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Peekadoodle Preschool programs for ages 20 months+ in San Francisco's Inner Richmond. Peekadoodle's curriculum is founded on a balanced approach to learning.

Peekadoodle is a licensed preschool that provides an unparalleled approach to early childhood education and enrichment, community and compassion. At its core, Peekadoodle is committed to cultivating a community of curious learners who will become courageous and compassionate citizens of the world. Peekadoodle’s curriculum is rooted in a balanced approach to learning, and its mission is to prepare

Peekadoodle is a licensed preschool that provides an unparalleled approach to early childhood education and enrichment, community and compassion. At its core, Peekadoodle is committed to cultivating a community of curious learners who will become courageous and compassionate citizens of the world. Peekadoodle’s curriculum is rooted in a balanced approach to learning, and its mission is to prepare

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Spring has officially arrived at Peekadoodle! 🐛🌼🐜🌿🪱The sights and textures of insects, worms, plants and flowers have ap...
05/12/2022

Spring has officially arrived at Peekadoodle! 🐛🌼🐜🌿🪱The sights and textures of insects, worms, plants and flowers have appeared and are being explored in every classroom as well as our outside space. Our Margaret Moles and Oswald Owls have planted a variety of herbs, the Kendi Kangaroos are growing vegetables and the Fulton Frogs eagerly observe the growth of "Mr Seed" - their classroom radish plant. An ant farm has proved to be a source of fascinating scientific discovery as the children watch the ants tunnel and create their own little community. Each class has caterpillars that they have been monitoring as they eat, grow and change into chrysalides...we can't wait to see what happens next! As the school year comes to a close, our study of things that grow has reminded all of us how much our Peekadoodle students have grown and flourished themselves. 🌱

We are honored to announce that our 2021-2022 graduating class has been admitted to an array of independent, parochial, ...
05/04/2022

We are honored to announce that our 2021-2022 graduating class has been admitted to an array of independent, parochial, and public schools throughout the city. All of our students received offers to their first or second choice schools, with all students receiving multiple offers. Congrats, grads! 🎓

While Ms Edie may wear many hats at Peekadoodle, being our Cooking Specialist and Enrichment Teacher is one of our favor...
04/27/2022

While Ms Edie may wear many hats at Peekadoodle, being our Cooking Specialist and Enrichment Teacher is one of our favorites. Each week, Ms Edie collaborates with our Pre-K class, the Oswald Owls, to plan an interactive cooking lesson that centers around the letter of the week! Whether it's A for apple sauce, H for hummus, or S for strawberry shortcake, Ms Edie provides experiences that are rich in science, math, fine motor skills, and literacy. With years of experience teaching cooking classes for preschool and school-aged children, Ms Edie still finds the joy and value in the simplicity of squeezing citrus and chopping veggies. The children, and teachers, all love to sample the yummy creations cooked in class while the children grow their skills, abilities, and knowledge about food preparation. 🍳⏲👩‍🍳

Happy Earth Day from Peekadoodle! 🌎🌱
04/22/2022

Happy Earth Day from Peekadoodle! 🌎🌱

03/16/2022

Our annual fundraiser and benefit was a dazzling success!✨Thank you to everyone who helped us raise over $28,000 that will be used for professional development, school outfitting, and student enrichment! #peekadazzle

This month we offer a snapshot inside one of the cornerstones of Peekadoodle Preschool, our Herman class. Our Herman Her...
02/16/2022

This month we offer a snapshot inside one of the cornerstones of Peekadoodle Preschool, our Herman class. Our Herman Hermit Crab class, which starts at 20 months, is our "Prep" program, which literally prepares and provides our students a firm foundation for success in the preschool setting and our Academy program. This is usually the Herman students first time spending days away from home, and they are met with the compassion and comfort of experienced teachers who know how to ease this transition. They discover their independence and school selves while being offered a variety of sensory and play opportunities as well as the introduction of school materials and routines. The Herman students learn how to say good bye to their caregivers and feel secure in knowing they are safe and growing in a rich and vibrant learning environment.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Peekadoodle! 💌
02/14/2022

Happy Valentine’s Day from Peekadoodle! 💌

There was a fun chill in the air as our school explored all things Winter. Earth tones of the Fall transitioned into the...
02/10/2022

There was a fun chill in the air as our school explored all things Winter. Earth tones of the Fall transitioned into the cool colors of snow and ice. Scientific discovery was had in every class as we learned about what creates snow and observed the freezing of water as well as the melting of ice and what may hasten or slow down the process. Ice itself was used as an art medium, either through freezing paint or painting ice cubes themselves. There was even the joy of creating frozen treats and of course even more joy when we got to eat them! Stay tuned as our cool colors melt away in to the warm reds and pinks of Lunar New Year and the love shared in February.

Peekadoodle's February Tuesday Teacher Takeover features the patient and warm-hearted Assistant Teacher for our 4 year o...
02/01/2022

Peekadoodle's February Tuesday Teacher Takeover features the patient and warm-hearted Assistant Teacher for our 4 year old Kendi class, Ms Lori. A San Francisco native, Ms Lori joined our Peekadoodle team in the Fall of 2021. Having worked as a behavioral therapist, Ms. Lori brings to the classroom a unique strength in her ability to support the social and emotional development of her students. During free play, Ms Lori is especially skilled at responding in a nurturing and empathetic manner to help students navigate and resolve conflicts by listening and learning from one another. The Kendi Kangaroo students are drawn to her amazingly compassionate, calm and caring nature. Ms Lori loves to plan creative and interactive science activities in her classroom curriculum as well as encourage important imaginative and dramatic play amongst her students. See more in our stories!

Peekadoodle Academy is enrolling now for Fall 2022 programming! Learn more about our program by visiting www.peekadoodle...
01/24/2022

Peekadoodle Academy is enrolling now for Fall 2022 programming! Learn more about our program by visiting www.peekadoodle.com/academy and apply by our preferred application deadline of January 31, 2022!

We celebrate the new year by taking a peek inside of our 2 year old Fulton classroom! Our year long goal for the Fulton ...
01/18/2022

We celebrate the new year by taking a peek inside of our 2 year old Fulton classroom! Our year long goal for the Fulton Frogs is to develop a sense of routine, thereby fostering the independence and confidence that comes from the comfort of structured school days. Our Fulton students also begin to move away from the parallel play of toddlerhood and form connections and relationships within the classroom. Our youngest Academy class is introduced to the fundamentals of early childhood education through sensory exploration, tactile play and the introduction of new art and school materials. It is always rewarding to see the immense progress and development the Fulton Frog students make as they grow into their independent school selves as well as valued members of their class and school community.

As Peekadoodle students approach Kindergarten, teachers prepare them for their future classroom environment, keeping in ...
01/16/2022

As Peekadoodle students approach Kindergarten, teachers prepare them for their future classroom environment, keeping in mind academic expectations and social-emotional opportunities for growth., Peekadoodle's early academic Pre-K class focuses on the forms and functions of early academics and reinforces a strong sense of self in our students. Our intentional literacy program strengthens fine motor, early reading and writing, story telling, and phonemic awareness skills while studying the alphabet A-Z. The 6 hour school day mimics that of a Kindergarten day and has dedicated enrichment classes with specialists in art, music, and cooking. Our goal is to expose the children to a wide variety of learning experiences across the different domains so they graduate from our program feeling completely prepared for the kindergarten experience. Learn more and apply for Fall 2022 programming by visiting www.peekadoodle.com/academy

Our January Teacher Feature focuses on our amazing Associate Teacher of our 4 year old Kendi class, Ms Jocelyn. Ms Jocel...
01/11/2022

Our January Teacher Feature focuses on our amazing Associate Teacher of our 4 year old Kendi class, Ms Jocelyn. Ms Jocelyn, currently also a student studying psychology at San Francisco State, joined our Peekadoodle community during our 2021 summer camp and seamlessly joined the Kendi Kangaroo teaching team in the Fall. Ms Jocelyn brings a creativity and imagination to the art and science activities within the Kendi curriculum, exemplified by the classroom walls which are adorned with students' vibant artwork and author study projects. Her patient and peaceful nature creates a warm and engaging classroom environment where students are free to express themselves while developing important social and emotional skills through their play. Through her weekly yoga instruction, Ms Jocelyn empowers her students to learn how to self-regulate and calm their bodies and minds. Learn even more about the remarkable Ms Jocelyn in our stories!

This month we are excited to share a snapshot of our 3 year old class, the Margaret Moles. The Margaret class focuses on...
12/15/2021

This month we are excited to share a snapshot of our 3 year old class, the Margaret Moles. The Margaret class focuses on fostering the student's independence by supporting their developing sense of will, choice and self regulation. The classroom offers a wide array of learning opportunities through early mathematics, art, science and rich and stimulating sensory experiences. The Margaret Moles also have a year-long study of their "magic letter" - the first letter of their first name. This study inspires children to think critically about letters, names, and literacy! The Margaret class has fun days full of lively outdoor play and thoughtful as well as thought provoking circle times. We love watching these three year olds emerge from toddlerhood and become engaged and interesting friends and learners.

Apply now for Peekadoodle Prep, our preschool preparedness program beginning at 20 months. With a nurturing environment ...
12/12/2021

Apply now for Peekadoodle Prep, our preschool preparedness program beginning at 20 months. With a nurturing environment and a focus on developing a "school self", Prep is an excellent option for a first time drop-off program to expose children to school, play, and peers. Enrolling now for the Spring, Summer, and Fall quarter. Learn more here: peekadoodle.com/prep

Spring: begins March 2022
Summer: begins June 2022
Fall: begins September 2022

Our December Teacher Feature spotlights the wonderful Ms Emily who joined the Peekadoodle team in Summer 2021 and assist...
12/07/2021

Our December Teacher Feature spotlights the wonderful Ms Emily who joined the Peekadoodle team in Summer 2021 and assists our older 2s and young 3s Fulton classroom as well as our extended care program. Ms Emily greets her students each morning with her signature cheerful and positive energy as well as excitement and enthusiasm for the day's activities and lesson plan. Ms Emily enjoys creating fun and interactive sensory activities to keep her students engaged and consistently exploring in the classroom. The Fulton Frogs love Ms Emily's playful nature and she can often be found singing, laughing, and dancing with her students throughout the school day. For the students who stay for extended care, Ms Emily provides a warm and comforting presence as they transition to quiet rest and relaxing activities after a busy day of school. See more in our stories!

The November Classroom Feature is taking a peek in to our Kendi Kangaroo class. The primary focus of the 4 year old Kend...
11/17/2021

The November Classroom Feature is taking a peek in to our Kendi Kangaroo class. The primary focus of the 4 year old Kendi class is to strengthen social emotional development through peer scaffolding, in which our students can engage in reciprocal learning and teaching moments. This fall our Kendi class has worked on enhancing their love of literacy through their monthly author study as well as a daily practice of writing their name by signing in when they arrive in their classroom. The use of affirmation cards help the children learn how to label and validate feelings as well as develop a stronger sense of self. Games that include the entire class not only exercise their gross motor skills, but also teach turn taking and collaboration.The Kendi class also reserves plenty of time for music, art, and indoor as well as outdoor open ended play. 🦘

Fall has flown by here at Peekadoodle. Our classrooms were filled with the oranges, yellows and reds of Autumn as we imm...
11/11/2021

Fall has flown by here at Peekadoodle. Our classrooms were filled with the oranges, yellows and reds of Autumn as we immersed ourselves in our Harvest unit. 🍂🍎🌻 Apples, sunflowers and pumpkins were explored through a variety of mediums, including art, science, early mathematics and engaging sensory experiences. Peekadoodle also indulged in a little bit of eerie fun as we celebrated Halloween. We are continuing to dig deeper in to harvest as Thanksgiving approaches. Stay tuned! Our classrooms will become winter wonderlands as the snowy season approaches!

Our November Teacher Feature spotlights the amazing Ms Naomi! After working for several years as a teacher's assistant, ...
11/02/2021

Our November Teacher Feature spotlights the amazing Ms Naomi! After working for several years as a teacher's assistant, we welcomed Ms Naomi to the Peekadoodle team in the summer of 2021. She has transitioned seamlessly into her role as Assistant Teacher in our Pre-K Oswald class. Ms Naomi's calm, patient, and supportive nature helps create a nurturing learning environment for the students as they develop their literacy skills and build upon their social and emotional skills in preparation for kindergarten. Ms Naomi is especially known for her amazing technology skills in editing photos and creating visuals that enhance and deepen the students' classroom experience. Both her co-workers as well as her students are so grateful to have Ms Naomi as a part of the Peekadoodle community!

Happy Halloween from Peekadoodle! 🎃 We’d also like the thank the San Francisco Fire Department for a very special visit ...
10/31/2021

Happy Halloween from Peekadoodle! 🎃 We’d also like the thank the San Francisco Fire Department for a very special visit on Friday! 🚒

Peek-a-boo! Our Prep and Academy students enjoyed tricks and treats at our Halloween celebrations! 👻🎃🐢
10/29/2021

Peek-a-boo! Our Prep and Academy students enjoyed tricks and treats at our Halloween celebrations! 👻🎃🐢

This school year, we are highlighting each Peekadoodle class with a monthly Classroom Feature. Classroom Features will s...
10/20/2021

This school year, we are highlighting each Peekadoodle class with a monthly Classroom Feature. Classroom Features will spotlight each classroom's unique class focus and stage of early learning. This month we feature the Oswald Owls, our Pre-K class which focuses on kindergarten readiness and foundations of early academics. The Oswald class has jumped right into our new school year, beginning with their year long study of life skills and values by exploring FRIENDSHIP. They collaborated on projects, made friendly gestures to one another as well as to their Kendi friends and engaged in lively discussions on how we can show and receive friendship. They deepened their study through books, art, and even food by creating a special "friendship" snack mix! They then moved on to our core value of COMMUNITY, which was celebrated by a walk around our own Peekadoodle community, spying Halloween decorations and taking note of nearby landmarks including our local Police Station. The Oswald Owls also began their literacy study that will take them from A-Z over the course of the school year. Each school day tackles a new way of exploring their letter of the week through journaling, writing using both fine and gross motor skills, poetry and even cooking! The rest of the Oswald days are filled with music, art, free play and fun times in our outside play yard.

Our October Tuesday Teacher Takeover celebrates the amazing, energetic and enthusiastic Ms Lizzy, who teaches our Fulton...
10/05/2021

Our October Tuesday Teacher Takeover celebrates the amazing, energetic and enthusiastic Ms Lizzy, who teaches our Fulton class! Ms Lizzy has been an integral part of our Peekadoodle team since 2014. After starting as our lead enrichment program teacher, Ms Lizzy quickly transitioned to Lead Teacher in our Academy preschool program. Ms Lizzy brings her creative and artistic skills into the classroom, and is especially known for creating engaging and interactive sensory activities to help students explore their surroundings and expand their learning. Her patient and caring nature helps support our 2 and young 3 year old students develop their school selves and accustom themselves to being in a preschool classroom. She lovingly partners with Peekadoodle families to foster every part of her student's growth including potty training and other self help skills. Learn more about Ms Lizzy in our stories!

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4228 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA
94118

General information

Peekadoodle is a licensed preschool that offers flexible enrollment options for students ages 20 months and older, with a balanced approach to learning. Our school's mission is focused on preparing young learners for kindergarten and beyond. Peekadoodle's preschool programs include Prep (20 mo+) which runs quarterly, Academy (ages 27 mo+) which runs September-June, and summer camps open to children ages 3-5.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

(415) 440-7335

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Peekadoodle was created by two moms in 2008 who wanted just one thing – to help parents see their children happy. They developed a Kidsclub concept that would provide a place for community and play for families with young children. For ten years, the Kidsclub bustled with imaginative play, enrichment activities, and parenting resources.

Committed to meeting the needs of its member community, Peekadoodle began to increasingly offer early childhood educational opportunities. In 2011, in its flagship location, Peekadoodle launched a preschool and custom-created five new classrooms.

Today, Peekadoodle is exclusively a licensed preschool designed especially for the modern, urban family. With flexible enrollment options and bright, friendly classrooms, the school serves students ages 20 months and older.

Creating a sense of community among families remains at the heart of Peekadoodle’s program offerings. Our school’s mission is now more focused on preparing young learners for kindergarten and beyond.

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