645 14th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118
|Play- based||mostly teacher led||not formally in curriculum||conducive environment|
|Nursery rhymes, poems, songs|
|Emerging literacy skills|
|Math & number sense||
|Time & space||
|Sci. reasoning/physical world|
|Other subjects taught||We offer once a week physical education program.|
From the Director:
The nursery's primary focus is on developing basic social skills (such as sharing, conflict resolution, self esteem and the importance of general hygiene), as well as verbal skills (such as the ability to communicate basic needs to peers as well as adults, vocabulary enhancement and beginning grammar development). PRE-KINDERGARTEN The pre-kindergarten builds on the social and verbal skills acquired in nursery and starts to emphasize beginning academics such as reading and math readiness. Concepts learned in nursery are expanded upon and new concepts are introduced. The development of fine motor skills necessary for printing and writing begun in nursery are a continuing focus through manipulative play and art projects.
The preschool, which includes nursery, pre-kindergarten, is the beginning of an individualized education with the recognition that no two children are alike. Students are able to learn and succeed at their own pace. Children develop confidence in their own abilities. Everyone's contribution is valued. There is a love of learning and a sense of security in the classroom where students begin to be given the ability to express their feelings verbally.
From the beginning, students are given pride in their Jewish heritage so that this legacy and the practice of it is an important and natural part of their lives. Our youngest students learn by taking joyful part in holidays and customs. They learn to say simple prayers and blessings every day, a practice which continues and develops throughout their school years.
The classrooms are set up with play stations providing a way of learning important socialization skills. There are field trips and art and music projects as well as dramatic play where even the youngest students learn to express themselves creatively. The kindergarten program offers reading and writing in both Hebrew and English and math readiness for those children who are ready. As the students continue through the program, learning becomes as natural and valuable as breathing. There is an excellent after school program for the pre-schoolers whose parents need day care.
9:00-09:45AM Free Play
09:45-10:00AM Clean Up
10:00-10:30AM Circle time
10:30AM Snack Time
11:00-11:30AM Art or Cooking Project
11:30-12:00 Noon Outdoor Play
12:30-1:30PM Nap or Rest
1:30-2:30PM Outdoor Play
2:45-6:00PM Day Care