Admissions

 Accepting Applications for Summer & Fall 2022

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Admissions

Our preschool program is for children 3 to 6 years old (K entry). However, we sometimes allow younger siblings (2y9m) who are potty trained, capable wearing a backpack, and being outside (some strenuous hiking) from 9-1pm. 

 

In Summer and Fall of each year we typically have the most openings due to the start of Kindergarten.  For those families seeking Fall enrollment our process is below. For non-Fall start dates, we have a rolling admissions process giving priority to those families on the wait list. 

1. Attend a Virtual Open House. (Only Available December to February yearly)
This event will provide you with a complete introduction to the school campus and our practices and philosophy. 

2. Submit a Prospective Family Form & Application Fee
 
This starts the process providing our Director (Evelyn) with helpful information about your child and family’s needs. It also adds you to our wait list for any upcoming openings. 
 

3. Take part in a Getting to Know You Phone Call. 

Evelyn will reach out to schedule a 30-minute call. The parent call is a 30-minute meeting with the Director to discuss particular questions you have about our program, discuss your child and/or childcare, preschool needs.

4. Take Part in a Play Date to see our school in action. 
The play date is an opportunity to come with your child to experience Mighty Bambinis in action. Limited play dates are available so the Director will schedule it with you.
 
5. Enrollment Offers & Acceptance.

Acceptances will be offered in March for the following Summer or Fall. At other times in the year, we have admissions on a rolling basis as spots open. 

Contact Us

(628) 245-5493‬

mightybambinis@gmail.com

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Programs

Preschool Programs

Who: 3yo-6 year olds

Locations: Mill Valley & Tiburon

Ratio: 1:5 (often 1:4)


Hours & Calendar

9-1pm M-F

**limited out-of-program nannyshare aftercare provided by some teachers 1-3pm M-Th

School Year: roughly 8/23-6/9

Summer Program (optional): 6/12-7/20 6 weeks

**non-Mighty Bambinis children 3y-6y can apply just for summers

Learn more at by emailing Evelyn at mightybambinis@gmail.com

Have an Infant or Toddler?

Check out RIE-inspired infant care program Pixie Nursery School in Strawberry, Mill Valley. Educarer Adriana is RIE Foundations trained.

Early Childhood Matters Explorers parent & child program 

 

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Program

Our year-round program serves children 2.75y to 6 years old from 9am-1pm M-F

Preschool Program 

 

Monthly Tuition 9-1pm

$1700/month 5 days

$1500/month 4 days

$1200/month 3 days

$800/mo 2 days

$100/mo 1 day

*Limited scholarships available based on need.

**limited out-of-program nannyshare aftercare provided by some teachers 1-3pm M-Th at additional cost

An annual materials fee, one-time registration fee, and non-refundable last month's deposit to be submitted to reserve your child's spot.


​Contact mightybambinis@gmail.com to schedule an enrollment appointment.

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Details

Who: Ages 2y11m- 6y 


When: Year-round Monday - Friday, 9am - 1:00pm 


Where: Nature spots in Mill Valley, Tiburon,

Cohort: 4 teachers with 20 children or 15 children with 3 teachers, or (usually 1:5 ratio or 1:4 ratio)

School Closures mirror Mill Valley Schools calendar. 

SCHOOL CLOSURES   

  • Martin Luther King Day

  • Presidents Day Week (M-F)

  • Spring Break (l1st week of April M-F)

  • Memorial Day (observed on Monday)

  • Summer Break (1 month no tuition paid, approx. 7/20-8/20)

  • Labor Day

  • Indigenous Peoples Day

  • Veteran’s Day

  • Thanksgiving Break (M – F)

  • Winter Break (2 weeks)​

A little shout out:

Save the Planet by using Compostable Diapers from Earth Baby. 

When is my child ready to join Mighty Bambinis?

We believe our program is great at meeting the needs of most every child. We on average have 1 child a year with sensory processing or mild ASD, and we believe our program is inclusive and well-suited for many children. However, there are certain skills and competencies that are important to our nature immersion programs that not all children at our accepted age ranges can be expected to possess. The following abilities are essential for a child to be safe and successful in our programs.

  • They come and/or respond when name is called, not run away from or ignore teachers/adults;

  • Can alert adults when when they need to use the restroom;

  • Potty trained;

  • Willingness to learn to pee and poop in the woods on trees or in a travel potty.  We can help teach how, but they have to be willing to do it. There is no toilet onsite.

  • Is comfortable and capable of being away from parents and guardians;

  • Can follow instructions;

  • Can remember and follow basic safety rules;

  • Can mostly stay with whole group activities (snack, lunch and circle) for roughly 15 minutes each;

  • Generally tolerant to varying weather conditions- cold, rain, heat;

  • Working on being able to independently dress and undress and pack their own lunch up after eating;

  • Able to carry small backpack w/ lunch and water and gear on gear lists;

  • Able to be outside for 4 hours

  • Willing to wear appropriate clothing for various weather conditions (e.g. raincoats, hats, gloves, boots);

  • Not prone to running or hiding when upset;

  • Able to communicate needs or issues to an adult (cold, discomfort, etc);