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Peekadoodle Academy

900 North Point St. Suite F100, San Francisco, CA

Costimate: $332/wk

Peekadoodle Academy is a licensed preschool program founded on a balanced approach to learning. Our curriculum fosters independent and creative thinking through a balance of both guided exploration and learning through play. The Academy centers its curriculum on the whole child through cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development. Our program uses developmentally appropriate practices that encourage child-guided, active exploration of thought-provoking questions about their world.

Our curriculum focuses on the whole child, always remembering they are growing within a family. Our teachers recognize the importance of safe, supportive relationships and interactions with children and their families. Since children's worldviews begin in their homes, family voices and heritage are incorporated into our classrooms and programs.

We create and capitalize on teachable moments as children discover their world through play. Water table, blocks, dramatic play materials, cooking, painting and drawing are some of the readily available activities in our classrooms. Additionally, creative lessons and units of study will be designed based on children's interests and questions about their world.

Peekadoodle Kidsclub has colorful, creative, dedicated classrooms custom-built for kids five and under. Inside, we host the largest and most diverse educational curriculum in the Bay Area. Our spirited classes include music, movement, art, cooking, science and more! Classes are designed to build upon one another, increasing in length, structure, and complexity of curriculum as students approach school-age. The curriculum for each course has been thoughtfully created to ignite creativity in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers at every developmental milestone.
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LePort Montessori San Francisco Mid-Market

50 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA

Costimate: $250/wk

At LePort Montessori San Francisco Mid-Market, children thrive in an authentic, nurturing Montessori environment, and have the option of becoming bilingual in our Spanish-immersion toddler and preschool/kindergarten classrooms. We welcome your entire family from babies through preschoolers and kindergarten students. At our school, you will find a home away from home, a community of educators and fellow parents who believe in the goodness of the child, and the power of an individualized, respectful education. Our mission at LePort Montessori is to help children gain what we call Knowledge for Life: the essential knowledge, thinking skills and strength of character needed to flourish as joyous children today, and as successful adults tomorrow.

Our school is located in the heart of our vibrant city, in the Mid-Market area, just off Van Ness and Market Street. In 2013-14, we renovated a historical building, bringing it up to the latest code standards, while retaining its charming historical character. Our school now is an urban oasis amidst a bustling city, with large, spacious classrooms looking out over a central courtyard playground. Inside multi-purpose rooms a 2,000+ sqft indoor gross motor area, a multi-purpose 4th floor room used for everything from yoga to cooking, and a bright indoor botany/gardening room allow the children in our school to have a wide variety of experiences even in inclement weather.
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Paloma's Nest

2530 Francisco Street, San Francisco, CA

Costimate: $331/wk

Paloma's Nest strives to create a nurturing and respectful "home away from home" for infants and toddlers. Authentic, trusting, and respectful relationships with children and families are at the heart of our work. The gentle rhythms of home life and nature provide the basis of our curriculum which we further enrich with intentional opportunities for exploration and discovery.

Our program is informed by current brain and child development research, the work of Magda Gerber (RIE) and Emmi Pikler, the schools of Reggio Emilia, and the principles of LifeWays.

At Paloma s Nest our goal is to work in partnership with parents and the children themselves to nurture a compassionate sense of wonder in each child. This goal includes:
- Confidence in self
- Intellectual curiosity and interest
- Deep connection with fellow humans and other living things
- A reverence for the planet

Vanessa Lane
Director and Head Teacher
Vanessa received her Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State in English Literature. After graduation she was inspired to return to school to study early childhood education. She has over 36 ECE units from community colleges and graduate coursework at Mills College including a practicum in the infant/toddler room at Mills Children's School. Throughout this time Vanessa gained experience teaching children 2-6 years in Reggio-inspired schools, mentoring new teachers, and working as an administrator in programs serving children 0-6 years.

Vanessa took time off to devote to starting her own family. This has been her most impactful experience. During this time, she attended LifeWays training and the RIE Foundation course. Committed to lifelong learning, Vanessa continues to read the latest books and articles on child development, attend numerous trainings and conferences, and learn alongside her colleagues and parent peers.
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