a space for children to explore, grow, and flourish

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

To inquire about enrollment in Pre-K, please complete the Interest Form using the button below.
Please contact us at prek@fccenters.org or 415.715.6746 for questions or to learn more about Pre-K.

Excelsior: Full-day Pre-K Program

Mondays – Fridays, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
5016 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94122

Portola: Full-day Pre-K Program

Mondays – Fridays, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
2565 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134

If you’d like to visit the Pre-K classrooms and meet our teachers, you can schedule a tour!
Please email prek@fccenters.org or call 415.715.6746 to find a time that works for you and your family.

Program Information

  • Teacher-to-Child Ratio
    Low ratio, one teacher per six children, for individualized instruction
  • Pre-K Curriculum
    • A play-based program that prepares children for kindergarten
    • Multilingual teachers lead activities in math, science, literacy, arts, and enrichment
    • Trips to local libraries, take-home books, and workshops support literacy education
  • Bright, Clean, & Dynamic Learning Spaces
    • Bathrooms and sinks located within the classroom
    • Outdoor space for children to run, explore, and engage in nature-based learning
    • 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, with options for full-day (9 am – 5 pm) or half-day morning (9 am – 12 pm) and/or half-day afternoon (1 – 4 pm). Family Connections’ 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 is made in five payments over the course of the session, beginning on the date of registration. 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) and if a child drops from the program and decides to return at a later date.

2023 Tuition Costs:

  • Tuition for 3-year-olds: $3,465 + 25 fee = $3,490
  • Tuition for 4 and 5-year-olds: $2,100 + $25 fee = $2,125

Family Connections prioritizes enrollment for low-income families that reside in San Francisco. This includes families that enroll using vouchers from Early Learning San Francisco, Preschool for All, or their Maximum Reimbursable Amount (MRA) funding. We are available to assist your family with applications for these voucher programs. Please contact us to learn more.

  • Refunds are only given within 15 days of the initial registration date.
  • Refunds/prorates cannot be granted for absences due to illness or vacation.
  • Refunds will not be given if you choose to cancel or drop from the program, or if your child is suspended or terminated from the program.

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

To inquire about enrollment in Pre-K, please complete the Interest Form using the button below.
Please contact us at prek@fccenters.org or 415.715.6746 for questions or to learn more about Pre-K.