About Us

Nomura Preschool is a nurturing environment for children ages 2-5 years old, serving Richmond, Albany, El Cerrito, and Berkeley since 1964. Our program includes age-appropriate academics, enriching art and music, creative free play and stimulating physical activities. 

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Our History

 Nomura Preschool’s commitment to education and the development of the whole child dates back to its founding in 1964 by Mrs. Faith Nomura when she opened a small music preschool in Berkeley, California. Now located on the border of El Cerrito and Albany, the current campus features a cluster of houses that offers a comfortable, […]

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Our Philosophy

Nomura Preschool’s educational philosophy is to respect and understand each child as an individual. Our school strives to address the comprehensive educational needs of the whole, multi-faceted child. At Nomura Preschool, the child is the focus, the teacher the facilitator. The academic, social, emotional, and physical development of each child is the basis for every […]

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Our Classrooms

Nomura Preschool offers toddler, intermediate, and pre-kindergarten classes. Children are placed by age and readiness. Please click on the links to learn more about individual classrooms, including curriculum, schedules, and full descriptions.

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Our Campus

The Nomura Preschool campus is a friendly, brightly colored and lovingly landscaped cluster of secure home-like buildings and an interior play yard which is not visible from the street. Its convenient location in the Richmond Annex is just two minutes from I-80 (Carlson Blvd exit) and I-580 (Bayview Ave exit) and offers ample drop-off parking. […]

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Our Staff

Our diverse staff come from a variety of different backgrounds, but all share their love of children.

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