809 Taraval Street
San Francisco, Ca 94116
(415) 564 - 7999



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Welcome to the Happy Day Preschool.  We are delighted to have your child participate in our program.  This Handbook has been prepared in order that you may know the policies and better understand the program as we work together to help our children through a successful year in the school.


We provide a happy, loving, and stimulating environment in which children grow at their own developmental pace.  Children are treated with utmost affection and care.  Strong friendships and cooperation among staff, parents and children are the essential ingredients for successful growth and development of children.


Children are accepted from the ages of 2-1/2 years old through 5-3/4 years old.

All teachers are certified by the State Licensing Department and are experienced professionals who understand child development and growth.


  •  Potential student has to be toilet-trained, and in ages of 2-1/2 years old through 5-3/4 years old.  
  • Copy of birth certificate is required for proof.
  • Priority is given to sibling of current student.
  • All immunization and physical exam records are needed to be on file before the potential student starts the program.
  • A 15 minute interview between potential student, parent/guardian, and director is required to evaluate the readiness of the student.


  • Sign up and attend the twice yearly Parent-Teacher Conferences.
  • Sign In/Out on Arrival and Departure (all those who pick-up must be on emergency list and show photo ID).  Signature shall be full and legal.
  • Take weekly lesson plans and check for Field Trips, Schedule Changes, etc.
  • Call if you will be late or your child will be absent.
  • Check Parents Information Board for announcements.
  • Check cubbies for take home art work and maintain full set of extra clothes.  All belongings needed to be labeled with your child’s name.
  • Provide a clean sheet, small pillow and blanket for nap time.  These items need to be labeled with your child’s name and carried in a labeled pillowcase or paper bag.  This should be taken home to wash once a month.


No transportation shall be provided for pick-up and drop-off  for the child from/to the school.  It is parents’ responsibilities to make sure the child arrive safely to the school.



    Monday through Friday

  • 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM (Full Time)
  • Three days a week (Part Time) or
  • Morning / Afternoon (Part Time)
  School will be closed on these holidays:

                       1. New Year’s Day                5. Independence Day

                       2. Chinese New Year            6. Labor Day

                       3. President’s Day                7. Thanksgiving (2 days)

                       4. Memorial Day                   8. Christmas


A minimum of two weeks notice is needed prior to child’s leaving the program for vacation times.  Tuition for the child continues during this time to guarantee a reserved space upon his/her return to school.


A minimum of two weeks notice is required to withdraw your child from the preschool program for refund of the $200.00 deposit.


  • The tuition fee will be due by the 1st of the month. If fees are not paid by the fifth of the month, there will be a late charge of $20.00 and the child may be dropped unless the parent makes definite arrangements for the payment.
  • There will be an overtime charge of $5.00 for every 5 minutes for the parents who pick up their child after 6:00 PM.  The late charge may be paid in the same day, or it will added to next month’s tuition.
  • A non-refundable registration fee and $200.00 refundable deposit will be paid upon enrollment.



We ask that you fill out the Medication Consent Policy Form (available from the teacher) if you would like us to dispense medicine to your child.  We can only do this if the medicine is in the original container and labeled with prescription and you have signed this form.  We do not dispense aspirin at any time.  If your child becomes sick at school, he/she will be isolated from the other children and we will call you to pick up your child.

Each child is to be carefully inspected every morning upon entering the school.  Note is also taken of the color and condition of the child’s skin, eyes, and overall appearance. Watch for the following symptoms:

  • Glazed appearance of eyes.
  • Deep cough.
  • Inflamed nostrils. 
  • Heavy nasal discharge. 
  • Unusual irritability.  
  • Rash, sores, flushed appearance, clamminess, pallor
Parents are required to notify the school whenever a child has been exposed to a contagious disease.  A certificate/doctor's note is required before a child can be readmitted after any communicable disease and/or illness.

To ensure sanitization, children's sleeping cot requires a cover sheet. (The cot’s cover sheet should be purchased from the school for $8.00 and a plastic box for the storage of your child’s clothes is $2.00.)  Cot cover sheets and blankets will be sent home for washing once a month.


For your child’s health and nutrition, we do not allow candy, sodas, or gum in school.


The school will provide breakfast, hot lunch and afternoon snacks from 2 food groups, such as fresh fruit, cheese, crackers, and juice.


The school will celebrate the Birthday on the first Friday of the month for all children born on the same month.  The cost of this event for each child will be $25.00.  The fee will cover A Birthday Cake, Fruit, Ice Cream, Party Favors and A Special Gift for the Birthday Child.



We follow State law and believe in “No Corporal Punishment Used”. Corporal punishment, humiliation, frightening techniques, and any form of violation of personal rights are prohibited.


 The following forms included from this handbook at the back need to completed and returned to the school by parents / guardian.

  • Admission Agreement
  • Acknowledgment receipt of this Parent Handbook
  • Notification of Parents' Rights (LIC 995)
  • Personal Rights (LIC 613A)
  • Identification and Emergency Information (LIC700)
  • Consent for Emergency Medical Treatment (LIC 627)
  • Child's Pre-admission Health History (LIC 702)
  • Physician's Report (LIC 701)
  • Immunization requirements