The Marin Preschool Guide

Marin Preschool Guide

The Marin Preschool Guide

Choosing a preschool for your child is an important decision. The Marin County Preschool Guide is the best and most comprehensive directory of preschools in Marin, and features reviews and ratings from fellow parents to help you make the best choice possible.

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Little Mountain Preschool
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San Anselmo
Lycée Français de San Francisco (LFSF)
Featured preschool:
Sausalito

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Upcoming Marin Private School and Preschool Open Houses

January 5, 2017

San Domenico School

Photo: San Domenico School

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.

Where Academics and Character Are Classmates: Character Building Tools at Home and at School

November 3, 2016

Marin Horizon School

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.

Parent-Toddler Classes at Curious Minds in Corte Madera

August 11, 2016

Curious Minds Parent-Toddler ProgramCorte 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.

Lycée Français de San Francisco: A World of Opportunities

February 24, 2016

Lycée Français de San Francisco Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Lycée Français de San Francisco French immersion school.

French Immersion Education in Marin
Open House
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.

Getting Kids off the Fast Track so They Can Play: An Interview with the Mountain School's Lori Grey

November 10, 2015

The Mountain School 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.

Open House Today at Le Petit Jardin French Preschool

October 24, 2015

Le Petit JardinCome see what a French immersion preschool looks like and meet other Francophone and Francophile families of Marin! Le Petit Jardin, a brand new licensed preschool and child care facility in San Anselmo is holding an open house and crepe party on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10:30 am to noon!

Come see the school, meet the school staff and families, ask questions about the program, and eat fresh, handmade crepes, compliments of Le Petit Jardin! There will also be a fun, interactive French story time for the children and a "donations jar" to raise funds to purchase new French books for the Le Petit Jardin children's library.