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Sycamore Park Preschool & Childcare Center

186 Locust Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

(415) 388-2654


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At Sycamore Park Preschool we believe that children learn through repetition, consistency, positive encouragement, love, and respect. Children learn best in a structured, stimulating, and fun, playful environment where they are able to be themselves and have the benefit of learning while enjoying being a child.

Socialization and friendships are extremely important during the first 6 years. Some of a child’s most important first lessons come from early friendships, peer groups and your child’s preschool teachers. The social aspect children gain from being part of a group at an early age will both benefit and impact later learning. It is a joy to watch kids and families grow, learn, and thrive together. Even at the preschool level lifelong friendships are made!

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Daily program:

7- 9 Arrival; free play (choice time)
9 - 9:30 Potty break (or diaper) hand washing
9:30 - 10 Circle time (includes: lesson, calendar, story, weather, preschooler of the week & sharing)
10 - 10:15 Snack
10:15 - 11 recess (outside weather permitting)
or Spanish/music class
11 - 11:45 Project (art, science, cooking)
11:45 - 12 clean up; hand washing
12 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1 potty break (or diaper)
story before nap or going home
1 - 3 Nap* (for all day students) or go home for am students;
arrival for pm students
3 - 3:30 Wake up; potty break (or diaper)
3:30 - 3:45 Snack
3:45 - 5 Recess (outside weather permitting)
5 - 6 Group games; clean up; go home

Excerpted from the preschool's website