Accepting Applications for Summer & Fall 2023
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.
Who: 3yo-6 year olds
Locations: Mill Valley & Tiburon
Hours & Calendar
**limited small group aftercare 1-3pm M-Th
School Year: roughly 8/23-6/9
Summer Program (optional): 6/12-7/28 weeks
**non-Mighty Bambinis children 3y-6y can apply just for summers
Learn more at by emailing Evelyn at email@example.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
Our year-round program serves children 2y10m to 6 years old from 9am-1pm M-F
Monthly Tuition 9-1pm
$1750/month 5 days
$1600/month 4 days
$1200/month 3 days
$800/mo 2 days
*Limited scholarships available based on need.
**small group aftercare provided 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an enrollment appointment.
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)
School Closures mirror Mill Valley Schools calendar.
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)
Indigenous Peoples Day
Thanksgiving Break (M – F)
Winter Break (2 weeks)
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;
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);