Ready to Learn

Explore and discover through hands-on, sensory rich, play-based experiences


The fundamental goal of our small pre-preschool program is to provide a foundation for a love of learning and enrich your child's social and emotional skills.  

Precess is a small drop-off program, for children 2.5-4 years old, to explore and discover through hands-on, sensory rich, play-based experiences. Each day, we start out with free play in Recess' expansive indoor playspace. Then we move on to share a snack and a story together. Learning and fun continue as we explore science experiments, create artwork, and play movement games. Through these varied activities, children learn following directions, working together, routine, and other key skills for learning success.

In Precess, we strive to create a warm and welcoming space for individualized learning through play, stories, songs, and art. Paired with the diverse playspace, Precess Kids is all about creating a unique learning environment that supports the development of young children.  


Program Details

PreCess Kids begins preparing children for learning in a small nurturing environment (limited to 6 students a day). We offer a perfect balance of free play, process-based activity, and socialization. 

Each morning begins with exploration in Recess' expansive play space. Children have an opportunity to climb, slide, swing, and run or they may get started more slowly with trains, reading and puzzles.  This open ended time is a great way to transition from home to "school."  Many families use Precess to ease into a drop-off program in a familiar & fun setting.  The child-directed nature of the beginning of the day can really help to make that a success!

As each morning progresses, we have circle time, snack and free choice activities. Children enjoy songs, classmate collaboration, and even potty practice (for those who are not working on it), which are all incorporated into each day.  Throughout the week, daily enrichment activities vary from Cooking, to Tumbling, to Art and Gardening.  We look forward to engaging your child in these fun and varied experiences and new learning! 

About The Instructor:  Teacher Allie

Allie is no stranger to the Recess family! She has worked in the field for many years in various early education and therapeutic settings.This includes pre-school classrooms, therapy centers, developmental play spaces, and in-home visiting programs throughout the Bay Area where she has gained a wide breadth of knowledge and experience working with families and young children. Allie specializes in early intervention and relationship-based approaches to support children and families during early development. Allie recently graduated with a master's in Infant Mental Health from Mills College. She has worked in their Child and Family Research Lab, as well as on her own research of single parenting and child development. She is also a mom to Gigi who joins us in the Precess program over the summer.


Choose up to 3 classes per week. Class is available 8:30am - 11:30am M, T, Th, & F.  Advanced Sign-Ups Required

  • Summer Session: June 11 - Aug 24 (no class 7/2-7)

Cost: $65 per single day, $60 per day if you enroll in full session. Pay in advance for the dates you enroll.
Recess Members save up to 25%.

Or give us a call at 415-701-7529 to get more information or enroll over the phone.