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Grace Fountain Preschool

1145 Cabrillo Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Phone:
(415) 668-0188

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Recognition with alphabets, numbers, shapes, colors. Phonics are included in the program.

From the Director:

Grace Fountain has a theme unit every week to go along with science, health, social studies etc.

Day in the Life

A Typical Day

We have circle time to share feelings every morning and afternoon. The theme unit plus the curriculum are planned ahead of the semester is going to be learned and have activities for each group. Snack time, singing time and lunch time will take place the whole morning. We also say prayers before each meal.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Our school has an individual meeting at the beginning of the year with the family. We also have individual parent-teacher meeting with our families once a year.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

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

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

We have pre-entry meetings with the parents at the school.