Hearts Leap offers high quality programs targeted to the specific developmental needs of two, three, and four-year-old’s. Hearts Leap School on College Ave also offers a Bridge-K program designed using comprehensive curriculum and individual learning plans to insure school readiness. All programs use play-based emergent curriculum methods to explore Language, Art, Science, Music, Social Studies, Mathematics and Physical tasks. The curriculum will include regular field trips and local outings and are four or five days a week with several options for pick-up and drop-off times.

For information about classrooms at our HL Beginnings program, please visit the Infant/Toddler tab!


Two-year-old Programs – Cypress (HL) and Juniper (HLN)

Three and Four-year-old Programs- Cedar, Laurel (HL) and Sequoia (HLN)

Bridge-K Program – Oak (HL)

3 teachers, 18 Children

3 teachers, 22-24 Children

2 teachers, 12 Children


Hearts Leap School and Hearts Leap North are open from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm, with an early drop-off option.

Pick-Up times are:

  • 12:30, 2:30, 4:00, or 5:30 in the Two-year-old Program.

  • 2:30, 4:00, or 5:30 in the Three, Four, and Bridge-K Programs.

Four day schedules are available in the Two, Three, and Four-year-old programs.


Hearts Leap School is located in the world-renowned Julia Morgan Center for the Arts on College Avenue, half-way between Ashby Avenue and the UC Berkeley Campus.  Morgan’s trend-setting designs and use of fine woods combine remarkable warmth, unusual utility and endurance.

Hearts Leap North provides a nurturing physical environment at the at the All Soul's Church, located at the corner of Cedar and Oxford in North Berkeley. With two classrooms and a uniquely designed playground, the school offers children a loving home away from home.