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Childcare

Kelly Albrecht, Senior Supervisor
51 Albert Park Lane
San Rafael, CA 94901

COVID-19 Protocols for Childcare Programming

The City of San Rafael Childcare Programs are currently open to existing, enrolled families. Due to the COVID-19 Public Health crisis we are providing full day programming under strict guidelines set forth by Community Care Licensing and Public Health. Our capacity is limited to 14 children cohorts, and most school age sites are currently full. To get more information or to inquire about our waiting list, please reach out to our respective directors at our school-age centers.

School-age Childcare

Our state-licensed Children's Centers provide a safe, nurturing environment for your child and ample opportunity for children to explore, create, learn and play. The centers follow school calendars and offer extended hours during minimum and non-student days including summer and holiday breaks.  Flexible schedules, convenient locations and professional staff are just a few of the reasons why our school-age program and Kid's Camp are so popular.

Children's Centers Descriptions and Locations

Coleman Elementary School Campus
800 Belle Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone (415) 485-3121

Center Director: Diana Muller

The Fun Starts Here! Coleman Center provides a safe, enriching, play-based program for children. Each day, our professional staff plan and implement a wide variety of group and individual activities designed around the diverse interests and developmental needs of school-age children. At Coleman Center, your child may discover a hidden talent; make up a new game; learn to sew; play on a team; build a massive Lego city; plant, harvest and cook produce from our garden; get help with challenging homework or just play, uninterrupted, with friends who share similar interests.

Glenwood Elementary School Campus
25 W. Castlewood Drive, San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: 415-485-3102

Center Director: Jocelyn Hallroan

Welcome to Glenwood Children’s Center. Our year-round program provides each child with the opportunity to be creative, active and to engage in exciting cooking, craft and science activities. Our energetic staff will lead children through sport games as well as help with homework. We feature projects that are developmentally appropriate, educational and fun! A tasty nutritional snack is served daily.

Lucas Valley School Campus
1175 Idylberry Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone (415) 485-3189

Center Director: Gaby Farias

Welcome to the Lucas Valley Children’s Center. We are a state-licensed, year-round child care center, serving children in grades kindergarten through 5th grade. Here your child will find a safe place to relax, play, create, explore, or just enjoy being with their friends. We have a built in structure that allows the children to always create their own after school experience.  Our professional staff provides a wide variety of group and individual activities to support and enhance your child’s physical, social, and emotional development. We truly believe that every child is unique and we strive to create an environment that allows them to shine!

Mary Silveira Elementary School campus
390 Blackstone Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: 415-485-3190

Center Director: Angie Stunz

Welcome to the Mary Silveira Children’s Center. Mary Silveira Center provides a safe, enriching, play-based program for children. Our professional staff plan and implement a wide variety of group and individual activities that enhance your child’s development. Mary Silveira is a place where you might find your child building a block city, cooking an amazing snack, learning to sew, or playing a group game. The possibilities are endless at Mary Silveira. We truly believe that every child is special and we want to create an environment to make them feel that way.

51 Albert Park Lane, San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: 415-485-3387

Center Director: Sonda Sockolov

Welcome to Parkside Children’s Center. This off-school campus in downtown San Rafael is just a quick bus ride from school where your child will be greeted by a fun, caring and enthusiastic staff. Our after-school program offers a variety of daily activities for children kindergarten through fifth grade. The center provides a safe, enriching and fun environment. Children are able to explore their creative side through art, sports, science and play. A daily snack is provided as well as homework assistance. Don’t miss out on the fun, sign up now!

Vallecito Elementary School campus
50 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: 415-485-3103

Center Directors: Jannette Braa and Trisha Cerutti-Saylors

Welcome to Vallecito Children’s Center. We provide a safe, enriching, play-based program for children. Each day our professional staff plan and implement a wide variety of group and individual activities which are designed around the diverse interests and developmental needs of school-age children. Here you can find your child playing manhunt, create a work of art, learn how to sew, build a massive Lego city, cook a delicious meal and much more. We believe that every child is special and we want to help create an environment to make them feel that way.

Preschool 

Our preschools are conveniently located, safe, reliable and affordable.

Our preschool programs offer developmentally appropriate curriculum with a wide variety of activities and experiences that support and enhance children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth. Our professional staff provides a balance of child-initiated and teacher-led activities designed to support children’s individual growth and development in a safe and enriching environment.

Parkside Preschool is a year-round, full time program operating Monday through Friday. This play-based preschool emphasizes hands-on exploration, social interactions, and creative thinking while preparing children for future school success.

Pickleweed Preschool is a State-subsidized, part-day program. This Montessori-based preschool fosters play and independence, while preparing children for success in kindergarten. All activities encourage Children’s English Language Development.

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