COVID-19 Program

Stepping Stones Preschool will be functioning under an altered structure during the Coronavirus pandemic. We will be following the guidelines requirements of CA Department of Social Services for Child Care Centers as well as the recommendations of SF Department of Public Health. 

These recommendations are ongoing and may be updated at any time due to the nature of this virus.

**ALL of our teachers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and boosted.

Classes will NOT mix. We will be creating stable groups of 12 children and two teachers. While indoors except for nap time, Teachers will be wearing masks and all of our children are required to wear masks (even our 2’s are doing great with it!). Our program will be mostly OUTSIDE (weather and air quality permitting). We will do all of our teaching outside in the community where we are lucky enough to be close to so many locations in Golden Gate Park (Botanical Garden, Japanese Tea Garden, Stow Lake, Big Recreation Field, Koret Children’s Playground, Mother’s Meadow, Rose Garden, Heroes Grove, Music Concourse, Conservatory of Flowers, and other surrounding areas). Children will be equipped with notebooks and craft boxes (markers, crayons, scissors, glue sticks) to participate in daily science journaling.

We will be running our high quality air filters to the max all day DAILY. If the air quality is “Good” or “Moderate,” we will open all of our windows to circulate the inside air. On days where the air quality is “Unhealthy” or raining, we will keep the children indoors. The Orange Class will go outside in rain unless it storms.

If you are interested in our program, please email us and we will provide you with the full reopening plans. For the time being, we will be holding 1:30pm virtual tours on Fridays. Please contact us to schedule a tour.

GREEN CLASS: Stable Group 3’s Classroom

YELLOW CLASS: Stable Group 2’s & 3’s Classroom

BLUE CLASS: Stable Group Mixed Ages 4’s-5’s Classroom

ORANGE CLASS: Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

*We are mostly outdoors except for nap time.

8:00-8:45am Drop-Off

9am-9:15am Circle Time

9:15-11:00am Curriculum Activity, Free Play Outside
Every Monday- Music Class
Every other Tuesday- Super Soccer Stars at the Big Rec
Every other Friday- Yoga/Mindfulness Class

11:00-11:45am Lunch Outside (at least 6 feet apart from each other)

11:45am-12:00pm Walk Back to School

12-1pm Transition to Nap with bathroom time and stories

1-3pm Nap Time

3:15-4:30pm Afternoon Walk with snack outside

4:30-5:10pm Free Play

5:10-5:20pm Storytime

5:20pm Last Pick-up Time