OCCM at a Glance
At OCCM, our mission is to engage the minds, muscles, and imaginations of children and the grown-ups that care about them. With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children ages birth - 18, OCCM focuses on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness.
At OCCM, we believe:
Families are our children’s first and most important teachers
Young children learn best through play
Diversity enriches children’s lives
Learning is lifelong process
Play changes the world
At OCCM, we strive to:
Support healthy childhood development
Nurture a passion for learning through play
Bring out the joy in life through discovery
Ignite curiosity and encourage children to become active, lifelong learners
Connect families to each other and the community
Provide enlightening and inspiring resources for families, caregivers, and educators of young children
Provide engaging projects, exhibits, and programming for young children and their families
Educate parents and caregivers about child development and parenting techniques
Build cultural understanding, positive social interaction, and celebrate diversity
Serve as a gateway to other cultural institutions and community programs
At OCCM, we value a learning framework that provides:
Opportunities and invitations for adults to engage in play
Shows evidence of community input and contributions
Supports materials that are natural and locally meaningful
Invitations for repetition and change
Opportunities to explore, investigate, manipulate, and reflect
Encouragement to continue exploration at home or in the community
- Sun, Nov 29Rent to use for your house!Nov 29, 2020, 7:00 PM – Dec 31, 2022, 11:00 PMRent to use for your house!Make something special for your loved ones in times of social distancing; With these lawn letters display set, you will bring a smile to your family member on his or her birthday. Decorate your front grass or backyard with these lovely happy birthday yard signs with stakes. Each letter is 21" tall.
- Wed, Feb 10Online Donation
- Tue, Feb 16Usborne WebsiteFeb 16, 2021, 7:00 PM – Dec 31, 2026, 11:00 PMUsborne WebsiteThe future of the world depends on the education of our children. Usborne books & more delivers educational excellence one book at a time. We touch the lives of children for a lifetime. Shop for your books and more at: https://t8566.myubam.com/login?ReturnUrl=%2fCustomer%2fconsultantaccountinfo
- Wed, Apr 14Fountain ValleyApr 14, 7:00 PM – Jun 14, 11:00 PMFountain Valley, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USAIf you celebrate Father's Day - in any capacity - we want to celebrate YOU!! Please fill out this google form to be included: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfy3n4x_OtaNEOyEmNQ5AJTsxm_UBTEBAd5T9dg-UGFL5MAKQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7628
- Thu, Apr 15Enjoy at Home!Apr 15, 3:47 PM – Sep 30, 7:47 PMEnjoy at Home!Andrades fruit-filled bars are 100% natural, made with fresh-cut fruit chunks, from natural sugar, and are a great way to celebrate summer with a special treat! Choose as many popsicle flavors as you want to make your own variety pack! Pickup begins 6/1/21!
- Thu, Jul 08Fountain ValleyJul 08, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PMFountain Valley, Los Jardines W & El Campo Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USATreat your taste buds to the most amazingly flavored shaved ice this side of the islands. From our tropical music to the signature Flavorwave(TM), we guarantee to bring the fun and laughter. Refreshing and Delicious.
- Sun, Jul 18Fountain Valley
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- Sat, Dec 11Small park located adjacent to townhomesDec 11, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PMSmall park located adjacent to townhomes, 17821 Los Jardines W, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USAJoin us on the Green Valley Neighbors Express Train as we take a magical ride down La Rosa Lane, touring the holiday lights, and enjoying a family adventure together. Masks and social distancing are required.
- Sat, Dec 18Kazuo Masuda Middle School