Programs

​"It takes a Village to raise a child."
Adapted from a variety of African Proverbs
​The School at a Glance...

 

We offer the following:

  • A Multi-Age Classroom

  • A 12:1 Child/Teacher Ratio and an 8:1 Child/Adult Ratio

  • Intimate Program Size Limited to Twenty-Eight Students

  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice

  • Multi-Cultural and Multi-Lingual Learning Environment

  • A Reggio Emilia Inspired Classroom

  • Morning, Afternoon + Full Day Program

  • Healthy, Organic Snacks and Lunches

  • Vibrant Parent Community

  • We offer Spanish, French, gymnastics and clay work

 

​Sample Program Schedule
 
MORNING PROGRAM

9:00 Circle Time (Calendar, Daily Jobs, and Share)

9:30 Activities/Centers/Projects

10:00 Clean-up

10:15 Music, Story or Creative Movement

10:30 Snack

10:45 Outdoors Time (Free Play, Gardening, Activities)

11:45 Second Circle (Concept Exploration)

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Morning Program Pick-up

 

AFTERNOON PROGRAM

2:30 Circle

2:45-3:20 Activities/Centers/Projects

3:20 Clean up/Circle

3:30 Snack

3:45-4:30 Outside

4:30-5:30 Indoor play, Clean up, PROGRAM ELEMENTS: Art, exploration, gardening, cooking, storytelling, music, yoga, dramatic play, creative movement, early math, early literacy, language (English and Spanish), life science, exploration, gymnastics

Enrollment
 

​A child must be at least 2 years old to be admitted to the school. All children younger than three will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine their readiness to attend school. We offer a multi-age learning environment, and therefore it is very important that younger children are ready for the program. Petaluma Village Preschool serves 2 year olds to entry into kindergarten. A child must be at least the age of three to enroll in the full day program.Our program is limited to thirty-eight (38) students at any given time and therefore space is limited. If no immediate opening exists, the child will be placed on a waiting list, upon receipt of an application and application fee.A parent and child interview is required for admission. Parent and child must tour the school prior to enrollment. We welcome and embrace families from all walks of life. We absolutely do not discriminate against any prospective family on the grounds of race, color, religion, nationality, family type, or socioeconomic status. In fact, we strive to create a robust, diverse, multi-cultural classroom.