KENTFIELD, CA—Parents interested in College of Marin's Child Development Program preschools should apply now by filling out the online application. The Child Development Centers offer a play based curriculum that supports children’s cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development. The children enjoy age appropriate learning activities and projects that support their developing ideas and interests. Activities include creative arts and music, dramatic play, blocks, games, early literacy, sand and water play, math and science explorations, and large motor play, such as climbing and tricycle riding.
Children enjoy a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack each day. Meals are cooked on site and served family style with teachers joining children at the table for conversation and community building. The program offers parent education and partners with a variety of community-based agencies, such as the Early Childhood Mental Health Program, Parent Services Project, and Raising A Reader, whose services support family success and children’s healthy development.
The Child Development Programs serve as demonstration classrooms that annually provide child observation, research and practicum opportunities, student teacher training, and Work Study jobs for more than 500 College of Marin students who are taking courses in Early Childhood Education, Pediatric Nursing, Child Psychology/Human Development, Behavioral Science, and related fields.
The College of Marin Child Development Centers are California State Preschool Programs that provide part and full day preschool on both the Kentfield and Indian Valley campuses for the children of COM students, employees and local community members. Children must be three years of age by December 1st of the academic year to be eligible for enrollment. (Lower income student families may applying for state subsidized funds, however, children receiving state funding must have children who will be three years of age by September 1st of the current academic year).
Contact the Children’s Centers
Kentfield Child Study Center: 1144 Magnolia Avenue Larkspur, (415) 457-8811, ext. 7468
Indian Valley Campus Child Development Center: 1800 Ignacio Boulevard, Building 12 Novato, (415) 457-8811, ext. 8170
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
About College of Marin
College of Marin has been providing exceptional educational opportunities for students of all ages since fall 1926. With campuses in Kentfield and Novato, the College is one of 113 public community colleges in California accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Over 13,000 credit, noncredit, and community education students enroll each year. The College has earned a reputation as a quality educational institution providing a pathway for achievement and success for students of all ages and from all walks of life.