Early Childhood Education

Our Early Childhood Education programs focus on children ages 0-4 and their parents/caregivers.

Check out our calendar for upcoming sessions, or call us today at (415) 715-6746 to make an appointment for a tour or if you have any questions.

Programs offered at P = Portola; E = Excelsior; P & E = Portola and Excelsior

First Steps (P & E)

First Steps is a fun playgroup where parents/caregivers interact with their children to build healthy attachment and bonds with the support and guidance of skilled early childhood staff. Children ages 6 -36 months play beside and with their parents/caregivers and other children, developing their social, emotional, and reasoning skills. The program includes daily circle-time, visits from local public librarians, healthy snacks, literacy activities, and monthly field trips throughout the San Francisco area.

Next Steps (P & E)

Next Steps is Family Connections’ unique 15-week preschool family readiness program for 3-4-year-olds and their parents/caregivers. Modeled on the Pre-Kindergarten format, this program works intimately with families to identify developmental challenges, address separation anxiety, and prepare children for preschool. For more information and to enroll, call Lupe at 415.715.6746 ext. 160

Preschool (P)

Our liscensed and highly rated half-day preschool for children ages 3-4 is an academic and play-based program that offers each student a rich, child-centered curriculum.

Summer Pop N’ Play (E)

This six-week summer program for 3-4 years old children and their parents/caregivers focuses on pre-literacy, arts, crafts, and bonding. The half-day program takes place three days per week and is a great starting point to introduce you and your child to a summer program.