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Beatie Street Preschool and Kindergarten

733 Beatie Street
Oakland, CA 94606

Phone:
(510) 835-0131

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Affordable preschool experience for parents who need full time care. Our 3 year program includes kindergaren level instructino. Personalized instruction in a home-like environment. Teachers trained in working with children who have learning disabilities.

A Typical Day

We have 1-2 circles each day and 1 more planned structured activities. The rest of the day is free play both inside and outside. Naptime is required.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We are a very small school. We see parents daily. Parent meetings are availavle upon request.Does both - Advises in general on which kindergartens and elementary schools might provide the best education for their child and actively advises parents on which kindergartens and elementary schools might provide the best education for their child and works to secure a slot for their child. Depends on parent request.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Home visits by teachers Pre-entry meetings with parents at school Small group sessions Extra staff dedicated to handle seperation Parents in classroom early on Abbreviated schedule at start of school year