Our Early Childhood Education provides a continuum of care, beginning at birth. These multigenerational 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 families have access to high-quality early childhood education. Visit our Program Calendar to see our current schedule of classes.

First Steps Playgroup
6-36 Months + Caregiver

  • Families work together on projects to support their healthy bonding and attachment with one another.

  • Teachers provide multilingual support so children can develop cognitive and emotional skills and build friendships with other children.

  • Activities include free play time, literacy education, arts and crafts, dancing, cooking classes, games, and snack time.

  • Portola Center: Mondays + Wednesdays, 9:00 – 10:30 am • Register here

  • Excelsior Center: Tuesdays + Thursdays, 9:00 – 10:30 am • Register here

  • Registration opens at 9:00 am on the 28th of each month.

Pop N’ Play
2.5-4 Years + Caregiver

  • Children and parents/caregivers have fun together, while caregivers learn how to support their child’s learning and skill development.

  • Activities focus on pre-literacy, arts and crafts, cooking and nutrition, exercise, math, and family bonding.

  • Pop N’ Play is a great introduction to our collaborative learning programs, and helps families prepare for Pre-K.

  • September – Excelsior: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    October – Portola: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    November – Excelsior: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    December – Portola: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

  • Contact us at popnplay@fccenters.org to register.

Pre-K Programs
3-5 Years and Transitional Kindergarteners

  • Pre-K is a play-based program that prepares children for kindergarten, with lessons in math, literacy, arts, science, and enrichment activities.

  • Classrooms have a low teacher-to-child ratio with credentialed, bilingual teachers that support children’s creativity.

  • Children develop social-emotional skills to become independent and inquisitive learners, and regular library visits support early literacy skills.