By the state of California, Saint Raphael Preschool is licensed for children ages 2.9 years through Kindergarten.
Program 4.5 hours daily (two classrooms: Angels & Saints)
Offer 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 offered for an additional fee (7:30am - 6:00pm)
United with Saint Raphael K-8 School and Church
Angels (2.9-4 year olds) and Saints (4-5 year olds) Classroom Schedule
8:30-1:00 - Monday to Friday (2, 3, 4, or 5 days a week)
Before school care is available from 7:30-8:30 A.M.
After-school care is available from 1:00-6:00 P.M.
Angels - 16 children with 2 teachers.
Saints - 22 children with 2 teachers and one aide.
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
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.
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 proud members of Marin Quality Counts. At Saint Raphael's Preschool, we provide a healthy and safe environment for your child. We also provide numerous activities for active, 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, media, play, dramatic play, movement, stories, large/small motor development and interaction 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.