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Our Philosophy

We believe that early childhood is a time of exploration and discovery. We know that young children learn by “hands on” experiences. Our staff are highly qualified to enhance each child’s growth and development in a stimulating atmosphere of warmth and understanding. Our low ratios allows each child to develop as an individual as well as part of a group in a happy, safe, and nurturing environment.


We have a multi-cultural play-based curriculum that encourages learning through arts, language, music, pre-math, pre-reading, science, and socialization. Although we prepare children for kindergarten we also nurture the child as an individual and make learning a more natural and fun experience.

To facilitate an age appropriate curriculum, we have four separate classrooms, 2's and 3's, 3's and 4's, 4's and 5's, and Pre-Kindergarden. The children spend approximately half the day with their class, and half the day in a mixed-age setting.

Preschool Highlights

  • Flexible scheduling, including extended care
  • Low child-teacher ratio (6:1)
  • Four classrooms to faciliate age-appropriate learning
  • Daily excursion to Golden Gate Park and surrounding gardens
  • Community Building: Monthly field trips to places in the community
  • Strong Pre-K (4-5's) program: Our Pre-K classes take monthly field trips to the California Academy of Sciences to document in their science journals; visits to kindergarten classrooms to mentally prepare for the transition; learning how to be a part of the community and how even tiny humans can make a difference (see an example in this SF Chronicle article:
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