SANTA MARGARITA CHILDREN’S CENTER

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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Our Philosophy

Developmentally
Appropriate Curriculum

Childhood is a time to move, play, and explore. In our safe and
nuturing environment, we have a robust nature-focused,
play-based curriculumn.

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Outdoor Learning

The Benefits of Outdoor Learning

Children learn about and understand the world through their outdoor classroom experiences.

Physical

An increase in physical development, capability, and activity, which set up
patterns for an active,
healthy lifestyle.

Cognitive

Stronger problem-solving and communication skills. Developing an interest in science and math through connecting with nature.

Psychological

Higher, more positive self-esteem. Relationship building in a cooperative
environment.
Social-emotional mastery.

World view

Familiarity with and appreciation of nature and stewardship for the environment. Wide, expansive view of how the world works.

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Enrichment

Activities

At Santa Margarita’s, we understand that learning goes beyond
the classroom and offer a variety of enrichment activites to
enhance a child’s development. Our play-based approach is
woven around a variety of mediums.

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

GARDENING

FIELD TRIPS

NATURE EXPLORATION

FAMILY-LENDING LIBRARY

SPANISH CLASS

BOOK BAG PROGRAM

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Programs

Our Childcare Programs

Our play-based approach is woven around a variety of mediums, with the give-and-take of child-and-teacher interactive play important in helping children expand their language, cognitive, and social development.

REDWOOD TREES

Children 2.9 years of Age
by September 1st

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EUCALYPTUS TREES

Children 4 years of Age by
September 1st

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WILLOW TREES

Transitional Kindergarten
Mixed Age Group

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SUMMER PROGRAM

Mixed
Age Group

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

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