The Good Earth School is a preschool in Kensington, California, that offers early childhood education for children 18 months to 6 years old. The Good Earth School is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to education, which means a Child-Centered, on-going Emergent curriculum. Emergent curriculum is a way of planning lessons that are based on the children’s interests and passion at a specific point in time.
Founded by Gail and Alan Pavlosky, it’s the only preschool that serves the communities of El Cerrito, Kensington, Albany, Richmond and Berkeley with nature-based instruction.
Gail has over 25 years of experience in early childhood education, and operated a family daycare center – Galoshes — for ten years before opening The Good Earth School. Her husband Alan has 30 years of entrepreneurial experience in business and nonprofit operations.
Even though they had a decade of experience running successful businesses, their bank still declined to help them get their new school up and running. So they came to PCV, and we happily funded them! We’re excited to work together to help them grow and create quality jobs.