(ages 3 – 6 years)

The Sunrise programs follow a typical school year calendar, beginning in late August and finishing in early June. Sunrise holds a six-week long summer program for the 3 to 6-year-olds.


  • To enter the Primary Program, the child must be 3 years by September 1st

  • To enter or transition into kindergarten, the child must be 5 years by September 1st

  • There are two Primary classrooms, the Willow Room and the Mulberry Room

  • All Primary students attend 9:00 to noon Monday through Friday.  

  • 3 and 4 year olds may also attend the afternoon program, noon to 3, as desired by parents and approved by the administration

  • Kindergartners attend 9:00 to 3:00 Monday through Thursday and 9:00 to noon on Fridays. The Friday afternoon program, noon to 3, may be added as desired by the parents.

  • There are 24 to 28 children in each morning class;

  • The number of children varies in the afternoon program, with 6 to 12 Kindergartners in attendance on Monday through Thursday.

  • Trained Montessori teachers lead all classes and are supported by one or two trained assistants.

  • Before and After care is available daily:  8-9 am, noon – 1pm, 3 – 5 pm

Teachers provide a learning environment where children are supported, loved, and valued for who they are and who they can become through experience and guidance from their teachers and classmates.  We prepare an environment where children can develop at their own rate, enjoying every moment of discovery along the way.  By allowing them to explore their world with hands-on experiences and exploration, their senses are fulfilled and completely supported.


Children seek to meet their academic, social, emotional, and physical needs through work and play within a classroom community. Our experienced staff brings many talents to our program, including art, music and movement, Spanish instruction,cooking, and outdoor education.  Teachers follow each child in learning, observing and guiding them to higher abstract levels of understanding themselves and their important work ahead as citizens of the world.


Primary - Willow



Yolanda Oram 

Co-Head Teacher

Gina Trethewey Miller

Co-Head Teacher

Nicole Hill 

Primary - Willow

Assistant Teacher

Adriana Romo

Primary - Willow

Assistant Teacher


Primary - Mulberry


Dinora Medrano 

Co-Head Teacher

Carlien Winegar

Assistant Teacher

PHONE  (707)253-1105

FAX  (707)409-6242



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