Preschools in San Francisco, CA: Child care centers in the Bay Area. Daycare services for toddlers & preschoolers. Early childhood education & nursery school programs in the Sunset District of San Francisco.
Playmates Cooperative Nursery School: Playmates Co-operative Nursery School is located at 2340 42nd Avenue in the Sunset District in the west-central part of San Francisco. Playmates Co-operative has offered families a supportive and creative learning environment for over 50 years. We provide an excellent child-centered nursery program for children 2½ to 6 years of age as well as a transitional kindergarden program. Children with special needs are welcome. Our special Young5 program offers a program tailored especially for the individual needs of young five year olds. To enroll in our Young5 program, a child must be five years old by December 31st.
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An adult-to-child ratio of one-to-five provides individualized attention, a safe environment, and many opportunities for creative expression.
Education Programs: - Nursery program for children 2 1/2 to 6 years of age
- Transitional kindergarten program
- Young 5 program for ages: 2 1/2 - 6 years
- Extended care available from 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
- Summer programs
* A.M. session: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
* P.M. session: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
* Young 5 program: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
* Part-time attendance (3, 4 or 5 days / week)
* Non-teaching / teaching slots available
* Lunch Bunch: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Located in North Hollywood CA, just off the Hollywood Freeway, Laurel Hall School & Early Childhood Center provides a relevant and challenging Day School curriculum in a warm family atmosphere to students in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through 8th Grade.
Our Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle School programs prepare students academically and socially to be successful in the high school of their choice. We offer well rounded programs highlighting art, fine arts, sports, integrated technology, solid core academics, an Early Childhood Center (ECC) and a fantastic range of summer programs.
Laurel Hall has been providing our unique mixture of camaraderie and affordability for over 65 years. Both our Early Childhood and Day School teachers are highly qualified educators, selected for competence in their subject field, Christian dedication, and diversity of experience and background.
Laurel Hall School and Early Childhood Center operates under Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), and is accredited by the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
San Francisco Montessori Academy in the center of San Francisco, CA, is a Montessori School offering preschool programs to children. All of our graduated children excel in their new schools with flying colors. They are even pushed up a grade because they are more advanced for their age. We believe in not pushing the child beyond his or her abilities. We give every child the same chance to succeed in our school.
The San Francisco Montessori Academy prides itself with being a fully accredited Montessori school by both, UMA - United Montessori Association and NAMTA - North American Montessori Teachers' Association. Through the use of Montessori methods, our school will help prepare your child for excellence in their future academic endeavors and beyond.
Founded in 1999, the San Francisco Montessori Academy has been serving the community for over 10 years. Our school provides the most complete service for your child. Not only do we have an extremely clean and healthy environment but we also offer motherly attention to each individual child. We have an extensive medical and teaching background and over 20 years of combined experience in Pediatric CPR, First Aid and Health & Safety.
The Buckley School is a private, co-educational pre-kindergarten through to grade 12 school, the oldest coed day school located in Los Angeles, unique in its high level of academics, positive, friendly community, and small size. Based in Sherman Oaks, we serve families in Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Beverly Glen and surrounding communities. More than preparation for high school, students are moved thoughtfully and sensitively from Lower School and prepared for the more departmentalized Upper School program.
The school climate permits them to develop their abilities and a love of learning while they are challenged academically. Dr. Buckley’s approach addresses the development of the whole student, enabling them to become well-rounded, knowledgeable, and independent. At Buckley, we look for students who are well suited to our philosophy. For us, success means feeling safe to take a risk, ask a question, try out for a play or run for office. It means students who take the opportunity to learn and grow in all areas of school life, inside and outside of the classroom.
- Pre-Kindergarten Program
- Lower School Program
- Middle School Program
- Upper School Program
Our academic curriculum is well rounded, with courses in English, mathematics, science, history, and foreign language. Creative self-expression is encouraged as students are exposed to a wide range of classes in the visual and performing arts as well as classes in computer instruction and journalism.
The Temple Emanu-El Preschool is a leading Jewish preschool in the Richmond District (directly north of Golden Gate Park) in the north-west of San Francisco. The largest and oldest reformed synagogue in Northern California is also the site of our highly respected preschool. The Emanu-El community is a very active one and the synagogue the site of workshops, lectures, and community activities, as well as worship. Temple Emanu-el's particular focus is on serving the interfaith family.
We provide a safe, nurturing and supportive program in a Jewish environment. Our preschool program is designed for children ages 2 years 6 months to 4 / 5 years of age. Our Pre-Kindergarten program is designed as a transitional year between preschool and kindergarten and is for children who are 4 / 5 years of age. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum includes creative arts, dramatic play, large and small motor activities, music, language arts, outdoor play and Jewish values, traditions and holiday celebrations.
Bay Area School of Enterprise (BASE) is a Charter Public School located on Third Street in Alameda, CA. The first youth-initiated charter high school in the country, BASE provides an environment in which youth take ownership of their own learning and change their own lives as they change the community around them.
BASE's approach to education, Enterprise Learning, is a developmental approach that integrates youth development practices, experiential education, constructivism, and traditional college preparatory learning. Enterprise Learning emphasizes project creation and performance as a tool to enhance personal efficacy, reading, writing and public speaking.
All students in the Bay Area (East Oakland, South Bay, San Francisco, Berkeley, Walnut Creek etc...) are eligible to enroll.
- BASE offers small class sizes, college preparation, community involvement, real world projects and leadership opportunities.
- The educational program at the BASE is based on “enterprise learning” - a project-based, hands-on approach that allows students to learn academic subjects and real-world skills through work on enterprises that they create and grow.