North Beach Kids (NBK) is a developmentally appropriate,
play-based preschool. Our primary principle is to promote participation in age-appropriate activities, such as unstructured hands-on play, group story-time, and themed activities. North Beach Kids are encouraged to learn through play, interactive learning, and having fun.
Our philosopy is: "We will get dirty. We will get wet. We will have a ton of fun - all the while learning real lessons about life and being a good friend to our neighbors."
North Beach Kids is about growth and development in a nurturing, safe environment. NBK teachers treat each child as an individual and aid them in their daily decision making. The teachers’ main purpose is to assist in the children’s growth and provide each child every possibility to explore and experience new things. This is apparent in North Beach Kids’ philosophy: We will get dirty. We will get wet. We will have a ton of fun - all the while learning real lessons about life and being a good friend to our neighbors.
8:00am - 9:00am welcome and morning free play
9:00am - 10:00am morning circle time (learning activities)
10:00am - 10:15am bathroom / wash up
10:15am - 10:30am story time
10:30am - 11:00am morning snacks
11:00am - 12:15pm outdoor time
12:15pm - 12:30pm bathroom / wash up
12:30pm - 1:00pm lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm nap time
3:00pm - 3:30pm afternoon snacks
3:30pm - 4:00pm story time
4:00pm - 4:30pm art or table activity
4:30pm - 5:00pm afternoon circle time (learning activities)
5:00pm - 5:30pm free play
5:30pm - 6:00pm clean up and bye bye
Located on the corner of Lombard and Columbus street in the heart of North Beach, our brand new space (April 2016) has over 1,500 sq.ft. of indoor space and an ample outdoor play area. Convenient metered parking and yellow zones for drop off and pick up.
Our brand new space (4/2016) has over 1,500 sf of fun, safe playing and learning space full of imaginitive, theatrical, manipulative, and hands-on tools and activities for every child's preference, learning pace, group interaction and expressive play.
+ Puzzles and manipulatives
+ Tactile learning tools
+ Books, books, books
+ Phonics station
+ Arts and crafts
+ Dress up clothes, hats, masks, and costumes
+ Stage for theater activities
+ Kitchen and shopping center
+ Dollhouses, firehouses, and garages
+ Cars, trucks, planes, and bikes
+ Puppet play
In addition to our adjacent, outdoor space, we utilize our very own "backyard". Our neighborhood is very important to the ideals and goals behind North Beach Kids, and it is just as important to teach the children about the special city and neighborhood that they live, play, and learn in. On any given day, you can see the smiling faces of the North Beach Kids as they climb the hills of North Beach and Telegraph Hill, say hello to their friends as they walk through Chinatown, bark at the seals at Pier 39, and practice their Tai Chi in Washington Square Park. The teachers and children of North Beach Kids are as much a staple and icon of the neighborhood as the spires of Sts. Peter and Paul Church and Coit Tower. Oh, and we have our own urban garden plot!