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Simply For Kids Family Daycare

1510 42nd Ave, San Francisco, CA

Starting at $95/day

Hello my name is Deborah. I am a licensed child care provider in San Francisco. My experience includes family in-home child care, nanny services, doula care, kindergarten/first grade summer camp, and adult care-giving. I am CPR and First Aid certified. I am educated in Childhood Growth and Development, Nutrition, Childhood Literacy, and many other classes that have to do with the well being of children. Most important I have many years of experience working with children and I have excellent references.

My passion and commitment is to provide care where the safety and well-being of your child is first priority. While I provide a nurturing, caring, and stimulating environment where learning is fun. Social, language, reading and cognitive skills are developed. Creative activities, arts, crafts and exploring are encouraged. I provide a preschool curriculum. Outdoor and nature adventures are a must, and well balanced meals are served. I am also bilingual in English and Spanish.

I provide a warm home like setting. A happy place for children, peace of mind for you.
Reviewed by Cinthia B 5/5 stars
Our daughter Natalie has been attending Debbie's daycare for almost three years and we could not be more pleased with the quality of care she has received there. Debbie does it all: healthy homemade meals, daily walks to local parks and playgrounds, themed lessons, circle time, yoga, daily arts & crafts, songs, story time, letters, shapes, numbers, practice in handwriting, holiday and birthday parties. The kids have tons of fun and are getting an excellent early exposure to foundational skills.
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Gwiggles Preschool LLC

701 China Basin St., San Francisco, CA

Starting at $600/wk

Gwiggles currently has immediate availability for children 18 months and older. Families also have the option to reserve their space now for a later start date. We would be happy to connect with your family so we can give you more information about our teachers and our program.

415- 400-5338

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

Gwiggles is a family run early childhood education program that offers preschool and daycare services at two separate locations. Our Daycare offers services for children 3 months and older, and our Preschool offers services for children 2.5 years and older.

Our program follows the Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy and offers a structured schedule, fun curriculum, 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 families at a time allowing for a safe, healthy, 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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Ellie's Family Daycare

1719 32nd Ave, San Francisco, CA

Starting at $1300/mo

Ellie's Family Daycare is a new educational and care taking facility in the sunset with a professional director with 25 years experience with children. At this facility, we provide a clean and safe environment, creative activities and educational games, and healthy, organic food.

We accept kids from 6 weeks to 5 years old.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 am to 6 pm.

We have a special offer for our first four kids, that the first month for these first four kids will be 40% off.
(only 2 spots left)

Our programs:

-Learning by Playing:
The facility is organized based on activities for three group ages: infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. These activities that cover science, math, music, sensory and much more, are to develop the five motor skills that include, gross, fine motor, social, emotional, and cognitive skills.
Our lesson plans are rewritten every week based on the children's interest. We have a unique program to make a portfolio of every child as their growth in our facility. This portfolio is established by the weekly pictures taken of the children's activities as they grow in the facility.

-Some of our special programs carry:
learning music using instruments such as xylophone, and piano.
Child yoga,
Learning a second language (Farsi),
Creative and moment activities.

-Our program offers the best services such as:
we serve all organic food, cooked meals, vegetable, fresh juice, fruits, and snacks.
Infants sit in high chairs and older kids at a table.
Changing the diaper every two hours.
Crib sheets that are changed weekly.
All daycare materials, such as high chair, counter, diaper changer, toys, and Cribs are consistently sanitized and cleaned through out the day.
Potty training.

-About the director and the family:
Teacher, Elham, is a mother of two kids. The oldest son studies pre-med in college, and the youngest is a very active and intelligent boy in elementary. He plays soccer and piano and is very successful in school. The director has a bachelor in education, and 20 years experience teaching in elementary school. She received an AA degree in early childhood education that includes infant, toddler, art, and music units, and five-year experience working at a preschool.

-Some words from teacher Ellie:
"Teacher-child interaction is very important to me as a childcare provider, and the most important quality I offer is love for your child. I raise your kids in an educational environment, and develop their skills to deliver them.
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FAQs for finding preschools in San Francisco

In 2021 what types of preschool can I find near me in San Francisco, CA?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in San Francisco, CA. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in San Francisco, CA for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in San Francisco, CA?
When you begin looking for preschools in San Francisco, CA ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in San Francisco, CA.
How can I find a preschool near me in San Francisco, CA?
There are currently 186 preschools in San Francisco, CA on and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in San Francisco, CA who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.