Grades: PK-4 | 153 students
Dainty Center provides quality care and education starting at age three months.
The Willow Wood School program offers comprehensive elementary education from junior kindergarten through 6th grade.
Dainty Center/Willow Wood School was established by owners, Shawn and Adrienne "Cookie" Guinn.
As one-time residents of the historic Dainty House in Brentwood, CA, "Mr. Shawn" and "Ms. Cookie" opened their doors as a home-based daycare business in 1980.
Over the past 26 years, the Guinns have completed many transformative renovations to the property.
By adding several buildings, a petting zoo, wonderful play areas, and technology to the property, the aging home and orchard is now a landmark educational center.
Today, the thriving, beautifully landscaped Dainty Center/Willow Wood School campus proudly serves to nurture and educate children, their families, and the entire East County community.
The Dainty Center/Willow Wood School team is proud of our excellent success in preparing students (and parents) for the challenging years following graduation.
Our graduates move on to attend a wide range of public and private schools, often distinguishing themselves as both academic and community leaders.
As a model organization of new learning techniques, we maintain a strong reputation among local and regional school districts, and institutes of higher learning - including the prestigious Fielding Institute of Santa Barbara, and the Seybrook Institute in San Francisco.
Dainty Center/Willow Wood School is a national model for the acclaimed TRIBES program and serves as a training facility for teachers seeking certification as Tribes facilitators.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Other school association(s)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-4|
|Total Students||153 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 44%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||2 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||16:1
National avg.: 13:1
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