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Sylvie's Sunnyside Preschool

Warm and loving environment for children from 15 months old and 3 1/2 years old. Montessori based home preschool with a beautiful classroom and great big yard!
Please call us at 415-479-6002 to come and visit.

Sylvie's Sunnyside Preschool
15 Ana Court
San Rafael, CA 94903


Wonderful School

Our son recently graduated to "big boy" school after 2 years at Sylvie's and our daughter has been at Sylvie's for 7 months. If I could give more than five stars I would.

* Sylvie is such a warm and caring person. Her love of the children is very evident. She is a commited care giver and educator. Just a few minutes with her and you can tell that she truly loves what she does. I feel so blessed that my children have a loving, home environment to go to socialize, learn and play.
* Sylvie practices positive discipline with the children. The children are treated with respect and therefore learn respect of others. They learn social skills in a safe environment where they can explore social boundaries without fear. Her discipline method promotes self-confidence, empathy, and forgiveness. In addition, her experience has proven very valuable on more than one occasion as she has coached me on how to better handle discipline issues in my home.
* Class size and age ranges are very appropriate. There are enough children ranging in age from 15 months to 3.5 years such that the younger toddlers have the benefits of learning from older children and older children reinforce learnings with younger toddlers. I've learned the importance of this as I've watched my own son accept new challenges after watching others (like using the potty) as well as explore leadership skills as he became the "big boy" in the group.
* Sylvie's program has some Montessori influence which I like. The class is not overly structured. Yet the children learn how to care for themselves and their environment. Such as wiping their nose and throwing the tissue in the trash can, using a napkin to wipe their hands and face after eating, dressing themselves, taking their plate to the kitchen, cleaning up a spill, etc.
* Finally, and most important to me, my children not only love going to Sunnyside, they love Sylvie. They look forward to going to school. They enjoy the time they spend at Sylvie's. They have developed friendships with children they truly care about. They are constantly learning new things, developing their social skills, and playing. I couldn't ask for more.