Preschool @ The Center

Preschool BannerWe are excited to announce registration for in-person Preschool @ The Center programming this academic school year 2021 to 2022.

Registration is now open! To register you must first have your family account set up in our new registration software and waivers signed for each family member. Visit MyMVR.org to create your account.

For registration information:

Please email Molly Given, Program Supervisor at mgiven@cityofmillvalley.org.

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Preschool Year 2021 to 2022

The programs will run Monday, August 30, 2021, through Friday, June 3, 2022.

We follow the Mill Valley School District vacation calendars.

Preschool Class Descriptions

Kinder PrepThree Kids at Kinder Prep

Our Kinder Prep class is designed for Transitional Kindergarten (summer or fall birthdates) and those entering Kindergarten in Fall 2022. The class will further develop social, emotional, and classroom skills. This class has a thematic play-based curriculum that is enhanced with academic components. Children enrolling in this program must be fully toilet trained, and able to participate without parents being in the classroom. Prior preschool experience is recommended. Your child must be entering Kindergarten in Fall 2022 to enroll in this class.

  • Ages: 4.5 to 6
  • Birthdates: June 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016
  • Days of the Week / Class Times: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 1 pm
  • School Year Tuition: $9,405
  • Non-refundable Deposit: $200
  • Monthly Payment Plan (9 Payments): $1,045

Pre-K

Our 4-year-old program is a Kindergarten readiness program that enhances social, emotional, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, and sensory development. This is a thematic play-based program supplemented with academic components. Your child will be exposed to a variety of activities that will better prepare them to enter Kindergarten in Fall 2022. Must be 4 by September 1 and fully potty trained.

  • Ages: 4 to 5
  • Birthdates: September 1, 2017, through August 31, 2016
  • Days of the Week / Class Times: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 12:30 pm
  • School Year Tuition: $9,063
  • Non-refundable Deposit: $200
  • Monthly Payment Plan (9 Payments): $1,007

Little Ducklings

The Little Ducklings class is an introductory program to all areas of social, emotional, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, and sensory development for 3-year-olds. Our focus is on thematic play-based curriculum with academic components. Must be 3 by September 1, 2021.

  • Ages: 3 to 4
  • Birthdates: September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2017
  • Days of the Week / Class Times: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 12:30 pm
  • School Year Tuition: $9,063
  • Non-refundable Deposit: $200
  • Monthly Payment Plan (9 Payments): $1,007

It's Playtime!

The It's Playtime class is designed to enhance social, emotional, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, and sensory development. This is a thematic play-based program supplemented with academic components. Your child will be exposed to a variety of activities that will better prepare them for Kindergarten. Must turn 3 by September 1, 2021.

  • Ages: 3 to 5
  • Birthdates: September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2016
  • Days of the Week / Class Times: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 am to 12:30 pm
  • School Year Tuition: $5,400
  • Non-refundable Deposit: $200
  • Monthly Payment Plan (9 Payments): $600

My First Preschool

This program is your child's first introduction to preschool, and independence in the classroom. My First Preschool offers your child a fun, social environment where they can develop new friendships while participating in arts and crafts, outdoor play, and music. This is a non-parent participation class. Children do not need to be toilet trained.

  • Ages: 2 to 3
  • Birthdates: September 1, 2019, through August 31, 2018
  • Days of the Week / Class Times: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • School Year Tuition: $3,447
  • Non-refundable Deposit: $200
  • Monthly Payment Plan (9 Payments): $383

Program Rules

We will do our best to provide an enjoyable experience for your child but it is essential that there is mutual respect in regards to observing all program rules. We have been working hard on the re-creation of our programming and have come up with new classes to fit your preschooler's needs within following the Marin County Health guidelines and standards.

Please review our 2020-2021 Mill Valley Recreation Preschool @ The Center Program COVID-19 Guidelines and Policies document online.

To ensure the safety and well-being of all staff and children involved in Preschool @ The Center this year, it is critical that all children follow program rules listed online in the Parent and Preschooler Expectations Sheet this school year without exception.

More Information

  • Contact Molly Given for availability, registration information, and paperwork.
  • If any additional spots are available, Mill Valley Recreation will open up remaining spots on a first-come, first-served basis with an opportunity to be waitlisted at that time.
  • Per County Guidelines, the Facility is currently closed to the general public.

Classroom Structure

  • Each preschool class will have a designated classroom and will be conducted in stable groups of 12 preschoolers or fewer and they will be kept separated at all times.
  • Each preschool class will have two designated Teachers with a 1 to 6 ratio.
  • Each preschooler will have their own designated desk, chair, and supplies (i.e. crayons, glue stick, markers, scissors, etc.).
  • Outside entrance for drop-off and pick-up.
  • Parents will be required to distance 6 feet apart and wear a face mask at drop off and pick up.

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