The Seabird preschool program is designed to develop:
Problem and decision-making skills
Logical, critical, and abstract thinking
Empathy for peers
Acceptance of others
Communication and social interaction
We believe that play is essential to children’s learning and development. Our curriculum is constructed around the belief that "play is a child's work," recognizing that children learn best through play. Our program addresses the individual, social, emotional and educational needs of children between the ages of 2 to entering kindergarten. This curriculum is applied in an open classroom format, which allows younger children to learn from their older peers, who in turn learn to be better role models. In addition to this open classroom format, children are also grouped by age and development: "Puffins" are 2-3 years old “Penguins” are 3-4 and "Pelicans" are ages 4-entering kindergarten.
The teachers and staff at Seabird recognize that learning is an ever-changing process that is different for every child. In this sense, we do our best to plan and structure indoor and outdoor activities around the children's growing interests and skills. Our staff creates a supportive environment that allows children to make choices and even make errors, which fosters self-esteem and personal growth. Our program is also designed to provide a consistent routine, essential to Kindergarten readiness.
We believe extracurricular classes promote healthy child development through social, physical, emotional and cognitive growth experiences. The younger children are exposed to learning and discovery, the more they’re set up for success in later years. Activities that are stimulating and fun engage children and support natural learning in a positive environment.
Our Enrichment Program is all-inclusive, meaning we do not require parents to pay extra for their children to participate in these activities. If we feel that a program is good for one child, we will offer it to everyone.
We incorporate yoga into our weekly routine in order to teach our students about mindfulness. Our goal is to have children practice peace & quiet, while also learning stretching by mirroring the instructors.
In addition to developing communication skills in English, we also want to expose our students to other languages as well. We have teachers who are bilingual or multilingual who teach basic words and phrases.
In addition to ensuring our students get ample time to play outdoors, we want to expose them to a variety of team sports where they practice teamwork and taking direction.
In order to foster listening skills and imagination, we incorporate story telling into our curriculum. This time involves students listening to fun stories and asking them to recall details and ask questions.
At Seabird, we teach our students to love themselves, one another and nature. We hope to teach environmental awareness through care of our organic garden and recycling.
In addition to emphasizing critical thinking and problem solving, we encourage our students to exercise their imagination to come up with new and fun ideas.
At Seabird Preschool we are passionate about performing arts. We want our students to learn and express themselves by incorporating song, instruments, and dance into our curriculum.
At Seabird Preschool, we teach science through exploration and problem-solving. We encourage curiosity and fun through observation and experimentation.
San Francisco is a melting pot of different cultures. We strive to emulate that diversity in our classroom by inviting students to share traditions, songs and games with each other in an inclusive environment.
We foster early literacy through fun, interactive activities such as letter games, exploring picture books, writing letters, and creating stories with help from our dedicated teachers.
We want our students to be exposed to different aspects of life which is why we invite guest speakers to share their knowledge with the class. Speakers can be parents, organizations, or other individuals with special skills or talents.
In addition to performing arts, we encourage our students to express themselves through visual art. They will have the opportunity to color, paint, sculpt and build.
We are dedicated to preparing young students for future school experiences, which is why we emphasize basic writing skills. Students will learn to spell basic words, their names, and copy sentences.
Students will learn tools such as sorting, counting, estimating, and measuring. We emphasize several mathematical concepts to help preschoolers solve everyday problems.
It is important our students learn outside of the classroom, which is why we plan fun and educational field trips to convenient locations in the city. Our trips coincide with the themes we are learning in class.