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Pacifica Co-op Nursery School
520 Carmel Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044

What makes Pacifica Co-Op Nursery School unique in the field of professional childcare is that parents areMore actively involved in all aspects of their child's care and education. Parents work with the guidance of a professional staff to learn "about their children as their children learn about the world." In other words, The Pacifica Co-Op Nursery School is parent run, but professionally directed.

Parents must work weekly shifts at the co-op, work on projects with other parents throughout the year and seek educational development. Among other benefits, this parental involvement lowers the cost of enrolling a child at the co-op.

Children can attend the Pacifica Co-Op Nursery School in the morning or in the afternoon

Spindrift School of Performing Arts
1050 Crespi Dr, Pacifica, CA 94044
The Spindrift School of Performing Arts was founded in 1994 to bring arts instruction to the Pacifica community.More Spindrift is a nonprofit school that teaches music, theater and dance to kids of all ages. During school breaks, it offers a variety of summer and winter camps. Spindrift is owned by the Pacifica Spindrift Players, a local nonprofit theater company. The dance studio is located at 930 Oddstad Blvd. 
Pacifica Community Television
580 Crespi Dr, Pacifica, CA 94044

Pacifica Community Television is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that provides an outlet, both on Channel 26 andMore pct26.com, for residents and community leaders in Pacifica to share their news and work with the larger community. 

In the '60s, before cable television became the standard, PCT, then a closed-circuit program of a local high school, began out of a need caused by the fact that many over-the-air channels would not reach Pacifica due to the surrounding hills and fog. By the '70, the station began broadcasting a signal and in 1972 won an Emmy for its broadcasts. 

Today, PCT offers a variety of 21st-century TV and film-related opportunities to the community, including workshops on graphics, lighting, camera operation, audio editing and directing. And, of course, Channel 26 showcases programs ranging from nationally-encompassing Democracy Now to city council meetings. A complete program schedule and list of events and workshops can be found on PCT's website. 

Domino's Pizza
1301 Palmetto Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044
Domino's Pizza delivers their famous delicious pizza, buffalo wings and sandwiches to all of Pacifica. Located rightMore next to Ingrid B. Lacey Middle School, Domino's is a great place for parents to pick up a pizza after picking up their students from school. Domino's offers several styles of pizza, including deep dish, Brooklyn style, and crunchy-thin. Domino's also offers side salads and breadsticks.
Anderson's Swim School
541 Oceana Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044
Since 1975, families have learned how to swim at Anderson's and the tradition continues. The friendly and knowledgeableMore staff and swim instructors and the great selection of swim and scuba gear are a magnet not only for Pacificans but for the entire Bay Area. As well as swimming lessons, Anderson's provides snorkeling and scuba lessons and hosts birthday parties in their indoor pool that's always warmed to a comfortable 90 degrees. Anderson's is easily accessible off Highway 1 at the northern end of Pacifica. 
Ocean Shore School
411 Oceana Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044

Ocean Shore School (formerly Laguna Salada Alternative School) features a parent-participation program, meaning thatMore students' parents are encouraged to participate in all aspects of their child's education. This allows teachers to work with small groups of students rather than large classes. The K-8 curriculum, based on California's and Pacifica School District's framework, is augmented with field trips, hands-on activities, arts and projects. Students of different grades are also encouraged to interact and learn together, and many classrooms at Ocean Shore are mixed-grade. About 350 students attend Ocean Shore annually and it is staffed by 15 teachers. 

Admission into K-8 programs at the kindergarten level in the Pacifica School District is by a lottery held during the third week in January every year. Parents may also place their child's name on a waiting list for Ocean Shore School and, as spaces become available in higher grades, they may be able to enroll their student there. A tour is required before enrollment at Ocean Shore School. Contact the school's office for scheduling. 

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