San Francisco | Spanish Immersion Preschool
Children at Banana Fana are able to learn through direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas in Spanish and English. They impact their own learning by interacting with different materials, each other, and the teachers. We believe that with cooperative play and creative activities, kids reach their social, emotional and physical milestones naturally and with ease. Our teachers offer emotional and intellectual support to the students, but also allow children to make and pursue their own decisions. Teachers thus expand children’s thinking with diverse materials in the classroom and nurturing interactions. We help children become more independent, responsible, and confident. This helps them to be ready for school and ready for life.
Banana Fana Preschool is where young children will get the tools and support they need for their healthy development. We carefully design our activities to adequately nurture the emotional, intellectual and physical growth of our students. We provide lots hands-on learning opportunities, children are free and encouraged to explore their curiosity.
Gloria and her staff are lovely people and are demonstrating such grace under the strain of quarantine. While it can be tough to leave your children in someone else's care, the development evaluations, Brightwheel app updates, and check-ins via text let us know that our kids are in good, caring hands. Our son and daughter are so happy at Banana Fana and we couldn't be happier with our decision to send them there.
Our daughter has thrived at Banana Fana. We began a few days each week and then moved to full time. We are absolutely thrilled with the care, attention, and education she has received. We explored many different in-home day care options when we selected Banana Fana and were delighted with the choice we made. I teach at Stanford and found her location to be easy to manage as I dropped her off and scooted down the 280 to campus. We often took the extended care option which was a huge help to us as both my husband and I work full time.
Trusting someone with your kids, is one of toughest things you need to face with, and with Gloria it was an instant click. It was clear from the first moment that our little girl will get all the warmth she needs to overcome the language barrier, new culture and environment. Sending our love and endless appreciation and love from Israel