Recently, I toured Playgroup, one of San Francisco’s newer preschools, and interviewed founder Lonna Corder to learn more about its program and history. Playgroup is an impressive addition to San Francisco’s preschool … More Preschool Highlight: We Tour Playgroup in The Presidio
Want more time for your child to play outdoors? How about preschools programs that take place 100% outside? In Europe, there is a tradition of forest schools going back to the early 1900s: outdoor daycares and preschools that focus on child-led play utilizing naturally … More Preschool Programs Taking Place 100% Outside? Learn About Forest Schools.
Transitioning an infant or toddler into childcare or preschool can be difficult for both parents and children. Parents may experience the guilt of leaving their … More Worried About Transition and Separation Anxiety? Learn How to Ease the Pain and Stress
Montessori has become one of the most popular preschool philosophies and its presence today in the U.S. dwarfs that of some other philosophies such as Reggio Emilia (the American Montessori Society, … More What Exactly Is Montessori and Why Is It so Popular? We Ask Big City Montessori School
One of the greatest challenges of early childhood educachild readingtion is not only making sure children learn their numbers and letters, but also preserving their inner love for learning – their motivation. Perhaps the biggest key to academic success, motivation … More How To Select A Preschool That Cultivates Your Child’s Motivation
Did you know that San Francisco has a universal preschool program? The program, which has been in operation since 2004, is called Preschool for All (PFA) and is administered by First 5 San Francisco. PFA’s mission is to increase access to high quality preschool education for all 3- … More San Francisco Preschool For All: How Our Universal Preschool Program Works
Last week, we held 2 editions of our Preschool Primer to help parents get on-track with the preschool search and application process. Preschool admissions directors and other experts fielded a wide variety of questions from parents, including how to know your family is ready for preschool, when to start the application process … More Preschool Primer Recap