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Teaching Touch Preschool

939 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122

(415) 731-9705


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

"Our program is designed around a hands-on-learning curriculum appropriate to the age of each individual child. A structured, stimulating and fun environment provides your child with fundamental learning skills enabling them to establish a foundation for personal growth and development." Excerpted from Teaching Tots brochure, 2005

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

"Our staff prides themselves in the individual care and attention they give to each child. It is the philosophy of Teaching Tots that early childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploration, and discovery." Extracted from Teaching Tots brochure, 2005

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Teaching Tots is a small, academically based preschool located in the Sunset District of San Francisco. Our mission is to provide a loving and safe environment for your child to develop the necessary cognitive, social, physical, emotional, and academic skills essential to their future success.

Excerpted from Teaching Tots brochure, 2005.

A Typical Day

Arrival - Breakfast and cleanup
Morning meeting
Group A: work time, Group B: outdoor play
Group A: outdoor play, Group B: work time
Preparation for lunch
Lunch and cleanup
Rest time
Snack and preparation to go outdoors
Outdoor play/other activities
Self-selected activities
Cleanup and small group quiet time

Excerpted from Teaching Tots brochure, 2005.