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St. Anne Preschool

1362-A 14th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122

Phone:
(415) 731-2355

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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
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
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
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 are a Catholic, faith-based preschool. We will focus on loving ourselves as God has made us, loving our family and friends, being kind to ourselves and others, thanking God for the blessings we have and expanding our experiences to include the needs of others in an age-appropriate manner. We celebrate Christmas and will focus on the gift of giving as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. During Lent we will have daily readings and discussions about what it means to share and give up simple luxuries. We will celebrate Easter as a time for new beginnings and new life. Other aspects of the religious component will include study and discussion of who St. Anne is, as well as field trips to St. Anne Church.

From the Director:

Curriculum components that we will focus on. PRO-SOCIAL LANGUAGE AND BEHVIOR RELIGION & PRAYER SCIENCE EXPLORATION NUMBERS & PRE-MATH ALPHABET & LETTER OF THE WEEK DRAMATIC PLAY ART & CREATIVE EXPRESSION GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES BOOKS & STORIES GAMES HOLIDAYS & SPECIAL EVENTS KINDERGARTEN READINESS SKILLS PARENT ENRICHMENT LISTENING CENTER MUSIC & MOVEMENT MULTI-SENSORY EXPERIENCES OUTDOOR EXPLORATION

Day in the Life

General School Mission

St. Anne Preschool is a Catholic, pre-kindergarten school. We focus on the individual development of each child and aim to help foster spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Through a structured curriculum designed to stimulate the natural curiosity for learning, our goal is to provide an exciting environment where students begin building the foundations for a successful education. Our curriculum is designed to emerge from the children and to maximize the ability for natural exploration. Our projects will incorporate math and science concepts, early reading and writing skills, art and creativity, gross motor and dramatic play, and the opportunity for social development through peer interactions. Your child must be 3.9 years of age by September 1st to enter the pre-kindergarten program.

A Typical Day

7:00 - 8:30 Welcoming Activities
8:30 - 9:00 Morning Prayer/Music Circle
9:00 - 10:00 Circle Time
9:50 - 10:00 Outdoor/Indoor Activities
10:00 - 10:15 Clean up/Transition for Snack
10:15 - 10:45 Snack/Book & Story Time
10:45 - 11:45 Outdoor/Indoor Activities
11:45 – 12:00 Clean up Transition for Lunch
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 Morning Pick Up
12:30 – 2:00 Rest/Nap
2:00 - 3:15 Indoor Activities
3:00 Afternoon Pick-up
3:15 - 3:30 Clean up/Transition for Snack
3:30 - 4:30 Outdoor Activities
4:30 - 5:30 Indoor Activities
5:00 - 5:10 Clean-up Time
5:30 - 6:00 Clean up/StoryTime
6:00 Evening Pick-up/School Closes

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We value parents as partners with teachers in educating your children. You are their first teachers and we want the home to school connection to be strong. Having parents as teachers in the classroom is just one way to enrich the learning experience for the children and teachers! We would love to have parents share their “expertise”, talents and hobbies with the class. You are an “expert” if you have knowledge and/or interest in any topic! If you are handy w/ tools then you are a tool expert. If you enjoy yoga, then you are a yoga expert. If your family has a special recipe, family tradition or special way you celebrate a certain holiday we would love for you to share it with the class. Throughout the year there will be opportunities for you to volunteer in the classroom. Please make arrangements with your child’s teacher if you would like to participate in classroom activities. Classroom participation is not mandatory but welcomed.

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
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation