Valle De Ninos 984 Dolores St. San Francisco, CA 94110 US

(415) 285-2845

Valle De Ninos

Bilingual Preschool

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Valle De Ninos

Valle De Ninos 984 Dolores St. San Francisco, CA 94110 US

aida@valledeninos.com

Hours

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09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 3:30pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Parent Perspectives

Parent Perspectives

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Susie

Jun 2016

Susie's 4 year old attended Valle De Niños Preschool in 2015

VDN has been amazing! We have absolutely loved it. The director and teachers are incredibly dedicated and talented. They love what they do, and it shows.

My son, Nate, has thrived at VDN. He loves it - the teachers and the special community they cultivate, the animals, the caterpillar projects, the countless art projects, the piano, the drums, the garden, the baking projects, the healthy homemade food--and of course, the other kids. He has learned so much through all of these amazing play-based activities and he has developed so much socially, emotionally, and cognitively. I was a little concerned when we first started because there were fewer older kids his age (he turned 5 at VDN in Nov); however, being an older kid has enabled him to be a leader and teacher and he has help other kids grow as well. My son absolutely adores Teacher/Director Aida and all of the teachers--and so do we. Teacher Aida is exceedingly dedicated to making VDN special.We feel incredibly grateful to have been a part of this warm, nurturing community. He is absolutely ready for kindergarten. I highly recommend this program over more academic T-K programs.  

Why Valle De Niños Preschool?

I just got a wonderful gut instinct when I visited: the kids and teachers were so engaged. The teachers seemed so warm and loving. One was playing guitar and the kids were enthralled. I loved that there was music, art, a garden, and animals! Just a great gut feeling that it was sweet and special place...and I was right!

  

Eliza

Oct 2015

Eliza's 3 year old attended Valle De Niños Preschool in 2015

We love it! Such a wonderful dynamic. A great size. A lovely group of teachers and other families. Our daughter never wants to leave when we go to pick her up.

We are a white, well educated, not very high earning family. We are looking to help our daughter feel connected to and well integrated with our neighborhood and many different individuals and groups of people who live in it. Learning Spanish is an important part of this for us. We want her to be in a stable, play-filled, curiosity filled environment, that introduces her to new experiences and ideas, while also letting her explore those new ideas on her own. We don't want her to be in too much of a bubble where she's only meeting other people from one particular cultural identity or group. Valle is really striking that balance for us. She is very very happy there, and we feel like she is growing and learning in great ways, many of which complement and really add on to what we are able to provide at home.

Why Valle De Niños Preschool?

A number of factors contributed to our choice. We were thinking about timing, proximity to our home, ability to do 3 days instead of 5 days, philosophy of the school, physical environment of the school, culture of the school, access to Spanish, and overall feeling about the situation. We also already had two friends enrolled who had given Valle great reviews. We were only considering play-based places.

  

Vanessa

Mar 2015

Vanessa's 2 year old attended Valle De Niños Preschool in 2014

My son took to the school from day one and is always excited to go. Sometimes it is hard to get him to leave.

I was surprised and happy to learn that Teacher Aida's philosophy is similar to our family in the way the children are treated. I appreciate the monthly family gatherings which always make me happy to be part of this special school. I love that they have animals that live in the classroom and Teacher Aida is so adept at handling them as well as having the children spend time with them. She has hired some very special teachers as well that make it such a well rounded preschool. Teacher Julia has brought in some waldolf inspiration that I love. I did have intentions to apply to other schools this year that my son was now old enough for but decided that this place was perfect for our family at this time so we are staying next year. 

Why Valle De Niños Preschool?

I was looking for a preschool in my neighborhood that had outside space and part-time availability.

Outstanding Teachers/Staff

Yes. My son really loves Marie. Today he asked me why does she have to leave to go to another school? I miss her sometimes.
I love teacher Julia's Waldorf philosophy that she incorporates into the school. 

Favorite Activities

The field trip to Elkus Ranch was a hit.

  

Gaby

Mar 2015

Gaby's 4 year old attended Valle De Niños Preschool in 2014

Positive nurturing experience.

We needed quality and affordable full time care for our daughter. We feel confident and relaxed knowing that our child is in a safe, engaging, nurturing environment. She is been exposed to creative projects, she has grown emotionally and socially and she loves and enjoys going to school every single day.
We feel grateful and fortunate to be part of this awesome preschool.

Why Valle De Niños Preschool?

I chose Valle de Niños because of its bilingual program, play-based, small size. High qualified teachers. Nurturing program.

Outstanding Teachers/Staff

All the teachers are great and unique. They all have contributed to our daughter's growing. However, our daughter adores the director/teacher Aida!

Favorite Activities

Using a real drill to build a bird house
Learning to sew
Field trip to Elkus Ranch
Making a clay volcano
Drumming class
Tie-dye
Water play
Gardening