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Novato Parents Nursery School

1473 South Novato Boulevard
Novato, CA 94947

(415) 897-4498


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our philosophy is based on a complete acceptance of each child and on the practice of positive discipline. We aim to achieve child empowerment and self-esteem. We follow each child's cognitive, motor and emotional development through these formative years. We make sure that each child has an enriching first-school experience that leaves him or her well prepared and eager to meet life’s further adventures.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

9:00-9:15 Playground Gathering
9:15-9:30 Morning Circle Time
9:30-10:30 Center Rotation
10:30-10:40 Regroup on Carpet-discuss centers
10:40-10:50 Group Snack time
10:50-11:20 Choice Time- Backyard play and inside play.
11:10-11:20 First circle Time Younger kids
11:20-11:35 Second circle time with older kids
11:35-11:50 Front yard play with teachers
11:50-12:00 closing gathering
Toddler Time
9:00-9:05 Arrivals-chatting and exploring time
9:05-9:30 Fre choice and inside playing time (art, m
9:30-9:30 clean-up time
9:35-9:45 circle time (songs, stories, etc.)
9:45-10:00 Snack time (parents take turns bringing in
10:00-10:15 Outside time"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up