Christopher Robin has always been a family run school. In 1960, Vera Sandler, mother and grandmother to current co-directors Susan Huber and Elizabeth de Roo, purchased a small preschool and named it after the beloved A.A. Milne character Christopher Robin. With just a set of blocks and a few children’s books, she set out to create a nurturing and caring place where children could spend their day engaged in playful learning experiences. Vera spent her time cultivating the perfect environment, building shelves, painting cubbies, and making new toys for the children.
In 1977, Christopher Robin relocated to its current location with Vera’s daughter, Susan Huber, at the helm. In 2003, Susan’s daughter, Elizabeth de Roo, joined the team at Christopher Robin. Elizabeth spent her childhood at Christopher Robin as a student and summer helper. After living and teaching in the Bay Area for many years, she returned to CR, bringing with her many innovative educational ideas.