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Balboa Preschool

521 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

(415) 668-5877

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Balboa Preschool education philosophy is based on the assumption that growth is a sequential and orderly process and that children do indeed pass through stages of development which occur in a predictable sequence in their physical, emotional, social and cognitive growth. The adult's responsibility in a developmental program is to assist the child in growing to his or her fullest potential by recognizing each stage of development and fashioning a curriculum that will nurture and facilitate growth during that stage.

A Typical Day

They enjoy school and they are happy!

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Drop in and Pick up for normal communication of daily operation. Special meetings with individual parent if situation comes up or upon request of parent. We advise the parent of the Kindergartener for application time and give a list of school names if needed and help the parent fill out the application if necessary.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

If child has difficulty separating we allow parent to stay for short period of time until the child is comfortable for a week or longer.