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Our Programs

Programs at The Grove Preschool at Kol Shofar are led by loving teachers who implement a curriculum that attends to the whole child, promoting social, emotional and intellectual development, and encourages confidence and self-respect.


The Grove Preschool is a 5 days/week program. Our core day is 8:30am to 4:30pm. We also have an early release option which runs from 8:30am to 1pm and an extended day option that runs until 5:30pm.

Katherine Barboni at the Grove Preschool

Katherine Barboni

Director of Early Childhood Education

Ms. Katherine Barboni leads The Grove Preschool as the Director of Early Childhood Education. She brings great leadership skills and experience from her previous position as Director of Early Childhood Education at San Francisco's Congregation Beth Sholom. She has also held positions as Director of the Moldovan Academy in San Francisco and Interim Director of the Rosenberg Early Childhood Center at the San Francisco JCC. She holds an MA in Education from Mills College and a Bachelor of Science from Wheelock College in Boston.


Ms. Barboni has shared, "I look forward to working with Congregation Kol Shofar and the broader Marin community to implement a curriculum and program that centers on Jewish values, exploring nature, and celebrating all of life's joys together. I believe that the earliest years of our lives shape us in many ways, and the work we do with young children is profoundly important…and that fosters the irrepressible curiosity and love children innately engender.”

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