Nature-based Preschool

Fostering Healthy
Child Development

Children use their whole bodies to explore, experiment,
and solve problems. At SMCC, we use nature,
in conjunction with multi-sensory active learning, to
support whole-child development.

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Sugar Bear - Children need to be 4 years old by September 1st

  • The goal of this program is to build confident, articulate, enthusiastic learners who will be successful in Kindergarten.
  • By this age, children are becoming clever negotiators and are growing their social skills. Santa Margarita Children’s Center provides a beautiful, rich, and engaging learning environment.
  • A wide range of enrichment programs provides children with a various experiences (art, gymnastics, music, storytelling, and gardening) to further support language and cognitive development and all other areas of developmental growth.
  • The schedule is balanced with Teacher-directed and Child-directed activities throughout the day. Curriculum is focused on support for pre-academic readiness and meaningful play experiences. Teachers use a cycle of observation, reflection, and intentional planning to meet the needs of each child.
  • Parents have the opportunity to monitor and participate in their child’s development by visiting our curriculum-based website at
  • Sugar Bear Daily Schedule

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    1055 Las Ovejas Ave, Ste 5, San Rafael, CA 94903