KAI MING HEAD START-NORTH BEACH CENTER

Center | Lic. #384001489

Program Location

1170 Columbus Ave SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94133

Phone Number

(415) 931-1088

Total Star Rating:

Rated on: 3/10/2016

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. It also works with families to make sure all children receive a developmental screening using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire and the Ages and Stages/Social Emotional Questionnaire (ASQ and ASQ-SE), and uses the results to make referrals and plan interventions and adaptations in the program.

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 – 3:9 or better
Toddler – 3:12 or better
Preschool – 1:8 ratio and group size of no more than 20

Program Environment

This program’s environment has been assessed by an independent observer using the Environmental Rating Scale, and it rates high 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 Bachelor’s Degree, with 24 units of Early Childhood Education/Child Development classes, and 8 units of management/administration, or a Child Development Program Director Permit, and 21 hours of professional development every year.