As the children engaged with their teachers, it became apparent that their model of education of inclusion and self-discovery could be applied to train future educators. In 1958, Pacific Oaks College was established to train educators to make an impact in their communities through successful careers in Early Childhood Education.
Since then, Pacific Oaks College has expanded its programs to include undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Marriage and Family Therapy, Education, Human Development, and Organizational Leadership.
This Quaker influence has defined the values that have guided us for the last 70 years.
—Pat Breen, Ph.D., President, Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School
一道本不卡免费高清In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the War on Poverty legislation, providing an opportunity for families to lift themselves out of poverty through various employment and education initiatives. One of these initiatives was the program—a program that expanded access to education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Recognized for their progressive approach to education, Pacific Oaks College was asked by the U.S. government to launch one of the nation’s first Head Start training programs.
The practice of freedom; the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.
In 1989, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) publishes Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children, by Louise Derman-Sparks (Faculty Emeritus) and the Anti-Bias Curriculum Task Force (Pacific Oaks Children’s School teachers and Pacific Oaks College alumni). The first of its kind, Professor Sparks’ work changed the landscape of early childhood education—introducing curriculum that empowers children and promotes critical thinking about bias.
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
To better serve its students and its community, Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School became part of in 2010. With a mission of training change agents to serve a global community, TCS shares in Pacific Oaks goal in harnessing the potential that is found in every individual and helping them make a significant impact in their community.