About Kid Time South
Kid Time South is our new preschool location near downtown Walnut Creek. Set in the hills in a beautiful setting, our nature based program allows for circle time in the grove, painting under the trees and learning indoors and outdoors daily.
Pizza Pups: Ages 2-3
Pizza Pups are our twos and young threes. Their day is comprised of lots of singing, hands on activities, and learning how to interact with others, both children and teachers! They are our youngest group, and much of their time here is spent figuring out how to be a part of a group, use their words, and transitioning from parallel play to playing with others.
Since for many this is their first foray away from mom and dad or in preschool, we spend a lot of time balancing between nurturing and showing firm boundaries to make them feel safe in a new environment.
Lunch Box Kids: Ages 3-4
Lunch Box Kids are our threes and young fours. At this age the children are learning social skills, and a large part of their time is spent negotiating during play, learning problem solving, working together, taking turns and sharing, when appropriate. The teachers spend a lot of time on one knee with this class, working out social issues with one another and assisting in the process of problem solving!
While there is some focus on “academic” learning, it's all done in a developmentally appropriate way, and the children are given as much choice as possible in how to spend their day.
Ruff Dogs: Ages 4-5
The Ruff Dogs are our fours and young fives, or pre-Kindergarteners. There is a lot more structure in their day than in the two younger groups; much focus is given to Kindergarten Readiness, while at the same time making sure that the children are enjoying their time at school. One of our core values is to meet the needs of each individual child, and much effort is made to meet each Ruff Dog where THEY are to be sure that they are getting as much as possible from the program.
Our children leave for Kindergarten very well prepared, and more importantly, ready and excited to learn!
Giant Pork Chops: Kindergarten After Care
Kid Time South has the ability to pick up Kindergarten friends from neighborhood schools and care for them After School. We pick up daily in minivans and transport them to our school, where they can spend their afternoons doing a little homework time as needed and some much needed play. Kid Time believes that five year olds need play as much as younger friends do, and enjoy providing a safe place for even the big kids to freely explore their environment.
A Day in the Life at Kid Time
Our Kid Time South Staff
Kid Time prides itself on its teachers.
Our staff consists of caring individuals who enjoy their jobs and at the same time bring a level of professionalism with them. Kid Time strives for low turnover and fosters relationships with long time teachers who help out as needed; we never call in strangers as substitutes. Both Kid Time's Owner and Director work with the children daily, keeping them in touch with the day to day activities and schedules which helps keep the quality level high.
Like learning, we believe staff training is an ongoing process. Staff meetings, training sessions, conferences and classes are offered to keep the teachers learning and growing throughout their employment at Kid Time.
Current Kid Time South Families
Hello there and welcome to Kid Time South! Now that you're here, you can stay up-to-date with all the activities at school, as well as all upcoming events and holidays!
Thanks to all who attended our Saturday meeting and Potluck!
We look forward to a beautiful spring with your children.
Get ready for mud and dirt and worms and planting!
8/8/19-8/14/19 - Annual Closure
9/2/19 - Labor Day
11/11- Veterans Day
11/28/19-11/29/19 - Thanksgiving (Th, F)
12/24/19-12/26/19 - Christmas (T,W,Th)
12/31/19-1/1/20 - New Years Eve/Day
1/20/20 - MLKJ Day
2/17/20 - Presidents Day
5/25/20 - Memorial Day
7/3/20 - Independence Day
8/5-8/11 - Annual Closure
8/12 First Day of School!