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StarSeeds Preschool

599 Third St. #206
San Francisco, CA 94107

(415) 615-0019


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StarSeeds is a preschool in San Francisco where kids learn about the world through hands-on, creative projects and movement based activities. We currently accept students for enrollment on an ongoing basis.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

StarSeeds provides a structured day, moving through play-based activities. Each day we have scheduled story time, yoga, dance, music, art, singing and going to the park.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • 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.
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
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Children's yoga.

From the Director:

StarSeeds strives to teach children about themselves, others and the environment through art, movement and conscious education.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

In creating this school, StarSeeds founders hope to encourage children to develop into self-confident, creative young individuals with a strong sense of community.

StarSeeds teachers interweave developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the Piagetian and Reggio Emilia Theories. These theories will be integrated with what the founders call conscious education. The goals of conscious education include teaching children self-awareness, awareness of others, and awareness of the environment. Play is a child's job so play is our canvas to explore and create with.

In the classroom StarSeeds teachers weave conscious education into a variety of activities, such as yoga, cultural education, recycling and sustainability, cooking, science, creative exploration through movement arts, such as dance and parachute play, and a plethora of art projects. These activities will promote the child's emotional, social, physical, acetic, artistic, and intellectual growth. Our curriculum promotes developmentally appropriate practices. Our student directed environment helps children learn and thrive through Play.

StarSeeds students have the opportunity to learn creative expression, respect for themselves, and respect for others. Students learn to appreciate and to honor their differences as well as their similarities so they may foster a strong sense of connection with the world around them.

A Typical Day

8am to 9:15am - Drop off and Free Play

9:15am to 9:45am - ABC's, weekly curriculum, story time, counting, weather and days of the week

9:45am to 10am - music and yoga

10am to 10:15 am - art -gluing, painting, coloring, etc.

Bathroom Break

10:15am to 10:30am - preparation and snack

10:35am to 11:30am - walk to the park and outside play time

Bathroom Break

11:50am to 12:15pm - lunch/story time

12:15pm to 1pm - bathrooms, clean up and pick up

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

StarSeeds teachers are available for quick check ins, in the mornings and afternoons, during drop off and pick up times. We also send home a daily report, which explains what your child did that day during free play, art, snack and which books we read. At the end of the week, an email is sent to all parents informing them of any upcoming events and to provide them with an outline for the curriculum for the following week.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • 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 is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

We understand that separation is difficult for both the child and the parent and do our best to support the transition and to meet the needs of the parents and the child.