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Gwiggles Preschool Llc

701 China Basin St., San Francisco, CA

Starting at $600/wk

Licensed by California Department of Social Services,
Lic#: 384004277

Please contact us for more information about our policies surrounding Covid-19

Gwiggles Preschool currently has upcoming availability. We accept children 2.5 years or older for enrollment. We begin accepting children on our wait-list at age 2. We would be happy to connect with your family so we can give you more information about our teachers and our program.

Gwiggles has opened a new daycare location across the street from our preschool in Mission Bay! Please give us a call for more information about our program and the age range we accept at this location. We would love to hear from you and set up a day for your family to come in for a tour!


Gwiggles program offers a structured schedule, fun curriculum, lots of time for indoor and outdoor child-led play, engaging age appropriate activities, and additional services such as potty training assistance, fresh organic meals, and check in meetings with families. We offer services for six to eight children at a time allowing for an intimate learning space where all children are provided with the individual attention they need.

Our mission is to create an environment where all children feel happy, comfortable and loved, and where they are able to learn at their own pace through play and exploration. We strive to help build self awareness and confidence in all the children we work with by working on strengthening self worth, self regulation and self expression. We also focus on developing positive communication and social skills through daily group activities. Children are encouraged to learn everyday by playing, imagining, exploring, and discovering and are guided by care providers who help them to grow and learn through love, praise, and by encouraging their independence.

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Little Sprouts Family Daycare

150 Berry ST 425, San Francisco, CA

Starting at $2000/mo

Hi parents, Little Sprouts is a licensed bilingual family daycare in Mission Bay neighborhood. We care for ages 3 months to 4 years old children. Little Sprouts Daycare offers a loving, nurturing, clean, and safe environment for your growing little ones. The happiness, growth, and development of our kids are important for us. Our goal is to provide an environment for your child to explore, create, and learn through structured learning and free play. my approach is well balanced between playing and learning, social emotional development and academic. We can speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. We provide healthy and nutritious meals and snacks daily. Our program opens Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:30PM.

Curriculum: We use The Creative Curriculum to plan and implement in daily activities. We provide responsive, intentional care and teaching during routines and learning experiences for young children. This curriculum helps us to use routine times to nurture children's curiosity, supports children feel secure, and create a language-rich environment with full of warm, loving, and meaningful interactions. We use daily care-giving routines and plan flexibly, adapting them to the moods, interests, and needs of the individual child as a whole group.We have the daily schedule go through the activities.The curriculum focus on four areas development: social-emotional, cognitive, physical, and language. Four areas development focus on seven learning domains: language, literacy, mathematics, science, creative arts, and social-emotional development. Age appropriate activities will be schedule with the flexibility allowed to respond to the need of each individual child and their various ages.

About myself: My name is Sharon. I am an experienced teacher with B.A degree in Early childhood Education from San Francisco State University. Teaching and caring for young children are not only my profession, but also my passion. I have been working with young children over 14 years in San Francisco Head Start Program with different ages setting.
If you are interested it, feel free to contact me by text or email to me schedule a visit. Thank you!
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Hungry Caterpillars

1901 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA

Starting at $2200/mo

Preparing for the brightest future, Hungry Caterpillars is pioneering the field of childcare through our dedication and commitment to the specific needs of every child we are entrusted to provide care for. Our facilities are licensed by the state of California, and allowed to care for a maximum capacity of twelve to fourteen children, depending on the ages of the children enrolled at any given time. This smaller setting lets us prioritize careful focus on each individual child in order to really get to know, teach, and bond with each other. We do not take the responsibility lightly and provide each child the enhanced attention which allows for a unique educational experience designed to enhance intellectual growth. We welcome all prospective parents looking to possibly enroll their children for a visit anytime.
Reviewed by Jessie 5/5 stars
Our son is our 2nd child to go to Hungry Caterpillars and we feel so lucky to have found them! Our daughter, who has since moved on to preschool, was always so happy to get there in the morning that she would run inside and shut the door in my face! She was very well adjusted and ready for preschool when she transitioned. Our son is having a very similar experience. He loves everyone there and is developing very well. The space is great with many materials that foster learning and growth, and they provide nutritious meals -including breakfast which makes mornings much easier for us as parents! We highly recommend Hungry Caterpillars to any young SF families!
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Little Steps-pasitos

100 Sickles Avenue Apt. A, San Francisco, CA

Starting at $2000/mo

My name is Iris Cabrera. I am an Associate teacher in early education. I worked for a Spanish Immersion Preschool in San Francisco for 2.5 years. (Hola Kids!)
Working with children and their families is what really satisfies me. I am a happy mother of two children (12 and 10 years old)
+We are a game based Spanish Immersion program.
+We welcome children from 0 months to 6 years old.
+Interactions between adult-child-family are essential in our program.
+We teach moral values, good manner, good habits, daily routines & social skills.
+Children will learn (math, art, language, literature, science) while playing and exploring in joyful activities.
+Walking trips are made daily to nearest parks, stores or around the neighborhood.
+We welcome children of any race, color, national or ethnic origin.
+We support Breastfeeding (we have a special area designed for breastfeeding moms).
+We collaborate with parents for potty training.
+We are flexible with the parents schedule.
+We provide healthy snacks and much love and care.
If you want your child to grow up with the skills he/she needs to success, with love, understanding and attention in an environment like home; Little Steps-Pasitos is ideal for you! Please contact us any time at:
Thank you for your attention, God Bless you!
Reviewed by Daisy 5/5 stars
Este lugar esta muy bien preparado, esta hermoso y las personas que trabajan con los niños Son muy organizados y pacientes. Definitivamente lo rrecomiendo. Los servidores de este lugar son muy responsable amorosos y pacientes con los niños. Tienen muchas actividades con los niños juegan, salen al parque les enseñan alos niños ah ir al baño hablan ingles y español es simeplemente maravilloso recomendado 1000% y tambien proven alimentos sanos y nutritivos. This place is the essence of caring for a child is straightforward: Love, kindness and happiness. The love they receive at home is the care that they provide. Each child is treated as if they were their own. The teacher is caring and very patient. They have alot of activities for the children's they have their area where they play,paint, there is another area where they get to play the piano. Some of the things that really catch my attention is that they speak Spanish and English which prepares the kids for school I definitely recommend it 100% . Its fantastic.
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FAQs for finding day cares in San Francisco

What type of day care can I find in San Francisco, CA?
There are a variety of daycares in San Francisco, CA providing full time and part-time care. Some daycares are facility-based and some are in-home daycares operated out of a person's home. They can also vary in the degree of education and curriculum they offer. Additionally, some daycares offer bilingual programs for parents that want to immerse their children in multiple languages.
How can I find a day care near in San Francisco, CA?
If you are looking for day care options near you, start several months in advance of when you need care for your child. has 102 in San Francisco, CA as of October 2020 and you can filter daycares by distance from San Francisco or your zip code. From there, you can then compare day care rates, parent reviews, view their specific services, see their hours of operation and contact them through the website for further information or to request an appointment.
What questions should I ask a day care provider before signing up?
As you visit day care facilities in San Francisco, CA, you should ask the providers what their hours are so you can be prepared to adjust your schedule for drop-off and pick-up. Ask what items you are responsible for bringing for your child and what items you may be required to provide that will be shared among other children or the day care staff. Also, make sure to check directly with the business for information about their local licensing and credentials in San Francisco, CA.