ABOUT US

The Child & Family Institute programs focus on families. We strive to support every family, create opportunities for joyful play, encourage rituals and traditions, and build a caring community.
 
Our prepared environment is based on the teachings of Maria Montessori. We encourage the natural development of children and encourage their growing independence.
 
Parents are encouraged to let their children follow their hearts as they make choices within a spiritual environment we call “the Meadow.”
 
Both parents and children experience the magic of this approach as they laugh, play, share, listen and love together. Parents feel comfortable in this environment because it is in many ways an extension of their own homes.

BROOKE LARKINS

Director

brooke@cfamily.org

Whoever touches the life of the child touches the most sensitive point of a whole which has roots in the most distant past and climbs toward the infinite future.
–Dr. Maria Montessori
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KATHY BARRON

Administrative Manager

info@cfamily.org

MELISSA GORDON

Financial Manager

M.Gordon@cfamily.org

SUE DAVISON

Teacher/Outreach

MELISSA FRANK

Lead Teacher

JENN HIPPLE

Teacher

MARIANA LEBERKNIGHT

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Parent-Child Tea Story-Teller

MARIANNE SMITH

Teacher

Parent-Child Tea Leader

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BETH HERON

Teacher/Heart Voice Leader

HALEY GORDON

Summer Teacher

TERRY WALSH

Peace Ambassador

NANCY MARTIN

Photographer

JOSETTA WALSH

Co-Founder

KRIS GOODRICH

Co-Founder

MARGARET MORE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Susie Frimel, President

Amy Coolican

Brooke Larkins, Director

Katie Rottier

Ellie Fischbacher Maldonado

Hema Sareen Mohan

​Mallory Platshon

Laurie Scott

Katie Simpson

Annie Stanley

Stacia Wells

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Child & Family Institute

330 Ravenswood Avenue

Menlo Park, CA 94025

(650) 328-2262

Hours: 9am-4pm

Monday-Friday

Email: info@cfamily.org

Web: www.cfamily.org

We are fortunate to share a campus with Trinity School and Trinity Church, but are not affiliated with either program.

Please park in our parking lot at 330 Ravenswood Avenue (be careful not to park in "Tenant" spots), or near our other entrance at 1040 Laurel Street, or on any neighboring street (be mindful of the street signs!)

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330 Ravenswood Avenue  Menlo Park, CA  94025

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