Our Program

Guiding Your Child's Early Years For Over A Decade

Our curriculum is the perfect blend of
both structure and play

Ross Cottage Nursery School - City Of Ross, California
Ross Cottage Nursery School - City Of Ross, California
Ross Cottage Nursery School

Ross Cottage Nursery School has a wonderful program for your 15 month – 5 year old!

  • socially based teaching philosophy
  • a close watch and focus on all ECE developmental milestones
  • specialized toddler program
  • Private Kindergarten Preparation group
  • potty training methods
  • music
  • art
  • gardening
  • learning through both play and structure
  • autonomy
  • self care and body awareness
  • large playroom
  • lots of outdoor time with a focus on nature in our beautiful and peaceful yard
  • pre writing and reading skills
  • early science and math skills.
  • The RCNS ECE philosophy is based on small communities of child-centered learning.

At Ross Cottage Nursery School, our small group size allows our teachers to give each child a lot of individual attention.

Whether your child is in our toddler group or our older private kindergarten-prep group, they will thrive with an amazing 6 to 1 ratio.

RCNS specializes in being a private preschool with a large amount of focus on each child.

We focus on a different topic each month which includes…
  • integration of fine and gross motor skills with sensory and touch manipulation – aided arts
  • occasional presentation by a person related to our focus topics
  • outdoor exploration / topic related
  • arts and pretend play / topic related


A truly magical Marin preschool / child care / day care environment.

“What a gem of a program and environment for the little ones of Marin. This magical and peaceful place gets it just right. Thank you!”

— Doug Penman / Founder, Nukotoys / Ross, CA