The unique Tender Tracks Forest outdoor preschool program honors and respects the inherent need for young children to have ample time with nature, in order to develop a healthy bond and relationship to the natural world and all who dwell therein. Through stories, songs and explorations, children go on playful adventures into the heart of nature.
One of the strong components of Tender Tracks is it’s focus on loving presence with the children. The staff take the time that is needed to tend to the emotional, social, physical, mental and spiritual needs of each individual child and the group as they playfully receive the support, guidance and wisdom from Earth and Sky.
Join Corte Madera's Kids on the Hill preschool for their annual Valentines-day-themed Hearts on the Hill Fundraiser this Saturday, February 11 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm at the Corte Madera Community Center. All families are welcome!
This year's Hearts on the Hill features fun for the entire family, including carnival-style games, face painting, arts and crafts, a live DJ and dancing, food and drinks, a raffle for a family getaway to Disneyland, and a fantastic silent auction.
Tickets are available at the door on the day of the event and cost $5; children 2 and under are admitted free. All proceeds benefit Kids on the Hill Preschool. The Corte Madera Community Center is located at the Corte Madera Town Park at 498 Tamalpais Avenue.
For more information about Kids on the Hill Preschool, call (415) 924-3033.
In honor of The Women's March that took place on Jan 21st we changed the date of our Open House to Saturday, Jan 28th.
Marin Waldorf is offering a new, more fluid format this year at the Open House to allow flexibility for visiting parents and their families. Arrive anytime between 10am and 1pm. Come enjoy the natural rhythm of our beautiful 10 acre campus, live music, welcoming community and good food.
Montessori de Terra Linda is an exceptional school serving families in the heart of Marin County from preschool through sixth grade. Join us on Saturday, January 21 from 10 am until noon for our prospective parent Open House. Connect with our teachers and learn how the Montessori curriculum meets a child’s developmental needs at each program level and fosters a lifelong love of learning. Explore our campus, hear about our specialty art, language and music programs, and meet current parents from our warm community. Please RSVP by calling (415) 479-7373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month, several independent schools and preschools in Marin are holding open houses for parents of prospective students. If you're considering a local a preschool or elementary school for your child, you'll definitely want to. The following schools and preschools are holding open houses this January. Most require RSVPs in advance.
Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Marin Horizon School, which offers education for children from toddler through 8th grade in Mill Valley.
Children as young as two years old are already beginning to build social awareness and an understanding of their place in the world. Parents often chose schools with strong character-building programs, like Marin Horizon, because they value having their children educated in a culture of integrity, respect, and responsibility. It is in the heartfelt partnership between parents and schools that children are taught the core values and skills that create strong character.
Corte Madera preschool Curious Minds Learning Center is now enrolling for parent-toddler classes for children aged 16 to 24 months and their caregiver. Current classes are held once a week for an hour and a quarter, from 4 to 5:15 pm.
Research shows that toddlers actively take part in making meaning of their surroundings as they openly explore the world around them. This class is designed to meet this need and create a safe, warm, supportive, and stimulating environment for you and your toddler.
Experiences include a wide range of expressive media: clay, watercolor, light and shadow, collage, and rhythm, and movement, as well as a period of outdoor play and a short circle time. The environment encourages exploration and experimentation, while building relationships with other children and families through shared experiences and negotiated play.
French Immersion Education in Marin
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Come and discover LFSF Sausalito! Meet our wonderful community and find out more about French immersion and bilingual education.
10–11 am: French Language Immersion Class Information Meeting
11 am–noon: Open House
11 am–3 pm: French Market
Join us for a French Market from 11 am to 3 pm, with French food, delicious baked goods, crêpes, chocolate, beverages, vendors, crafts for kids, and music! Teachers and parents will be available for private school tours while kids join teacher-led activities.
It’s been 14 years since Lori Grey’s everyday life revolved around the Mountain School, as her daughter, Haley, attended as a three and four-year-old. “It feels nice to come full circle.” Now a college-bound senior at San Francisco Waldorf School, Grey says Haley has fond memories of her time at the school. “She knew she was exactly where she was supposed to be. She had the experience of being fully three and fully four.”
Grey sat down with Mountain School parent Beth Tribolet on an October afternoon to discuss what constitutes Waldorf-inspired education, as the sounds of children at play wafted through her office.
At its best, what can a Waldorf-inspired preschool accomplish?
You want to bring out the best in children; you want to bring out their soul and their personalities. In Waldorf education there’s a common central theme that says children need to engage with each other, engage with nature, and engage with play in a deep and meaningful way. Essentially it is the best preparation for life. You are definitely dealing with the individual but you’re also dealing with fostering community spirit. It’s not just about them as individuals but it is about individuals in the spirit of community, which you achieve by developing empathy skills.