NIHONMACHI LITTLE FRIENDS SUTTER SITE

Center | Lic. #380504776

Program Location

1830 Sutter St SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94115

Phone Number

(415) 922-4060

Total Star Rating:

Rated on: 11/3/2016

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 scores highest 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: Title 22 Regulations
Infant/Toddler Ratio of 4:16
Toddler Ratio 3:18

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.