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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#: 384003055.

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 opening 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.
Reviewed by Kristin K 5/5 stars
My son has been attending Gwiggles Preschool since November 2018 and he loves it there!! We have been VERY impressed with the teachers Tessa and Tina. They are just amazing with the kiddos and our son has grown so much since joining. They helped him to become potty trained, taught him to try vegetables, and showed him how to calm down when frustrated. The classroom is very bright and tidy. Tessa and Tina also make sure to take the kids outside every day rain or shine which I really value. I highly recommend this school if you are looking for an intimate preschool class setting that feels like one big extended family. Two thumbs up! -Kristin
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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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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.
Reviewed by Matt R 5/5 stars
Ellie's Family Daycare has been a wonderful place for our son! We first brought him there when he was 11 months old and are sadly leaving two years later to attend a big school. Elham Azar is warm and loving, thoughtful, responsible, accommodating, observant and sensitive to all the complexities of children's needs. She is also a fabulous cook of nutritious Persian cuisine that our son has heartily enjoyed. Her daycare environment is happy and playful, but always with structure, discipline and age appropriate education. Our son has been very happy there -- he loves Elham and her family and has enjoyed the other adorable children she cares for (both younger and older than him). It is painful to leave but we are so grateful that he has had such a great start to his social and educational development. We strongly recommend Ellie's Family Daycare!
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EFBA - Education Francaise Bay Area

640 Davis St Unit 26, San Francisco, CA

Starting at $26/hr

French Education in the Bay Area (EFBA) is now accepting enrollment for its after-school classes for the 2017-2018 year!

EFBA is a WASC accredited part time school that o ers French classes to French-native (francophone) and non-native (Anglophone) speakers. The classes are geared towards children between the ages of 5 and 11, and take place after normal classes in schools throughout the Bay Area. The French courses are based on age and language level from K to 5th grade.

The non-profit EFBA's mission is simple: to furnish a Francophile bilingual and multicultural education, while opening minds towards the world at large.

Each class focuses on 4 key competences: oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral production and written production.
Although there is an academic aim centered around the specific programs. The primary objective is to motivate students to use French based on fun, playful and appealing educational tools.

For children to master the French culture and language, EFBA also offers complementary programs throughout the year such as Summer camps and cultural outings in a complete French immersion.

And last but not least, EFBA is an official test center for all DELF/DALF exams so children s French can be certified.

> Several Bay Area locations to choose from: San Francisco, East Bay, Peninsula and Marin County
> Affordable prices starting at $1990/year
> Small groups: 1 teacher for 7 students
> All year round: 81 hours | 27 weeks
> Class session: 1.5 hours | 2x a week

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FAQs for finding preschools in San Francisco

What types of preschool can I find 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?
There are currently 61 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.