HELEN HAWK CHILDREN’S CENTER

Center | Lic. #380506508

Program Location

111 Page St SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102

Phone Number

(415) 863-0681

Total Star Rating:

Rated on: 2/10/2017

Child Observation

This program uses a valid and reliable child assessment/ observation tool aligned with CA Foundation & Frameworks twice a year.

Developmental and Health Screenings

This program works with families to ensure screening of all children using a valid and reliable developmental screening tool at entry and as indicated by results thereafter.

Teacher/Family Child Care Home Qualifications

Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and 21 hours of professional development annually.

Effective Teacher-Child Interactions

The classes in this program have had an independent observer use the CLASS tool to assess teacher-child interactions and scores high on providing:

  • Emotional support
  • An organized classroom
  • Consistent schedules and routines
  • Interactions that build vocabulary, critical thinking skills and curiosity
  • Lessons that include children’s experiences and ideas

Ratios and Group Size

Center – Ratio: Group Size
Infant/Toddler – 3:12 or 2:8
Toddler – 2:10
Preschool – 3:24 or 2:20

Program Environment

This program’s environment has been assessed by an independent observer using the Environmental Rating Scale, and it rates highest on providing:

  • A safe, clean, and enriching environment
  • Good health practices
  • A variety of activities, materials and play areas right for a child’s age

Director Qualifications

The director of this program has an Associate’s Degree with 24 units of Early Childhood Education/Child Development classes, 6 units of preschool management/administration and 2 units of supervision, or a Child Development Site Supervisor Permit, and 21 hours of professional development every year.