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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the philosophy of the school?
    Every family is welcome at Wind in the Willows. We strive to reflect all racial, cultural and economic segments of the community. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum recognizes the value of children learning through play, at their own pace and within a context that is meaningful to them. We provide a safe and nurturing environment that emphasizes creativity, socialization, motor skills and emotional and cognitive development.
  2. What ages do you take?
    Wind in the Willows enrolls children aged 2 years 9 months to 5. Children must be 3 by December 31st.
  3. When does school start?
    We start school the Tuesday following Labor Day.
  4. What is the school calendar?
    We start school the Tuesday following Labor Day and run through mid-June. We have the same holidays as most public and private schools - two weeks at the end of December, one week for spring break and the same school holidays observed by the S.F.U.S.D. calendar.
  5. What are the hours of the school?

    Hours of Operation

    Preschool Session
    Drop off:  8:30-8:45 a.m.
    Pick up:  12:45-1:00 p.m.
    Transitional Kindergarten
    Drop off:  8:30-8:45 a.m.
    Pick up:  2:30 p.m.
    Extended Care
    until 2:30 p.m.
  6. How many teachers are there?
    Our staff consists of one director/teacher and five other teachers who, we are proud to say, have a combined 50 years of experience in early childhood education. The student teacher ratio at any given time is 6:1.
  7. How is tuition handled?
    Yearly tuition is broken down into 10 equal payments paid monthly or you can pay once or twice a year if you prefer.
  8. Do you accept children with special needs?
    Special needs students are welcome depending on the school's ability to accomodate their needs. Parents and teachers will confer together regarding the best plan for the child.
  9. What is the application process?
    Please see our Enrollment page.


Wind in the Willows
713 Monterey Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94127

Close to MUNI bus lines 23, 43 and 36.