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Les Petits Canards

2521-A Mc Allister St.
San Francisco, CA 94118

(415) 379-8624


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

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
  • multiple arts and crafts materials
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Board games
Time & space more

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  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world
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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  • train table set
Other subjects taught

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Very hands on as previously discussed.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Life is full of rich experiences that I seek to develop through a French-colored lens both inside and outside the school. Language is made engaging through outings, art, readings, play and select audio-visual materials that intrigue and excite the inquisitive minds of Les Petits Canards.

It is my role and focus to promote the unique learning capabilities of each child and lead them on their linguistic journey together as a group. It is this group cohesion and the powerful impact of full-time exposure that builds depth of expression, grasp of key concepts and an intuitive, innate understanding of the essence of a language.

A Typical Day


Welcome and free play;
Circle time/directed activity (role play, puppet shows, art, music);


Lunch - organic, hormone-free foods prepared fresh daily;

Nap time;

Linguistics via audio-visual aids;

Sit-down snack/readings;