Our Story

Established in 1991, Kids Corner welcomes children ages 2 to 6 years old for a wholesome and diversified year-round play-based, early education program, in a licensed facility.

Located in El Sobrante, California, Kids Corner is highly regarded in the community and valued as a successful model of early childhood education. Our students thrive as they explore their environment, develop interests, make friendships, experience independent and group success, and acquire a broad range of skills preparing them for kindergarten and life long learning.

Educational Philosophy & Approach

Our number one goal is to provide each child in our care a clean, safe, comfortable and loving environment where they can play, learn and grow.

Our play-based approach to teaching is described as a sharing of knowledge between child and adult in a hands-on atmosphere for exploration.

Our teachers develop learning experiences through asking questions and encouraging children to think critically and problem solve. We nurture and develop the social, emotional, physical and intellectual stages of each child. Children are encouraged through every stage of their development to play, question, think for themselves, verbalize their feelings, foster positive relationship with peers and teachers, and develop a life long love of learning.

Learn more about Kids Corner by visiting our parent portal.

Mariessa Kneip, Director

Mariessa Kneip has been in childcare since 1999, and with the Kids Corner family since 2008. She began her career as a preschool teacher, in 2012 was promoted to assistant director, and then to director in 2016. 

Mariessa is a hands on director who loves bringing new and exciting activities and play-based curriculum  to the children and families she serves. Her fun, nurturing and helpful nature shines with all the children, staff, parents and makes her a great leader. 

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We understand the importance of selecting the right preschool and childcare provider for your family. Schedule a tour to see our facility, meet our staff and learn more about our programs.