Where are you located?
We are in a secluded wooded neighborhood in Tam Valley, Mill Valley.
When are you open?
We are open 7am to 6pm Monday through Friday. We are closed for major holidays and the month of August.
Who attends Kumara School?
We serve children 2 to 6 years old; we have an all-day as well as a part-time program richly diversified to meet a full range of children’s tempos and personalities. There are 50 children with a ratio of 8 to 1 or better.
Who are your educators?
Our educators are fully qualified and devoted to excellent standards of teaching. On average, our teachers stay for 5 to 10 years. We work as a collaborative team and meet often to ensure that each child’s individual needs are met. The consistent exchange of ideas and sharing of information is what has made Kumara special since 1983.
What types of classrooms and activities are available at Kumara?
Our children have the opportunity to flow between three indoor classrooms, an art studio, and an outdoor learning environment including our garden. They are engaged in a full range of developmentally appropriate hands-on activities.
What do children eat while at Kumara?
We serve two healthy snacks each day. Our own garden provides some of the snack ingredients. Children bring their own lunches. We have a no-sugar policy and encourage use of reusable containers.
Does my child need to be toilet-learned before beginning at Kumara?
It is not necessary that a child be toilet-learned before starting here. Once children are ready to take this step, we work with families to assist with a and support the toilet learning process.
Is there a waiting list? How do we enroll our child?
We encourage you to apply early with persistence. Please see the application page for more information.