Opening Spring 2021

Acorn to Oak is a Sacramento-based nursery and preschool for children ages 3 months to 5 years. We are currently designing our new space at 2661 Northrop Ave, previously occupied by Country Oaks Preschool for over 30 years. We are thrilled to be continuing in the tradition of serving the families in this community, and intend to open in April or May, 2021.

Fill out the form below to be kept in the loop about our progress and be notified when our waitlist opens to the public.



(infant - walking)


(walking - 2 years)


(2 - 3 years)


(3 years - Kindergarten)

Admission Steps

  1. If you are interested in attending Acorn to Oak, please submit your information on our website form above and we will contact you to schedule a tour.

  2. At the tour, one (or both) of our Directors will sit down with you to discuss our program and your needs.

  3. Once you have completed your tour, you will be given an application. If you feel that Acorn to Oak is the right fit for you, please fill out the application and submit it to us along with a $50 non-refundable waitlist deposit.

  4. We will be accepting people off the waitlist based on 1) openings in the classrooms, 2) age and birth date of the child, 3) priority designation (eg: sibling of an existing Acorn to Oak child), and 4) length of time on the waitlist.

  5. Once accepted into the program, we will go over our registration packet and help you fill out the required forms. There will also be a one-time enrollment fee of $300.

Tuition Rates

In addition to our full-day options, we are considering offering a half-day program in order to create consistency for former Country Oaks kids if there’s enough interest. If we offer a half-day program, it may be temporary.

About Us

Our Mission

Acorn to Oak Nursery and Preschool strives to create a welcoming and accepting community for children that inspires a persistent love of learning, enriches the imagination, and brings nature into the rhythm of daily life.


Francesca and Isobel are sisters who share a passion for early childhood education. They are both qualified as infant and preschool teachers, and are pursuing a masters degree in Early Childhood Education. Francesca and Isobel are excited to use their experience to create a new space for the children of this community.

Our Philosophy

Acorn to Oak is a Sacramento-based nursery and preschool designed for children ages 3 months to 5 years. Our philosophy draws inspiration from the beauty and nature of Waldorf, the emergent curriculum of Reggio Emilia, and the child-focused learning of Montessori.