Director/Teacher Gillian Smith

As a mother, Gillian understands the importance and value of finding a program that provides a warm, loving, fun and explorative environment for the child and a sense of security and peace of mind for the parent.

Gillian opened Brighton Preschool in 1995.  Previously she was a preschool teacher at Marin Day Schools.

Among her many qualities, Gillian:

  • Loves preschoolers and helping them learn and discover.
  • Holds a Bachelor in Fine Art from the School of Visual Art in New York.
  • Designs some of the most fun and creative art projects every day.
  • Loves helping children express themselves through art.
  • Taught 1st-5th grade art at Ocean Shore Elementary School.
  • Has 60 Early Childhood Education units from Cañada College and Skyline College.
  • Has taken teacher training with the California Academy of Sciences and uses the exciting CAS preschool science curriculum.
  • Loves having fun with the Pre-K children with the phonic reading and math games.
  • Is a great believer in having the children running and using those large motor skills with Zoorobic alphabet games.
  • Requires that Brighton Preschool meets the highest of preschool standards.