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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.

"Thank you all for what you do with my child. I am amazed at how much he has developed and learned. Being a working mom is such a hard thing sometimes but it makes it so much easier when you know your child is being loved and nurtured by truly caring individuals. Thanks for being his mom away from mom."

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

Mashed Potatoes

You Will Need:

Milk, potatoes, a pot, water and stove top.

Directions:

Show your child how to wash and peel the potatoes. Then you, as the adult cuts the potatoes in half and boils them until soft. Your child can measure and pour in a small amount of milk and butter, and mash them together. Adjust your expectations based on the age and skills of your child.

Tip:

Read and review the recipe with your child. Preparing dinner together is a meaningful way to reconnect after a day apart.


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