Kids by the Bay

  • Shelley Marquez, Director
  • 90 7th Street
  • Suite 1-200
  • San Francisco, CA, 94103
  • Ph: (415) 554-8100
  • Fax: (415) 625-2768
  • Ages: 8 weeks to 5 years
  • Hours: 7am to 6pm, Monday - Friday
Join us for our August 12th Outdoor Social
New friends, fun and plenty of sun! That’s what you can expect at our August 12th Outdoor Social. We’ll have lots of activities for the family, plus delicious and healthy treats. Meet our fantastic teachers and find out more about our quality care and early childhood education programs. Hopscotch, anyone?

Welcome! Meet the Team »

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!

- Shelley Marquez, Center Director

Business Partner Message

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.

Programs Offered

  • Infant Programs (6 weeks-1 year)

    Infant Programs (6 Weeks-1 Year)

    When your infant is in our care, we are committed to providing a nurturing and caring environment that meets your needs and the needs of your child. As your infant grows and changes – which happens on a daily basis at this stage – we make changes, too, so development and learning unfolds naturally.

  • Toddler Programs (1-2 years)

    Toddler Programs (1-2 Years)

    Toddlers are explorers on the road to learning. They walk all over, eat table food and often take just one nap a day. In a safe and nurturing environment, your little adventurer will find his voice, make new friends and develop confidence in newfound abilities.

  • Jr. Preschool (2-3 years)

    Jr. Preschool Programs (2-3 Years)

    Let us help your 2-year-old develop her independence and confidence in a setting that encourages a sense of community. We plan your child's activities based on a program grounded in early childhood fundamentals. Your young learner will increase her language ability, practice early counting skills and learn to cooperate with friends through group activities.

  • Preschool Programs (3-4 years)

    Preschool Programs (3-4 Years)

    Preschool kids are in the process of becoming confident learners. We take their confidence to the next level with hands-on education. Your 3- to 4-year-old child is ready for structured learning activities that touch on early literacy, math, science and social studies. Our program balances these subjects with opportunities for independent exploration – and a healthy dose of running, jumping and dancing.

  • Prekindergarten Programs (4-5 years)

    Prekindergarten Programs (4-5 Years)

    With our expert educators guiding the way, your child will feel confident taking the big step into the kindergarten classroom. With lower student-to-teacher ratios, your child will get more individualized attention. Our comprehensive, full-day kindergarten program encompasses reading, language, math, science, arts and physical fitness to keep your child excited about school. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so your child will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

Learning Adventures &
Enrichment Programs

  • Lionheart Fitness, It's Yoga, Kids

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, New Year's Day

Accreditation

  • 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

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