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Urban Sprouts Day School

1165 El Camino Real
South San Francisco, CA 94080

(650) 873-4086


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Waldorf

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 more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • 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
  • Clay projects
Physical activity more

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  • 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
  • garden
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Urban Sprouts Day School is a high quality preschool that provides holistic and transformative environment nurturing the whole child and protecting the wonder and magic of early childhood. Our curriculum is inspired by Waldorf early childhood education and cultivates the capacity for joyful, life long learning.

A Typical Day

Our daily program includes language arts, music, tactile and sensory exploration, lots of outdoor play, cooking and baking, and family style meals. Field trips are scheduled regularly to local nature destinations.

Home-School Connection

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
  • 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
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year