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.
Until recently, only a few large companies such as Google, Genentech, or city agencies such as PG&E had co-located daycares, the benefits of which included being … More What Is a Co-Working Daycare? We Ask the First One in the Bay Area: NextSpace+NextKids
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
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
Parents have said that it’s harder to find a good daycare in San Francisco than it is to buy a house. We dug into the data to explore reasons for the scarcity of infant daycare and share tips we have learned from working on scores of searches … More Finding Infant Care in San Francisco: Harder than Buying a House?