Mark West Community Preschool

(707) 540-0900

Mark West Community Preschool

Our wonderful school was destroyed by fire on 10/9/2017


We have relocated to a temporary site at 1281 Edwards Ave Santa Rosa.

The Hundred Languages of Children

No way. The hundred is there.

The child

is made of one hundred.

The child has

a hundred languages

a hundred hands

a hundred thoughts

a hundred ways of thinking

of playing, of speaking.

A hundred always a hundred

ways of listening

of marveling, of loving

a hundred joys

for singing and understanding

a hundred worlds

to discover

a hundred worlds

to invent

a hundred worlds

to dream.

The child has

a hundred languages

(and a hundred hundred hundred more)

but they steal ninety-nine.

The school and the culture

separate the head from the body.

They tell the child:

to think without hands

to do without head

to listen and not to speak

to understand without joy

to love and to marvel

only at Easter and at Christmas.

They tell the child:

to discover the world already there

and of the hundred

they steal ninety-nine.

They tell the child:

that work and play

reality and fantasy

science and imagination

sky and earth

reason and dream

are things

that do not belong together.

And thus they tell the child

that the hundred is not there.

The child says:

No way. The hundred is there.

-Loris Malaguzzi (translated by Lella Gandini)

Founder of the Reggio Emilia Approach


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Our program is currently full for the 2017-2018 School Year

We will be accepting applications for the 2018-2019 School Year and beyond for the Mulberry room in September of 2017

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Mark West Community Preschool

1281 Edwards Ave, Santa Rosa, California 95401, United States



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