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Marin Day Schools - Fremont Campus

342 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

(415) 836-0102


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Marin Day Schools/ Bright Horizons Family Solutions recognizes the unique strengths of each child and uses those strengths to help the child meet high expectations. We are committed to helping children develop the information-gathering and problem-solving tools to succeed in school. Children will learn to use their minds, books, computers, scientific instruments, and the people in their lives to seize the opportunities that life presents. Through observation and interaction, teachers look at each child individually and work closely with his parents to make appropriate developmental decisions. Teachers will also work with parents to locate outside resources if necessary and work with those resources to ensure the child is getting everything he needs to be a successful learner.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Bright Horizons Family Solutions mission is to provide innovative programs that help children, families, and employers work together to be their very best. We are committed to providing the highest-quality child care, early education, and work/life solutions in the world.
Bright Horizons Family Solutions centers approach each and every day with goals to promote a lifelong love of learning:
Preparation for Success in Life
- Approaching life as an invitation to learn
- Becoming a confident and competent lifelong learner
- Becoming a confident and competent user of technology
- Developing emotional intelligence: personal power and social skills
Preparation for Academic Excellence
- Developing the social and cognitive skills necessary for school success
- Achieving excellence in language and literacy
- Developing an engaged, reflective, inquisitive mind and appreciation of science
- Achieving excellence in logical/mathematical understanding A Rich and Rewarding Childhood
- Happy days
- Wonderful relationships
- A World of experience
We aspire to do this so successfully that we make a difference in the lives of children and families and in the communities where we live and work.

A Typical Day

7:30- 9:30- arrive and choose centers.

8:30-9:30- Snack offered

9:30-9:45- Whole group circle

9:45-11:00- 1 Group downstairs for project time
1 Group upstairs for outside play

11:00-12:15- Groups switch

12:15-12:45- Lunch

12:45-1:00- Clean up and get cots ready for rest time

1:00-2:30- Rest time

2:30-3:30- Choose centers and snack offered

3:30-4:30- 1 Group downstairs for activity
1 Group upstairs for outside play

4:30-5:30- Groups switch

5:30-6:00- Everyone downstairs for tea time

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Ensuring and facilitating a smooth and successful transition from Bright Horizons' pre - kindergarten programs to public or private schools is a major goal and responsibility for all of our programs. Our responsibility is not only to provide the best educational experience that we believe is possible, but to prepare children for the schools they will be attending, many of which may be more structured and less developmentally appropriate than we might wish. Our READY for SCHOOL program includes a set of materials designed to assist our centers in helping children succeed in school and life. These materials combine and highlight many of the excellent aspects of programs already existing and give guidelines for strengthening programs where that is needed. By providing quarter by quarter guidelines for both preschool and school-age programs, parents can feel confident that their children will leave Marin Day Schools/ Bright Horizons with the skills needed to succeed in school and life.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on