KAI MING HEAD START-GEARY CENTER

Center | Lic. #384001291

Program Location

6221 Geary Blvd SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94121

Phone Number

(415) 387-3133

Total Star Rating:

Rated on: 3/7/2016

Child Observation

This program uses the Desired Results Developmental Profile for observation and assessment twice a year, uploads the data into an online data management system, uses it to help plan curriculum, and holds parent conferences.

Developmental and Health Screenings

This program ensures that children receive a health or hearing/vision exam every year, and works with families to make sure all children receive a developmental screening using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire when they enroll, and later if needed.

Teacher/Family Child Care Home Qualifications

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

Effective Teacher-Child Interactions

This program has had an independent observer use the CLASS tool to assess teacher-child interactions, and uses the results to plan professional development.

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 a Master’s Degree, with 30 units of Early Childhood Education/Child Development classes, including specialized classes and 8 units of management/administration, or an Administrative Credential, and 21 hours of professional development every year.