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Chinatown Community Children's Center

979 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

(415) 986-2528


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

"Our Bilingual-Bicultural Childcare Program serves 60 children from 2 to 5 years of age. We offer comprehensive educational and social activities to meet the culturally-sensitive development needs of these children and their working families." Extracted from the Chinatown Community Children's Center Web-Site.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Our Early Intervention Project provides immigrant and low-income Asian-American families with a support system of resources and services that include: -referrals to public mental and physical health agencies, coordination of counseling for families with children who are at risk for abuse, and -collaboration with the San Francisco Unified School District to coordinate specialized Individual Education Plans and future school placements. The CCCC supplements these programs with a series of events throughout the year. Most notably, the Annual Spring Gala that celebrates Asian American arts and entertainment, month-long open house at the Center and publication of our semi-annual newsletter. Extracted from the Chinatown Community Children's Center Web-Site.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Chinatown Community Children's Center (CCCC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality childcare and other social services to meet the needs of new immigrant and bilingual/bicultural families in San Francisco. Our mission is to help integrate these families into American society and gain economic stability while maintaining their cultural identity. Founded in 1972, the Center is one of the oldest existing non-profit Chinese Bilingual-Bicultural childcare centers in San Francisco and has successfully provided more than 2,500 families in the Bay Area with quality Bilingual-Bicultural education."

Extracted from the Chinatown Community Children's Center Web-Site.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips

Modes of Communication

  • Phone Calls
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school