Children’s Services

Program Overview

A variety of preschool options are available, including full-day Head Start, State Preschool and Infant Toddler care, full-day tuition-based (private pay), and Home Base services.

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Alemany Head Start

License

#384002539

Open All Week

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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Alemany is the newest addition to our family of Head Start sites and is located in the Alemany Housing Development at 956 Ellsworth St. The center has one classroom and a beautiful, fenced in play area. This site serves 17 children daily from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 pm, year round. English and Spanish are spoken here. The children receive a healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack. (Master Teacher: Valarie Peterson)

Bernal Dwellings

License

#384001017

Open All Week

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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Across from Garfield Park and Pool, this center is located at 3141 26th St. The center serves 24 children daily from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., year round. Renovations have begun for this site. Once completed our preschoolers will enjoy a larger, modernized space. In addition, a toddler classroom will be added, creating a continuum of services in one building. English and Spanish are spoken here. The children receive a healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack. (Master Teacher: Maria Villalobos)

Capp Head Start Center

License

#380505268

Open All Week

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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Located in our historic Administrative building at 362 Capp St., the Capp Street Head Start Center has two classrooms and a large gross motor room. This site serves 68 children daily split into two sessions. The hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English and Spanish are spoken here. The children receive a healthy breakfast (morning session only), lunch (afternoon session only), and snack. (Site Supervisor: Mercedes Uriarte)

Centro de Alegria

License

#384002718

Open All Week

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Located in the heart of the Mission at 1245 Alabama St is Centro de Alegria. This center contains three preschool classrooms, an outdoor learning space, and a large outdoor play yard. This site is also co-located with our Family Resource Center. Site Supervisor: Amada Navarez

El Centro Bayview Child Development

License

#384001834

Open All Week

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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SEFAU, our newest center, is located at 1337 Evans Ave. in the Bayview-Hunter’s Point district and houses our Head Start Program and center based Early Head Start. In addition to the child development classrooms, SEFAU houses our Family Resource Center. The child development classrooms serve 14 infants and toddlers and 20 preschoolers from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., year round. English and Spanish are spoken here. The children receive a healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack. (Site Supervisor: Beatriz Yepez, Family Resource Center Manager: Zoila Cartagena)

Jean Jacobs Center

License

#384001206

Open All Week

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

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Located in the Excelsior district, at 459 Vienna St, this center is housed in the same building as Coleman Advocates. The center is comprised of one classroom, serving 17 children in two half day sessions, and an outdoor play yard. The hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English and Spanish are spoken here. The children receive a healthy breakfast (morning session only), lunch (afternoon session only), and snack. (Master Teacher: Magaly Solorzano)

Mission Bay Center

License

#384001138

Open All Week

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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Located at 152 Berry St., in the Mission Bay neighborhood and very near the famed AT&T Park, is our Mission Bay center. This center is full year and serves 40 children in two classrooms, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and has a beautiful and gated play area. English and Spanish are spoken here. The children receive a healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack. (Site Supervisor: Vanessa Fontana-Berul)

Stevenson Center

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Open All Week

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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Located at 1300 Stevenson St. in the Stevenson condominium complex, this center serves 20 children from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and has an enclosed outdoor play yard. English and Spanish are spoken here. The children receive a healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack. (Master Teacher: Aura Ordenana)

Valencia Gardens Center

License

#384001634

Open All Week

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

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Our Valencia Gardens Head Start Center is located at 380 Valencia St. in the Valencia Gardens Housing Complex. This center houses two classrooms that serve 17 children in each session, two sessions a day, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. It has a beautiful, gated play area. English and Spanish are spoken here. The children receive a healthy breakfast (morning session only), lunch (afternoon session only), and snack. (Site Supervisor: Blanca Velasquez)

Women’s Building Center

License

#384000867

Open All Week

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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Housed in the famed Edificio de Mujeres at 3543 18th St. is our Women’s Building center. It has one classroom, a large gross motor room, and is very near Mission Playground. This center serves 23 children daily from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. year round. English and Spanish are spoken here. The children receive a healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack. (Master Teacher: Cindy Reyes)

“Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. has been serving the community with empowering multi-cultural, multigenerational social services for 60 years.”

José A. Rodríguez, MA – Chief Operations Officer

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