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Katherine Michiels Elementary School:
Located on Guerrero Street between 25th Street and 26th Street in San Francisco's Mission District, Katherine Michiels Elementary School (KMS) is taking the lead in developing a progressive curriculum where art, music, dance, Spanish, language, outdoor education and creative writing are core to an academic program that is project based and specific to each of our learners. Our unique curriculum takes inspiration from Mel Levine, Slingerland, Reggio Emilia Project Based Learning and similar techniques. Our program places a strong emphasis on social, academic and emotional development. We encourage children to take responsibility for themselves and others; and allow them freedom to develop a strong sense of self. KMS owns a camp outside of Yosemite where it offers outdoor education instruction to students. Scholarships are available.

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Photo of Child Care, Preschool & Elementary School in San Francisco, CaliforniaEducation Programs:
- Infant Program (ages 24 months to 3 years)
- Preschool (2 - 4 years).
- 2 Year Kindergarten (4 - 5 years)
- Elementary School (1st through to 5th grades).

Our Curriculum at a Glance:

KMS follows a progressive academic curriculum that incorporates skills-based AND project-based learning. Skills-based learning tailors lessons to each child’s individual needs and learning style. Project-based learning, fosters skills in open-ended inquiry, reflection and critical thinking.

The core of our curriculum is aimed at engaging youngsters across the spectrum of intelligence types, visual to verbal, spatial to kinesthetic, and providing each child with a range of tools for expression and discovery. Our infant care, preschool and elementary education programs incorporate a wide variety of the arts including dance, visual art, music, foreign language, the culinary arts . . . the list keeps growing.

Age-appropriate lessons, taught in multi-age classrooms, allow each child to progress at his or her own pace which can vary from subject to subject. Youngsters experience far less frustration over projects they need extra time with, and less boredom when they don’t have to wait for others to catch up. Because learning is most engaging, effective and enduring when it springs from exploration and discovery, students are encouraged to take appropriate risks in the knowledge that making mistakes is how human beings learn. As a consequence, our students learn self-confidence, gain good social skills, including respect for self, others, and the world around them.

KMS wants to empower students to be involved in their learning process. Thus, they are encouraged to initiate projects and/or activities that are of particular interest to them personally.

Our approach to learning is a continuum; lessons introduced during the student’s preschool years are developed and deepened through the fifth grade. Youngsters who begin with us as infants and toddlers benefit from this continuity in educational approach, gaining a strong foundation that will serve them well as they progress to middle school and beyond.

In addition to a rigorous academic program, the arts have been integrated into the curriculum:

* Students learn healthy, organic cooking in our state-of-the-art kitchen.
* A Spanish language and culture component is provided which offers educational travel immersion trips to Mexico.
* Students benefit from a variety of dance opportunities including instruction from professional dance troups in the San Francisco area.

Note:  Scholarships are available.

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First United Methodist Church Preschool, Upland
Courses / Programs
Conveniently situated in Upland, San Bernardino County CA, First United Methodist Church Preschool provides early childhood education programs to children ages 2 years, 6 months old to 5 years of age. Classes are held from 8:45-11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday as well as 12:45 – 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, with a variety of enrollment options available.

Our preschool program was established as a service to the families and children of our area communities. Our quality curriculum emphasizes teaching the whole child by seeking to provide opportunities for the social, mental, physical, and spiritual development of the child. Active play is balanced with quiet activity to prevent fatigue and over stimulation.

We are located on the corner of Euclid Avenue and C Street in beautiful historic downtown Upland. We have been accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC, Washington, DC State Lic# 360900330. We have also been a proud recipient of the national award for quality.

Within a Christian atmosphere, the staff seeks to teach readiness skills in reading, math and writing, a beginning exploration of science, music and art appreciation and a weekly language experience in Spanish. Creative play, traffic safety, field trips, nutritional morning snacks and interdenominational Christian education are also part of the program.
Christian preschool programs for kids ages 2.5 - 5:

- Readiness skills in reading, math & writing
- Amazing Athletes Program
- Art Appreciation
- Music Appreciation
- Science Appreciation
- Spanish Language Experience

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Delphi Academy of Los Angeles
Courses / Programs
Delphi Academy of Los Angeles is an independent, coeducational, non-sectarian day school offering a preschool through high school program on one campus.

The campus is located in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest in the equestrian community of Lake View Terrace in the San Fernando Valley region.

Academics focus on providing students with a solid grounding in the basics, a rich and challenging hands-on curriculum, and the ability to study purposefully and independently.

The Delphi program includes a fully rounded curriculum available for all age levels. Even the very youngest students are exposed to basic concepts of science, history, and the various humanities.

A rigorous mastery of the basics forms the core of the curriculum, with the complete program developing a wide spectrum of skills and knowledge in cultural, scientific and social subjects.

In addition to traditional academic subjects, students get training in practical areas such as communication, manners, computers, nutrition and organization.

Delphi Academy of Los Angeles admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.

Parent Testimonial:

"I am so grateful that a school like Delphi exists. The academic program is challenging and it makes the study of vital subjects (like reading and math) absolutely fun and rewarding.”
- Elementary School Parent
Coeducational K-12 Programs:

• Preschool
• Lower School
• Elementary School
• Middle School
• Upper School
• Summer Programs
• English Immersion Program for International Students (Academic Year)
• English Immersion Camps (Spring, Summer & Winter - 4 weeks to 3 months)
Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley
Courses / Programs
Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley is a French-English bilingual school in south-west Berkeley in northern Alameda County in the East Bay region of California. We provide a bilingual, international environment where children from preschool through to eighth grade are cared for, stimulated and challenged. We are the oldest bilingual school in the East Bay area.

Our graduates go on to top high schools and colleges, and at last count they had lived, worked, and studied in 47 countries worldwide. We offer students a well-balanced program that combines the best of the French and American educational approaches. We also provide a wide range of services to enrich students' educational experience.

We offer families a strong sense of community. The closely-knit “family” of the school is vital in creating a nurturing environment for our children. Our international atmosphere and inclusiveness comes through in events that celebrate the wonderfully varied backgrounds of our students.

Since we first opened our doors in 1977, enrollment has grown from 55 students to 525, and the number of languages we offer has increased from two to five (English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, and Latin).
Education Programs:
The French educational system divides the primary grades into three cycles: Cycle 1 (preschool and K), Cycles 2 & 3 ((K-1-2-3-4-5) & Cycle 4

- Pre-Kindergarten, Preschool & Kindergarten programs (Cycle 1)

- Lower School programs: Elementary Grade 1-5 (Cycle 2 & 3)

- Middle School programs: Grades 6-8 (Cycle 4)

Additionally:
Extended day care & after-school enrichment classes, athletics, the arts and bilingual summer camps.
Laurel Hall School, North Hollywood
Courses / Programs
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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.

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Kindergarten Curriculum:
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Elementary School Program (Grades 1-5)
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Middle School (Grades 6-8)
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Chatsworth Hills Academy
Courses / Programs
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As one of only 2,000 independent schools in the nation, Chatsworth Hills Academy girls and boys are part of a very selective group of only 700,000 students in the United States who enjoy a truly unique and high quality education. Chatsworth Hills Academy is located on 16 acres, nestled in the scenic Santa Susana Mountains of the north-west San Fernando Valley.
- Early Childhood program (Beginners, Intermediate and Pre-Kindergarten)

- Lower School program (Kindergarten - Grade 4)

- Middle School program (Grades 5-8)

- After School & Enrichment programs

- Summer Camp
Elan Esprit Preschool
Courses / Programs
Located in Milpitas, a suburb of the major city of San Jose in Santa Clara County, Elan Esprit Preschool provides a fun and loving preschool program for children aged 2 - 5 years. Elan Esprit Preschool offers a safe, caring environment for your child. This is coupled with a program to help them learn skills in the areas of communication, music, physical co-ordination, dexterity, following directions, working with a group, and generally learning more about the environment around them.

As our students grow a bit, reading, writing and arithmetic will be included in their day. 100% of our students learn to read. They also participate in field trips, dance, music, science, phonics, keyboard, math, writing, cooking, gymnastics and more.
Preschool program for kids aged 2 - 5 years:

- Program includes:

* Reading
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* Math
* Writing
* Problem Solving
* Fun Activities
* Free evaluation of your child's skills