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Saint Raphael Preschool, rooted in Dominican tradition, is committed to partnering with parents in spiritual, physical, emotional, psychological academic and intellectual development of young children. The preschool provides a safe environment where children can further their awareness of God's love and creation through informal and formal interaction with adults and other children. The preschool supports the growth of the whole child by offering a variety of opportunity to each child. The Catholic preschools of the Archdiocese of San Francisco are committed to the mission of the Church by providing quality, age appropriate learning environments that nurture the development of the whole child. Working with the families, the preschools will focus on preparing the children to be productive citizens.
Saint Raphael Preschool, a non-profit community service, is licensed by the State of California, and is owned and operated by the Archdiocese of San Francisco under the leadership of the Pastor of Saint Raphael Parish. Our Preschool is located in downtown San Rafael which serves children in kindergarten through eighth grade. We provide a safe, stable and stimulating environment of fun, love, friendship and security for children, without regard to race, religion, or ethnic origins. We encourage the individual development of each child and value each child's individual personality. Children discover the joy of learning by exploring and playing safely and freely in age appropriate activities. Mutual trust and respect are developed using certified, nurturing teachers experienced in early childhood education. Children will interact with people, ideas and material and develop a true sense of community. Emphasis is placed on building moral values, self-esteem, problem solving, academic readiness and lifelong skills.
Saint Raphael Preschool is a proud member of the Raise-A-Reader program. RAR is a take home book bag program that will go home every two weeks for the family to read books with their children with the goal of developing a love for books and a reading routine. By establishing a daily routine in sharing books with your child, you are helping your child learn basic pre-reading skills and each begins to develop: an understanding of language, new vocabulary and concepts, a love of and respect for books as well as a desire to become a reader, a sense of accomplishment as their understanding and skills grow, and world knowledge. The more experience young children have with language, the more their brains will grow; a love of reading is linked to, not just school success, but life success.
Licensed for children 2.9 to school-age
Program 4.5 hours daily (two classrooms: Angels & Saints)
Offer 2 (T,Th), 3 (M,W,F), 4 or 5-day attendance
180 school days plus a Summer Program
Extended Care offered for an additional fee (7:30am - 6:00pm)
United with Saint Raphael K-8 School and Church
MARIN QUALITY COUNTS
Saint Raphael Preschool is a proud member of the Marin Quality Counts Program. Marin Quality Counts is a program apart of the Marin County Office of Education. Our teachers are high quality teachers that are receiving extra training in order to improve their skills. Your child's brain develops the most within the first five years of their life. Which is why the Marin Quality Counts program aims to provide the best quality early care and education for your child within these years. To learn more about our teaching program visit Marin Quality Counts' website: http://marinschools.org/ece