A Non-Profit Parent Participation Nursery School

Co-op in the Pines

About Us

Our Philosophy:  The Aims of Our Group

Bear Valley Community Nursery School was founded in 1963 by a small group of 12 families and has grown since then.  Located on Highway 38, between Baldwin and State Lanes, the school provides a peaceful and creative atmosphere for the children.
We wish to provide our children with a rich play life in an atmosphere of affection and cooperation. By actively and consciously pooling the talents and abilities of every member family, we can offer our children far more than each of us could provide alone. In this way the nursery school is an extension of the home.

We wish to create in our children a zest for life. We wish to encourage curiosity and the ability to cope with a variety of situations.  The method of achieving these aims is to allow a free, happy atmosphere in which a large variety of experiences with all types of creative expressions are offered to the children.  The individual child sets his own pace, choosing in which of these experiences he will engage. We wish to let each child be himself.



The curriculum is based on the developmental process, is child-centered and lends to the NATURAL development and sequence of learning – one which takes its direction from the child’s needs rather than from time schedules created by adults.

Recognizing that PLAY IS ESSENTIAL to learning, our environment is designed whereby children learn through their play. Children test, explore, discover, adapt, classify, organize and recognize their experiences as they play.

The curriculum is designed with a child’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual and adaptive behaviors in mind. Children experience science, math, history, and language through a “hands-on” approach.


Big Bear Christian Center
800 Greenspot Dr.
(Highway 38 between Baldwin and State Lanes)
Big Bear City, CA 92314

Post Office Box 6066
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Telephone: 909-585-2444

Email: info@bvcns.com



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