I provide a lower student-teacher ratio (1:6) than the majority of preschool centers. This enables me to dedicate more one-on-one time with children and to help guide them through social interactions with their peers.
I have both child-directed and structured programs focused on the development of different areas. We do Special Learning Days, Monthly Learning Themes, Monthly Field Trip Days, Circle Time and Free Play.
I believe toys are an important part of the developing brain, so I carefully hand pick what kids are exposed to. I adhere to the minimalistic principle and choose quality over quantity. At any given time I have a few toys that the kids choose to play from and rotate them regularly. Where possible, I do my best to avoid using plastic and go for natural materials and colors. Also, I give them plenty of opportunities to be exposed to STEM toys and ideas.
8:30 Children arrive
10:00 Activity of the day
3:00 Free play
5:30 Children leave
To keep the simple structure of the day I do one activity a day.
This includes but is not limited to the following:
Nature and science
Outdoor experiences and play areas
Books and a language-rich environment
In addition to all of the above, I also provide:
Regular visits to the nearby playgrounds,
Weekly/biweekly visits to the local public libraries,
Quarterly Parents Nights Out,
Monthly Field Trip Days where I take kids to various attractions in San Francisco.
Upcoming Field Trip Day destinations*:
San Francisco Zoo
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Golden Gate Park
Children's Creativity Museum
California Academy of Sciences
Asian Art Museum
*Please note, that the price of the admissions to the attractions (where applicable) is included in your tuition and I do NOT charge extra for this.