Who We Are

We teachers are highly skilled professionals, with insight in Early Childhood Development.  We come each day with enthusiasm to share our educational skills.  We take the time to listen to the individual child, giving our full attention through sitting eye level in conversations and engaging with the children through the learning process.  We demonstrate how to respect one another through modeling mutual respect, affection and using our manners with our students.  We strive to have the best educated, aged-balance and culturally diverse group of teachers available to our young learners in our program. We require all teachers to be EECE accredited, and CPR and First Aid certified. 


Nichole Farnum-Founder and Director

Nichole Farnum, the founder and Director of Little Tree Preschool and Art Studio, has worked in Early Childhood Education for fifteen years in Minnesota, New York,  and San Francisco at many well-known and respectable schools.  The original Little Tree Art Studios was opened 6 years ago in SF to fill the lack of art opportunities for our young children.  Nichole understands the importance of having art opportunities for children and realizes that theres a need for more quality pre-schools and after school programs here in Marin.  Nichole Farnum, has a BA  in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Art Education from Minnesota State University and her Masters in Special Education from Fordham University in NYC.


Arianna Segal -Teacher



Jorge Graziano-Teacher