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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Much of our curriculum is pulled from life and the environment inside and outside of our classrooms. Our outdoor classrooms boast as one of the best in Marin.
Our outdoor classroom philosophy is to create a program that not only nurtures the mind and the body, but also the soul. There is much to nature in that it offers aesthetic beauty, opportunities for “caring” (insect, animals, plants, and other living things), delayed gratification (an important skill in the 21st century), and offers much more opportunity for being outside.

Our area outside is full of spaces for activities such as reading, art, block play, sensory experiences, sand and messy play, bike riding, swinging, running, etc.

At times curriculum is teacher initiated. Teachers bring their talents and passions to the work they do with children and although teachers integrate children’s interests and curiosity, teachers provide the inspiration with their own interests and passions. They provide the perfect model for learning.

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