MISSION HEAD START-MISSION BAY CHILD DEV. CTR.

Center | Lic. #384001138

Program Location

152 Berry St SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94107

Phone Number

(415) 856-0650

Total Star Rating:

Rated on: 3/2/2018

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 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 – 3:12 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 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.