The San Anselmo Preschool Center is a non-profit corporation run by a volunteer Board of Directors under the auspices of the First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo. The board is comprised of parents, past and present, church members and members of the Ross Valley community. The board administers school policies and maintains licensing standards established by the California State Department of Social Services. License #210102905 The Executive Director implements the policies established by the board and supervises a teaching staff well qualified and trained in Early Childhood Education.

registration policy

A non-refundable $135.00 registration fee must accompany your child’s application. The registration fee applies per family per year. San Anselmo Preschool Center is a 12-month year-round program. In the summer, you have the opportunity to register for our summer camp program, Funtastic Preschool Adventure Camp, which offers up to nine one-week sessions.

waitlist policy

Applications will be accepted up to one year in advance of when you would like your child to attend. Current families re-register in the first two weeks of March for the upcoming summer and/or fall school year. Remaining slots are filled in the second half of March with the registration applications received from new families. Registration applications are processed in the order they were received. We will continue to accept registration/waitlist applications until the program is full.

financial aid

San Anselmo Preschool Center has limited financial aid available to qualifying families. In order to qualify for financial aid, financial aid forms must be submitted by August 1st for the fall semester, November 15th for the winter semester (beginning January 1st), and May 15th for the summer semester. The financial aid application is available below and on our admissions page.

Financial Aid Application.


“My child loves every aspect of the SAPS program.”

“Love the variation & thoughtfulness of activities always being offered. My kids are very attached to the staff as well.”

“The best thing about your school is how much the teachers obviously love and care about the children.”

“…allowing the child flexibility to choose from a number of stimulating activities; the access to outdoors, nature and animals; interaction/bonding with so many caring teachers and kids builds social confidence.”

“L-O-V-E the staff. You are an amazing group of devoted people. Thank you for all you do for our children!!! (And my husband thanks you for remembering Mothers Day — you saved him by making all kinds of great gifts with the kids ; )”

“The staff at SAPS are dedicated professionals who are also super fun! My child loves them.”

“Thank you, thank you. My child loves SAPS and all the teachers and directors. I really enjoy how accessible you all are to the children (regardless of group assignments) and parents.”

“My kid loves every day at SAPS!”

contact us

San Anselmo Preschool Center
121 Ross Ave San Anselmo, CA 94960
Office Phone: 415-453-3181

Executive Director: Kathy Newman –