The Seedling School- Claremont, California

The Seedling School is a preschool located in Claremont, CA. Serving children 2 to 5 years of age. Our school is a safe, nurturing and inclusive community.

The Seedlng School is a part of Foothill Country Day School, a Preschool - 8th grade school in Claremont, CA. We are united in pursuing intellectual inquiry, academic excellence, integrity and service others. We inspire each student to become ambitious, compassionate and courageous. The Seedling School welcomes our youngest students (ages 2 - 5). The developmentally appropriate curriculum and crea

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Many parents wonder if their children are ready for preschool. Potty training and talking are at the top of the list. In this new research from Harvard, talking to your child (A LOT) is the key.

Why do some kids learn to talk earlier than others? — Harvard Gazette Global study by new faculty Elika Bergelson finds three key predictors of language development. They may surprise you.

The Seedling School / Welcome 01/22/2024

Seedling Parents: Help us Grow! Ask your friends with littles to join us Thursday on Zoom to learn about Seedling:

The Seedling School / Welcome At The Seedling School, children engage in the search for answers and are encouraged through their questioning to imagine what is possible. Students gain experiences and skills that help them pose meaningful questions about themselves, their relationships, their communities, and life.  


Dear Foothill friends, families, and alumni,
I am sorry to share news of the recent peaceful passing of Eleanor Pierson at age 103. A 50-year employee of Foothill Country Day School, Mrs. Pierson was described by colleagues and community members as the heart and soul of the school. She was among Foothill’s founding families, and served as special assistant to Headmaster Howell Webb, then as co-Director of Admissions, and finally as Community Outreach Coordinator until she retired in 2015. In 2010, the Eleanor Pierson Scholarship Fund was established as part of her legacy of ensuring Foothill continued to attract and retain talented students. Mrs. Pierson was preceded in death by husband Lenn and son Forbes, and is survived by children Cynthia ‘64, Jan ‘66, and Doug ‘68. The family has requested donations be made in Mrs. Pierson’s honor to the Eleanor Pierson Scholarship Fund at Foothill Country Day School.
~Mike Silva, Head of School


Faculty, friends, parents and alumni, thank you for your generous gifts!


Considering The Seedling School or Foothill Country Day School for your child? Our Thursday evening Virtual Panel Series can answer so many questions! Please join us!

Welcome / Welcome from Director 11/28/2023

Exclusively for Seedling parents: please stop by and talk to us about Foothill admissions. We would love to answer your questions! Priority application deadline is 1/25.

Welcome / Welcome from Director At Foothill, we understand the importance of providing an excellent educational foundation, especially during the early formative years. Our mission to provide a safe, nurturing, and inclusive community while emphasizing academic excellence and character remains at the heart of our programming and c...


We are thrilled to be hosting award-winning author Rene Colato Lainez to our campus tomorrow (11/10), including a visit to The Seedling School. Parents are welcome to attend as Mr. Lainez shares his story of immigration as a child, and introduces our International Days theme of "Share Your Story". He will be at Seedling from 11:15 – 11:30.

Photos from The Seedling School- Claremont, California's post 11/08/2023

Seedling Famillies, did you know that because you are part of Foothill Country Day School (Official), the Foothill Fund benefits your child as well? Please considering joining us with an annual gift to the Foothill Fund today:


See you tomorrow, Seedings! The lights are back on!

We're baaack! Thanks to SCE and our amazing facilities team, the transformer has been repaired and we can return to campus tomorrow! Thank you for your patience and understanding!


Update 9/18 11:29pm
Due to power outage CAMPUS WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW. Please check your email for details.

IMPORTANT NEWS about School Tomorrow, Tues 9/18 09/19/2023

Please check your email!

IMPORTANT NEWS about School Tomorrow, Tues 9/18 Power Outage IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT SCHOOL TOMORROW, TUESDAY 9/19 Dear Foothill and Seedling Families: Edison is currently working on a transformer near campus and power is irregular. If power to the ca


We are saddened to share the loss of FCDS treasure Annie Shoden (Hanna ’19) who passed away July 30 from complications related to a long battle with cancer. During her years as a Foothill parent from Seedling through 8th Grade, Annie, along with her devoted husband Paul, was a tireless volunteer in our BWO, epitomizing the collaborative and enthusiastic spirit at the heart of strong and giving communities. She overflowed with ideas for getting others involved to sustain and support the Foothill family, and she welcomed all unconditionally.
Foothill is honored to host a celebration of Annie’s life on Saturday, September 9, at 1:00pm in the Randall Lewis Family Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served on the Holliday Family Playground immediately following the remembrance service. All are invited and if you choose to attend, the family encourages brightly colored attire. As Annie often said, Be MOGO (MOst GOrgeous)!
Should you wish to make a gift in Annie's honor, GoFundMe page has been established here:


It is almost time for school! Mark you calendars for Meet & Greet on Tuesday, 9/5. We can't wait to see you!


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We would love to meet you at The Seedling School- Claremont, California! Now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year.


Calling SoCal preschool teachers! Please join us at a FREE professional development event. Email [email protected] to RSVP.


Vaccines can be fun -- just add tacos! THIS SATURDAY, 8/20!

We are excited to once again be the host site for the Pfizer vaccine for students and family members ages 6mo and up. There will also be a FREE Mexican Fusion Food truck for those who come to the event.

COVID-19 vaccination is not yet required of our students and is voluntary. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity so your child can be fully vaccinated as we head into the 22-23 school year. It is easy, fast and free!

Please feel free to register for extended family members, such as siblings who might attend another school. We want our entire community to be healthy! Registration in advance is preferred.

You will also need to print and bring the release form linked in the comments. A parent must be present for a child to be vaccinated at this event.


FREE COVID vaccine event on Thursday! Please register in advance to ensure we have enough vaccine available! Learn more here:

Free Pfizer Vaccination Clinic for Seedling and FCDS Families 07/16/2022

FREE COVID vaccine clinic for ages 6 mo+.
Thursday, July 29 9:00am - 1:00pm
We are excited to be the host site for the Pfizer vaccine for Seedling and Foothill students family members ages 6mo and up, along with extended family. As a courtesy to Seedling and Foothill families, Veritas Healthcare will be on campus to provide the first of the vaccine.
Details here:

Free Pfizer Vaccination Clinic for Seedling and FCDS Families Thursday, July 28 Pfizer Child Dose COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at The Seedling School Thursday, July 28 9:00am - 1:00pm *Vaccine Clinic will be set up in the South Playground We are excited to be the

The Seedling School / Welcome 01/11/2022

Now accepting applications for fall 2022. Tours on Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment. We can't wait to meet you!

The Seedling School / Welcome The Seedling School is a California state licensed child care facility and we are happy to be open for in-person learning.To learn more about our commitment to safety and the daily procedures for our families, please download the The Seedling School Health Guide 2021.

Microsoft Forms 12/02/2021

Preschool Families! If you are considering Foothill Country Day School for Kindergarten next year, you may want to take advantage of their Virtual Open House next week. You can customize your experience by attending the sessions you want -- teachers, current parents, school leaders and more! See the schedule and register here to get the Zoom links and a free gift:

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Happy Last Day of School!
Time to “explode” the volcano!
The popular “Earthquake” Bubble!
I’m A Little Groundhog sung by our Room 3 friends





1035 Harrison Avenue
Claremont, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6am
Friday 7:30am - 6pm
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