Lauren Lee

Sun Room Teacher

Lauren was born on the Big Island of Hawaii in a small town named Hilo. Lauren has worked with children of all ages for about 9 years, varying from newborn infants to adolescent children. She moved to San Francisco to study at the City College of San Francisco, obtaining her Associates degree in Child Development. She worked as a substitute teacher in the Bay Area, traveling to multiple preschools in the county, teaching in a variety of preschool environments, such as Montessori, Head Start, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia. She then moved on to work as a full time preschool teacher in San Francisco at a Reggio Emilia inspired program. After obtained her Associates degree, she moved down to the sunny city of Long Beach to further her education at the California State University of Long Beach. She is currently working towards her Bachelors degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Child Development and Family Studies.

2020/2021 Program with COVID-19 Protocols

Fall Session Dates:
September 9, 2020 to June 11, 2021

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 12:30 PM

Tuition: $1497/month

Some of the considerations that informed this decision include:

  1. Class size: Maintaining the limit of 10 children per class, with the Bungalow (for ages 4.5+) limited to fewer children since the classroom is smaller than the other two classrooms.
  2. Dedicated teachers: Teachers will remain with their cohort for the duration of the school day to minimize other staff having to step in.
  3. Smaller teacher to student ratio: With smaller group sizes, children can expect more opportunities for one-on-one work with a teacher. The ratio will be 1:5 in the Garden and Sun Rooms, and will be 1:7 in the Bungalow.
  4. Accommodating our full-day families: Most of our families need a full-day schedule so offering a longer school day would work for the majority of families.
  5. Weekly staff meeting: We will have a shorter school day on Fridays so our staff can meet to connect over school news and curriculum planning. We plan to conduct socially-distanced staff meetings outdoors after the children are picked up from school.
  6. Robust health protocol and enhanced cleaning and sanitizing: Extra measures in place to keep everyone as healthy as possible.

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