Nurturing the Whole Child: An inclusive Spanish bilingual preschool in San Francisco
Learning. Caring. Growing.
Our mission is to provide quality childcare and preschool bilingual education that promotes the healthy growth of the whole child: mind, body, and spirit. At Little Robles, we believe that play is vital to a child’s development. It is how they learn to socialize, communicate, and take calculated risks. It is also how children heal from adversity and process difficult situations or feelings they are experiencing. At Little Robles, children will be able to use play to learn, explore their environments, and develop into well-rounded community members.
Parent involvement is a core value at Little Robles. Parents are invited to spend time with us, see what their children are learning, and to share with us what is important to their families. Little Robles knows that supporting children in our community means also supporting parents during what may be the most complex and trying time in their child’s development. This is why Little Robles also offers parenting workshops, support groups, and mental health support from a therapist.
Join the Little Robles community in four easy steps:
1. Explore our website
We’ve provided information about our philosophies and offerings to help you decide if our program may be right for your family.
2. Tour the school
Come see what makes Little Robles unique. Please schedule a tour by filling out the “Schedule Tour” form.
3. Submit an Enrollment Application
If you would like to enroll, please submit an application at www.wonderschool.com/littlerobles/apply – Please note that we require tours for all prospective families. Do not submit an application if you have not toured.
After reviewing your application, we’ll send an enrollment invitation. Upon accepting your invitation, you’ll pay your non-refundable deposit (equal to half of one month’s tuition + a one time $300 materials fee), fill out enrollment documents and review our Parent Handbook.
Little Robles is located in a beautiful 1920’s single family home in the quiet neighborhood of Mount Davidson Manor. We are convenient to public transportation, including the K/T Muni line. The school occupies the bottom floor of the home with plenty of sunlight and bright cheery walls. There are plenty of activity areas for children to explore and learn such as: a sensory exploration center, a dramatic play area to unleash children’s imagination, a quiet, cozy reading area, and a fun area to encourage children’s natural ability to build and explore shapes and textures. The school has been thoughtfully laid out and decorated to provide a safe, peaceful setting with plenty of toys, books, crayons, blocks, and other inspiring invitations to explore. Each child is provided with his/her own comfortable cot for nap time. Little Robles students will enjoy supervised outdoor play time in our spacious backyard or Aptos Park (around the corner from the school).
San Francisco offers rich cultural and natural environments for our children to explore. At Little Robles, we will take advantage of everything San Francisco has to offer through field trips and participation in community events. We believe in the importance of nurturing responsible, compassionate citizens and that effort should start at a young age. Cultural diversity and social justice are woven into everything we do at Little Robles.
A Wonderschool Classroom
We are a Wonderschool program, which means that all of our teachers have been approved by the Wonderschool team. We’ve received training through both the classroom and hands on experience on how best provide social emotional education to children from ages 6 months to 5 years, our school gives parents access to the Wonderschool application to make payments, communicate with our teaching staff, and to just make things easy for our parents.
We love parent involvement! Although not required, parents are welcomed to volunteer for projects and field trips or lead us in celebrations that are special to their family. We ask that you let the staff know when you would like to volunteer to help in the classroom. Little Robles will also offer special workshops throughout the school year that focus on strengthening the parent/child relationship and managing behaviors. Parents can drop in at any time to see their children. Daily activities report will be shared with parents to let them know what has happened at school each day. Parents are encouraged to let the staff know of family situations and activities that may impact their child’s behavior at school.
Director and Head Teacher
Kristina is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy intern in San Francisco, CA. Since moving to San Francisco from Florida in 2014, Kristina has fallen in love with the City and everything it has to offer. Kristina graduated from the University of Florida in 2011 with her Master of Arts in Education (MAE) and Education Specialist (EdS) degrees. Throughout her graduate education, Kristina trained extensively in the use of play therapy with children and families. Since then she has worked as a in-home preschool educator with Migrant Education and a therapist at The Child Advocacy Center working with children that have been abused or neglected. Most recently, Kristina was able to combine her two passions, play therapy and early childhood education, as a Classroom Therapist at a local therapeutic preschool working with children with special emotional/behavioral needs. Kristina is passionate about working with children and families to help children get their best start in life. She is thrilled to work with your family in her latest capacity as owner/director of Little Robles Bilingual Preschool.
We are a proud member of the Wonderschool network.
Wonderschool is a group of early childhood programs that combine the quality standards of the best child care centers with the warmth of an in-home program in your neighborhood.