Voted Best Montessori School in Silicon Valley 2017!

We’re thrilled to announce that Mandala Children’s House has been awarded the 2017 Bronze Medal for Best Montessori School in Silicon Valley!

This is our THIRD year of being nominated for Bay Area Parent’s Best of the Best, an annual award where the San Francisco Bay Area community votes for the best businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. Thank you to our parents, friends, alumni and everyone else who voted for us! We are so honored by this recognition!

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Summer Camp Rocks!

Summer Camp Rocks! We’re excited for the first session of Mandala Summer Camp starting tomorrow! Do you have a little performer who’s ready for preschool? Our relaxed summer sessions are the perfect introduction for early preschoolers into a learning environment.

Ready to register? Contact the office at 408.251.8633 or contact julie@mandalachildrenshouse.com.

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Registration for 2017-2018 School Year

Save the date! Open Enrollment is coming up and space is limited in some classes. Please contact Julie Saccento to schedule a tour and learn more about our programs.

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New Year, New Learning Adventures!

Happy New Year!

After a wonderful holiday break, we’re rejuvenated and ready for some more learning fun! Our enrollment period for the 2017-2018 school year will be open in early March. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please contact Julie Saccento, Assistant Head of School, via phone (408.251.8633) or email to schedule a personal tour.

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Happy Holidays!

We wish you a wonderful holiday season! The school will be closed for our annual holiday break from December 19th, 2016 to January 3rd, 2017.

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Social Butterflies: New “Friendship Class”

Social Butterflies - Friendship Class

We are excited to again offer something at Mandala for our students who need some extra coaching in the area of social play skills. Many children in our program would benefit from more facilitated support in building these skills:

  •    Interacting confidently with friends
  •    Sharing and turn-taking
  •    Managing feelings and regulating emotions
  •    Emotional flexibility
  •    Personal space awareness
  •    Problem-solving
  •    Working collaboratively in group play

At the end of October 2016, we will begin offering two classes, running in 8-week sessions, on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 pm.  Ms. Tabatha and Ms. Tiffany will run the Wednesday class and Ms. Sharada and Ms. Janine will run the Thursday class.  Every session will have a play-based theme with activities to enhance social and language skills. For more information or to register, download the registration form.

We are limiting the number of children to a very small group (4-5 children). Cost: $300.

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Celebrate Autumn!

mn Bucket List for Preschoolers & Families
The first official day of Autumn always reminds us of the exciting times in the months ahead and thankful for the wonderfully fun Summer months enjoyed with our Mandala community.

Are you ready for some fun Autumn activities, getting out into the cooler weather and snuggles under blankets while watching movies? We certainly are! We came up with some ideas to enjoy the change in season.

Download this Autumn Bucket List for Preschoolers and Families!

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Voted Best Montessori School for 2016

Mandala Children's House - Best Montessori School 2016

We are excited to share the news that Mandala Children’s House has been awarded with a Bronze Medal for Best Montessori School in Bay Area Parent’s Best of the Best – Silicon Valley by Bay Area readers! This is our second year of nominations and receiving the award.

“It’s a wonderful honor to receive this recognition for a second year!,” exclaims Anne Kangas, L.C.S.W., one of Mandala’s founders and Head of School/Family Services Director. “We are so thankful that many families in the Bay Area continue to recognize the important nurturing work that Mandala has been doing.”

The Best of the Best is awarded to local business by the local San Francisco Bay Area community in various categories, such as Best Montessori School. Sponsored by Bay Area Parent Magazine, a leading regional parenting magazine, each year Bay Area readers are asked to nominate and vote for the business that they think is the best in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“When first looking into preschools for our oldest child years ago, we decided to go with my Alma Mater, Mandala. It was one of the best decisions ever!” said Joanna Connelly (1985 alumni). “We’re so thankful to all the Mandala teachers for the excellent education, love and patience that they have given to our three kids. It has definitely put them on the path to becoming lifelong learners.”

Penny Lawrie, Mandala’s Preschool Director, adds “The Best of the Best Award speaks to the exceptional dedication and commitment that our teachers embody as they guide our students on a path of educational success and emotional growth. We love it when our alumni families return to enroll their children and grandchildren.”

Thank you to everyone for their support!

 

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New Dragonflies Schedule for 2016-2017 School Year

Pre-Kindergarten Class at Mandala Children's House
We have made some changes to our Dragonflies class schedule for the Fall: Monday through Thursday from 12noon to 3pm. Our hope is that the date and time change will provide more consistency for the children and be a help to parents as well.

Interested in our Dragonfly Class (4-days)? Call our office at 408.251.8633 or EMAIL US to schedule a tour. If you’re ready to register your child, DOWNLOAD the registration form and bring into our office.


The Dragonflies class at Mandala Children’s House is designed to meet the needs of the Pre-K child going on to kindergarten next fall or for the Transitional Kindergartener. This class offers more structured learning within our Montessori curriculum. Visit our Programs page for more information.

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60 Summer Activity Ideas for Kids

Never hear another "Mom, I'm bored!" again this summer with our Summer Bucket List. There are 60 summer activity ideas for kids.

Yay, it’s summer and the sun is shining bright! Get outside, have some fun with your preschooler, and never hear another “Mom, I’m bored!” again! Download our Summer Bucket List — there are 60 summer activities ideas for kids

Our Summer Camp is also a great way to keep kids active while having fun learning. Registration is still open — register for one of the sessions if you have vacation plans or both sessions! Visit our Summer Camp page for more information or download a registration form.

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