"As a mother of five beautiful children, I was fortunate to have been able to stay home for several years and to nurture them and watch my children grow.  I have been teaching at Shoreline Acres for three years and am taking classes in Early Childhood Education at the College of Marin. What I enjoy most about working with children is the feeling of community that I see developing between parents, children and teachers."

Mrs. Elvira DeSantiago


Meet the Staff

Since we are a co-operative preschool, or a co-op, parents have an unusual opportunity to experience their child's first school with them.  Our child to parent or teacher ratio is 6:1. Each family takes turns being the parent teacher (PT) on a rotating schedule prepared by the Director.  Parent teachers assist the Director/Teacher in a variety of ways in the classroom.  If your family is unable to participate in parent teaching there is a non-parent teaching option available to a limited number of students.


Our Mission

Shoreline Acres Preschool

​​​Non-Profit Preschool in Tomales, CA

Mrs. Traci

Mrs. Elvira Desantiago, Teacher

Our Mission

"I am the Director and a Teacher at Shoreline Acres. My passion is early childhood education. I believe strongly that childhood should be a magical time filled with play and learning. I love to create a warm inviting place for children to come and explore. I am a mother of three boys and have twenty years in the field of Early Childhood Education. I have a B.A. in Organizational Management, an A.S. in Early Childhood Education 


Parent Co-Operative Info

To provide a nurturing, supportive, all-inclusive environment in which our children, parents and staff work cooperatively to provide a program aimed at broadening and enriching the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and creative development of our community's children in an effort to prepare them for early success and school readiness.