Our mission is to facilitate young children's optimal development and learning in a safe, supportive, and enriched environment.
Our primary goal is to provide and continuously improve child development and education services of the highest quality in a climate of care and respect for children and their families. We offer a program that places an emphasis on developing strong relationships between children, staff members, parents, and families.
Our teachers facilitate individual and group development by providing stimulating learning experiences and environments that foster physical growth, emotional well-being, social relationships, creativity, and intellectual development.
The daily activities are guided by professional teachers and are carefully coordinated to be appropriate for each child's age and developmental levels.
The infants and toddlers receive concentrated nurturing and care combined with daily attention to individual and small group activities that focus on sensory, physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development.
The older toddlers and preschool children experience a blend of arts, crafts, dance, music, storytelling, dramatic play, language development, math, science, photography, and exploring the city environment and Nature.
Sensitivities, skills, insights, and knowledge are built from children's marvelous ability to continually pursue their individual interests and to creatively explore and express themselves. Both centers are equipped with a wide variety of learning materials and play equipment that support all areas of your child's development.
We invite all children, parents, and staff to apply, regardless of their gender, race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, nationality, or ethnic origin.
We give priority to California State Employees to enroll children 18 months to 5.9 years old at the Preschool located in the Hiram Johnson State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue.
Priority is given San Francisco Public Utilities Commission employees first, and second to City employees for infants 6 weeks to 2 years old and preschool children 2 years to 5.9 years old at the SFPUC facility, 525 Golden Gate Avenue.
It is a mixture of enthusiastic and focused exploration of the children's fascinations.
A typical Flow of the Day will include
- Individual Exploration and Study
- Morning News & Planning
- Debrief the morning and prepare for transition outside
- Outdoor Exercise, Explore, and Express
- Meet, Sing, and Books
- Open Play
- Continue Projects and Individual Study
-Dance and Movement
-Music Together class each week and other music experiences