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Mother Goose School Inc.

334 28th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121

(415) 221-6133


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Semi-structured form

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
  • 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 Toilet training for 2 year olds- cotton underpants for the child and the parent commitment ensures success!

From the Director:

Letter each week, Theme each month. Visits from community officers i.e. police, fire, recycle Play blended with academic readiness skills.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Consistent content,
consistent nurture,
consistent reinforcement
then challenge.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Mother Goose provides a safe nurturing environment for children ages 2-6. Social and academic goals are established upon the pre-admission visit of the child. After registration the child is placed in a developmentally appropriate level with their peers. Weekly letter and monthly theme activities, free play, yard time, hot lunch and nap time give children the opportunity to explore and refine their skills.

A Typical Day

7-8am- Breakfast club
8-9 - Free play transition children to classrooms
9-11:30- Circle,acad/crafts, and yard
11:30-12:00 - Lunch
12:00- 2:00 Nap
2-3 Yard
3-6- Afternoon circle, acad/craft

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

2 Parent Nights per year.
Teacher available for phone conference at prep time. Notes or conference concerns when noted.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • 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
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Not all children are anxious...sometimes just the parent.

2-1 hour visits in classroom w/wo parent prior to start
1st day parent says goodbye at the window.
1st day report provided and phone call if necessary.