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Agency name:

East Bay Agency for Children

Program name:

Therapeutic Nursery School

Program Last Updated: 05/21/2018

Program AKA (also known as): TNS

Program Description: We are a California State Licensed facility that serves full scope Medi-Cal 2 1/2 to 6 year old children. We offer 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):

  • Name: Lyora Zadik, LCSW
    Title: Program Director
    Phone: 5104141988
    Address: 6117 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Oakland, CA 94609
  • Name: Nang Cao
    Title: Program Director
    Phone: 510.531.3666
    Fax: 510-658-7140
    Address: 6117 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Oakland , Ca 94609
  • Name: Kelly Johnson
    Title: Site supervisor
    Phone: ‭(510) 418-8471‬
    Address: 6117 Martin Luther King Junior Way Oakland, CA 94609

Ages Served:

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

Total possible number of openings: 21

Number of openings remaining: 2

Is there a wait list: Sometimes


  • Age
  • Medi-Cal

Other Requirements: social, emotional, 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

Cost payment:

  • Medi-Cal/Alameda Alliance

Disabilities Served:

  • Mental/Emotional
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
  • 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

Intake Procedure:

  • Appointment Required (no walk-ins.)


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