Our preschool program runs 9am – 12pm, with the optional addition of an extended-care program (Lunch Bunch). We offer programs with 2, 3, 4 and 5-day attendance, with flexibility as to which days your child attends, depending on space and availability.
Our daily schedule allows time for creative and imaginative play, gathering time, outdoor play, language time, nutritious snacks, movement, music, child-directed as well as teacher-directed art activities, and more.
Enrollment is limited to 24 children in the classroom, with a child-to-adult ratio of 5:1. Students must be 2 1/2 years by the first day of school.
We provide age and developmentally appropriate activities for our pre-K aged children to explore and start working on the skills need to succeed at their next level. While these are not just open to those entering K, we have a more focused approach on them at this time. This year we have set up specific activities peppered in through the school day to focus on their skill set and help to set them up for a successful transition.
Our curriculum is play-based and child-centered. It is inspired by the early childhood education pioneers, and is similar to the model of European play-based kindergartens. We believe in open-ended play in mixed-age groups.
We follow the Positive Discipline model; each family receives a copy of the book at the beginning of the school year, and early childhood educators give talks at our monthly parent meetings on topics of Positive Discipline, as well as other relevant and age-appropriate topics.
School is in session from approximately September 1 – June 15. We adhere to the calendar of the Novato Unified School District.
Tuition and Fees
Our tuition depends on the caregiver’s amount of participation in the preschool. Hence, we are able to remain an affordable option for preschools in Marin County. Please contact us to request a list of our current tuition and fees.