Preschools

Montessori de Terra Linda Open House, Saturday, January 21

January 11, 2017

Montessori de Terra Linda

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Montessori de Terra Linda.

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 admissions@mdtl.org.

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.

  • San Domenico School
    San Anselmo
    Saturday, January 7, 10 am

    The best way to get to know San Domenico is to come for a visit! Their K–8 open house takes place Saturday, January 7. RSVP online. More information
  • Greenwood School
    Mill Valley
    Wednesday, January 11, 6:30–8:30 pm
    Greenwood School offers a sophisticated academic program within a culture that honors creativity, integrity, and striving. Come tour the campus, visit classrooms, and ask questions of our Head of School, faculty, parents, eighth-grade students and alumni. Children grades 5 and above welcome. RSVP required: (415) 388-0495 or admissions@greenwoodschool.org.

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.

Tender Tracks Outdoor Nature Awareness Preschool

February 26, 2016

Tender Tracks Outdoor PreschoolMarin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Tender Tracks Outdoor Nature Awareness Preschool. Find out more about this unique program at their informational night on Saturday, March 12, 2016  from 6:30 to 8 pm.

The unique Tender Tracks 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 while opening to receive the  support, guidance and wisdom of the natural world.

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.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Family at Hearts on the Hill, Saturday, February 6

February 2, 2016

Kids on the Hill Preschool logoJoin Corte Madera's Kids on the Hill preschool for their annual Valentines-day-themed Hearts on the Hill Fundraiser this Saturday, February 6 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, a cupcake walk, a live DJ and dancing, food and drinks, a raffle for a family getaway to Disneyland, a children's fashion show with Rikshaw Design, and a fantastic silent auction for exciting items like Giants tickets, meals, one-night getaways, golf outings, kid's birthday parties, and more.

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.

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.

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