Welcome to Kids by the Bay Child Care Center! We are a unique community in San Francisco, which serves Federal employees and the local community. We accept children ages 8 weeks- 5 years olds. At our center we believe in the importance of play, and in engaging our children in learning through our Guided Discovery philosphy. We believe in observinig what the children are interested in, and then bringing their interests to developmentally appropriate activities. Our curriculum is designed to support the whole child's growth, and as teachers we design an enriched envrionment in which the child can explore. As the child explores the environment and activities provided, the teacher acts as a guide and asks open-ended questions to encourage the child to think through the process as he or she comes to an conclusion. Every child is a scientist ready to explore, and we are here to help foster their curiousity!
Diana Cossio Montoya, Center Director
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Kids by the Bay is located in San Francisco's Federal Building. We like to stay connected to our community through various events throughout the year. During our largest event focusing on children's literacy, we sell thousands of dollars worth of books. These proceeds help grow our center's library and contribute to a charity which donates over 25,000 packages each year, free of charge, to homeless children who need our childhood essentials to feel secure, cozy, ready to learn, and significant.
Infant Programs (6 weeks-1 year)
Toddler Programs (1-2 years)
Jr. Preschool (2-3 years)
Preschool Programs (3-4 years)
Prekindergarten Programs (4-5 years)
Learning Adventures &
Lionheart Fitness, It's Yoga, Kids, Soccershots
Holidays Observed & Professional Development Days
Martin Luther King Jr's Day, President's Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veteran's Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Day after Chrsitmas, New Year's Day. Closed for 3 staff proffesional days (March, April, August- dates TBA)
We are very proud to say we are accredited through NAEYC! For more information about the NAEYC accreditation please visit, www.naeyc.org
The Eco-Healthy Child Care program assesses 30 critical care factors including biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products, non-toxic art supplies, PVC-free toys and more. To learn more go to: www.ecohealthychildcare.org
Join Our Community Social
Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!
You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!
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Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed
Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.
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