Mother Goose School Announces Topics of Study for January

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Mother Goose School students will study Earth and the planets of the solar system during the month of January.

Earth Science is the focus this month at Mother Goose School. The children are learning about planet Earth, as well as the other planets in the solar system. Students will also be learning about the sun and how it keeps Earth warm and helps things grow.

Mother Goose School has daily and weekly activities planned on related topics such as the bodies of water, weather patterns, glaciers, volcanic activity, gravity, and various forms of life on Earth. This month’s theme is rich and covers a lot of territory.

Some Mother Goose classrooms will be learning about oceanography, the science of the sea. They will learn about salt water and fresh water, what lives and grows under the surface, the water cycle, evaporation and the effects of erosion, what creates sand at beaches and how rain and snow replenish rivers, streams and lakes.

What would earth science be without the discovery of dinosaur fossils? The school’s B-East classroom kicked off the month’s theme by studying this topic and creating a dinosaur-themed poster for the school lobby.

“The children are excited to be learning about these ancient creatures,” comments Dana Hemberger, owner of Mother Goose School. “We have our own wooden model of a pterodactyl hanging in our school entry. We are learning about the many ways the earth has changed since the end of the dinosaur era.”

In celebration of Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 20, the children at Mother Goose School will discuss his legacy and how his message of tolerance and integration has helped change the way people relate to each other as citizens in the United States and around the world.

Jan. 31 is Chinese New Year. Mother Goose School students will be celebrating the year of the horse. They will be learning about the lunar calendar and its 12 animals.

About the Company:
Mother Goose School has been serving the child care needs of families of San Francisco and the Bay Area as a day care and preschool facility since 1951. Mother Goose School is open to all children between the ages of 2 and 6. The primary focus of the school is to instill in each child a lifelong enjoyment of the learning process. The school is comprised of five developmental levels ranging from nursery through kindergarten age. Mother Goose School is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. They prepare and serve a hot, well-balanced lunch each day, as well as a nutritious mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack.

Mother Goose School believes that the development of the child's mind, body and character are equally important. In order to educate the whole child, their daily program includes instruction that is based on a balanced, all-inclusive curriculum. This preschool curriculum is specifically intended to provide a firm foundation for each child in preparation for any public or private school. The daily program at Mother Goose School includes academics, art and crafts, physical education and social skills. Music instruction is shared with morning classes twice weekly. Classrooms are equipped with child-friendly music. They also offer toilet training in their nursery program and a naptime every afternoon.

For more information, please visit their website at, or call them at (415) 424-4839. They tour prospective parents with their children daily at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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