Early Childhood Educationfccenterstg2021-12-16T20:51:30+00:00
Our Early Childhood Education provides a continuum of care, beginning at birth. These multi-generational programs are led by skilled staff in supportive learning environments so that children and parents/caregivers can grow together.
We offer free and reduced-rate programs so that all families have access to high-quality early childhood education. Visit our Program Calendar to see our current schedule of classes.
0-14 Months + Caregiver: Tummy Time Playgroup
Tummy Time is a playgroup is for parents/caregivers to interact with their babies and build new connections with other families.
Participants will learn how babies develop social, emotional, and motor skills.
Parents and caregivers will gain new tools to support the healthy development of their child.
6-36 Months + Caregiver: First Steps Playgroup
In the First Steps playgroup, families work together to build healthy attachment and bonding.
Teachers provide support so that children can continue to develop their cognitive and emotional skills, while building friendships with the other children.
Activities include free play time, literacy education, arts and crafts, dancing, games, and snack time.
3-4 Years + Caregiver: Pop N’ Play
Pop N’ Play is a program for children and their parents/caregivers to have fun together.
Activities focus on pre-literacy, arts, crafts, and family bonding.
This is a great starting point to introduce you and your child to our collaborative learning programs and prepare for preschool.
3-4 Years + Caregiver: Next Steps
Next Steps is a 15-week, in-depth and hands-on program for children to engage in structured activities and learn skills that prepare them for preschool.
Families are led by child development specialists and teachers who model positive child interactions and healthy attachment.
Parents/caregivers learn parenting skills to support their child’s development, and gain connection in a supportive environment.
3-5 Years: Preschool
Our Preschool is an academic and play-based program taught by bilingual and credentialed teachers, providing a balanced curriculum to prepare children for kindergarten.
Our classroom activities are child-centered, providing space for children to express their creativity.
Teachers work to strengthen children’s social-emotional skills to become independent and inquisitive learners.
Family Connections Centers is a 501(c)(3) that provides the opportunities, resources, and education necessary to develop healthy families and build thriving communities.
Family Connections • Portola
2565 San Bruno Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94134 415.715.6746
Open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Family Connections • Excelsior
5016 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94112 415.333.3845
Open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm