Stellar preschool in San Anselmo Posted by holtzfam on November 11, 2010 - 2:35pm San Anselmo Montessori School is an absolute gem among preschools. My husband and I have sent all three of our children there and we can say without a doubt that it was the best decision we ever made. It is an environment that fosters confidence in children. Children are allowed to be themselves and to participate where they are comfortable participating. There is ample space for them to explore and discover things on their terms and it makes for a sweet and gentle learning environment. The outdoor play area is large enough for active kids to stretch their legs but small enough for them to feel safe. The teachers are top notch and are trained to understand not only the cognitive growth of a child but also the social and emotional growth and how to nurture that. There is a beautiful little garden and greenhouse space for exploring the dirt and plants. The children get such pleasure from harvesting and tasting all of the fruits and vegetables. One of our favorite programs is the author visit program. The authors come to the school to read and speak to the children and then the the kids get to go home with a personalized, signed copy of the book. There are many fabulous guests that come to introduce kids to art, music, science or theatre. Our children left the school knowing who they were and thrived in primary school and beyond. Highly recommended!