Oakland preschool on wheels seeks to bridge access gap

Jill Tucker:

The idea is to bring goods and services closer to the customers. And in East Oakland, there’s a big demand for preschool — and not a lot of supply.

The preschool on a bus is a pilot program, serving 14 children, most age 4, for four months this fall. The experiment is a collaboration between Aspire Schools, a chain of 38 charter schools, and Tipping Point Community, a nonprofit philanthropy group focused on fighting poverty.

The bus is a rental, a field trip and party vehicle converted three hours a day, three days a week into a preschool classroom.