Connect. Create. Grow.
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.
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
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.
Who: Ages 2.5- 6 years old
When: July to June Monday - Friday 9am - 1pm
What: 5, 3 or 2 day options
Where: Nature spots in Sausalito, Mill Valley, Tiburon + our backyard garden
Cohort: Stable cohorts of 15 children or less with 3 teachers (1:5)
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 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)
Indigenous Peoples Day
Thanksgiving Break (M – F)
Winter Break (2 weeks)
Director and Teachers arrives
Child-directed explorations and play
Morning Gathering; sing, followed by snack
Explorations, hike, project time, gardening
Explore and play! Materials will be provided to further discovery, nature journaling and revisiting projects
Picnic lunch, storytelling & songs
Hike back to pick up location, Closing Circle
Goodbyes, pick up at 1pm
"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.