Children need time and space to discover and develop themselves in the world around them. They learn through age-appropriate hands-on activities, which allow them to make cognitive connections. Creativity and individual expression are encouraged through a rich learning environment that promotes social interactions, enables children to communicate, be better understood, and to form relationships with their teachers and peers.
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.
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.
Inspired by the early childhood education pioneers, our curriculum is child-centered and play based. Children move freely indoors and outdoors for most of the day, exploring their world as they choose. We provide a wide variety of activities and materials to develop their understanding of the natural world, creative arts, literacy, math, and science.
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.
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.
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 see Tuition & Fees section.