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About Bert & Ernie's Preschool

About us

A Stellar Educational Experience

Located in the heart of Dixon in a quiet neighborhood near open spaces and parks, you will quickly relax and feel the warm, caring environment where your children will learn that this is school and family.

We are confident that we are the best choice for your child's early years of education.

Why Bert and Ernie's?

Our mission at Bert and Ernie’s Preschool is to provide children with the best educational and social experience possible. To accomplish this, we maintain low child-teacher ratios to allow our dedicated and compassionate teachers to provide meaningful interactions with every child. Our staff fosters children’s creativity and imagination while teaching social skills and problem-solving. Bert and Ernie’s Preschool offers a flexible yet predictable environment that focuses on positivity and choices to create a nurturing and respectful community for all children and families!

Our Vision and Values

  • To provide a safe, kind, clean, and healthy environment for children to learn and grow through play-based learning and use of natural consequences
  • To empower children to be lifelong learners and creators by encouraging creativity and imaginative play
  • To put children first by providing quality care at competitive pricing to lessen the financial burden on families
  • To create a supportive partnership with families that emphasizes trust and respect
  • To discipline by means of teaching and guiding, not shaming
  • To teach social skills and problem-solving techniques through the use of role playing, logical and natural consequences and positive reinforcement

The Bert & Ernie's Difference

The History of Bert & Ernie's

Owner, Terri Bailey, pictured above top left with one of the first preschool classes in Davis.

Bert & Ernie's founded as an in-home preschool in Davis.

Transitioned to a center-based preschool in Davis serving 20 children.

Relocated the center to its current location in Dixon to meet the needs within the community for quality childcare.

Infant/Toddler program established as currently enrolled families were growing their families and wanted their children at the same location with the same warm, nurturing and supportive environment they loved.

Infant/Toddler program expanded into two separate classrooms; Afterschool program established to meet the increasing demand from families to have continuous care for their children.

Grant money went into school-wide renovations (paint, lighting, new windows, new playground equipment, new appliances.)

We continue to exceed expectations as we continue learning and growing while supporting our local community! Welcome!