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From the Bay Bridge: Take the I-80E/I-580 E ramp and keep left at the fork to continue and merge onto I-80W. Take exit 434A to merge onto US101N/Mission Street toward the Golden Gate Bridge. Turn left on South Van Ness Avenue and almost 1 mile later, turn left onto Geary Boulevard. Shortly thereafter, take your first right onto Franklin Street, followed by a left onto California Street. Our school is attached to Temple Sherith Israel which sits at the corner of Webster and California Streets. On Public Transportation: Take Muni Bus lines #1 to Sacramento Street, #22 to Fillmore and Sacramento, and #24 to Washington and Webster.

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Our Kindergarten Program

Comprehensive curriculum preparing children for school success

Our center develops expectations and practices in concert with our state curriculum standards so children make an easy transition into the local school system. At the same time, our curriculum builds off the child’s knowledge base and skills, learning style, and interests. There is a clear emphasis on the development of strong language, math, and science skills. Important “school skills” of listening carefully, following through on a sequence of tasks, and working cooperatively are reinforced.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Ever since the first day I walked into Bright Horizons, I have always felt very comfortable that my son would be well taken care of. I thank you all for your caring hearts, teaching right from wrong, and playing a big part in the development of the amazing boy that my son has become."

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Connecting spoken words to written words, enjoying books independently, retelling stories, writing letters and numbers, indentifying some words on sight.
  • Math Counts Beginning to use standard measurements, beginning addition.
  • Science Rocks Exploring the world in more depth using tools such as magnifying glasses and microscopes, recording observations in science journals.
  • ArtSmart Studying great artists, engaging in collage and three-dimensional artwork, exploring dance, music, and dramatic arts
  • Our World Practicing empathy and compassion towards others, cultural exploration through children’s literature.
  • Well Aware Continuing focus on healthy activity and eating, taking responsibility for own health, beginning to study how our bodies are cared for.

Learning at Home

Company’s Coming Game

You Will Need:

2 people, Paper and pencil

Directions:

Start by saying “Company’s coming - who will we invite?” After deciding how many people are coming, ask, “How many noses will we have?” “How many ears?, arms, legs, mouths, belly buttons?”

Tip:

You may need to keep count by writing down your answers.

Variation:


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