Kai Ming’s Philosophy of Education
Kai Ming’s educational philosophy is rooted in a set of values believing that:
· Providing a culturally and linguistically responsive program that partners with parents is an essential ingredient to school readiness and life long learning.
· A learning experience that draws on children’s interests and strengths is vital to ensure education is personalized and relevant. This includes a wide range of developmentally appropriate learning opportunities in an adaptive environment designed to support children with varying abilities.
· Qualified teachers, who receive support, resources, and are empowered to work with children and their families, create highly effective learning environments.
· Combining the best of experiential, individual, group learning, and through the use of technology and the latest educational tools, creates a state-of-the-art classroom.
Research-based curriculum is the foundation to fulfilling these values, as well as collaborative research initiatives conducted on-site. These enable us to meet the dynamic and diverse needs of the immediate community through best practice, as well as contribute to the field of early childhood education by helping professionals enhance their work with children and families.
St. Luke Center is located at 1755 Clay Street in San Francisco, which is a convenient location for public transportation access. We currently have one Full Day Full Year classroom and two Full Day Part Year classrooms, serving a total of 62 children ages three to five, and their families. The center has a rooftop playground with two play structures, a biking area, a beautiful sand box, and learning areas for manipulatives, books, art, music, and blocks. Children learn about nature by taking care of plants, which fosters empathy toward others.
Richmond Center is located off Geary Boulevard, close to Lincoln Park on 33rd Ave, inside Pine United Methodist Church. We strive to provide a safe, healthy, and motivating learning environment for children ages 3-5. Teachers use the Creative Curriculum to support children in developing their social, emotional, language, gross-motor, and cognitive skills.
Dr. T. Kong Lee (TKL) Center is located at 950 Powell Street, in the same building as our main office. The center offers two part day classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
All our activities at TKL Center are directed to promote social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of each child which is geared to their ages, interests, and abilities.
North Beach Center is located at 1170 Columbus Avenue (between Bay and Francisco) just a walking distance away from Chinatown. Our center has two classrooms that are both full day and serves forty families. We have a beautiful outdoor playground with a small learning garden where children can explore, ride bikes or use outdoor equipment.
Geary Center is providing educational services for children ages 3 to 5 years old. It is located at 6221 Geary Boulevard on the first floor of Richmond Senior Center Building. We currently serve children in two full day classrooms. The center has a wonderful rooftop playground with a climbing structure, sand and water play area as well as plenty of space to ride tricycles.
Sunset Center is located at the corner of Taraval Street and 38th street in the Outer Sunset district. Currently, we serve children and their families in two full day classrooms.
The majority of our staff members have been working with young children for over ten years. We are multilingual and speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese and Tagalog. Our staff members also have talents in singing, playing music instrument and creative arts.
The Broadway Center is located at 820 Battery Street. We provide services to 58 families with children ages from three to five years old. We have three classrooms in which one classroom (FD1) is open full-day, all year round and two classrooms (FD2 and FD3) are open full-day, part year.
The Rainbow Center is located at 799 Pacific Avenue. We provide services to 41 families with children ages from 6 months old to five years old. We have three classrooms at Rainbow Center: Infant Class: 6 months to 18 months, Toddler Class: 18 months to 36 months, and a Pre-School Class: 3 years to 5 years old.