Helping children become all they can become! 

Address: 36 San Felipe Way, Novato, CA 94945 | Phone: (415) 898-5922

Novato Daycare and Preschool

Welcome to San Marin Montessori in Novato

San Marin Montessori Preschool was founded in 1995 by Magali Zimmerman Roche with the idea to help children become all they can become, by creating a unique prepared environment where children’s inherent love of learning is encourage by giving them the opportunity to engage in spontaneous, meaningful activities under the guidance of a trained adult. The results are children who are engaged and interested in learning to advance, while at the same time developing self respect, and respect for the world around them.

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I am the mother of 3 children who have attended Magali’s Montessori program. I have known Magali for over 8 years. Her dedication and love for children have been evident throughout all these years. Her experience and knowledge helped my children become more confident and academically prepared for success in their Elementary years. Her classroom activities and lessons are rotated monthly and her love of stories and reading is something she shares with her students early on.  Her small class size allows her to have more one on one time with each child helping each student at their individual level. She was instrumental in the development of my shy daughter to become a confident child. She worked tirelessly to teach my deaf child all the letter sounds so he could be ready to read by the beginning of Kindergarden. She was sensitive, patient and flexible with my youngest child who was not ready until her last year in the program to do more academic work. Magali is an amazing teacher because she is attuned to each of her students and motivates each to achieve more then other programs expect them to do. My children still come to visit and my 12 year old has helped her in years passed. They love her dearly and missed her terribly once they completed her program.

– Georgina Shaw