“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey

kids with their teacher

Our philosophy is based on what is developmentally appropriate for each individual child and how we can help children reach their potential socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically. We know that each child has a voice, and we actively listen and encourage them as they navigate through their discovery process. Children work with one another to explore their world and actively participate in creating solutions.

We believe that education is a family endeavor. At SMCCNS, families feel supported and nurtured in their child-rearing efforts. Our programs are planned with input from families. Our goal is for children to leave San Marino Community Church Nursery School having gained confidence, knowledge, curiosity, and age-appropriate skills in order to be ready for the next step in education.

Contact us at 626-282-4186 if you have questions and concerns.