The Cross Cultural Family Center operates thirteen (13) child development centers throughout San Francisco. Our centers are designed to provide children with ample opportunities to grow in every area of their development. Children learn by doing; through experiences with activities, environments, and relationships, they are able to develop abstract ideas. The classrooms are arranged so that children can make choices on their own: the physical space is oriented to them so that them may reach toys and other objects themselves, and learning materials are grouped in a way that helps them see the connections between related objects. Teachers support children's learning by promoting inquiry with caring interactions and by facilitating activities that help children develop social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills. Play is a critical way to help children explore new ideas, practice skills and work out solutions to problems. As children choose an activity, make a plan and follow through, they are learning how to learn. Teachers are there to share in their discoveries, to listen to their stories, to comfort them when they need support, and to celebrate their successes. Most importantly, children learn that they are valued.

  • INFANT & EARLY CHILDHOOD(Ages 4mos - 3yrs)


The first three years of life are a period of immense growth. Young infants become toddlers who gain more independence every day. Our infant and young toddlers are provided a safe and supportive environment where they can discover the world around them through play and exploration guided by caregivers who nurture their growth in individually responsive ways. Talking and listening with eyes, as well as ears, provide the early stages of communication skills and language development. Children's primary language is used whenever possible.

The classrooms serving older toddlers and young 3-year-olds focus on fostering the independence and curiosity of children by allowing them to make choices for themselves and to take pride in accomplishing simple tasks on their own. The children in the older toddler centers build with blocks, play with sand and water, run and climb, look at books, color, paint, glue, and play with dolls. In so doing, the children practice significant physical, social, and early math and language skills. Adult teachers help children in small groups play together in order to encourage the building of social skills, as they move from playing alone to playing alongside one another, to eventually playing with other children.

  • Heritage Home Center - Visitacion Valley

  • John King Center - Visitacion Valley

  • Mary Lane Infant & Toddler Center - Hayes Valley

  • Cecil Williams House Infant Center @ Glide - Tenderloin

  • Oscaryne Williams Infant & Toddler Center - Potrero Hill

  • Golden Gate Center - Western Addition

  • Richmond One Center - Richmond

  • PRESCHOOL-AGE (Ages 3 - 5yrs)


Our preschool centers offer slightly older children opportunities for exploration at more challenging levels. Teachers provide children with topics and project-based learning and plan play activities that include creative experiences with art, science, math and language expression. Families of four- and five-year-olds are invited and encouraged to participate in "Kindergarten Workshops" to assist them prepare for their child's transition to kindergarten.

  • Cleo Wallace Preschool Center - Potrero Hill

  • 50 Raymond Center - Visitacion Valley

  • Leland Center (Family School) - Visitacion Valley

  • Marcus Garvey Preschool Center - Western Addition ​​

  • Richmond Two Center - Richmond

  • Tucker Street Center - Visitacion Valley

  • Turk Street Center - Tenderloin



The School-Age Programs offered by Cross Cultural Family Center provide a haven for children in kindergarten through third grade where they can relax, have fun, and learn! After school, children begin their afternoon at CCFC with a snack and the opportunity to play outside. Activities such as art, cooking projects are also offered during the early afternoon. Later, students work on homework with the support from teachers. Families of these children are invited to attend "Homework Workshops" one evening per week, where participants will receive one-on-one time with a teacher for both parents and children to work together on homework support.

  • Turk Street Center - Tenderloin

  • 50 Raymond Center - Visitacion Valley

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