What Makes a San Francisco Baby Care the Best?There are a number of things to look for when you’re trying to choose the best San Francisco daycare — here are just a few of the most important ones.
License and Accreditation: Child care centers are required to follow state licensing regulations; the best San Francisco baby care centers go above and beyond and strive for accreditation through national programs, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Caregiver Quality and Ratio: Whether you tour virtually or in person, ask about the caregivers’ experience and credentials. Observe the classrooms and note whether the caregivers are engaged with the children and whether they seem to genuinely enjoy their work. Additionally, ensure the center follows state guidelines for teacher-to-child ratios.
Environment: Look for an engaging, welcoming center environment. Infant classrooms should have educational, fun materials readily accessible for babies; soft spaces for learning how to roll, sit up, crawl, stand, and walk; open spaces for movement and play; and more.
Bright Horizons San Francisco Baby Care
Bright Horizons has convenient child care centers across the San Francisco Bay Area. We’re located throughout Downtown San Francisco including Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, Embarcadero, Financial District, Union Square, Central Market, SOMA/Yerba Buena, and Castro/Noe Valley; the East Bay cities of San Ramon, Dublin, and Alameda; San Mateo on the Peninsula; the Silicon Valley cities of San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Cupertino; and throughout Marin County. Plus, we offer onsite child care benefits as an employee child care provider for many organizations in the area.
The Best San Francisco Bay Care at Bright Horizons
For over 30 years, Bright Horizons has provided the highest quality child care and early education. Our welcoming centers, classrooms, and research-based curriculum designed for babies, nurturing and experienced teachers, industry-leading health and safety policies, parenting resources, and more make Bright Horizons a great choice for San Francisco baby care.