About Us

Welcome to Saint Raphael Preschool's Virtual Tour

School Details

By the state of California, Saint Raphael Preschool is licensed for children ages 3 years through Kindergarten.

Program 4.5 hours daily (two classrooms: Angels & Saints).

Offers 2 (T,Th), 3 (M,W,F), 4 or 5-day attendance.

Ratio: 1 teacher for every 7-8 children with extra support from teacher aides.

Child must be fully potty-trained before starting preschool.

180 school days plus a Summer Program.

Extended Care is offered for an additional fee (8:00am - 4:30pm).

United with Saint Raphael K-8 School and Church.

Schedules

Angels Class (3-4-year-olds) and Saints Class (4-5-year-olds)

Schedule: 8:30 am-1:00 pm Monday-Friday (2, 3, 4, or 5 days/week)

Extended Care

Before-school care is available from 8:00 am-8:30 am
After-school care is available from 1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Class Size

Angels - 16 children with 2 teachers and 1 teacher aide.
Ratio 8:1

Saints - 22 children with 3 teachers and 1 teacher aide.
Ratio 7:1

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

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Curriculum

Developmentally appropriate activities for Religion, social-emotional development, language and literacy, English-language development, mathematics, visual and performing arts, physical development, health, history-social sciences, and science. We are also proud members of the Marin Quality Counts Program. At Saint Raphael's Preschool, we provide a healthy and safe environment for your child. We also provide numerous activities for active, engaging, hands-on learning.

Our "Angels" class focuses on the transition to a group experience for our 3-year old children with special attention to their social/emotional development and adjustment. We offer the children a variety of experiences in art, math, music, dramatic play, movement, stories, large/small motor development, and provide ample social interactions with adults and their peers.

Our "Saints" class (Pre-Kindergarten) continues what has begun in our Angels class and focuses on offering our 4-year old children opportunities to develop their readiness for Kindergarten. We sing, play, draw, and explore letter sounds and various themes throughout our year as the children grow in many skills that will support their success in Kindergarten.

Our Teachers and Staff

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Edith Yates

Director of St. Raphael Preschool
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Schnabie Beard

Angels Teacher

Lily Pachas

Saints Teacher

Melissa Pakka

Saints Teacher
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Hazel Llamas

Angels Teacher
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Teena Madison

Saints Teacher
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Wendy Santiago

Angels/Saints Teacher
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Kathy Damato

Substitute Teacher
Saint Raphael Preschool is also happy to have Teacher Aides providing extra support in the classrooms.

Sydney Thompson and Charissa Lewis

Dominican Students
Teaching Aides