameda Medi-Cal Card

Preferred documentation:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Driver's License
  • Medical/Psych Records
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Referral from other agency of professional
  • Social Security Card
  • Written Parent Request
  • Immunization Records

Intake Procedure:

  • Appointment Required (no walk-ins.)


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