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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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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.

Headlands Kids Co-Op School Now Forming!

October 19, 2015

Headlands Kids

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Headlands Kids Coop School.

Are you the parent of a 2–3 year old who believes it’s never too early to learn? Do you have the time and ideas to control your child’s education? Do you value STEM education and are ready to learn?

Then we invite you to join us to form an academic oriented co-op preschool group which will focus on the principles of STEM learning. We have the space—now we need the families!

Our goal is to run the program for 2 to 3 days a week. Our first task will be to work together on the curriculum and build the desired educational environment for our children using parental involvement with teacher support. We are building this project for our children, not as a business opportunity and welcome other Marin parents who value a high-quality, hands on, early childhood education.

Please visit our website www.headlandskids.org or email us today at headlandskids@2023place.org!

Preschool Profile: Lycée Français de San Francisco

November 17, 2014

Lycée Français de San FranciscoEstablished in 1967, Lycée Français de San Francisco (LFSF) offers a unique opportunity for young children to learn and grow in a truly international environment. LFSF operates on three campuses: primary and secondary schools in San Francisco, and a new, fully renovated preschool and primary school campus in Sausalito. From a very young age, students learn to express themselves as curious and motivated learners, exchanging cultural and linguistic perspectives within a rich and diverse student body representing 65 nationalities and 35 languages overall. You can learn more about the school and its programs at lelycee.org.

Please describe your school’s philosophy. What is it all about?

Rooted in the French national curriculum, with close ties to the French government and the AEFE worldwide network of French schools, LFSF teaches children by immersing its students in language and culture from day one. Non-francophones are able to integrate our classrooms though the kindergarten level.

New Storytelling Series at Marin Waldorf School

November 11, 2014

Marin Waldorf School Storytelling SeriesDo you and your kids love a great story? Come to Marin Waldorf School on Tuesday afternoons for their new Storytelling Series!

Stories are presented by Marin Waldorf's preschool and kindergarten faculty, and take place in the school's warm and welcoming classrooms. Stories are appropriate for children ages 3 to 6. Best of all, this program is open to the public and free of charge!

Storytelling Series programs take place from 3:30 to 4 pm on the following Tuesdays: November 11 and December 16, 2014 and January 16, February 3, and March 24, 2015. Please arrive early, as stories begin promptly at 3:30 pm. The first story, on November 11, is A Caterpillar's Voice.

Marin Waldorf School is located at 755 Idylberry Road in the Lucas Valley–Marinwood area of San Rafael. To get there, take Highway 101 to the Lucas Valley Road exit and head west on Lucas Valley Road. Turn right onto Miller Creek Road, then left onto Idylberry Road. Marin Waldorf School will be on your left.