Mission & Vision
We believe that each child possesses internal resources and talents which need support, time, and quality relationships (with adults and peers) to come to fruition.
We believe it is more important to listen than to be heard; more challenging to ask questions than to require answers; more beneficial to scaffold choices than to micro-manage behavior.
We believe all children should realize their potential to transform the world. Experience our visionary curriculum through our afterschool program and enrichment classes. Both programs support our goal of raising confident, supportive, and resilient children who, as young people, dedicate their talents to strengthening their communities.
Our program allows students to deeply engage in learning, in a fun and challenging way which provide K- 8th grade students opportunities for growth in a variety of subjects and interests.
COVID-19 Prevention Protocol
At Olive Children, we want to ensure the health and safety of all children and staff during these unprecedented times. Please note the following Protocol that our facilities follow.
STRICK POLICY ENFORCED:
If a child/staff is exhibiting any COVID symptoms, or with a fever of 100 degree or higher, he/she will not be allowed to return until symptom-free for 72 hours. A doctor’s clearance is required upon return.
Disinfection of Our Facility:
Clorox wipes, Alcohol Spray, and UVC (UltraViolet C) disinfection, and EPA registered Hypochlonous Acid spray to disinfect our facility in each classroom and common areas daily to cover all surface areas. (Information can be provided upon request)
Entire staff are fully vaccinated.
Staff will monitor symptoms regularly when reporting to work.
Staff are required to wear masks at all times, except eating and drinking.
Staff will be taken temperatures upon arrival and sanitize/wash hands throughout the day.
All the students will be taken COVID-19 Antigen Test every other week (with parents' consent) by our CDPH (California Department Public Health) trained staff.
Temperature checks will be taken upon arrival along with a verbal questionnaire regarding symptoms and possible exposure.
Students are required to sanitize/wash hands throughout the day.
Students to wear masks at all time except eating and drinking.
Parents/drivers will wear masks and drop off students at the door, at all time, and will not be permitted to enter the facility.
If a family travels out of the country, please follow CDC travel guideline.
Guidance & Discipline
At Olive, we implement an all-encompassing positive discipline methodology because we know this creates self-sufficient, respectful, and proactive members of our community. Our instructors commit to disciplining through redirection, positive role-modeling, problem-solving, and natural consequences.
In positive reinforcement, one draws attention to the behavior we want to encourage, instead of giving
attention to unwanted behavior. While we eschew bribery and punishment, our consistent guidance ensures that each child knows her boundaries and expectations. To build a strong community, we must see ourselves as growing, tolerant, and nurtured.
Even under the best circumstances, conflicts are inevitable. Our staff believes in mediated conflict r resolution where everyone shares their story, perspective, and feelings, and then we collaborate on what we need to move forward. By emphasizing the future (What would you do next time? How can we make amends?) and not assigning blame, children must work together to resolve their conflict.
True resourcefulness means that when you don’t have the answer, you know how to find it. With so many resources as students’ fingertips, we encourage them to “help themselves” when it is appropriate. Of course, we are always there to help with an explanation, stepstool, or advice, but in developmentally appropriate ways, we scaffold some responsibility.
Why Choose Us
Homework supervision & corrections with one-on-one instruction when time permits
Berkeley has over 60 Chromebooks available for students to check out and do research for school projects & online homework
We also create accounts for different web-based Reading, Math & Science programs which are available to students after homework is completed and checked
We provide weekly common core test-prep materials for Math, English Language Arts & Reading Comprehension
Berkeley includes weekly Chinese & Spanish language classes in it's afterschool program
Students enjoy fresh air in our large outdoor play area, complete with a basketball hoop, tetherball poles, and wallball
On Fridays, most students do not have homework, so students will join Berkeley's Friday Clubs!
Know that your child has safely arrived at Berkeley with our Electronic Sign-In & Out system that sends real-time notifications to you
Participate in our community service trips to serve dinner at our local homeless shelter
Common Core English & Math
Daily Mandarin or Hindi
STEAM Program Every Day
Large Outdoor Play Area
Electronic Sign-In & Out system that sends real-time notifications to you
Distance Learning Homework Supports
Afterschool Sample Daily Schedule
Olive Children's NEW Distance Learning Support is an online homework help program designed to serve families with Elementary and Middle School students from local elementary and middle schools who would like to join distance homework help group this Fall. With flexible scheduling options, students will be placed in a grade level-appropriate homework group and we will ensure them are absorbing as much knowledge as possible. We are thrilled to serve the community with this new program and are now accepting enrollments. Space is very limited
3:00-3:30 Arrival & Snacks
4:30-5:00 Chinese Language
5:00-5:30 Web-based | Printed Worksheet
5:30-6:00 Outdoor Play | Home
Grades 6 - 8
2:30-3:00 Arrival & Snacks
3:00-5:00 Homework | Outdoor Play
5:00-6:00 Web-based | Printed Worksheet
5:30-6:00 Outdoor Play | Home
3:30-4:15 Book Club
4:30-5:15 Hands-on Science Club
5:30-6:00 Coding Club
3:30-4:15 Hands-on Science Club
4:30-5:15 Book Club
5:30-6:00 Coding Club
3:30-4:30 Newspaper Club
4:45-5:45 Computer Science/ Business & Entrepreneurship Club