Fair Oaks EcoHousing  A family-friendly green neighborhood

KIDS IN COHOUSING

Fair Oaks, CA is a very kid-friendly area, with many activities to keep children of any age busy. Everything from the Art Box Studio in Fair Oaks to Busy Kidz Museum in Folsom to kids arts festivals and a variety of camps, sports leagues and parks to play in. More here: 266 Things to Do with Kids in Fair Oaks.

We warmly welcome families and kids to attend any of our potlucks or tours! Read about our upcoming events.     

What are the Benefits of Raising a Family in a Cohousing Community?


Imagine…
Organization-free play dates that don’t require driving your child from Point A to Point B and picking them up afterwards. A skip down the common house path on a sunny day could find them a playmate or entertainment in no time.

Imagine…
Coming back tired from a long day at work. You drop off your things and stop home to collect your kids, and then walk down the path to your community’s common house for a homemade meal with your neighbors. It’s the world’s most fuss-free restaurant; and you can reserve your family’s place at the table a few days in advance on that night’s meal chart.


Imagine…
Your kids having fun while gaining skills from others in the community: Learning origami, how to fish, reading stories to other children, growing a garden, bird watching, stargazing.

Imagine…
Eyes on the sidewalk, where kids from multiple families can play without worrying about cars whizzing by or an accident going unnoticed. Cohousing communities keep cars to the periphery. This allows people traffic - play, socializing and casual interactions - to receive priority instead of vehicular traffic.

Both Parents and Kids Can Attest...

     Cohousing is Kid Paradise!

“My kids have more rituals and traditions than they would living in a single-family home. Traditional celebrations include an Easter egg hunt, Passover Seder, and pumpkin carving, but we also have coming of age ceremonies for teens and a waking up the trees procession for winter solstice. These mark time and provide context for what it means to be a human being in relationship to others and the natural world.”
      - Stacy Lewis, Seattle cohousing community

“Parenting can be exhausting when you don’t get breaks, but (in cohousing) there are always children to play with and people to watch them.”
      - Noelle Studer-Spevak, Cully Grove: Portland, OR


"For us, it's [living in cohousing] already relieved so much of the stress of child-care needs. A half an hour here, 15 minutes there—if you don't have family support, you're hiring a babysitter or schlepping your kid around. It's stressful."
      - Ellie Leonardsmith



Emerson Commons 


Schools Near Our Site
Our cohousing site is close to a number of schools, both public, private and charter, as well as resources for parents who homeschool.

Public

San Juan Unified School District (K-12)
www.sanjuan.edu


Private
Sorted by Distance from Our Cohousing Site

0.9 miles

Sacramento Waldorf School (K-12)
www.sacwaldorf.org
3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks
916-961-3900

1.2 miles
Freedom Christian School (K-12)
www.sacramentochristianschool.com/index.html
7736 Sunset Avenue, Fair Oaks
1-888-317-1228  Ext. 2

1.4 miles
St. Mel Catholic School (K-8)
www.stmelschool.org
4745 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fair Oaks
916-967-2814

2.6 miles
St. Mark's Lutheran School (K-8)
www.school.stmarkslutheran.com
7869 Kingswood Drive, Citrus Heights
916-961-7891

2.6 miles
CCHAT Center: serving deaf & hearing-impaired (K-3)
www.cchatsacramento.org/index.html
11000 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova
916-361-7290

4.1 miles
Summit Christian School (K-8)
www.summitchristianschool.com
5010 Hazel Avenue, Fair Oaks
916-536-9307

4.2 miles
St. John Vianney School (K-8)
www.sjvschool.org
10499 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova
916-363-4610

4.5 miles
Victory Christian School (K-12)
www.victorycs.org
3045 Garfield Avenue, Carmichael
916-488-6740 Elementary
916-488-5601 Jr./Sr. High

4.6 miles
Country Hill Montessori (Preschool-2)
www.countryhillmontessori.com
6131 Kenneth Avenue Fair Oaks
916-969-2929


Charter
Sorted by Miles from Cohousing Site

Options for Youth (7-12)
www.ofy.org

     3.7 miles

     5825 Windmill Way, Carmichael
     916-485-5155

     3.8 miles
     11088 Olson Drive #C, Rancho Cordova
     916-631-8113

     6.6 miles
     9470 Madison Avenue, Orangevale
     916-988-4138

6.6 miles
Golden Valley Orchard School (K-8)
www.goldenvalleycharterschool.com
6550 Filbert Avenue, Orangevale
916-987-1490

6.8 miles
Choices Charter School (6-12)
www.choicescharterschool.com
4425 Laurelwood Drive, Sacramento
916-979-8378

6.9 miles
Golden Valley River School (K-8)
www.goldenvalleycharterschool.com
9601 Lake Natoma Drive, Orangevale
916-987-6141


Homeschool Programs

Folsom Cordova Community Charter School
www.fcusd.org/charter

Visions (K-12)
www.viedu.org