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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. We are a non-profit, nonsectarian, interracial co-operative organization formed and operated by parents and experienced staff. We provide an excellent child-centered nursery program for children 2 1/2 to 6 years of age, as well as a transitional kindergarden program. Playmates Co-operative has offered families a supportive and creative learning environment for over 50 years. Scholarships are also available. Children with special needs are welcome.

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Playmates offers families a supportive and creative learning environment through an excellent child-centered nursery program for children 2½ to 6 years of age. Children with special needs are welcome. Our special Young5 program offers a program tailored especially for the individual needs of young five year olds. An adult-to-child ratio of one-to-five provides individualized attention, a safe environment, and many opportunities for creative expression. Children are not required to be potty trained. 

AM / PM Programs:
We have two sessions daily; one in the morning (9 am to noon) and another in the afternoon (1 pm to 4 pm). Drop-ins are available for both sessions. We accept children as young as 2.5 years old. Children are not required to be potty trained. We provide full-time (5 days per weImage of Childcare / Preschool in San Francisco, CAek) and part-time attendance. Our co-operative works by having parents participate in the teaching operation of the school one day per week; we have limited openings for non-teaching families.

Teaching families are required to report at 8:45 am and 12:45 pm (morning and afternoon programs respectively) on their workday. Full day coverage, from 7:30 am to 6 pm, is available through our Extended Care services.

Young 5 Program:
Young5 builds on Playmates philosophy by offering 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. Our exciting and creative curriculum is child directed,hands-on, developmentally challenging and fun. An adult to child ratio of one to five provides individualized attention, a safe environment, and many opportunities for creative expression. Hours run from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Children bring their own lunches. Teaching families work 2 days per month; we have limited openings for non-teaching families.

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Child Educational Center (CEC), La Canada
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Located in La Canada, between Pasadena and Glendale in Los Angeles County, CA, The Child Educational Center (CEC) offers infant, preschool and school-age programs for children from 2 months to 12 years from La Canada, Glendale, La Crescenta, Pasadena, Altadena and neighbouring communities. Enrollment is open to any child 2 months to 5 years of age for our infant / toddler and preschool program, and any child entering kindergarten through 6th grade for our school-age program without discrimination in regard to sex, race, color, or creed. The most important part of our curriculum is people. As a result, optimal matches are important.

Factors considered in this process include: age, characteristics of development, balance of boys/girls in groups, special needs, adequate clustering of minority children. With the above in mind, children are enrolled in an effort to reflect as much diversity as possible so that children are thriving. Each child is considered as he/she relates to a fit within an already existing group.

The CEC has been continuously accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), since 1989, shortly after accreditation became available.
Education programs:

- Infants / toddler program

- Preschool program

- School-age child care program at various locations throughout La Canada

- Before and after-school care program

- School-age summer camp program
Learning Pointe Christian Preschool
Courses / Programs
Learning Pointe Christian Preschool is an early elementary school in Natomas, northwestern Sacramento, offering transitional kindergarten to 1st grade programs to children ages 4 to 6 years. At Learning Pointe, we work hard to surpass the academic guidelines established by the California Department of Education by providing a challenging and engaging curriculum for our students.

Learning Pointe is committed to working closely with parents toward the welfare of the whole family. Parents are welcome to visit the school at any time, both prior to enrolling their child and during the child’s time at school.

Our teachers and staff work hard to provide the best educational experience for our students. Parent partnership is a high priority and is essential for student success. Learning Pointe Christian Preschool has a rich tradition of outstanding student achievement and we provide a sound, standards-based education, while promoting high biblical moral character of all students.
Transitional Kindergarten to 1st Grade Programs:

- Abeka curriculum

- Tutoring, Mentoring, and Counseling Services

- Field Trips
Parliament Tutors, Berkeley
Courses / Programs
Parliament Tutors offers private tutoring and test preparation throughout Berkeley, CA, and the surrounding area. Whether you’re trying to get into a particular high school, college or post-graduate school, we have expert tutors available to assist you. Our tutors help you develop skills that will help you throughout the course of your education. We make an individualized study plan custom built for you, and work with you to reach your full potential.

If students are trying to be the best they can, it makes sense to learn from the very best. Tutors, particularly those at Parliament Tutors are experts at what they teach. Because you’ll learn from someone whose mastered what they teach, you’ll have a competitive advantage against your peers.
We offer first-rate academic tutoring services, covering all subjects from kindergarten through the MCAT.

- Elementary, Middle & High School coursework (including English, Math, Science)

- Standardized Test Preparation (including SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT).

- Admissions Counseling
The Discovery Center School, San Francisco
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The Discovery Center School (DCS) is an independent, co-educational school for students in Kindergarten through to 12th grade. We are located in Northern Park, San Francisco, and are proud to serve families in Northern Park, Central North, Anza Vista, Hayes Valley, Inner Richmond, Laurel Heights, Pacific Heights and surrounding communites throughout the Bay area. The student population richly reflects the diversity represented in the Bay Area with regard to socio-economic, religious and ethnic differences. We offer remedial classes as well.

For the past 36 years, The Discovery Center School has successfully provided a very supportive learning environment for the development of excellence in each of our young learners. Small class size and a tutorial format results in success. High school graudates have continued on to the best colleges and universities around the world. Students of all ages are prepared for the University of California program, thus preparing them for the college or university of choice. Each student is seen as an individual, with unique talents, interests and achievements. DCS is accredited by the National Independent Schools Association.
- Kindergarten program
- Primary School program
- Intermediate School program
- Upper School program

In addition to their homeroom teachers, all students receive instruction from a school librarian, an art specialist, a Spanish teacher, a computer teacher and a physical education teacher.

Also: Remedial Classes, Extended Day Program & Summer Program available.
The University Of Children Montessori School, Inglewood
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The University Of Children Montessori School, located in Inglewood, South Bay, LA, California, is a Montessori School offering programs to newborns through fifth graders. Since 1965, the University Of Children has been a trusted source of quality education for young scholars. Our unique environment is designed to give each child a solid educational framework. However, we know that an enjoyable hands-on learning environment is conducive to optimal development, and that’s why we make sure our young scholars have fun too!
- Newborn Through Fifth Grade
- Hands-On Environment
- Individual Instruction
- Computers
- Gym and Dance Lessons
- Full- and Half-Day Programs
- Potty Training
- Trained and Certified Staff
- Visitors Are Always Welcome
- Sibling Discounts Are Available
Ecole Claire Fontaine
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Ecole Claire Fontaine, located in Venice, Los Angeles, California, is a bi-lingual preschool offering programs in French & English to children ages 2 to 6. Claire Fontaine provides a secure and loving place for children to learn and play. We believe that a child`s intelligence and reasoning are exercised through playful creativity. Play is a natural medium for children to express pleasure, curiosity, autonomy, and is integrated into our curriculum as a primary way of learning. Every day, the children also practice and experience making art, music, writing, storytelling - enriching their emotional life.
Activities in French & English for children ages 2 to 6 include:
- Astronomy
- Bricolage
- Culinary Arts
- Dance
- Theater
- Gardening
- Music
- Patisserie
- Piano
- Visual Arts
- Yoga