a space for children to explore, grow, and flourish

Our Pre-K Programs nurture children and support healthy social-emotional and academic development.

To enroll in Pre-K at Portola or Excelsior, please follow the link below.
Contact us at prek@fccenters.org or 415.715.6746 if you have any questions.
pre-k interest form

General Program Information

  • Excelsior Pre-K Program
    AM Only ~ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    5016 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
  • Portola Pre-K Program
    AM ~ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm   •   PM ~ 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    2565 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134
  • Teacher-to-Child Ratio
    Low ratio, one teacher per six children, for individualized instruction
  • Pre-K Curriculum
    • A play-based and academic program that prepares children for kindergarten
    • Multilingual teachers lead activities in math, science, arts, movement, music, and gardening
    • Field trips to local libraries, take-home books, and workshops to support literacy education
  • Bright, Clean, & Dynamic Learning Spaces
    • Bathrooms and sinks located within the classroom
    • Outdoor space for children to run and explore
    • Well-equipped space that supports different learning styles

Policies & Admission Information

Our Pre-K program has three sessions: Fall, Spring, and Summer. The regular program schedule is Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (AM program) or 1:00 – 4:00 pm (PM program). Family Connections Centers’ Pre-K program observes the same closure dates as the San Francisco Unified School District.

Our Pre-K programs are led by multilingual teachers. Children that are learning English are encouraged to enroll, as teachers provide individualized support and translations in Spanish, Cantonese, and Vietnamese as needed. Pre-K children learn songs in multiple languages and celebrate various cultural holidays in the classroom.

Tuition for Pre-K Sessions:

  • Spring Session – X weeks: $X + + $25 registration fee = $X
  • Summer Session – 8 weeks: $800 + $25 registration fee = $825
  • Fall Session – X weeks: $X + + $25 registration fee = $X

Tuition is based on enrollment in the program session (five days per week), and not based on attendance.
A $25 non-refundable registration fee is due for each program session (Spring, Summer, and Fall).
A $25 re-enrollment registration fee also applies if a child drops from the program and decides to return at a later date.

Pre-K Payment Schedule: In order to reserve your child’s space, tuition for each Pre-K session must be paid in full by the due dates below.


Making a Payment: Payments can be made by check, money order, or credit card. Cash is not accepted. Make checks payable to Family Connections Centers.

Late Fees/Bounced Checks: A late fee of $10 will be charged for payments received 5 business days after the due date. If payment has not been received, services may be suspended. Returned checks are considered late payments and an additional fee will be assessed on the return amount. If you have a check bounced or returned, we will require all future payments to be in the form of a money order or a cashier’s check.

  • Refunds are only given within 15 days of the initial registration date.
  • Refunds/prorates cannot be granted for absences due to illness or vacation. When you enroll, you are reserving time, space, staffing, and provisions, whether your child attends or not.
  • Refunds will NOT be given if you choose to cancel or drop from the program.
  • Refunds will NOT be given if your child is suspended or terminated from the program.

No exceptions will be made.

Our mission is to make high-quality early childhood education accessible to families.

  • We offer financial assistance to families that qualify, with income verification and as slots are available.
  • Sibling Discounts: A 10% tuition reduction is offered (excluding non-refundable registration) to each sibling after the first child pays the regular tuition fees.
  • Please inquire with the Administrative Coordinator: 415.715.6476, prek@fccenters.org

Our Pre-K programs are offered for children ages 3-5 and transitional kindergarteners. We require that all children are fully potty-trained prior to enrolling with us. To be eligible for Preschool for All, a tuition credit program, families must live in San Francisco and children must turn 4 on or before December 2nd of the year they will be enrolled.

As a licensed childcare facility, our agency will continue to adhere to stricter guidelines than the general public. We continue to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all staff, program participants, and visitors; facemasks for all staff, program participants, and visitors; and egular sanitation of all surfaces. We will continue to monitor changes and evaluate the most practical and safest protocols for staff, visitors, and program participants.

Family Connections Centers operates licensed childcare centers. All teachers and administrative staff are credentialed in adherence to the guidelines and protocols of community care licensing. This includes education units, degrees, certification (i.e., CPR, First Aid, Pesticides, etc.), professional development training, background checks, and more.

To begin the enrollment process, please complete our Pre-K Interest Form. A staff member will be in touch with next steps and enrollment details.