Stepping Stones Preschool will be following the guidelines requirements of CA Department of Social Services for Child Care Centers and both the strong recommendations of SF Department of Public Health and the CDC during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
These recommendations are ongoing and may be updated at any time due to the nature of this virus.
**ALL of our teachers are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.
We have four classrooms which consists our our 2s, 3s, 4s, and 5s (we group them by development but this is to show parents the age ranges). We are currently mask optional for our vaccinated community members (teachers, children and parents) except at nap time when all of the children rest without their masks.
Our program is mostly OUTSIDE (weather and air quality permitting). We will do a lot 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 are 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.
For the time being, we will be holding 1:30pm VIRTUAL tours on every other Friday. Please contact us to schedule a tour.
GREEN CLASS: 3’s Classroom
YELLOW CLASS: 2’s Classroom
BLUE CLASS: 4’s & Younger 5’s Classroom
ORANGE CLASS: Pre-Kindergarten Classroom
*We are mostly outdoors except for nap time.
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
5:20pm Last Pick-up Time
5:30pm SCHOOL CLOSED