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The center is conviently located at 303 Second St in the South Tower in the SOMA district of downtown San Francisco of I-80 and near the Montgomery St BART station. For those using public transportation, they can locate near by stops at : http://www.303second.com/transit info.html

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Our School-Age Program

Guiding children to experience their world and pursue their interests

We provide school-age child care for school holidays, school closing days, summer day camp or when there is a need for back-up or emergency care. In our school-age program, we provide children with the opportunity to live, learn and socialize in a relaxed setting outside of school.

We offer a wealth of enrichment activities that engage the interests of school-age children. You may find school-age children creating a magazine or a video, playing chess or shooting hoops, tutoring each other or forming a club. Teachers are there alongside, facilitating, guiding and understanding that learning does not have to take on the tone and texture of a school day but rather be filled with fun.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"The Staff at backup is excellent. My son only goes 3-4 times a year, yet they know who he is when we get there. They are awesome. He has gone there since he was 2 and he's now 10 and still likes going there. "

Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Tackling homework assignments, reading chapter books, engaging in long conversations with teachers and peers.
  • Math Counts Measuring weight, length, and volume, using math to solve problems.
  • Science Rocks Investigating forces of nature, developing hypotheses and conclusions, using computers, magazines, and books to explore the world.
  • ArtSmart Studying great artists, individual exploration of performance arts including dance, singing, musical instruments, and drama.
  • Our World Exploring diverse cultures, showing interest in finding solutions to issues of discrimination and injustice, becoming involved in service projects.
  • Well Aware Taking responsibility for a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise and healthy eating, participating in extracurricular activities including team sports and dance.

Learning at Home

Fractions

You Will Need:

Ingenuity

Directions:

Notice and discuss the fractions in your child's world!

  • When eating pizza or a pie, count the pieces of an eight-piece pie, 1/8, 2/8, etc.
  • Help your child cut her sandwich in half, fourths, thirds.
  • Discuss what part of the family she is:  if she is one of six members of a family, she is 1/6th of the family.
  • Let your child divide the dessert among your family members, i.e. if you have 5 brownies and four people, each person gets 1 and 1/4 of a brownie.
  • Include your child when you’re baking something that asks for measurements (1/4 cup, etc.).

Tip:

Here’s a list of books to read on this topic:

  • The Door Bell Rang – Pat Hutchinson
  • Eating Fractions – Bruce McMillan
  • Half Birthday Party – Charlette Pomeranz

If your child does not show an interest in fractions, wait until another time.


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