Our Program

Connect. Create. Grow.

Connection

learning through relationships

"What a child can do in cooperation today, he/she can do alone tomorrow"  Lev Vygotsky

Children are ready to learn when they feel connected, safe and respected.

Hands-on Learning

Project-based, child-centered

Through our inquiry process children develop a love of learning (not an accumulation of facts) and value process over product. 

 

wonder (inquiry) > experiment (discover & fail) >  reflect (express) > repeat

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Nature

our classroom & teacher

Earth, the original sensory-rich classroom, allows infinite sources of wonder and discovery. Each day, our students venture out into nature to observe nature, inquire how the world works, and think like scientists ready to become the leaders our planet needs.

Program

Year-round Preschool

Who: Ages 3- 6 
When: Year-round Monday - Friday, Morning Program 9am - 1pm

What: 5, 3 or 2 day options
Where: Nature spots in Sausalito, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Corte Madera/Larkspur

Cohort: Stable cohorts of 14 children or less with 3 teachers

Sibling Summer Camp

 It's helpful to have older children in the same "camp" as younger students. Over the summer, older siblings can attend Mighty Bambinis on a monthly basis in the same cohort as their siblings, or in a separate group by age depending on enrollment.

School Closures

 School Closures mirror Mill Valley Schools calendar except for summer break.

  • Martin Luther King Day

  • Lunar New Year

  • Mid-Winter Break (M-F)

  • Spring Break (last week of March M-F)

  • Memorial Day (observed on Monday)

  • Summer Break (1 month ~6/9 - 7/9 yearly)

  • Labor Day

  • Indigenous Peoples Day

  • Veteran’s Day

  • Thanksgiving Break (M – F)

  • Winter Break (2 weeks)

Daily Rhythm

8:30am

Director and Teachers arrives to inspect location & prepare provocations

9:00am

Arrival

9:15am

Child-directed explorations and play

9:45am

Morning Gathering; sing, followed by snack

10:15am

Explorations, hike, project time

10:30-11:45am

Explore and play! Materials will be provided to further discovery, nature journaling and revisiting projects

11:45

Picnic lunch, storytelling & songs

12:30pm

Hike back to pick up location, Closing Circle

12:45pm

Goodbyes, pick up at 1pm

Parent Education

"Teach a (wo)man to fish and you feed him(her) for a lifetime." Italian Proverb

Parent Education is integral to the Mighty Bambinis experience. Through our monthly parent series for enrolled parents only, connect and build community while you learn about brain & child development; positive, respectful discipline; unpacking and taming your triggers; creating routines and traditions; creating family mission and values, and more. 

Who: At least one parent per family

What: 8-week parenting session offered yearly (virtual until end of pandemic)

When: First Tuesday of the Month 7:30-9:00pm October to May

Community events like camping trips and seasonal celebrations give us a chance to deepen our community. 

© 2021 by Mighty Bambinis. 

**Photos taken without masks taken before COVID-19

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