Playschoolsf is a fully licensed home-based preschool that consists of 6-8 children ages 2-4 years old. There is a minimum four-to-one student/teacher ratio.
This is not a standard preschool, rather an intimate homeschool preschool based on constructivist values, Waldorf influence and attachment teaching. A Love for the outdoors and our local neighborhoods is a value we hold high as a community.
We provide a safe educative space where children learn through exploration in the arts, indoor space, music, storytelling and love for the outdoors. Building bonds to promote healthy relationships with individuals are the essential aspects of early childhood that we strive for.
Our small community calls for commitment and responsibility. It’s a place where lasting friendships and precious memories are made.
We are located in our ground floor in-law, the school opens to our backyard and Glen Park / Sunnyside neighborhood. We explore the outdoors, we visit plants and animals, and we say hello to both two-legged and four-legged neighbors (fellow furry travelers!)
Kathy Rosch - Director / Teacher
Kathy is a mom to two amazing boys, her oldest son is 8 years old and the youngest is 2 years old. Kathy loves animals and nature. Her two beloved cats are River and Uni. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from San Francisco State University and worked in public health. She has always loved being around children and has been teaching in the Bay Area for the last ten years in both early childhood and k-1 grades. She received her Master's Degree in Education from Mills College in 2009. There she was enriched in constructivist and attachment teaching and fell in love with early childhood education. Teaching in the infant toddler classroom and all the way through first grade, Kathy realized the importance of true attachment and how it is the foundation for all learning.
Brion Nuda Rosch - Co-Director / Teacher
Brion is a dad to the two same boys mentioned above. He is currently learning to surf and if "the best surfer is the one having the most fun" then he is the bestest surfer out there! He is also an artist, curator and educator whom has taught youth at Southern Exposure Mission Voices, Meridian Interns Program, and in 2017, he created ART CAMP - a contemporary arts based art camp for grade students. Past public projects have been produced at Creativity Explored, Minnesota Street Project and various book stores and neighborhood gardens. Other projects have included Residencies at UC Berkeley and SFMOMA as an Open Space contributor. Brion brings his dedication to art-making and experience collaborating with others to Playschoolsf.
Natasha Loewy - Teacher
Natasha is a visual artist and educator. From 2003-2008, she studied painting and photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. Afterwards, she studied arts education at Mills College and received a single subject teaching credential in 2012. She has taught art to elementary, middle, and high school students throughout the Bay Area. She has also worked with after school programs through The San Francisco Art Institute and SOMArts Cultural Center. Currently, she is an Master of Fine Arts candidate at San Francisco State University. She has a cat named KitKat that she loves very much.
Annie Schloesser - Teacher
Annie is a Guatemalan artist and childcare provider with a passion for early childhood development. She received her BFA in Painting from San Francisco Art Institute in 2015. After college, her nephew was born, and she began to care for him, then for other infants and young children. Annie is a student of Magda Gerber's RIE approach, which focuses on caring for children with respect, supporting their confidence and competence. In 2018, Annie completed the RIE Foundations Course at the RIE Institute in LA. At home, she helps raise her two nephews Aurelio (3) and Xavier (2).
Founder / Lead Teacher
Brion Nuda Rosch
Co-Founder / Co-Teacher