Early Childhood Education

During the COVID-19 pandemic we are meeting the needs of our participants and supporting our community in various ways. Through distance learning, virtual family support, wellness check-ins, individualized case management and advocacy and providing resources to families to stay connected and shelter with care. For a snapshot of what we’re doing this month check out our calendar

Tummy Time

Tummy Time is a playgroup is for families with babies 0–14 months old. Parents/caregivers interact with their babies and other families, while learning how babies develop social, emotional and motor skills.

First Steps

First Steps is a daily playgroup for families with children 6–36 months old. Parents/caregivers interact with their child to build healthy attachment and bonding. Children gain social, emotional, and cognitive skills, as well as friendships. Led by skilled teachers, activities include free play, literacy, crafts, dancing, circle time, snacks, and more. To reserve your spot call Call 415.715.5107 (Portola) or 415.715.5112 (Excelsior) daily at 9am.

Next Steps (P & E)

Next Steps is a 15-week hands-on program for families with children 3–4 years old. Child development specialists and teachers model positive child interactions and healthy attachment. Parents/caregivers learn best practices for their child’s development and preschool readiness, while children partake in daily routines and preschool readiness activities. For more information and to enroll, contact our Admissions Coordinator at 415.715.5106.


Our licensed Preschool is a balance between an academic and play-based program. In a child-centered classroom, this creative curriculum prepares children for kindergarten and teachers strengthen a child’s social emotional skills to become independent and inquisitive learners. Our preschool was recently rewarded 5 stars on the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) rating system by First 5 San Francisco. For information on enrollment, contact our Admissions Coordinator at 415.715.5106.

Click here to learn more about the QRIS rating system.

Summer Pop N’ Play

Summer Pop N’ Play is a 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.

Summer Pop N Play is now open for registration. Call 415.333.3845 to reserve your spot today!