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1650 41 Ave San Francisco, CA 94122
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"Lana's Dwarfs" was established March 16 1995.

Who We Are? We are professional teachers who have united the efforts and knowledge for achievement of an overall aim - creations and developments of a daycare of new type.

LANA GAVRILUTSA in business since 1985.

  • The graduate of the Kishinev Pedagogical Institute: Bachelor degree in Psychology and Pedagogy of Early Childhood Education.
  • Early childhood education diploma.
  • Pediatric First Aid and CPR certified

  • Author of a unique technique of preparation for school: "Learning alphabet and mathematics through arts and crafts".
  • Production director of children's theatrical groups

  • RINA GRATS in business since 1963.

  • Bachelor of Education (Kishinev Pedagogical Institute)
  • Master degree in Speech Therapy (Moldova State University)
  • Early childhood education diploma.
  • Pediatric First Aid and CPR certified

  • Logopedist, author of an unique technique of speech defects corrections and development of speech.

  • Our aim is to provide a secure, happy, loving, and safe environment, which enables each child to reach his/her full mental, physical and social growth potential.
    We put a maximum of energy and positive emotions because we are engaged in that business which we love and in work we trust.

  • To encourage and foster the development of positive self-esteem and self concept;
  • To promote the development of each child into a self-confident, risk-taking learner for life
  • To promote the development of positive social skills.
  • To promote the development of fine and gross motor skills.
  • To promote the development of cognitive and creative skills in the areas of literacy, math, science, music, art, and language development.
  • To promote the development of independence, self-reliance, and self-discipline.
  • To promote the development of positive communication skills.
    "Lana's Dwarfs" day care is open from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. We are closed on the following official holidays, as well as on 5 days determined in advance.
    Earlier drop-off and later pick-up times can be arranged. If it needs to be on a consistent basis an additional cost per hour will be calculated into your rate but it must be approved beforehand.

    We providing 5 meals a day: breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 snacks.


    Please see below for our scheduled holidays and closing days:

  • Winter Break
  • Martin Luther King Jr.s Birthday
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Summer Break
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and following Friday

  • Also we reserve the right to take a few days off at own expense (without payment), but will make an announcement in a few weeks prior that day(s).
    • colors, shapes, sizes
    • numbers 0-9, number line 0-10 (to 20), counting to 20 (to 100) and back
    • ordinal numbers
    • number formation
    • ways to make numbers
    • comparing numbers and objects, signs (<, >, = )
    • making and solving simple word problems
    • simple geometry
    • measurements
    • time and money
    • learning the alphabet
    • writing letters
    • phonics
    • forming and reading simple words and sentences
    • understanding rhyme, opposites
    • memorizing poems
    • speech development
    • reading books
    • vocabulary enrichment
    • reading childrens literature of various subjects and discussing it with the children
    • reading and retelling stories
    • forming stories based on a series of pictures/drawings
    • creating own stories
    • memorizing poems
    • performing childrens stories

    • daily observation of nature and weather
    • seasons, months, days of the week
    • flora
    • fauna
    • the person and his health
    • the world around us (behavior ethics, mutual relationships between people, holidays, etc)
    The main goal-introduction of fine arts, as well as motor development and preparation of the hand for writing through lessons in drawing, painting, clay and paper craft.
    • working with paint and pencils
    • learning colors and the mixing of them
    • developing the ability to color, shade
    • connecting the dots
    • drawing geometric figures
    • drawing simple objects using geometric figures
    • compositions, nature, animals and people
    • animals, people, objects
    • compositions
    • working with scissors and paper (cutting, folding)
    • mosaics
    • working with natural material
    • learning childrens songs
    • rhythmic and dance movements
    • introduction to musical instruments for kids
    • musical fantasy
    • theatrical performances
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