Little Star Preschool at 2540 Taraval Street is our original location and has been a local landmark in San Francisco's Outer Sunset neighborhood since 1984.
One area of our yard features a play structure perfect for climbing, sliding, and imaginative active play. The area also includes smaller playhouses and a large block area.
Children love to come to the playhouses for a quieter atmosphere in the midst of a busy yard.
The yard also features built-in "telephones" for children to communicate to each other across the playground.
Each morning, and sometimes on rainy afternoons, the classroom is set up with a variety of manipulative toys in addition to our art center, block area, computer and library areas, and science center, which are always open for curious hands.
Each child has his/her own cubby where all artwork, lunchbox, toothbrush, and personal items are stored. In addition, each child has his/her own hook where jackets are hung and a "blue bag" that stores spare clothes and an emergency snack and info.
Each week the children investigate a new theme and letter of the alphabet. Artwork and projects decorate the classroom with interactive displays.
Bright colors and artwork bring an exciting feel to the classroom and a sense of accomplishment to the children when they see their names.
Our math area features various pre-math manipulative, puzzles, and sorting games. During morning free play children can explore their interest with these hands-on activities.
The science center hosts a colorful fish tank where children help with daily feeding and have a quiet moment of observation.
While sometimes children focus on making their own unique artwork, other times we work on group projects that foster cooperation and exploration of broader concepts and ideas.
Our library features a rotating selection of books that are always available to children. We have a whiteboard (not pictured) for pre-reading and writing practice in an environment surrounded by the alphabet and stories.
No school is complete without its playhouse. This sheltered area is set up for dramatic play every morning with different themes so that every child has a chance to engage with their personal interests.