POINT REYES, CALIFORNIA
A merger of two schools which had been serving
the community since 1972, Papermill Creek Childrens Corner
is now settled in a wonderful new facility next to the Dance
Palace Community Center in Point Reyes. We offer the only full-time,
licensed childcare / preschool program in Coastal Marin. Our
clientele are low-income working families, Hispanics, and the
community at large, and we are dedicated to maintaining reliable,
affordable, loving care for all of them.
teachers and parent involvement in co-oping, fundraising, and
operations has enabled us to retain our family character while
providing a superior program. Our purpose is:
To improve the quality of family life,
To enhance each childs growth and
To support the parent / child relationship
To promote the well-being of our community
Studies show that
early childhood educational experience helps prevent later social
problems, providing the basis for success inadulthood. Our school
not only offers the means for development of social, motor,
and rediness skills but also performs other essential functions:
we have reached out to incorporate the growing
Latino population of West Marin through scholarships and
through weekly visits by children in the home-based Head
our sliding scale and scholarships enable
low-income families to attend
we provide referrals to health and social
we provide a wide range of parent support
services and have an active Parent Services Project whose
aim is to raise parents sense of importance, diminish
isolation, increse parenting skills, encourage leadership,
and help families secure the resources necessary for well-being.
We are available for "at-risk"
children whose families, regardless of income, may be
undergoing stresses of divorce, alcoholism, etc.
we provide a separate program component
for two-year-olds who need more care than regular preschoolers
as more mothers enter the workforce, we
offer loving care for their children that reassures parents,
reduces family stress, and helps to compensate for the
dislocation of traditional child-rearing practices in
relationships have enhanced our ability to serve at-risk and
Spanish-speaking families and to offer more parent support opportunities.
Access to services is difficult in this rural area, and we work
closely with other agencies to meed a broad range of needs.
With Shoreline Unified School District and 14 other agencies
we have formed the West Marin Healthy Start Collaborative to
help all children lead healthy and fulfulling lives.
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