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Kids Kollege Preschool and Child Care Center

3939 Lawton Street
San Francisco, CA 94122

(415) 753-1869


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our exceptional staff is certified in Early Childhood Education. The Center has one teacher for every 8 to 10 students. We take the time to create a program to treat children as individuals noticing each child's specials needs.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Kids Kollege Preschool and Child Care Center is committed to the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of the children in our care. Our curriculum is designed to enhance the development of the whole child in a warm, safe and nurturing environment. Kids Kollege encourages children to work at their own pace in a non-competitive environment. Kids Kollege prepares children for kindergarten, and works with the children to achieve the following milestones: -primary colors -know basic shapes -know the alphabet -skip -count -use scissors -play cooperatively with others and improve their social skills -be more confident and creative -increase problem-solving and critical thinking abilities

A Typical Day

A typical day at Kids Kollege begins with free play, followed by group activities, including motor development; music and movement; art activities; and circle time.

Late morning activities include educational videos and finger painting, games, and outdoor play. Children also have their first snack. The children are served lunch late in the morning, followed by free play and nap time. After waking up, they enjoy another snack.

Children begin the second part of their day with story time. Each child has a choice of outdoor or indoor play, followed by directed activities: music, dramatic play, coloring and painting.

Our day winds down with clean-up and quiet activities: manipulative blocks, art activities, puzzles, and stories.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents are welcome to call, visit and set up appointments at any time. They are also able to speak with teachers at drop off and pick up. Special meetings would be set up as necessary.

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:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are able to spend some time in the classroom. We also have extra teachers on hand to help acclimate the new child.