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Kids On the Hill

5461 Paradise Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925

(415) 924-3033


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Kids on the Hill offers the highest quality developmental preschool program that educates the whole child by incorporating the best ideas from a variety of early childhood philosophies. Jean Piaget and his developmental approach brings the idea that children learn through play and play is a child's work. Curriculum is centered around age appropriate activities that are success oriented and install a positive self-esteem. We borrow from the Montessori philosophy the emphasis on the importance of the development of the self in relationship to the family, friends and community. Rudolph Steiner in his Waldorf approach gives the importance of nature, simplicity and physical surroundings that inspire creativity. Kids on the Hill blends the family sytle philosophy, with grouping children by age, to target developmental needs. Care is given to promote awareness and responsibility for self, family, friends, community, the environment, different cultures and the development of character. Kids on the Hill supports the family unit and helps families meet the challenges of raising their children.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8:00 - 8:30 Extended Preschool (Free Choice)
8:30 - 9:30 Discovery Time (Child directed choices)
9:30 - 9:40 Clean Up and Bathroom
9:40 - 10:00 Circle Time (Music and Theme Emphasis)
10:00 - 10:15 Snack (Conversation, Manners, Responsibility)
10:15 - 11:40 Small Group Time (Concept oriented, teacher directed)
11:40 - 12:00 Story time
12:00 - 12:15 Lunch
12:15 - 12:30 Preschool Pickup/Outside play
12:30 - 1:30 Nap or Rest/Quiet choice time
1:30 - 3:00 Afternoon Enrichment Program"
Excerpted from the preschool's website