Bright Horizons in San Francisco
Early Education & Preschool That's More Than Daycare
Bright Horizons in San Francisco offers quality, year-round programming and a number of convenient preschool locations 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, East Bay cities of San Ramon, Dublin and Alameda, San Mateo in the Peninsula, and Silicon Valley cities of San Jose, Sunnyvale and Cupertino and Marin County.
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Health, Safety, and Wellness at Our San Francisco Centers
Parents nationwide trust Bright Horizons to care for their children. Expert-informed policies; health, safety, and wellness built right into our curriculum; and safe spaces designed for learning and exploration — you’ll find it all in our centers.
Health and Safety Directors dedicated to ensuring that we set the highest standards in all areas
Strict handwashing and sanitary policies to prevent the spread of illnesses
Secured entrances to all centers and supervision policies to keep children safe
Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces, toys, and laundered items
Explore Preschool in the Bay Area
Working parents shouldn’t have to choose between child care and early education. Our programs ensure you don’t have to, offering convenience for your workday, and enriching learning experiences for your child.
With convenient San Francisco area locations, we're never far from your home or workplace.
What Questions Should I Ask a Preschool Provider?
I've looked at other preschools in San Francisco that have long waitlists. What if I want to enroll at a San Francisco Bright Horizons center but space is not available?
Can we start preschool at Bright Horizons in San Francisco in the summer?
What is the background check process for preschool staff at Bright Horizons San Francisco?
Bright Horizons conducts a comprehensive background check on all prospective employees and frequent visitors. In San Francisco, the state of CA Department of Youth and Families requires background checks for employees of a daycare or licensed child care facility.
Bright Horizons background checks consist of a county criminal record check for the past seven years performed in all counties that a person has lived, worked or attended school. In addition to the county criminal search, a sex offender search, OFAC search, and a social security verification trace are also conducted.
Is it safe to send my child to a San Francisco daycare or preschool?
Bright Horizons is trusted by parents in San Francisco, including many doctors and nurses, to care for their children. We’ve partnered with pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Kristin Moffitt of Boston Children’s Hospital to implement enhanced safety protocols for all areas including daily health screening, distancing, cleaning, and disinfecting. Our goal is to ensure that all of our health and safety practices in every center are in line with recommendations provided by the CDC and requirements of state and local municipalities. Our San Francisco centers have the well-being of children, families, and staff at their core.
Do Bright Horizons daycare centers follow state/local requirements for masking and vaccinations?
Where there are additional state or local requirements, for example around vaccination/masking, Bright Horizons also complies with applicable legal requirements in each jurisdiction in which we operate.
Are preschool staff at Bright Horizons in San Francisco trained in CPR and First Aid?
What do children learn in San Francisco preschool?
In the preschool program at Bright Horizons, we focus our daily experiences on comprehensive, optimum development of each child: mind, body, social self, and character. Here's how we do it:
Preparing Children for Success in Life by:
- Approaching life as an invitation to learn
- Becoming a confident and competent lifelong learner
- Becoming a confident and competent user of technology
- Developing emotional intelligence: personal power and social skills
Preparation for Academic Excellence by:
- Developing the social and cognitive skills necessary for school success
- Achieving excellence in language and literacy
- Developing an engaged, reflective, inquisitive mind and appreciation of science
- Achieving excellence in logical/mathematical understanding
- Happy days
- Wonderful relationships
- A World of experience
How much does preschool in San Francisco cost?
Does Bright Horizons in San Francisco have a daycare preschool program?
Yes. Most of our locations offer preschool and kindergarten preparation programs for children to start working on getting ready for school. We're happy to schedule a safe, personalized Zoom visit for parents who would like to learn about why Bright Horizons can offer more than a daycare. Come see what school readiness at Bright Horizons in San Francisco looks like.
How can I find child care when my preschool in San Francisco is closed?
Is Bright Horizons hiring preschool teachers in San Francisco?
Yes. Please visit our careers site to view all active Bright Horizons job openings in your area. Our careers site allows you to search for all open positions (part-time, full-time, and temporary) in our centers, including positions at client center that only enroll families who work for specific employers.
Is Bright Horizons a good place to work in San Francisco?
Yes, but don’t just take our word for it! We’ve been named 20 times as one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For, and are honored to be the only child care company to ever make the list.
How are working parents supported by Bright Horizons in San Francisco?
Bright Horizons in San Francisco supports the whole family because we know that success at work and success at home go hand-in-hand. We designed our centers, programs, and schedules to keep the needs of both children and parents in mind.