KAI MING HEAD START-RICHMOND

Center | Lic. #384001019

Program Location

426 33rd Ave Fl 2 SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94121

Phone Number

(415) 386-3096

Total Star Rating:

Rated on: 2/20/2018

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

Bachelor’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 – 3:9 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 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.