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Play structure at McClaren EES

John McLaren Early Education School

2055 Sunnydale Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94134
Neighborhood: Visitacion Valley
Phone: 415-469-4519
Fax: 415-469-4577
Site Administrator/Principal: Ms. Nicole Scott

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Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Find out more about TK eligibility and enrollment.

Our TK program is designed to bridge the preschool learning environment with that of the traditional kindergarten classroom.  It is taught by multiple subject credentialed teachers who blend preschool and kindergarten instructional practices in order to meet the individual needs of each child.  The instructional day is from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM.  Out-of-school time care is available from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

Sign for McClaren EES Garden Play structure

Art supplies Play area on rug Play kitchen

Bulletin boards in the classroom Table Small indoor trampoline

At John McLaren Early Education School, we provide meaningful learning experiences that instill a passion for learning in our children. The center has diverse population of families and staff.

Our curriculum of choice is the Creative Curriculum. Creative Curriculum is a research-based curriculum which integrates what children learn, the learning environment, how children develop and learn, the role of the family, and the role of the teacher.

At John McLaren Early Education School we have a balance of indoor and outdoor learning experiences that support children in their cognitive, social and emotional, and physical development skills. We set up the classroom in learning centers to accommodate children of all learning styles, and we have a Resource Room where children can receive individualized attention or just have a quiet time.

We provide opportunities for hands-on-activities, indoors and outdoors. We have an outdoor garden area where children learn and connect with nature. Our children have opportunities to enjoy physical play in our beautiful outdoor space, and on rainy days and when needed, children do physical play in our movement room.

School Tours

Please contact our office for a tour of our school.

Afterschool programs

Our after-school program features before- and after-school care and serves children in grades K through 5 who attend any of the following – El Dorado, Lawton, Rooftop, Cleveland, Sheridan, E. R. Taylor, and Visitacion Valley Elementary Schools. We help the children who attend our after-school programs with their homework and also in math, literacy, and art. The program has enrichment activities including, field trips during spring and summer breaks, tutoring, and dance activities.

Languages Spoken by Staff

  • Cambodian
  • Cantonese
  • Igbo
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese