Our Philosophy

Our goal at Marinwood Preschool is to provide a safe and stimulating preschool experience, and help prepare children for their eventual kindergarten education. We are a play-based preschool that fosters imaginative and creative play through our unique collection of toys and materials.  We feel that this collection offers tools for the children from which they learn and create continually. We rotate the toys to give new choices each day of attendance. Materials range from imaginative play assortments to pre-kindergarten manipulatives. We also offer enrichment every day through storytelling, music, and art.

We realize that some children may move more slowly in the process of separating from parents. In these cases, we happily welcome the presence of those parents in the classroom. Our teachers create a warm and nurturing environment and our goal is for the children to be comfortable and reach their full creative and social potential.

We handle conflicts between children by talking about the problem and coming up with a solution together. We urge them to express their feelings and we remind them of our expectation that they treat one another with care and respect. We support children’s need for fairness and being heard.