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Little People Preschool & K-G

3595 Taraval St
San Francisco, CA 94116

(415) 751-1006


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Little People Preschool Center is operating since August 2000 and is the only Preschool Center in the Bay Area that provides professional education in English and Russian.

Our Curriculum based on "High Reach Learning" concept provides developmentally and age-appropriate learning experiences in each classroom that develops readiness skills through exploration, investigation, and FUN!

Our qualified , hardworking and loving teachers make every effort to provide each student with a stimulating and challenging educational environment.

We guarantee for our graduating students a smooth and worry-free transition to any private or public Kindergarten class in San Francisco and Bay Area with EXCELLENCE!

Our parents nominated our teachers as "Best Preschool teachers" in 2012 and 2013 Habitat Children's Museum Nomination.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

I would like to WELCOME all to visit our great center that has been like home away from home for many of our graduates! Let your child enter the fun world of learning with US!

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 We offer a fun way of discovering Russian language through active learning, songs, dramatization and books. Monday Yoga "SoccerShots" 45 minutes sessions Tuesdays Gymnastics classes - Wednesday

From the Director:

Our Program provides developmentally and age-appropriate learning experiences and tools that develop essential readiness skills through exploration, investigation, and FUN!

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Since our classrooms are no more that 12 students all teachers have enough time to get to know each and every student. We know everyone's strong and weak sides, we know when and how to help, encourage specific student so he/she can feel comfortable in achieving and learning!

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Little People Preschool is operating since 2000 and is the only Pre-School in the Bay Area providing professional education in English and Russian.

Children learn at a very early age– from the moment they are born and once they start, there’s no stopping that curiosity. How each child learns is surprisingly different. These two critical issues– early learning and individual learning styles are the cornerstones of our curriculum-“HighReach Learning” for all age groups and programs at “Little People” Pre-School.

Our Curriculum extends beyond the basics to enrich programs emphasized in : Academic Achievements, both English and Russian languages, Beginning Math, Physical Education, Art, Music and Dance.

Our qualified , hardworking and loving teachers make every effort to provide each student with a stimulating and challenging educational environment.

Little People” Pre-School and Kindergarten is fully licensed by Department of Social Services.

We are open year—round (except Legal Holidays)

Our classrooms are divided by age groups:

“Caterpillars” group—2-4 years

“Butterflies”-Pre-Kl—4-5 years

“Dragonflies” - K-G -5-6 years

Hours: 8:00 am—5:50 pm

Monday to Friday

Flexible programs available:

Full Time: 5 days 8:00—5:50

Part Time:

3 Full Days for 2 year olds as an introduction to program

5 Half Days—8:00—12:15

A Typical Day


8:00 – 8:20 Morning greetings/ quiet games
8:20 – 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 Morning Circle Time

8:45 – 9:00 Class Preparation


9:00 – 11:30 Caterpillars/Butterflies

9:00 – 12:00 PreK & K-G

10:30 Snack for all groups

10:30 – 12:00 Recess in accordance to class


12:00-12:15 Hand washing

12:15 – 12:45 Lunch

12:45 – 1:00 Nap preparation

12:15 AM Part time student’s departure

1:00 – 3:00 Nap

3:00 – 3:45 PM Snack & Indoor/ Outdoor Games

3:45 – 4:15 Supper

4:15 – 4:45 Russian Program/Circle time

4:45- 5:50 Indoor/ outdoor play & pick up.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Every child has a spacial folder that we keep classwork, homework and anything else that teacher find needed for directions on how to help the child to improve (if needed).
School provides quarterly progress reports.
Teachers may give verbal directions on several subjects if needed.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • 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
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Every child is different, and during the first parent-director meeting we work out a plan on how to handle
the situation the best.