Parent Co-Operative Info

"I am the Director and a Teacher at Shoreline Acres.  I received a BA in Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and earned a MA in Education from Sonoma State.  I also hold a California State Program Director Permit.  I feel passionately about your children and creating strong relationships with their families."     

Mrs. Daphne Cummings


Meet the Staff

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.


Our Mission

Non-Profit Parent Co-operative Preschool in Tomales, CA

Mrs. Daphne Cummings, Director & Teacher

Mrs. Elvira Desantiago, Teacher

"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


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