Back to Corte Madera Preschools

Magical Garden Preschool

Willow Ave.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Phone:
(415) 945-9409

Website:

1 parent took the survey TAKE THE SURVEY

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Waldorf

From the Director:

Credentialed teacher brings a wealth of knowledge to the preschool classroom.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We accept only 6 children per day. As such, each child is nurtured, encouraged and presented with tasks appropriate to his/her own growth and abilities. Formal parent conferences are twice yearly, informal progress checks are ongoing.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Magical Garden build imaginations, friendships, and early skills for the 2.9-5 year old. Inspired by the waldorf method, using research-based traditions as well for a structured, creative day.
Music and language-rich. Eurthmy class weekly.
Nature time, family-style meals, baking, piano, building, crafts.
License 214200034

A Typical Day

9am Family Circletime
9:05 Circletime
9:30 Creative play/ teacher time
10:30 Organic Warm Snack
11:00am outdoor play + project w/teacher
12:00pm rest
12:10 puppet show/play/stoytelling
12:30 lunch
1:00 dismissal
1:10 aftercare begins

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Copies of stories and circletime are given out every 2 weeks. Monthly newsletter. Photographs posted monthly.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want

Modes of Communication

  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

We work with parents with patience, and trial and error.