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JCC- Brotherhood Way Preschool

655 Brotherhood Way
San Francisco, CA 94132

(415) 333-4289


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our approach is based on the image of the child as competent, strong, inventive and full of ideas. We provide opportunities for learning, exploration, creativity and self expression based on the ideas that children have the interest and potential to construct their own knowledge and establish relationships.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have Parent/teacher conferences in the fall and spring. We hold parent/teacher nights, the number vary with each school year. Parent education classes are given through our main JCC.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • 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 is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

We have a parent night for new parents the week before school begins. A parent is encouraged to stay for a few minutes or longer, and this will be determined by the needs of the child. We often have parents in the parking lot the first two weeks with their cell phone. They are encouraged to give us a call to see how they are doing. We take photos of the child playing during the day, for often when we tell the parent they are fine--we are not believed. Photos speak volumes. It is rare a parent needs to stay any time after 2 weeks.