We are proud to have a diverse mix of organizations, programs and services as part of our community outreach.
Founded in 1963, the St. James Preschool has been a much-loved fixture of the Richmond district for more than 50 years. Initially started as a church-based nursery school, it is now an independent non-profit preschool, offering quality education to children ages 2-5.
The St. James Preschool strives to create an educational environment that respects each child’s individuality, while cultivating a strong sense of community. It is dedicated to a developmental child-centered philosophy that fosters personal growth, cultural awareness and respect for a child’s spirit. St. James Preschool is place where a child can grow, explore, learn and have fun in a safe and intimate setting.
Brian Esty is a Manual Therapist working in the St James office building. He has many years experience helping people and animals recover from injuries, and in helping children and adults fully integrate their innate movement and learning capabilities. He is always available to offer a free, non medical, consultation on any physical or developmental issue you or your child may be dealing with.
We have an active music lesson program featuring the Suzuki method of teaching violin, viola, cello, bass and piano instruction to children. Traditional methods are also available. Classes are held in the mornings and afternoons on Saturday. Students also perform in four solo recitals each year. For information contact Ed Wilcox at (415) 412-6723.
At Estrellitas en Español, children learn Spanish through educational, yet fun activities that include music and movement, singing, games, story telling, cooking, arts and crafts. Our program combines both teacher-led and free activities within a structured schedule. Small classes are held to provide individual attention to each student, allowing them to fully experience the Spanish language. We are about having fun without any pressure, so that children can establish a positive association with learning a new language. The most important requirement of a successful language class is that the content make the students smile…as bright as a star..¡Estrellitas en Espanol!
All are welcome to join for sitting (Zazen) meditation on Thursday Nights from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., downstairs in the St. James Caldwell Room. For more information, please visit www.MTSource.org.